For a lot of years, the Tamalalia shows were a Houston summer tradition -- annual, hilarious, musical-comedy romps by rubber-faced comedienne Tamarie Cooper and her colleagues at Infernal Bridegoom Productions.
But IFB disappeared in a still-mysterious wave of financial shenanigans, and so did the Tamalalia shows.
Most Many Some of the IBP folks went on to found Catastrophic Theatre; IBP exists only in a murky land where lawyers and other dangerous proceedings still drag on and make everyone involved uncomfortable.
So just because Tamarie Cooper is doing a new summer musical this year, please don't think it's another Tamalalia. They're not calling it that, OK?
Just go and enjoy the hell out of it.
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Catastrophic has announced the new production which, to be sure, doesn's sound a whole lot different than the typical, terrific, Tamalalia show.
Cooper's new show takes the audience on a journey to the center of her brain (enter at your own risk!). Singing neurotransmitters, brainfarts, raging hormones, Tamarie's inner child, id, and super-ego are just some of the characters featured in this journey of self-discovery, science-style!
In this world premiere musical extravaganza, Tamarie plays herself and she shares the stage with Catastrophic favorites Kyle Sturdivant as her Self-Control, Walt Zipprian as Dopamine, Noel Bowers as a blues-singing brainfart as well as Daniel Adame, Julie Boneau, Jeremy Carlson, Sara Jo Dunstan, Rebecca Randall Feit, DeWitt Gravink, Christian Holmes, Sean Patrick Judge, Richard Lyders, and Karina Pal-Montano Bowers.
Nope, sounds nothing like a Tamalalia. (To be fair, the announcement actually references the old IFB shows.)
So don't worry just because they're not calling it Tamalalia 13. Just go laugh your ass off as you always do.