Category Archives: Theatre

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Travel Tunes (2017)”!

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.

We’ve done this a couple times before, which means we have some “frequent Jammer miles” on this Jammin’ with Jamie theme. This will be the first part of a two-part jam session, so make sure you stay with us next week, too!

No need to pack anything: just bring your singing voice and your senses of humor and adventure as we head out toward the horizon with a trunk full of trailblazing…

Let’s head out!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rise Up Refrains”!

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Here at Jammin’ with Jamie, we jam to a lot of songs celebrating people (and other individuals) who take a stand. So I’ve decided to gather a whole group of them to create a powerful demonstration of…

What do we want?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Politically-Adjacent Pieces”!

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There’s been a lot of grassroots political action lately. People who are generally not politically active have been spurred to action.

We’ve done this a couple times before, and I’ve “elected” to do it again!

So whether you’re marching in this year’s Pride Parade, giving a speech, or calling your representatives to voice your opinion, we’re here to give you the perfect background music with a party––– pun intended––– of…

Cast your vote!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Duped Ditties”!

Hi, everyone!

I just did a musical improv show at iO in Chicago as part of the group “Charge Me Up”! Check out our performance!

We have another show Monday, April 10, at 10:30 pm! Want to come? Get tickets here!

April Fools might be over, but we’re going to keep celebrating on Jammin’ with Jamie, and that’s no joke!

No kidding: it’s time to jam to a deck of…

No foolin’!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Misfit Melodies”!

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Thank you all so much, Jammers, for tuning in for and participating in Elliott Serrano’s and my conversation about Pee-wee’s Big Holiday to celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary! Elliott and I had a wonderful and fun conversation…

… that has been immortalized on YouTube!

If you’re a Jammin’ with Jamie Jammer, it’s safe to say that you’re anything but typical… just like me!

But bands of misfits make the best music! And we’re going to prove that once and for all by jammin’ to a mix of…

Weirdos unite!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ Anniversary Celebration (with Special Guest Elliott Serrano)”!

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On March 18, 2016, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Pee-wee Herman, debuted on Netflix. That makes this Saturday the film’s one-year anniversary!

In honor of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s big anniversary, here’s a picture of my foil ball! It’s been growing since February 19, 2015, and now has 100 pieces of foil!

So… “Let’s see how big my foil ball is today!”

Pee-wee Herman: “It’s THIS tall!”

Given how much I talked about the film before its release… years before its release… how big of a Pee-wee Herman fan I am in general (Exibit A! Exibit B! Exibit C!), and the fact that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s anniversary falls on a Saturday, I just can’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate!

So why don’t you join us this week for our grand…

“Why don’t YOU?!”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Friendship Follies”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s time to continue another grand and beloved––– by me, anyway––– Jammin’ with Jamie tradition!

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, the intense focus on romantic relationships has become… slightly less intense. But whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, it’s important to remember that other relationships are just as important!

So grab your friends and join us for a flock of…

“Thank you for being a Jammer!”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Romantic Troubles Tunes”!

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Whether you spent Valentine’s Day with your significant other, a friend or group of friends, or just yourself, I hope the day was a great one! Here on Jammin’ with Jamie, we’re going to keep celebrating!

In the second part of this two-part theme, we’re going to delve into the many bumps on the road of love. From the hoops people jump through to impress, to love triangles, to fights of epic proportions, we’re going to be working through a lot of issues this week in our own unique Jammin’ with Jamie way, with a track list of…

We need to talk…

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Stepping Out Solo Songs”!

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Love it or loathe it, we’re heading toward Valentine’s Day. Around this time of year, there’s a huge focus on finding someone to share your life with. Most of the focus is on finding a significant other, though there’s a growing movement showing that friendships are just as important.

But we all know what it’s like when you just have to go solo. Rather than stay at home and mope about it, take advantage of it! Do something you’ve always wanted to do, go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, try something new, meet new people, and enjoy it!

The spotlight’s ready, it’s your time, so come on out and seize your moment with a set of…

Get ready for your big solo!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Motivational Melodies”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s about the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. Whether they’re voluntarily throwing in the towel, “taking a break,” or just completely forgot that they even made a resolution, by the end of January, many people find themselves disillusioned that the New Year isn’t bringing them all that they’d hoped.

But here’s the big secret: positive change and growth don’t just happen because you changed your calendar. Goals don’t achieve themselves. You have to make them happen.

As I’ve said many times before on Jammin’ with Jamie, one way to get and stay motivated is to get a great song in your head. Whether it’s just to distract you until you’ve started and you’re on a roll, or to keep you going after you’ve made that first step, having a song to make you smile and push harder can be indispensable.

But where can you find such songs? I’m glad you asked! And even if you didn’t, here’s the answer: just jam with us on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, where we’ll be presenting a mix of…

And you don’t even have to leave your house!