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Thursday, October 13

Hilarity @ The Music Hall: Women Fully Clothed

Hilarity @ The Music Hall Presents: Women Fully Clothed; Friday, October 28, 2011 8pm;

“...funniest women in Canada!” – Eugene Levy

“Totally hysterical. . .funny and smart.” – Martin Short

 
Hilarity @ The Music Hall season includes:
Paula Poundstone, Lily Tomlin
“The Music Hall has another hit series on its hands.”
– Jeanne’ McCartin, Portsmouth Herald
 
 
The Music Hall’s hit new comedy series, Hilarity @ The Music Hall, continues on October 28 at 8pm with Women Fully Clothed—four sharp and sassy Second City vets who riff on career and family for an evening of must-see sketch comedy. Called “an all-estrogen comedy dream team” by The Toronto Star, Kathryn Greenwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” Robin Duke of “Saturday Night Live,” Jayne Eastwood from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and Teresa Pavlinek of “The Jane Show” play stressed business executives on a deadline who take on everything from office gossip to hot flashes to children’s dental appointments in their sprightly performance. This is their second collaboration as writers, producers, and performers of a show that resonates with men as well as women, says a review in Canada’s National Post, hailing the new Women Fully Clothed as “comedy of shared guilt. . .with laughs ranging from rueful to uproarious.”
 
Executive Director Patricia Lynch says, “Now, more than ever, people need to laugh. We are thrilled to welcome these talented and funny women to our seasonal lineup of comic talent.”
 

Women Fully Clothed is written and performed by:

Robin Duke

Robin Duke is best known for her work on the comedy series SCTV and for her three years at Saturday Night Live. She has appeared in many films, most notably Harold Ramis’ films: Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, Multiplicity with Michael Keaton, Stuart Smalley Saves His Family, and Club Paradise with Robin Williams. She had a lead role opposite George Wendt in John Candy’s made-for-TV directorial debut, Hostage for a Day.Robin enjoys writing humorous ‘slice of life’ essays for various national publications including Today’s Parent, Homemaker’s Magazine, National Post and Canadian Living. She has received an Emmy nomination for her writing on SNL and a Gemini nomination for her role as Grace on North of 60. For her work writing and performing on SCTV, she has received an Earle Grey Award and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. She is currently a professor at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Humber College in their Comedy Program.
 

Jayne Eastwood

Jane Eastwood got her start in performing after being cast in the cult Canadian film Going Down the Road. Jayne continued to make a name for herself in the theatre scene in Toronto, and became one of the founding members of The Second City Toronto. Jayne was last seen in the feature films Chicago, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hairspray and You Kill Me with Sir Ben Kingsley. As well she has been in many movies of the week on ABC, CBS, and NBC with stars including Paul Newman, Bette Midler and Alan Alda. Jayne has been the recipient of four Gemini Awards and The Earle Grey Lifetime Achievement Award.
 

Kathryn Greenwood

Kathryn Greenwood starred as Grace Bailey on Sullivan Production’s Wind At My Back. Other television appearances include ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Mercer Report and The Royal Canadian Air Farce. As well, she was a regular on the hit adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version. In addition, she has enjoyed being an ensemble member of the comedy series: Listen Missy, The Broadside, and Not To Be Repeated. Film highlights include Miguel Arteta’s Lucky Peach, Disney’s Switching Goals with the Olsen twins, John Candy’s Hostage For A Day and The Man with Eugene Levy. Kathyrn was the first-ever winner of The Canadian Comedy Award for Female Improvisor of the year and she spent five years with The Second City, where she won Dora Mavor Moore Awards for two shows she co-wrote and performed.
 

Teresa Pavlinek

Teresa was a member of The Second City for four years during which time she wrote and performed in three Dora-nominated shows. Her first two plays, Dumplings And Death, and Hot August Night have been produced in Toronto and New York. She was a member of the Tarragon Theatre Playwrights Unit, where she wrote, Made You Look. Teresa is a regular guest on CBC’s The Debaters as well as The Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Teresa co-wrote and starred in her own half-hour TV special, As I Was Saying, for The Comedy Network. Other TV and film credits include The Listener, Overruled, The Sean Cullen Show, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Bless The Child and Sue Thomas F.B.I. She starred in five seasons of the Gemini nominated History Channel series, History Bites. Teresa was also nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Improvisor.  Teresa’s TV series The Jane Show, which she co-wrote, produced and stars in, is airing on the W Network and Global. Teresa was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award and also for a Gemini for her role as Jane. 
 

To purchase tickets

Tickets are $29 and $22 and are on sale now. They can be purchased at The Music Hall box office at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by phone at 603-436-2400, or online.
 

Evening Sponsors

Beswick Engineering Company Inc.; Carpe Diem Coffee Roasting Company; Harbour Women’s Health; Mojo’s BBQ Grill & Tavern; Whole Life Health Care; WSCA 106.1 FM Portsmouth Community Radio; Secure Planning Inc.
 

About Hilarity @The Music Hall

This new live comedy series features top national acts, improv troupes, comedy dynasties, and discovery acts in both theaters, with shows coming from Vegas, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and the greater Seacoast.
 
“The Music Hall has another hit series on its hands.” – Jeanne’ McCartin, Portsmouth Herald