Woohoo! We did it! Our production of Broadway musical "First Date" is now open at the Blumenthal Booth Playhouse out here in Charlotte NC! After a few weeks of rehearsals, and with brilliant Dan Knechtges and Rick Bertone at the helm, we are finally ready to run this sucker. We had a spectacular opening night and I'm looking forward to the next eight weeks of debauchery.
The video from my 54 Below performance is out! So, anyone who is NOT MY PARENT can watch! There are too many sexual innuendos for anyone who AIDED IN MY BIRTH to watch, so mom and dad, just pass on this one.
All others whom I am not a direct descendant of -- please enjoy!
I am beyond thrilled to be joining this team of hilarity to bring First Date The Musical to life! I'll be playing seven different characters, which is happy happy dreamland for me. The production is directed by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges, whom I worked with on Clinton The Musical last year Off-Broadway and can't wait to collaborate with again! I'll be music directed by Rick Bertone, long-standing Music Director of Off-Broadway's long running hit Avenue Q. And the cast is ridiculously talented. The production will be brought out to Charlotte, NC, for their "Broadway stars" series. So, apparently I'm also a Broadway star now. That was easy! Hooray!
I had such a blast performing with Uncle Function again at the PIT. Such funny guys and the audience was right there with us the whole time. Can't wait to collaborate with those dudes more!
I am beyond thrilled to be performing some original material by my dear friend Riley Thomas at NYC's infamous 54 Below! We'll be rocking the house this Friday night. For tickets and other info, visit this link!
Well, that was fun!
Established sketch team Uncle Function (produced by the great Ken Davenport) invited me to be a guest uncle for their show at the PIT. And I had a blast! We were also able to put one of my sketches up on its feet and -- it didn't suck!
The uncles have invited me back for their next show, also at the PIT, on August 26th. Sweet.
Okay, BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS, please note that this is political satire, people. (Although it should be known that I actually do think that Laura Ingraham is in real life a nazi.)
If you're a Hamilton fan, you should watch this. Enjoy!
Loved taking Sketch 201 with Madalyn Baldanzi at UCB. I'm really proud of the work I did and I'll be putting some of the pieces I wrote up in a sketch show soon. It will most likely be awesome.
Gretchen is currently playing six different characters in First Date The Musical! Led by Tony-nominee Dan Knechtges and Rick Bertone, music director of long-running hit,
Avenue Q. Audiences and critics are loving it! For tickets, visit www.blumenthalarts.org/FriendsandFamily
Gretchen will be appearing on an upcoming episode of "The Perfect Murder" on ID Discovery. She's never been so excited to stab someone.
Gretchen has a commercial coming out for Honest Tea. Refreshing!
Gretchen is tired of talking about herself in the third person. Gretchen is also really pretty and smart.