A Twist of Lemmon is an "ode" to the late, great actor Jack Lemmon. The story of his life and career is told true to life by none other than his son, Chris. Charming tales and great piano music detail this show. You feel Jack himself is telling his life story.
Price Range: $4,000 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
You will not believe your eyes or ears when you see Chris Lemmon on stage. You will swear you are observing the iconic Jack Lemmon himself. Chris has a stunning resemblance to his father and his impersonations of his father's friends an colleagues is uncanny.
This show is very entertaining and historical. From the funny real-life experiences to exquisite piano playing, you will be entertained from start to finish.
With a career spanning 30 years, Chris Lemmon has starred in over twenty-five
feature films, including “JUST THE TICKET”, “LENA'S HOLIDAY” and “THAT'S
LIFE”. He’s starred in television series for all major networks, including “KNOT'S
LANDING” (CBS), “THUNDER IN PARADISE” (Reisher), “STUDIO 59” (ABC),
“BROTHERS & SISTERS” (NBC), and most notably Fox's highly acclaimed
network-launching situation comedy “DUET”. He graduated California Institute
of the Arts with degrees in classical piano and composition, as well as a degree in
the theatrical arts, and went on to appear in numerous stage productions,
including the west-coast tour of “BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”, directed by the late
Jerry Paris, the original award winning west coast production of “SHAY” by Anne
Commire, and the highly successful “LOVE LETTERS” with Stephanie Zimbalast.
He currently resides in New England where he writes and produces feature films
and television. His memoir, “A Twist Of Lemmon” was published Father’s Day
2006. He recently wrote, produced, and hosted the Sony Documentary “Magic
Time”, and has just finished his newest award-winning documentary, “Day By
Day”, for which he also wrote the musical score. He has begun penning his
newest novel, “Uncle Dayton”, is preparing his original feature film “Publicity
Stunt” for production, and is currently beginning the tour of his new one man
theatrical event, “Jack Lemmon Returns”.
Additional Booking Notes
“TWIST OF LEMMON” PRODUCTION RIDER
“TWIST OF LEMMON”
SIMPLIFIED PRODUCTION RIDER
1) Chris uses a grand or baby grand piano - tuned and in good condition. It
should be of appropriate size and amplification to fill the venue, and the
top and music desk covered in duvetyn to reduce glare.
1) PIANO POSITION:The piano should be placed mid-stage center with
the keyboard on the center line. Chris uses an adjustable artist’s piano
bench. This bench is used physically throughout the show as a prop and
needs to be sturdy, squeak-free, and in good condition.
2) FURNITURE: Chris uses a seating chair as a prop throughout the show.
It must be light, but sturdy, and match the set.
3) SOUND: Chris uses a wireless microphone to amplify his voice, which
he will supply.
4) PROJECTION: There is a multimedia presentation which plays during
the performance, which Chris will supply. It necessitates the house
provide a projector and screen that is compatible with an Apple
computer. It also necessitates a technician to manually advance the
slides during the show.
5) LIGHTING: Simple splash lighting: Blue/Purple, and Orange/red
backgrounds, per scripted cues:
STONE MANOR PRODUCTIONS
Influences & Inspiration
Jack Lemmon, Walther Mathau, Jack Benny, Marilyn Monroe
A video screen and projector, keyboard or piano and bench is required for the show.