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Following sold-out performances in New York, Minneapolis and Marjie’s and Judy’s hometown of Grand Rapids, MN, in 2018, Marjie returns to the New York stage for a final, revamped run of her solo show,
What Would Judy Do? A Judy Garland Cabaret
, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Judy’s passing.

TWO SHOWS ONLY!

Wednesday, September 18th @ 7pm
Saturday, September 20th @ 7pm

The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Downstairs at the West Bank Cafe
407 W 42st Street
New York, NY

Directed & Co-Conceived by Michael Pesce
Accompanied by Ben Houghton and Noah Garabedian

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July/Aug

Marjie spent her summer in the cast of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth at Berkshire Theatre Group.

Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn, the show ran from July 11 to August 3 on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA.

See what the reviews said…

“If you’re one of those benighted souls who suffers from the delusion that all the best theater is in New York, these undertakings should make you think twice.”
Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

BTG’s extremely well done ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ mixes philosophies, concepts
— J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

BWW REVIEW: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
— Marc Savitt, BroadwayWorld

june

Marjie will play a lead in an episode for Season 3 of Investigation Discovery’s Shattered, shooting this month to air in late 2019.

february

Marjie was one of four actors in a new play at Columbia University School of the Arts, Apšu at Dusk, February 8-10 at Schapiro Theatre. The Russian family drama was written by Columbia MFA playwright Andrey Uspenskiy and directed by Jacob Basri.

January

Marjie guest starred in an episode of Investigation Discovery’s series 1990s: The Deadliest Decade.

The episode, “A House in the Woods,” aired Monday, January 14, 9pm EST.

nov / dec

Marjie was thrilled to play Judy Haynes in White Christmas at La Comedia Dinner Theatre last holiday season, from November 1-December 31, in Springboro, Ohio.

"Marjie Shrimpton seems to pop right out of the 1950s, perfectly fitting an endearing, girl-next-door persona that works well for Judy, and she shows strong vocal and dance skills.”
- Cincinnati Regional Review by Scott Cain for Talkin’ Broadway

Sep / Oct

In September, Marjie brought her solo cabaret What Would Judy Do? home to Minnesota! She first performed in her hometown, Grand Rapids (home of Judy too!), on Saturday, September 29 at the Reif Center to wonderful reception, accompanied by local musicians Susan Hoolihan on piano and Butch Schmidt on bass.

Her second MN performance took place on Tuesday, October 2 at Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater in downtown Minneapolis, with a sold-out audience to boot! She was accompanied by Minneapolis-based jazz pianist Ted Godbout and featured guitarist Zach Mullan.


LEARN MORE…

What Would Judy Do? Marjie Shrimpton’s Cabaret at the Reif Center - Radio interview with Heidi Holtan and Scott Hall for KAXE/KBXE, Sep. 27, 2018

A star is born? ‘What Would Judy Do?’ salutes legendary Minnesota native Garland - By Chris Hewitt, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sep. 19, 2018

JULY

On Thursday, July 19 at 7pm, Marjie sang for a second time at the Museum of the City of New York for a program of "Unexpected Pairings: Beer and Chocolate," featuring discussion and tasting of Harlem Blue brews and chocolate from the Harlem Chocolate Factory. Henry Koperski accompanied.

Watch a video selection here!

May / june

Marjie was thrilled to join a team of ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists in India this spring! She taught musical theatre for an arts camp at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project for 3 weeks in May and June with a team of 9 other volunteers. Shanti Bhavan is a residential school in rural India that provides education for children from India’s lowest castes who would not otherwise have adequate learning opportunities. The school supports the children in all aspects from age 4 through their college years. ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) partners with the school to provide arts education to enhance the students’ social and emotional development. Marjie had an incredible experience and cannot wait to teach with ASTEP again.