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The next two weekends, Jason B will exchange his Bea Arthur wig for a sleek new do, when he returns to the role of Frank N Furter in the Live Stage version of the Rocky Horror Show, a role originally played in the West End, on Broadway and on film by the legendary Tim Curry.  PATION!

So, come up to the lab and support a fantastic theatre company!


Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 14-22 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3:00 PM

All Tickets: General Admission: $25
Visit: www.nenaproductions.org or call 732-988-1007

Produced and Directed by Nick Montesano
Musical Direction by Jeff Brown
Choreography by Anthony Giorgio

Jessica Berger Vitalo as Usherette/Magenta
Andrew Young as Brad
Bill Reinhard as the Narrator
Jason B. Schmidt as Frank-n-Furter
Amanda Munice as Janet
Carly Cosentino as Columbia
Neal Zucker as Rocky Horror
Cody Banks as Riff Raff
Jennifer Nelson as Eddie
Arnold Teixeira as Dr. Scott
Lauren Rose Viggiani as Phantom
Matthew Yee as Phantom
Aurora Brunette as Phantom
Samantha Maidlow as Phantom


Bea Swag Bags on Sale!

“If You Can’t Be Yourself… Bea Arthur!” Take Jason B. Schmidt as Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame with you EVERYWHERE you go: out on the lanai, to the Rusty Anchor or to the nice nice nice Miami beach. The perfect gift for the golden gal on the go, even if she’s going Bea-yond the cosmos.

Simply Venmo $20 along with your mailing address and the bag is yours!

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#BeaAstralDame on Tour

After an exceptional run in Portland, Oregon we are looking to take the show to other cities. We’re currently working on Philly, Boston, Nashville and Washington D.C. If you have any leads on these or other cities, please email BeaArthurAstralDame@gmail.com. We are typically looking at smaller venues, 100 seats or less, that have a piano (though track capabilities are a possibility), a simple light and sound plot, two mics and a technician.

Love you all and can’t wait to Bea in your town!

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#BeaAstralDame returns to NYC on 1/30 – Special Guest: Marti Gould Cummings!

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Jason B. Schmidt brings his acclaimed one (wo)man show, Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame back to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 1/30/16 at 7pm. This performance will feature award winning comedian and host Marti Gould Cummings.

In BEA ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME! the 5’9″ Tony and Emmy Award-winning star of Maude, Mame and The Golden Girls performs her signature numbers along with a few surprises as only she can deliver. It’s an out of this world evening of comedy, quips and everything Bea. Catch her now before she heads back into the cosmos!

Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran.

Music Direction by Mason Griffin.

Produced by Spin Cycle NYC.

Purchase Tickets Now.

VERY Limited discounted tickets available on a first/come first/serve basis. Email Bea for details.



Portland Tix – SOLD OUT!

Thank the heavens, we have sold out all advanced tickets to Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame in Portland Oregon! There may still be cancellation tickets available at the theatre, so please come and put your name on the waitlist. Those tickets will be $25 – cash only.

We’re all set and ready to bring #BeaAstralDame to #PDX. See you soon! PurplePass.com/BeaAstralDame

And please purchase tickets to our return to NYC on 1/30. SpinCycleNYC.comimage

#BeaAstralDame comes to Portland, Oregon

Jason B. Schmidt, star of Christmas With The Crawfords & Thank You for Being a Friend in NYC, will be starring as Tony Award winner Bea Arthur in his new one man show, BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME. After several sold out turns Off-Broadway, Schmidt brings the acclaimed show to Portland, OR!

BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME is directed by Amy Anders Corcoran, with music direction by Mason Griffin.
Guest star and guest accompanist TBA!
$20 Ticket in Advance
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La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera

I’ll be joining the world famous Puccini opera La Bohème at The Met next week as a “Sapper” (soldier) carrying a rifle and marching through the streets of Paris. See the company photo from a past production. The last time I did this show was with The Denver Opera Company. I had two secondary roles and was only 18!! It’s been almost 20 years!?

Discounted tickets available.  Hope you can come and check it out.