Janie's got a mic
August 8, See Jane Sing
It certainly comes as no surprise to Glee fans that comedian and actress Jane Lynch can also belt one out. But for those of us who adore Lynch more for her quirky roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, and the criminally underrated TV series Party Down, this may come as something of a surprise. Known primarily for her portrayal of the track-suit-wearing, cheerleader-coaching bully Sue Sylvester on Glee and presently as the host of Hollywood Game Night, Lynch's run as Miss Hannigan in Annie on Broadway in 2013 inspired a return to musical theater via a comedic cabaret show See Jane Sing.
The hourlong program features originals, reworked songs from famous musicals and, of course, jokes. Just don't expect cohesion; to put it in Lynch's own words from the opening of the show, she'll take you through “a world of songs that have very little to do with one another.” Joining her onstage is longtime friend Kate Flannery, who played Meredith on The Office, and Tim Davis, the maestro behind the musical arrangements on Glee. The vocalists are accompanied by the Tony Guerrero Quintet. This show was originally planned for April 9 but was rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets from the April 9 show will be honored. 8 p.m., Saturday, August 8, $25-$58. 1 Shields Avenue in Davis, www.janelynchofficial.com.