Jane Lynch is bringing “See Jane Sing” to The Triple Door in Seattle for four shows. You probably know Jane from “Glee” or “Best in Show”. She has a one-of-a-kind comedy presence. She is joined by Kate Flannery, Tim Davis and the ‘Lynch Mob’. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss. There will be song, music, laughter and some sort of dancing or semblance thereof to delight everyone. “See Jane Sing” is here for four shows over two day, June 3rd and 4th. Get tickets now. Click here.
Earle Dutton: Could you tell me a little bit about “See Jane Sing”?
Jane Lynch: Well, I did “Annie” on Broadway a couple of years ago and I got the fever to get back on the stage. That is where I started. There is a cabaret space in New York called Below 54. They gave me four nights to do my act. I told them I really don’t have an act but I will get one. I called my friend, Kate Flannery, and we put this show together. It has grown since. We have a five piece band. My friend, Tim Davis joins us as well. Kate Flannery was ‘Meredith the Drunk’ in “The Office”. Tim Davis was the Vocal Arranger on “Glee”. It turns out the he is not only a wonderful singer but performer as well.
It is basically me. Then, I am joined by these two amazing people. We also have the five piece band that will blow your mind. The Tony Guerrero Quintet is our band. We call them “The Lynch Mob”. We perform songs from Irving Berlin to Nicki Minaj. We do some really tight three part harmonies. We do some Acapella. We do some bad white dancing and it is all a lot of fun.
ED: What is your favorite part of the show right now?
JL: Well, right now is a great way to classify it. I love doing every minute of this show. Right now, it is probably “Anaconda” from Nicki Minaj. I think Nicki Minaj herself would even stand up and applause our rendition of it. Let me add one more thing in there. We do this medley of songs that made us cry when we were kids. It goes all the way from “Seasons in the Sun” to “Puff the Magic Dragon” and everywhere in between.
ED: You have done so many things. Your resume is just jam packed. Would you consider doing another improv movie like “Best in Show”?
JL: I just did one with Christopher Guest and the entire gang. It is called “Mascots” and it will be on Netflix in the summer. It is about mascots in the non-professional sport world. Christopher always specializes in subcultures; the hierarchies and power plays within these subsets of civilization. We are examining the people in the mascot world. The whole gang is back and it is a blast.
ED: How do improvisational movies like “Best in Show” and “Mascots” really work?
JL: Christopher puts together a script that just looks like a normal movie script with scenes including interior and exterior. He adds in what happens during the scenes but there is no dialogue in the script. We have a story, a scenario and our job. We have to get some bit of information out in each scene but from there it is just up to us. We make up all the dialogue on the spot. We don’t rehearse. We just show up. Sometimes, we just don’t even talk to each other except while doing the scene. My partner is Ed Begley and everything he said on set was brand new to me. It was just so inspired and genius that it blew my mind.
ED: What was it like to perform with Carol Burnett?
JL: Just the best! She is just the nicest person in the world. I was brought up on “The Carol Burnett Show”. I didn’t know back then that this is what I would be doing for a living. If someone had told me back then that I would not only get to perform with her but also do comedy for a living, I would have probably imploded. She was my hero back then and is still my hero today. She is one of the most kind, original and funny people I have ever met.
ED: Do you have your eye on any other Broadway parts?
JL: No, not really. I have done really well by not having any goals or aspirations (laughter). I just see what is in front of me and think, yea I will do that.
ED: I read that you discovered you were gay around twelve years old and you were terrified of the idea. If you could go back and deliver a message to your younger self, what would you say?
JL: The same thing I would tell anyone. Just relax. Have faith in life. Whatever you need to do in life will just happen spontaneously if you just relax and look at what’s right in front of you. Just relax and don’t worry about it.
ED: Do you have a message for LGBTQ youth?
JL: Well, I would definitely tell them what I just mentioned. Just relax. I think I would add something in for kids that are in the states with these evil legislations. You need to get yourself to someplace safe. You need to get to a place where you are loved. It is dangerous to stay where you are sometimes. Hang in there.
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Jane Lynch Show Info From The Triple Door:
“The show, cabaret in style, features her singing abilities and comedic wit that were on display in “Glee,” without the villainy of her character.” – Los Angeles Times
Following rave reviews and sold out shows, Jane Lynch will be taking her musical comedy, “See Jane Sing” on the road this summer. The cabaret tour, which kicks off at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, OR on June 1st will bring the star to many cities throughout the U.S. including Chicago, Seattle and Dallas.
Not your typical Broadway narrative, Lynch, accompanied by a five-piece band, builds the evening around her musical chops and comedic wit and charm. Joining her on stage for a portion of the show are special guests Kate Flannery of “The Office,” who plays Lynch’s mischievous vocal partner and Tim Davis, Glee’s former vocal arranger. During the live performance, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner takes audiences on a musical journey through a world of songs from Broadway to cabaret with new takes on “If Wishes Were Rainbows”, “Mr. Monotony”, and “Far From the Home I Love.” New to this tour is Lynch’s epic take on Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and a medley of songs that made her cry as a child including “Puff the Magic Dragon.”
“See Jane Sing is one of the most joyous experiences of my career,” says Jane Lynch. “I love everything about theatre and performing in front of a live audience is so rewarding.”
Lynch first cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicagoland area. In addition to hosting Hollywood Game Night, Jane’s recent film and television credits include A.C.O.D, Three Stooges, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, Shrek Forever After, The Post Grad Survival Guide, Paul and Brownie Masters, Glee, Angel from Hell.