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All-Time Champion at the “Moth” Joins MouseMuse Storytellers

October 18, 20112 at The Bijou www.thebijoutheatre.com. will be absolutely thrilling for, Joe Limone and Ina opening the evening, onstage for Adam Wade, www.Adamwade.com. Adam is the 18 time StorySLAM winner at the “Moth.”  Adam is like the Garrison Keeler of the Northeast. Homey, adorable and humble. He’s able to make fun of himself. It’s a gift that has landed him nighttime TV gigs in Storytelling. The show will feature Ina doing two 8 minute stories, Joe doing a  “clliff serialized story for 12 minutes, and Adam Wade is his incredibly likable way will make you stop, look, listen and care. He’s a rare bird. Vulnerable and funny. Mark your calendars. Adam has never been around these parts. This is big stuff for MouseMuse. Yay!

Working for the Man: Some Fathers are more “Man” Than Others

We’re back at Fairfield Museum and History Center and in celebration with the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary, our Storytellers have got some stories for you.
Richard Epstein worked for the one and only man, his father.  Liz Wachsler played a joke on a “suit” in her office who was too uptight. Harry Gambaradella took his 16 year-old grievance with his conniving boss to the cops.  Debra Coleman was enslaved by her living arrangements with each job she go. Pam Booth scared the devil out of herself when she worked malicious magic on her bad boss.
It’s going to be an amazing night of emotional connection with six incredible stories that will touch you, entertain you and make you laugh.  Won’t you join us?

Tickets are going fast” Under the Covers Where Our Voices Have Been Hiding”

 

Ina Chadwick’s MouseMuse Productions announces its alliance with The Bijou Theatre located at 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.

The Bijou Theatre is rapidly building its reputation as one of the hottest arts and entertainment venues in Connecticut. By aligning with well-known production entities such as MouseMuse Productions, The Bijou Theatre is enhancing its entertainment agenda. Maintaining its 100-year old history, the management of The Bijou Theatre invested in a complete renovation as a 202-seat multipurpose movie house and concert hall, presenting live theater and all varieties of entertainment. Amenities inside The Bijou Theatre include a top shelf bar with glass barware, table service for tapas, and a cabaret-style atmosphere.

MouseMuse Productions has been producing live storytelling events in many venues in Fairfield County for the past three years. Now, the alliance with The Bijou Theatre further enhances the power of the personal narrative as entertainment. The series entitled “Real People. Real Stories,” encompasses ensemble shows, both written and performed by the authors, (the owners of their own stories) as well as one-person shows that are inspirational and transformational in their truth telling. They are at all times riveting, poignant, often humorous, but always entertaining and provocative for further community conversation.

The first show being presented at The Bijou Theatre by MouseMuse Productions will be on September 29, “Under the Covers, Where Our Voices Have Been Hiding.” This is a one-time exclusive performance by a talented ensemble cast of mostly Fairfield County women who range in age from 30 to 81. The show was first produced by Jill Jaysen at the Seabury Center in Westport, last year and played to rave reviews and sell-out crowds two nights in a row. Each of the cast members has written their own story as if they were sharing in their diaries.

For more information, visit  www.mousemuse.com or visit  www.thebijoutheatre.com.

Mr. BIll, Oh No! It’s Too Exciting. Bosch’s Blog

To all MouseMuseians (a new term I’ve conjured up for all followers of things MouseMuse and lovers of the well told tale) – We are about to embark on a new season of Storytelling that should bring our audiences to the floor, either with tears or laughter.  Three evenings of entertainment at the Fairfield Museum and Historic Center.  Three additional evenings at the Gaelic Club in Fairfield.  Shows, produced by MouseMuse, of a slightly different tale, at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport.  Over 50 storytellers will grace the stages in the coming months and weave their tales of love or lust, travail and travel, work, non-work, mistakes, blunders, histories, comedic encounters and, who knows, perhaps alien adventures.  Like a story strapped to the hood of an Indy race car, we fine tune the engine, coach the driver, check the oil, fill the tank and set them loose.  We never know exactly who’s coming in first, who might have a technical problem, or even bump into the guardrail along the telling. 10 minute bursts of insight, passion, escape, and hilarity.  Join us as we set forth on six months in a row of storytelling extravaganza!

Born in a Trunk. Stars Have to Be Born Somewhere

“Real Stories. Real People,” Theatrical Programs Chosen by MouseMuse

The Bijou Theatre has maintained its history on the outside, but oh wow on the inside, it’s tricked out to deliver entertainment, libations and a wowie experience from cabaret table or theater seats. You decide where you sit.

 For the Bijou Theatre.

” I  was born in a trunk/In the Princess Theatre in Pocatella, Idaho/It was during a matinee.” That’s Judy Garland’s story in “A Star is Born.” We are giving birth to stars and a start in Bridgeport, Ct.

MouseMuse is proud to announce is official alliance with The Bijou Theatre www. thebijoutheatre.com We will be producing three shows in 2012 at that wonderful venue starting on September  29, with Jill Jaysen’s spectacular ensemble, mostly local cast, from  her exclusive, “Under the Covers, Where our Voices Have Been  Hiding.” That show premiered in Westport to sell-out crowds last year.

The shows that MouseMuse and The Bijou Theatre conceptualized  could be called “spoken word,” but in an effort to let the audience know that these shows are all true stories, riveting because they’re from real life, hilarious because they’re human, and poignant because they touch the core of truth in all of us, we called it something other than STORYTELLING—our flagship shows are more like the “Moth.” People get up and they tell it like it is. Yes, we do make sure the telling is not offensive, takes ten minutes or less, but those shows are never repeated nor can they really travel. They’re in the moment. They’re reality TV in a refined form, for your life. Certainly not the Karsdashians, (unless you want to fess up?).

These shows are entities that we bring in from outside, that have been constructed from reality and had proven stage-worthy.

The shows are, at this point, performed and acted by the authors themselves.  Some have required inspired direction, such as Jill Jaysen’s “Under the Covers Where Our Voices Have Been Hiding,”

It is a highwire act of innovative entertainment that’s very different from our flagship unrehearsed but Ina and Bill vetted for excitement and entertainment programs.

 

Our first three shows are fully fleshed out pieces that you might see at a fringe festival or at other classical stage venues that handle more than conventional  on-script performances.

Keep looking for what’s coming up on our partners page and events pages. Summer ends tomorrow and welcome to the next season of expanding programming for MouseMuse Productions.