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Beth Malone So Far


  • Beth Malone – So Far

    Part dude.  Part lady.  Full-time lesbian. The insanely adorable (or is that adorably insane?) Beth Malone will take you from Castle Rock, Colorado to the South Pacific.  From little girl crushes to grown-woman heartbreak. Join us for comedy, tragedy and a crush on Connie Chung.  Beth proves once and for all that lesbians can be funny.

  • Beth Malone (Actress/Writer) made her Broadway debut creating the role of June Carter Cash in RING OF FIRE (dir. Richard Maltby Jr.).  She was in the original Off-Broadway casts of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (dir. Roger Bean), and BINGO! The musical. Regional: SISTER ACT (dir. Peter Schneider) at Pasadena Playhouse and Atlanta’s Alliance; ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, at Sacramento Music Circus; POST OFFICE (dir. Mark Brokaw) at Center Theatre Group; A NEW BRAIN (dir. David Lee) and BABES IN ARMS (dir. Glenn Casale) at Reprise!; GRAND HOTEL and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN…(Ovation Nom) at the Colony Theatre; and is currently playing Alison Bechdel in The Public Theater’s workshop FUN HOME (dir. Sam Gold)  She has performed her solo piece BETH MALONE: SO FAR at The Triad, Sterling’s Upstairs, Upright Cabaret and The Wheeler Opera House. Original Cast Recordings: RING OF FIRE, BINGO, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, and her solo album The Lunch Shift. Look for Beth in the upcoming film HICK starring Juliette Lewis and Alec Baldwin. Television audiences will recognize her from her numerous commercials. For more on Beth, visit

    Patricia Cotter (Writer) Plays include: “The Break Up Notebook” (Renberg Theater, Los Angeles; GLAAD Award nominee, starring actress Jane Lynch); “Three”; “Best/Worst”; “Flawed”; “The Girls”.  (Apartment A Theatre – playwright in residence) Her musicals (librettist/adaptations) include: “The Break Up Notebook a Lesbian Musical”, (based on her play) (Revision Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ September 2011, Hudson Theatre, LA); “Mulan, Jr.” (adaptation, additional lyrics, based on the Disney film Mulan with music and lyrics by Matthew Wilde, David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, and Jeanine Tesori) licensed through MTI; she is currently developing “Rocket Science: A Musical”, (a Richard Rodgers Development Award 2010, composer Stephen Weiner, lyricist Jason Rhyne). Reading held at Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY (directed by Kathleen Marshall), The Los Angeles Festival of New American Musicals and ASCAP’s staged reading, August 2011. Patricia co-wrote the cabaret show, “So Far – Beth Malone”(The Triad, NYC, Upright Cabaret, LA). Screenplays include “Personal Injuries” co-written with Dustin Hoffman for his company Punch Productions; “Krazy Girls” winner Best Short in Los Angeles Outfest Film Festival. She has also written for Twentieth Century Fox Television, Disney Theatrical and Patricia has a Daytime Emmy Award for her comedy writing on Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

    Susan Draus (Arranger/Musical Director) has conducted and music directed shows on Broadway/National Tours (BILLY ELLIOT, MAMMA MIA, GOOD VIBRATIONS), regionally across the country (winner of several Los Angeles Dramalogue Awards, Denver Drama Critics Awards and Joseph Jefferson Awards) and was the Music Director/Conductor for Jerry Mitchell’s PEEPSHOW in Las Vegas. She has arranged for Henry Mancini, orchestrated for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and served as an arranging consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering. Her original musical, VICES: A LOVE STORY was recently voted Best Production of 2009 and was nominated for 7 Carbonell Awards, including Best Musical and Best New Work. Her favorite “gig” is playing, singing, and laughing with Beth Malone.

    Peter Schneider (Director) is the Tony-Award-winning producer of the internationally-acclaimed  Broadway musical, “The Lion King”, co-conceived and directed “Sister Act, The Musical” in London and “My Life with Men…and Other Animals”, starring Maria Cassi.  He produced the award winning documentary, “Waking Sleeping Beauty”, about Disney Animation from 1984 – 1994,  which chronicles ten years in Schneider’s seventeen-year tenure at the Walt Disney Company where he was President of Animation and Theatre and Chairman of the Studio.  He was responsible for spearheading the creation and distributing over fifty animated and live-action movies including “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast” (Golden Globe Award), “The Little Mermaid”, “Toy Story”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, “Remember the Titans” and ”The Princess Diaries”.   He was the Associate Director of the 1984 LA Olympic Arts Festival, has an honorary doctorate from Purdue University, and is a world champion bridge player.

    Michael Hull (Producer) graduated from Muhlenberg College with degrees in Theatre and Media & Communications.  As an actor and director, Michael has worked with numerous companies both regionally, and in NYC.  Michael began work with Peter Schneider Productions in 2011 on the New Jersey premier of “The Breakup Notebook” and went on to  produce the New Jersey premier of “Beth Malone…So Far.” He is thrilled to be working with such a talented group of professionals, and finds himself constantly surprised, inspired and changed by their incredible skill and dedication.


    Featuring Beth Malone

    Written by Patricia Cotter

    Arrangements/Music Direction by Susan Draus

    Directed by Peter Schneider

    3 performances, January 27-29, 2012

    Part dude. Part lady. Full-time lesbian. The insanely adorable (or is that adorably insane?) Beth Malone will take audiences from Castle Rock, Colorado to the South Pacific on a journey of little girl crushes to grown-woman heartbreak. Malone’s one-woman show is part musical, part comedy, part tragedy (and part crush on Connie Chung).

    Beth Malone is a writer and actress last seen at Diversionary in The Break-up Notebook. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of June Carter Cash in Ring of Fire. Her solo show, Beth Malone: So Far was recently scene at Joe’s Pub, The Triad, Sterling’s Upstairs, Upright Cabaret and The Wheeler Opera House. The show was written by Patricia Cotter with musical arrangements by Susan Draus.  It is produced and directed by Peter Schneider, the Tony-Award-winning producer of the internationally acclaimed Broadway musical The Lion King.

    Tickets for both shows are available at or by calling

    619.220-0097.  Tickets are $20 for general admission; VIP tickets, including reserved seating and a cocktail are $29.

    About Diversionary Cabaret

    Diversionary Cabaret presents outstanding and diverse music, comedy and performing arts events in a fun, informal atmosphere. In addition to the development and production of new plays and musicals, Diversionary is a vital part of the University Heights nightlife scene giving audiences and artists a chance to explore new forms of live entertainment.   Diversionary Cabaret features a full bar, open prior to and during the show.  Patrons have the opportunity to see a show at Diversionary and continue the night out at a number of neighboring bars and restaurants.

    About Diversionary

    Diversionary Theatre develops new works and produces plays and musicals that explore the issues, characters and stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in all its complexity and diversity. Founded in 1986 to bring to light important social issues that impact the quality of life of LGBT people, the company has grown into a professional theatre company producing a season of mainstage plays and musicals as well as nurturing LGBT artists in the development of new works of theatre through new play commissions, readings and workshops.  We regularly collaborate with other theatre and arts groups to present special events and co-productions of mainstage plays, thus involving a wider arts community in our mission.

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