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2015 began with Lorinne appearing as Pitti-Sing in "The Singapore Mikado" (produced by Theater 2020), which received multiple rave reviews from critics, many praising its innovative framing device. That summer, she appeared as multiple roles in the Federal Theater Project play "Injunction Granted", directed by Alex Roe, at Metropolitan Playhouse in the East Village. In the fall, she portrayed Mama Heart in Ken Roht's "Orange Star Dinner Show", a twangy multimedia musical spectacular presented at 3LD Art and Technology Center.
In 2014, Lorinne appeared for the second time in Leonard Bernstein's "Candide", this time playing the Old Lady (with Theater 2020). She performed in her second industry reading of "Freedom: the Musical" at Alvin Ailey Center, and sang from the songbook of lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz at New York Theatre Barn's "D Lounge" series. She wrapped up the year with a holiday presentation of "Jerry's Girls" at the Gallery Players, in which she played 14 different characters (in the track originated by Dorothy Loudon in its original Broadway production). Other work this year included principal voiceover for an upcoming release from High 5 Games!
Lorinne began 2013 performing as Sally Slaton in "Parade" at the Gallery Players. She then acted in a private industry presentation of "Freedom: the Musical" (at The Cell Theater), and two readings of the play "Courage" by Temi Rose (at Playwrights Horizons and Ensemble Studio Theater). She ended the year playing an absolute dream role, Gladys in "The Pajama Game", in her seventh production with The Gallery Players.
In 2012 Lorinne made her Merry-Go-Round Playhouse debut, playing the warm and enthusiastic hostess, Rona Lisa Peretti, in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". She also portrayed Mrs. Curtin in the Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical "A Man of No Importance" at the Gallery Players (5 IT Award Nominations, 2 wins for its leading actors), danced in a Tony Stevens tribute for the Group Theatre Too�s "Choreographer�s Canvas", embodied the wild Vivi Boccaccini in "You Blew It!" at The Brick (Piper McKenzie Productions), and chewed up some scenery as Anne Chovie in "The Great Pie Robbery, or: We Really Knead the Dough" (Fringe NYC; Playlight Productions).
2011: Lorinne played "The Chaperone" in "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the Gallery Players, and that production went on to be nominated for seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards, winning four, including Outstanding Ensemble Cast and Outstanding Production of a Musical! She presented Uke-Lola en pointe in Trav S.D.'s American Vaudeville Extravaganza (New York Int'l Fringe Festival), and also brought Uke-Lola to the Make Music Festival and Googie�s Lounge (upstairs at The Living Room). In November, she appeared at the Brooklyn Museum with The Maestrosities as a new character, "Fanny Van Orpheum", and narrated a wild, comedically off-kilter "Peter and the Wolf".
2010: Lorinne debuted with her ukulele, vocals & taps as "Uke-Lola" in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Variety Night (February), followed two weeks later by gigs at Freddy's Bar and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament Awards Show. Lorinne then brought "Uke-Lola" to many other shows, such as the Barnum Bicentennial at the Coney Island Museum, "Tiny, Dangerous, Fun" at Sycamore Bar, and "Catberet" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Her variety show performances that year also included "Jack the Ripper's Holiday Spectacular" (Bowery Poetry Club); "Trav S.D.'s Last Chance Saloon" (Dixon Place); and "Terribly Good", a New York Cares benefit at Roy Arias Theater Center. In the fall she performed as a juggler in the Big Apple Circus ring on the TV show "What Not to Wear" (the episode aired in April 2011).
2009: Lorinne played the principal role "Coochie Kovack" in the jazzy new musical "Top of the Heap" presented by the Gallery Players (October 24th - November 15th). That August, Lorinne appeared as "Lydia" in "Far Out - the New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy" (New York Magazine Critic's Pick) at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Earlier in 2009, Lorinne did her first on-camera acting work in a film directed by Brian and Greg Wilson (still in production), as hyperambitious television reporter "Sarah Glass". In January and February 2009, she enjoyed performing in her second show with The Gallery Players, appearing as "Gloria" in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (her first show at Gallery Players was "Victor/Victoria" in Spring 2007).
In 2008, Lorinne discovered she wanted to develop juggling ability to add to her special skills, and for a while that was her focus. She made her debut juggling on stage in the Tuckaberry holiday cabaret show "Home for the Holidays with Granny Tuckaberry" (December 2008). She performed in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Petra Quince/Peaseblossom) with Tuckaberry Productions, and choreographed that spring's original musical, "Aesop's Foibles". In 2007, she sang in a new musical revue of the work of British music hall duo Flanders and Swann ("A Flanders and Swann House Party", at the York Theatre and Snapple Theater Center). Lorinne has been seen in New York as "Bitty Kitty" in "Bitty Bear's Matinee: The Family Tree" and as a motley assortment of characters in "The American Girls Revue" at American Girl Place, culminating in a triumphant performance as "Bitty Kitty" at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2006.
While earning her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College, she appeared in numerous shows, among them "Follies", "Candide", "Children of Eden", "Into The Woods," "Assassins", "A Funny Thing...Forum", "Hello Again", and "Berlin To Broadway". During this time, she directed and choreographed William Finn's "A New Brain" and co-hosted WERS 88.9 FM's musical theater program "Standing Room Only." Since moving to New York, she has performed musical and non-musical shows with such diverse groups as the Lycian Center, Brooklyn Family Theatre, Paper Bag Players, Tuckaberry Productions, the Gallery Players, the Donnell Library's "Songbook Series" and the New York International Fringe Festival.
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