Forget your troubles and let Las Vegas lounge legend Trudy Carmichael (along with her astounding accompanist) entertain you in her daring one-of-a-kind, one-night-only immersive musical event! Every show features original songs, starry-eyed anecdotes, and stratospheric high notes – all improvised on the spot based on your suggestions. Taking full advantage of the unpredictability of the art of musical improv, Trudy tailors each show to the whims of every single audience. No two shows are ever the same making for an unforgettable spectacular singular sensation! "The BEST show of the festival.” (Impro En Seine)
Trudy Carmichael Presents The Improvised One-Woman Show! has received critical acclaim and delighted audiences at dozens of comedy and Cabaret venues around the US and abroad including The Duplex, Sid Gold's, The Kraine in NYC, and Majestic Repertory Theater in Las Vegas and is an official selection of SOLOCOM, (People's Improv Theater, NYC,) Providence Improv Festival, Third Coast Improv Festival (Nashville, TN), Alaska Improv Festival, Impro Amsterdam, Downtown Las Vegas Improv Festival, LIT Fest (DC), We The People Improv Festival (Philadelphia) The 20th Annual Del Close Marathon (UCB NY), The New York International Fringe Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Steel City Improv Festival (Pittsburgh), Impro En Seine (Paris), Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Chicago Musical Improv Festival (iO Chicago), The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020 (deferred), The (Virtual) New York Musical Improv Festival, Women In Comedy Festival (Boston), Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival, FringeLiveStrem Series, Edinburgh Horror Festival, Virtual Rogue Festival (Fresno), Pittsburgh (Virtual) Fringe (Winner: Best Comedic Performer), The (Virtual) PBH Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022.
Kings River Magazine
"It doesn’t matter what you throw at her, she knocks it out of the park.”
Mesh Blog NYC
"Trudy Carmichael is a legend. Generations of musical improvisers have striven to emulate her rhyme schemes, her clever turns of phrase, and her sultry voice- but no one has tried to follow her wild lifestyle, because they would surely die. Don’t miss it!"
The Young-Howse Theater Journal
"Trudy Carmichael (Robin Rothman) is now on my Olympic Pantheon of improvisers."
"Coming to you live from her stylish Las Vegas living room, Trudy Carmichael (aka Robin Rothman) is a gifted musical improviser, which is one of the most impressive skills."
"Robin Rothman as Trudy Carmichael is just full of humor, light, and energy." - LocalTheaterNY.com"
"Rothman clearly has a lot of fun with the wackiness spurred on by audience suggestions and the overall spontaneity."
(Portrayed by Robin Rothman)
Trudy made her first NYC stage appearance in the Las Vegas-inspired musical improv revue, The Royal Flushes at The Upright Citizens Brigade in 2005.
Trudy continued to perform in both improv comedy and cabaret venues around NYC before landing a permanent gig at the Magnet Theater as the host of the Musical Magnet Mixer in 2009 for The First Annual New York Musical Improv Festival. In addition to hosting the Musical Mixer, she has served as Mistress of Ceremonies for a variety of private and charitable events including Covenant House International, Upper West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band.
Ms. Carmichael can be seen frequenting any number of NYC Cabaret venues such as The Duplex Cabaret Theater, Sid Gold's Request Room, Don't Tell Mama's, The Slipper Room, and Birdland. She proudly garnered the titles of First Runner-Up in The New York Soul Sensation Competition at New World Stages and First Place winner of The Cabaret Showdown and The Cabaret Showdown All-Stars at the Kraine Theater.
Learn more about Trudy and her allure by following her across all social media platforms! @thetrudycarmichael
(Portrayed by John Thorn)
John is an award-winning composer, international cabaret performer, and musical director to the stars. He has 15 Melbourne Green Room nominations (winning twice) and received the 2016 Green Award for “Contribution To Cabaret”. John has an honors degree in composition from Melbourne University, writing in many styles and forms, including 5 musicals and countless scores for theatre and cabaret shows. His songs are performed around the world from solo artists to 1000 voiced choirs.
John has an international reputation as an accompanist for Cabaret performers and Impro Theatre, including the shows Spontaneous Broadway’ and ‘Random Musical’ which he also produces. In 2015 John received the ‘Outstanding Contribution To Cabaret” Melbourne Green Room award and has another 15 Green Room nominations (winning twice). His recent projects include an original one-man show ‘Background Boy’, music for the movie ‘Ali’s Wedding’, and an album of musical settings of Henry Lawson poems called ‘Looking For Lawson’ described by Barry Humphries as ‘Miraculous’. His original jazz combo "John Thorn and The Roses" plays regularly around Melbourne often featuring his daughter Bonnie on vocals.
(Portrayed by Sean Taylor)
Sean is a writer, storyteller, actor, producer, host, and Co-owner of the Magnet Theater, NYC alongside his improv mentor and legendary improv guru, Armando Diaz.
Sean came to NYC 20 years ago in the pursuit of a life in comedy. Thanks to the urging of Dartmouth classmate and improv teammate, Midy Khaling, Sean completely immersed himself in the world of improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters, studying under Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, David Razowsky, Amy Pohler, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Tara Copeland, Jason Mantzoukas, and Adam Wade to name nine.
In time, the Magnet Theater became his home away from home where he performed weekly for a record twelve years with his house team, Junior Varsity, served as Webmaster, Director of Operations, Saturday Drop-In Instructor, and even met his wife!
When he's not working/playing at the Magnet Theater, Sean plays as much recreational softball as his schedule will allow, and blogs about (and consumes) pizza every day of October (aka National Pizza Month). Find out more about Sean and his last 19+ years of pizza-eating exploits at www.31daysofpizza.com.