“Hot Flashin’,” a new play written by and starring noted entertainer Gina Jourard - which she describes as “A Feel Better Musical Comedy” - and featuring the original music of renowned songwriter Tom Pergola, made its world debut on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at The Odyssey Theater in West LA.
“Hot Flashin’” opens with five ladies dressed in what they were wearing at 9 am when they got the call – they are “Drama Mama,” “Mystery Mama,” “Earth Mama,” “Sassy Mama,” and “Survivor Mama.” They were instructed from "Tom" the Producer (think “Charlie” from “Charlie’s Angels” – a character the audience never sees), telling them they have been picked to star in a new internet reality television show. They must drop everything and come to the studio in what they are wearing. The premise of the show is to prove that “age is just a number,” and that regardless of how old you are or what you might look like, talent is still talent. The entire musical takes place within the producer’s rehearsal studio.
The show offers plenty of physical comedy, funny repartee, and hysterical songs, with titles such as “Hot Flashes,” “Dump that Chump,” “My Feet Hurt” and “Bills", to name a few. Says "Hot Flashin's" original Director- Dan Berkowitz, "Hot Flashin' is a wonderful combination of outrageous comedy set against a back drop of real world situations."
"Hot Flashin'" book is written by Gina Jourard, with help from Ruth Bonnet and Dan Berkowitz. The 17 original songs are written by acclaimed musician/songwriter/composer Tom Pergola.