Tina + Friends: BYOB (Bring Your Own Beautiful)

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021 at 8 PM



A Note from Tina:

Welcome, one and all! The idea for this evening came from the simple impulse of wanting to gather friends together and celebrate the fact that, after fifteen months of separation and no live performance, we could be together again to make art and play music for you – a live audience. For most of the performers tonight, this will be the first time they’ve been able to do so in almost a year and half. What a gift, what a joy, that makes this occasion - I thought it deserved a party. And so I invited my friends – literally, people I know well and love. I thought to myself, “How beautiful…”, and then I mulled on the beauty of this magical island, and the sky, and the river – and then I thought about what else I consider beautiful and my answer was, above all else, Diversity: the vast and wondrous array of nature, and human proclivity, and skin colors, and bodies types, genders, ages, abilities, cultures, beliefs, religions, and so much more. And then I realized we’d be having our party on Pride Weekend!!, when we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, of which I am a proud member. I don’t need to Bring My Own “booze” to this party, I already have my own “beautiful” – and I wanted to invite all of you to bring yours too. Through these offerings from our performers tonight (which are quite diverse, btw), may we revel together in the present moment, in community, in the beauty of all that has persisted and is




Our Creative Team:

Tina Landau
Director and Host

Kimberly Grigsby
Music Director

Kelly O’Donnell
Assistant Director

Julia Jones
Stage Coordinator

Brandon Kazen-Maddox
ASL Interpreter




Our Show:

GONE AT LAST
Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, and Maddie Pizzarelli

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
Kelvin Moon Loh

FEAR THIS FALLING
Stephanie Hsu, Allan K. Washington, and Nate Weida

YOU DON’T OWN ME
Stacey Sargeant, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Libby Winters

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
Jason Danieley

CHOSEN*
Jon Michael Hill

WICKED GAME
Jo Lampert

REGGIE WATTS' A SONG ABOUT APPLES (ALWAYS LOVE YOURSELF)*
Jodie Landau with Ariadne Greif, Elisa Sutherland, Joy Tamayo, and Kristin Young

RHYME AND TIME
Bill Irwin

IMAGINE
Amber Iman

ME AND MY SHADOW
Tony Yazbeck and Jared Grimes

RAINBOW CONNECTION
Shakina Nayfack

BEST DAY EVER
Stephanie Hsu, Allan K. Washington, Kelvin Moon Loh, and others 



Our Cast (in alphabetical order):

Justine Aronson
Jared Grimes
Jason Danieley
Ariadne Greif
Jon Michael Hill
Stephanie Hsu
Amber Iman
Bill Irwin
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Jo Lampert
Jodie Landau
Kelvin Moon Loh
Jessica Molaskey
Shakina Nayfack
John Pizzarelli
Maddie Pizzarelli
Stacey Sargeant
Elisa Sutherland
Joy Tamayo
Allan K. Washington
Nate Weida
Libby Winters
Tony Yazbeck




Our Band (in alphabetical order):

Kirsten Agresta Copely - Harp
George Farmer – Bass
Kimberly Grigsby - Keyboard
Tony Kadleck - Trumpet
Ann Klein - Guitar
Hiroko Taguchi - Violin/Viola
Dena Tauriello – Drums


Special thanks:

The SpongeBob Unicorns (Morgan Blanchard , Beau Bradshaw, Gaelen Gilliland, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Stephen Kallas, Zach Kononov, Tristan McIntyre, Lorenzo Pugliese, Sydney Simone, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr, and Miles Davis Tillman)


*Adult language and themes included in this performance