Wendy Stuart will be hosting TriVersity Talk! this Wednesday at 7 PM ET with featured guest Jamie Hannigan.
TriVersity Talk! is a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community. With TriVersity Talk!, the goal is to laugh and learn.
TriVersity Talk! Is part of TriVersity’s ICARE Initiative. ICARE stands for Increasing Community Awareness through Relevant Education. ICARE Programs are generously funded by The Greater Pike Community Foundation.
Jamie Hannigan has shared stages with Alicia Keys, Michelle Branch, JaRule, The Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Blondie, Cindy Lauper, and many others. She has performed at world famous NY Couture Fashion Week as well as Michael Jackson’s Official This Is It DVD Release Live where she worked with Michael’s dancers, choreographer Travis Payne and director Kenny Ortega. Theater credits include: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally), Blood Brothers (Linda), Little Shop Of Horrors (Audrey), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia). Jamie Marie has appeared in films such as Cafe Society, (working directly with Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell), Not Fade Away (with James Gandolfini), Step Up, and featured in National Commercials for Nickelodeon and MasterCard to name a few. Television credits include: Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order Criminal Intent. She is passionate about activism and her work with charitable organizations through her company, Stage Stars Productions EST. 2006. Her mission has always been to always provide a safe space where ALL have opportunities to create and perform.
Currently: She is jet setting to Georgia on June 10 to perform with The Motor City Revue band, dancing to timeless classics of the Motown era. Next, she produces and performs in her new show The Starlight Jazz Show in Asbury Park, NJ on June 25, then is back in rehearsals for The Velvet Stardust Rock Show.
Stage Stars Productions:
Stage Stars Productions is a performance based music, film and theatrical company that hosts and features large scale events at well renowned venues across the tri-state area, specializing in live band and dance immersive theatrical experiences. Founded in 2006 by Jamie Marie Hannigan, an advocate and activist, the company is affiliated with various local and global charitable organizations and provides artists opportunities to consistently and creatively campaign for social change. Jamie and her company provide healing through dance workshops for children at St. Peter’s Hospital for their craniofacial center’s girls support group and ASTEP, an organization that connects performing and visual artists with youth from underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. Stage Stars has also produced shows and events with The Joyful Heart Foundation, The Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, The MIPH Walk to End Homelessness, The American Red Cross, various youth Pride Centers and countless others.
During the recent pandemic, Stage Stars was one of the companies at the forefront of the arts community finding innovative ways of holding theatrical events socially distanced, outdoors with sold out performances of The Rocky Horror Show and Clue at Schaefer Farms in rural Flemington, NJ “making theater work” with the times. Most notably organizing Create Change: A peaceful protest through the arts in support of BLM movement.
Jamie directed a new musical, Mary Howling Queen Of The Crazy Ones at the Thespis Theater Festival in NYC about bullying in schools that helps children and teens cope with conflict in a positive way. One of her greatest passions lies in specializing in developing adaptive techniques in various areas of the arts such as dance and theater, to aid those with different abilities in creating art.
Stage Stars is well-known for their live, interactive music and dance theatrical experiences, recently for their frequently sold-out Sunglasses asses At Night ‘80s Show, The Velvet Stardust Rock Show and newest endeavor, The Starlight Jazz & Show. These productions bring together some of the East coast’s most talented dancers and musicians in a seamless combination of live music, dance and flow arts. Recognized prominently for their wild and energetic live renditions of The Rocky Horror Show, Stage Stars has produced an acclaimed opening run at The Producers Club in NYC and musical tour of the live show since 2011.
The Velvet Stardust Rock Show:
The Velvet Stardust Rock Show is a one-of-a-kind, immersive, live rock band theatrical experience. Dancers get down and dirty in a burlesque battle with the Velvet Stardust band in a rock and roll crash smash of energy and magnitude.
Electrifying choreography meets classic cabaret styling with routines incorporating contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Spanish dance, breaking and more. These highly reputed, trained dancers who have shared stages with mega celebs, seamlessly melt into a menagerie of flow arts with hoops, silks, glow props and fire, in this sparkling, sizzling, smoke show.
Power-house female lead vocals are backed by a magnetic makeup of musicians born of the NJ/NYC live rock scene. Dramatic drums and bad-ass bass comprise the rhythm section, killer keys and horns elevate the enigmatic sound led by electric guitar.
The show features a wide range of rocked-out covers of both bangers and ballads from artists like ACDC, Joan Jett, Heart, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Lita Ford, The Misfits, David Bowie and an eclectic array of surprises like Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Spice Girls, Wynona Carr, Elvis, Skid Row and The Rocky Horror Show.
Presented by Stage Stars Productions, this chaos crew are currently touring the East coast and beyond, playing both intimate venues and large theater stages with a residency at the world-renowned Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, NY. Recent nearly sold out performance at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA which they will be back at on September 9, 2023 and set to play the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles on November 25, 2023.
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