COMEDIAN JAMES JUDD – Now at The Dark Room through August 22nd

CRITIC’S CHOICE: JAMES JUDD
Favorite stand-up comic returns in Whoop Click!
Now at The Dark Room through August 22nd
Hilarious pre-Prop 8 saga about James and his Mormon aunties

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Last season, in the subterranean playhouse of Theatre Rhino, James Judd proved himself a master comic and vibrant story-teller with his tour-de-force one man show, 7 SINS. As an episodic account (a hell-bent confession) of how he got to be the way he got to be, James brought his flawless timing and classic sense of Comedy to a packed and captivated house who couldn’t get enough. Since then he has taken 7 SINS above ground and on to the high seas – to the captive passengers of Atlantis Cruises – recreating his volatile tale of greed, envy, and lust. It’s a series of vignettes around the day of the semi finals – the VERY Semi-Finals, mind you – of the Foothill Elementary School Fifth Grade Book Report Competition. Little James is THIS CLOSE to being named “Top 5th Grade Book Reporter”. But. Something got in the way.

Check James out. Watch this hilarious chapter from 7 Sins:

And now he’s back in town. On Mission Street, at The Dark Room, located in between 18th and 19th. The electric energy of James Judd pervades and ricochets about the room. His vocal delivery is fiery and fantastical, ranging from the subtle nuance to the huge-flaming side of overt. In WHOOP CLICK! James will carry-on with his relations.

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“I think this show is very timely,” he says, “because it is about me and my Mormon aunts being trapped together for two weeks in close, uncomfortable circumstances pre-Prop 8.  Post-prop 8 there have been a lot of calls by gay rights leaders for gay people affected by inequality to get up and tell their stories to put a more human face on the issue. I’m trying to show with my own story how the “Mormons versus gays” issue works when its face-to-face in an otherwise polite but religiously and political divided family – and make it funny (and short and cheap).”

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Saturdays at 8:00 pm until August 22nd.  James Judd’s WHOOP CLICK! – now at The Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission Street between 18th & 19th, San Francisco.  16th & Mission BART is just a few blocks away.  It will still still be light out when the show ends! Click here for ticket information: Whoop Click!

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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