Category Archives: Theater

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Beginning Beats and Ending Ditties”!

Hi, everyone!

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and a new decade! It’s a time of new beginnings, both formal and informal. However, it’s also a time of both formal and informal endings.

On the formal side, certain seasonal jobs have ended, certain legal or work-related matters have met their deadline, and the wall and desk calendars have reached their expiration dates.

On the informal side, well, is everything else. New Year’s resolutions, personal and professional goals, a renewed spirit, and so much more.

The ending of one chapter is often the beginning of another, but there’s still a through line of story, characters, and/or settings to tie them together.

So in this “in between” space, let’s end one year and begin another with a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Dark Holiday Ditties (2019)”!

Hi, everyone!

Last week, we got into the spirit of the holiday season here on Jammin’ with Jamie!

But I understand: the holidays aren’t all constant strings of twinkling holiday lights, warm gatherings of loving families and friends, and 24/7 holiday cheer. There are things that annoy us, things that stress out and overwhelm us, and, of course, there are those grumps who will groan, growl, grunt, and grumble their way all the way through January 2.

So let’s get all those frustrations out! Once we vent, we can keep these songs in our back pockets for when things get strained this season. We’re diving deep into a den of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Christmas (and Holiday) Kickoff Choruses (2019)”!

Hi, everyone!

It… is… time. For Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/St. Nicholas Day/winter/many other holidays!

But I understand: while the snow gives some people a magical feeling, it leaves others cold. And while the holiday season is a joyous time for many, it can also be overwhelming, stressful, and even isolating.

But not to worry! Jammin’ with Jamie is here for you, and we’ve brought a sack full of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Macabre Monster Melodies (2019)”!

Hi, everyone!

Halloween may be over, but here on Jammin’ with Jamie, we’ve got a killer “Halloween hangover,” and can’t quite the spooky season cold turkey. Turkey will be coming in a few weeks, anyway.

For now, let us nurse our hangover with a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” 200th Show

Hi, everyone!

On Saturday, November 2, Jammin’ with Jamie celebrated its landmark 200th show on 89.3 WNUR FM!

Since this show’s so special (and because there’s no copyrighted music in it), I posted it on my YouTube channel, along with bonus content.

So let’s get started!

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “200th Show”!

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This week, we’re breaking our format! Why?

Because this week marks Jammin’ with Jamie’s…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “In the Moment Melodies”!

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On Jammin’ with Jamie, we often look to and motivate ourselves for the future. However, if one “lives in the future” 100% of the time, that gets exhausting, difficult, and even frustrating, as not everything works out the way you hope. And even when things do work out exactly as you hope, thinking ahead to the next “thing” will rob you of any enjoyment of what you’ve already earned and accomplished.

I’m here to entertain and inject some fun into your weekend, but I’m also here to help. So let’s enjoy our jammin’ time together with a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Questioning Choruses”!

Hi, everyone!

This week is a landmark Jammin’ with Jamie!

OMG (Oh My Goulash)!

Yes! We’ll be giving away two tickets to Rachel Bloom’s concert on September 21 at the Chicago Theatre, as part of her “What Am I Going to Do with My Life Now?” tour!

Yes, I’m serious, and don’t call me… oh wait, you didn’t.

By total and complete coincidence, our theme coincides perfectly with Rachel Bloom’s concert tour’s title! (I’m not even kidding: I’ve had this theme planned for a while.)

Art imitates life, imitates art, snake eats tail, equals MC squared, singularity… My brain hurts…

No question about it, we’re going to be jammin’ to…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Travel Tunes (2019)”!

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Last time, we were all about the destination. This week, we’re all about the journey (but still with some tourist stops along the way)!

So whether you’re on the road, on a bike, or on foot, grab your nearest music-playing device and get ready to groove as you move on down the road with a trunk full of…

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Come See “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”!

Hi, everyone!

I’m an actor, writer, singer, director, DJ, and so many other things. I’ve also produced films. However, I’ve never produced a play.

… Until now.

I’ve long loved the show The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). So, in January, I started pursuing putting on an independent production of it.

Long story short: one Indiegogo campaign and many rehearsals at strange times later, we’re here! We have one show left at Terminus Theatre on July 19! From there… who knows?

Between July 5 and July 6, our audience nearly doubled. We’ve had audience members who’ve seen other productions who made sure to tell us how much they love ours. Get tickets in advance on Eventbrite to guarantee yourself a seat; otherwise, any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

 

“Oh, I am slain!” … And so are our audiences!

Come see us!

And may the Bard be with you!

Thank you for reading,
Jamie Lee