Natalie was honored with an invitation to the 2018 Summer Salt Writers Retreat, organized by renowned writer and theatre historian Jeffrey Sweet and Artistic Director/writer/producer Kristine Niven. This exclusive program brings together a group of esteemed actor/writers who participate in an intensive improv-to-script creative collaboration in beautiful Cape Cod. It was a true honor to be among the eminent company, and she and longtime collaborative partner Jeff MacKinnon are developing many new projects based on the work!
Great article out yesterday in the The Post Star about FRONT PAGE FLO! Click here to check it out and read more about the development process, and see some fun rehearsal photos :).
UPCOMING: Thrilled to announce that Natalie will originate the title role of "Flo Farnsworth" in new musical FRONT PAGE FLO, in development at Adirondack Theatre Festival in New York, August 2018!
Natalie will be an Executive Producer of upcoming SAG-AFTRA feature film "MOW" (www.mowmovie.com), written and directed by Jeff MacKinnon, currently in pre-production! She will also be serving as Casting Director.
HAPPY 100TH PERFORMANCE to RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD! Extended twice, and celebrating in the Cumberland Mine! http://www.playbill.com/article/see-grateful-dead-musical-red-roses-green-gold-celebrate-100-performances
Well, damn. THANKS FOR THE SHOUTOUT, NEW YORK TIMES!!! "[...] the most striking numbers are the quietest ones, such as “Box of Rain,” delivered by Natalie Storrs and David Park, who portray Jackson’s daughter and her love interest. When the cast comes back for encores, Ms. Storrs belts out the kind of vocal runs that are Broadway’s answer to jammy solos. The world of music is smaller than you may think." -Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY TIMES
RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD opens Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre!
Official rehearsals for RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD have commenced! The previously "Untitled Grateful Dead Musical" has a title, and an OFF-BROADWAY run! This will be Natalie's Off-Broadway debut, and she is thrilled to be "Playing In The Band"...literally! Direction by Rachel Klein, Music Supervision by Jeff Chimenti (DEAD & CO), Produced by MWM LIVE (MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET). Natalie will originate the Principal role of "Melinda Jones", with previews beginning October 11th, and an official opening night of October 29th at the Minetta Lane Theatre! D
Natalie begins the workshop/staged reading of THE CURRENTLY UNTITLED GRATEFUL DEAD MUSICAL at the Minetta Lane Theatre, taking on the original role of "Melinda Jones" with a cast of 8 actor/singer/multi-instrumentalists! ROCK ON!!
Two dream roles in four months? WHY NOT! Unbelievably humbled and 'OVER THE MOON' excited, Natalie has accepted the role of "Maureen Johnson" in Jonathan Larson's RENT, playing May 17th - June 3rd 2017 at The Gateway Playhouse!! No other road, no other way; NO DAY BUT TODAY!
SHOOTING HAS COMMENCED! Production on Natalie Storrs' and Jeff MacKinnon's new webseries "Critical Darlings" is officially underway, directed by Tyler Milliron of Milliron Studios!! We can't wait to share our weird brain-baby with the world :).
Fantastic reviews for THE LAST FIVE YEARS have continued to pour in! Spotlighting OnStage: "As Cathy, Storrs confidently provides a character that rightfully earns both our empathy and, yep, our disdain. She brilliantly depicts a woman caught between unselfishly supporting her husband's success yet still selfishly longing for a bit of spotlight for herself. Storrs helps us understand Cathy's very relatable frustrations." - OnStage Los Angeles
"BWW Review: An Elegant Revival of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Soars in La Mirada" Thank you, Ellen Dostal and Broadway World!
Natalie is unbelievably humbled to have accepted the personal dream role of "Cathy Hiatt" in Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre in CA, produced by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, running 1/20/17 - 2/12/17!! Can't wait to be back HOME in LA for a while!
Scriptfaced Presents: A CHRISTMAS STORY, 12/8!!
Natalie and partner/fiance Jeff MacKinnon have founded SCRIPTFACED, a new Drinking-Game-Style comedy show performing at Union Hall in Brooklyn!! Like/Follow the company here on their facebook page for upcoming performances! First show: Scriptfaced Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 10/27!
9 TO 5 has opened at the Flat Rock Playhouse to rave reviews!! "Storrs excels above and beyond this wonderful cast. She gives her character a fresh twist, yet manages to be faithful to Jane Fonda’s timid interpretation. Her comedic timing and facial expressions are dead-on. Storrs gets the musical’s best number, “Get Out and Stay Out.” While dressed in a pink nightgown, she blows us back against our seats with her powerhouse voice. This song alone is worth a viewing." -Mountain Xpress
Natalie is absolutely HONORED to have received a Wilde Award Nomination for Michigan Theatre for Best Performance, Lead Actress - Musical, for her portrayal of "Casey" in FIRST DATE at Mason Street Warehouse!!! http://www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/article/2016-Wilde-Awards-Nominations-Announced-20160701
Wonderfully proud to be co-producing and collaborating with Tyler Milliron of MILLIRON STUDIOS on "Milliron Studio Sessions", a platform to showcase musical performances on film! Here is Natalie's first Studio Session performance of original song "Falling Out Of Love Again".
Very lucky to have met and worked with esteemed British director Hugh Wooldridge in a reading/workshop of a new play in NYC!
Over the moon to have said YES to a 9 TO 5...The Musical, that is! Natalie will play "Judy Bernly" this July/August at North Carolina's Flat Rock Playhouse! http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
Starting off 2016 with a bang! Natalie is making her NYC Theatre DEBUT as "Hope Cladwell" in URINETOWN with the 90x Arts Fest, February 2016!!! Here's to 'Following Your Heart'...!
Natalie is thrilled to be managing as well as performing all over New York City with the NYC branch of Party Singers this holiday season! www.partysingers.com
REVIEW- 'First Date' Well Worth a Second, Encore Michigan: "Natalie Storrs’ Casey is sharp and sophisticated with just the right amount of vulnerability. She has an enormous voice and captures a wide range of emotion in songs with interesting lyrics and forgettable music that sounds terrific under Jamie Reed’s musical direction and the accompaniment of a live band." http://www.encoremichigan.com/2015/08/first-date-well-worth-a-second/
Ecstatic to announce that Natalie will be playing the role of "Casey" in FIRST DATE with the Mason Street Warehouse theatre company, opening August 14th at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts!! http://www.sc4a.org/On-Stage/FIRST-DATE.aspx
Natalie is thrilled to be going BACK IN THE HABIT to play "Michelle" in the US Regional Premier of SISTER ACT at both the Ogunquit Playhouse and The Gateway!
DECENTLY PRICED is out and ABOUT! Catch all episodes HERE: http://www.decentlypricedfoods.com/episodes.html
So excited! The trailer for DECENTLY PRICED, the new comedic webseries Natalie plays a supporting role in has just dropped! You can check it out here, and then subscribe to stay tuned for the release of episode 1! http://www.decentlypricedfoods.com/index.html
NYC! Natalie will be a guest performer at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia this New Year's Eve as a part of Ruby Powers' NYE Countdown!
Thrilled to be performing with Los Angeles's "Tinseltone Carolers" once again this holiday season!
Natalie has been cast in Musical Theatre West's Reiner Reading Series production of BUSKER ALLEY!
Unbelievably ecstatic to announce that Natalie will be joining AEA and the Broadway National Tour of SISTER ACT at the end of the month, and will be touring throughout the US until July 2014!! For a list of cities the tour will be coming through, visit: www.sisteractbroadway.com!
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES has opened to wonderful reviews, and will play at the Utah Shakespeare Festival through 10/19!
Natalie is absolutely thrilled to begin rehearsals as a Fall 2013 Company Member with the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, and to be collaborating with friends Bets Malone and Roger Bean once again as "Betty Jean" in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES! Previews begin 9/18...visit http://www.bard.org for more info!
Cabrillo Music Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE garnered not only a smattering of rave reviews, but an official LA Ovation Recommendation!
"Degerstedt and troupe radiate big time. Also captivating are Lowe Taylor as deliciously droll, good-hearted Paulette, Jaycie Dotin as image-conscious fitness guru/accused murderess Brooke and Elle's rival obnoxious Vivienne, petite Natalie Storrs" -broadwayworld.com
"The eminently talented Natalie Storrs, who possesses one of the strongest voices I’ve heard on this stage, played Vivienne, Elle’s archenemy. Vivienne only got to sing in one song, the “Legally Blonde Remix,” which is a shame because Storrs’ powerful singing deserved a more prominent showcase." -The Thousand Oaks Acorn
Big Announcement! The Pilot for Hollywood News, an Entertainment News program that Natalie is the host of, has been picked up for Los Angeles cable, Time Warner and Verizon channels! The first series of episodes have recently been shot, and it will begin airing on 6/29!! Check out http://www.cozitv.com/ for airing info!
Filming has wrapped on another comedy short, High Speed, with the lovely team at Crackhorse Productions. Currently in post, the short will be released as a part of the online "Crackhorse Presents" Series soon!
Natalie has wrapped her second infomercial- this one for NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Skin Care System! Wonderful team, WONDERFUL product!
SO THRILLED to officially announce that Natalie will be spending Fall 2013 as a member of the Acting Company of the Tony Award-winning Utah Skakespeare Festival in Cedar City, UT!!
Natalie has booked the role of "Vivienne Kensington" in Cabrillo Music Theatre's upcoming production of LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL! The show will play July 2013 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PLaza!
Shooting has commenced for Decently Priced, a HILARIOUS new comedy webseries by an incredible team of thesis film students at APU. Natalie plays the eccentrically odd "Clarice Watchings", baker extraordinaire at Decently Priced Foods grocery store. Look for more updates, soon!
Natalie has wrapped shooting on two wonderful short films: The Secret Life of Carmen Lewis produced by Ground Up West Prod., and Lost and Found, a NYFA dramatic short. Very excited about both, which will be making festival circuits!
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN has opened at Cabrillo Music Theatre to fantastic reviews! A couple clips:
"Lucy Van Pelt, Charlie’s nemesis and crabby “diva,” is played to perfection by Natalie Storrs. Her hilarious number “Queen Lucy” is a particular treat during the “average day in the life of Charlie Brown.”" -stagehappenings.com
"Even the overbearing fussbudget Lucy, beautifully played by Natalie Storrs, doesn’t dominate the stage. Storrs is the comic strip character come alive." -Cary Ginell, The T.O. Acorn
Natalie has just booked a role in the upcoming short The Secret Life of Carmen Lewis, produced by festival award-winning Ground Up & Rising Productions! A Happy New Year, indeed!
Natalie has been honored with a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle nomination (Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Musical) for her portrayal of "Rosemary Pilkington" in the Welk Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. She is incredibly humbled to be among such talented women!! http://www.playbill.com/news/article/173415-San-Diego-Critics-Nominate-Allegiance-Hands-on-a-Hardbody-and-More
Absolutely THRILLED to announce that Natalie has booked the role of "Lucy Van Pelt" in Cabrillo Music Theatre's upcoming production of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN! The show will run in February 2013! More info soon...
After taking some much-needed rest and recovery time, Natalie is thrilled to be joining the fabulous LA Tinseltone Carolers this Holiday season! www.tinseltonecarolers.com
Natalie has wrapped THE GLEE GHOST, a comedy-horror musical short produced by Crackhorse Productions! She plays the lead role, Georgina, who becomes posessed by the ghost of a dead Glee Club student and goes on a murderous, singing rampage! Hilarious and FUN! Click for a link to Crackhorse Productions' Tumblr
DAMES AT SEA at North Coast Repertory Theatre has officially been EXTENDED due to popular demand and wild success!!! Here are some clips of reviews:
"Outside of the recent “Scottsboro Boys” at the Old Globe, I can’t remember seeing this caliber of tap dancers in a local production in a long time. They are all sensational. They also excel at singing and that rare form of parody — pulling off perfect timing in a rapid-fast plot." -La Jolla Light
"It’s at this that time Joan (the effervescent Natalie Storrs), one of the chorus gals notices Ruby and decides to give her a chance to try out for the chorus." -Examiner.com
"Just as she did recently in Welk's "A5678," a likable Natalie Storrs comes on strong as the bold, scrappy, give-'em-hell chorister Joan" -North County Times
"Natalie Storrs (most recently seen as Rosemary in How to Succeed at the Welk) is a hoot as Joan as she snaps her gum and taps her toes as only a Brooklyn-born moll can. " -The San Diego Drama King
A-5678: A MUSICAL REVUE has opened at the Welk Theatre San Diego, and the wonderful reviews are pouring in for the World Premier Revival! A few clips:
"As for other notable performances, Natalie Storrs deserves mention for her acting and singing in “Mr. Confidence Pays a Visit” and “I Want Them (Bald).”" - Pomerado News
"USC grad Storrs has built up quite a résumé since I first caught her in Hello Again nearly four years ago, and she’s terrific as always in her latest role, whether duetting “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” opposite fellow Trojan Dalton or flirting with smooth-pated audience members in “I Want Them (Bald).” -StageSceneLA
Very happy to announce that Natalie will be playing the role of 'Joan' in DAMES AT SEA at North Coast Repertory Theatre, immediately following A-5678! this summer! For more information: www.northcoastrep.org
"SURVIVING MONDAY" is WRAPPED! Natalie plays the recurring comedic character 'Diana', a high school gym teacher/motivational speaker, in the webseries.
A-5678! workshop went fantastically! So excited to begin the official rehearsal process on May 4th...what a phenomenal cast and creative team!!!
Natalie has booked the World Premiere Revival of "A-5678! - A Musical Revue"! Multi-Award winning with rave reviews; A5678 became one of the longest running shows on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles theatre history. This revival features ALL NEW ORIGINAL SONGS by some of the best theatre/cabaret/TV/film/animation songwriters in the business. Natalie will be an original cast member in the ensemble of 8, and could not be more thrilled. The show will be directed by original creator/director Barbara Epstein, with Assoc. Dir. by Ray Limon and Musical Supervision/Arrangement by Gerald Sternbach. The show will go up at The Welk Theatre San Diego. For performance info CLICK HERE!
Back in LA, Natalie is currently busy shooting webseries "HIT THE ROAD" and "SURVIVING MONDAY", along with a fitness shoot for Elliptifit, West Hollywood! Loving life!
Excited to annouce that Natalie is now represented across-the-board by Carol Weiss & Blossom Wagner at Stage 9 Talent.
The stellar reviews continue to pour in for H2$! "...it is the women who steal the show with their bell-clear voices, sharp staging, and spot-on acting chops. Natalie Storrs is simply winning as Rosemary Pilkington, Finch’s love interest and the object of much of his clueless neglect. Her numbers “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” and “Paris Original” are richly sung and warmly delivered..." A big thank you to the San Diego Drama King! For the full review, click here!
HOW TO SUCCEED... opened with a wildly successful bang, and the very first review is out from SanDiego.com! "...As Rosemary, Natalie Storrs projects innocent charm and sings like a young Doris Day..." For the full review, click here!
Natalie performed "Been A Long Day" with fellow cast members Allen Everman (Finch) and Bethany Slomka (Smitty) on NBC this morning to promote HOW TO SUCCEED... which goes into previews today! To view the performance, click here!
Natalie performed "Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm" and was interviewed about HOW TO SUCCEED... on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego! What a rush!!! To view the interview and performance, click here!
Ecstatic to announce that Natalie has accepted the role of "Rosemary" in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at The Welk Resort Theatre, San Diego! The show will play 1/19/12 - 2/26/11. For more info: http://www.welktheatersandiego.com/
First feature film is WRAPPED! In the tentatively titled romantic comedy Boner (which happens to be the lead character's unfortunate last name), Natalie plays the main supporting comedic character "Lorraine Black", a dryly sarcastic and jaded, slightly goth receptionist. The film will include animation, and will be making the festival circuit! More info TBA.