Play On! by Laura Jo Trexler
A Musical Romp with Shakespeare’s Women
After a smash hit run in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, PLAY ON! has proved itself an innovative and refreshing modern day musical retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous women. From Juliet to Rosalind to Lady Macbeth, audiences will experience each woman’s unique story told from her perspective through song.
Don’t be intimidated by the language of Shakespeare! Whether you are familiar with his plays or not, PLAY ON! can be enjoyed by all audiences. The lyrics are a mix of both Shakespearean and contemporary text, inviting audiences to sit back, relax, and enjoy musical storytelling in way they’ve never heard before!
“With abundant ease and passionate soul, this master pianist/songwriter/vocalist/actress has created a show NOT TO BE MISSED.” Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative
"PLAY ON! is a creative project that is exemplarily executed, thanks to Trexler’s dynamic characters, soaring voice, and mastery of the piano." Stage Raw LA
“She is a natural performer, imbuing every chord, melody and sung-out phrase with vibrant emotion." Gia On The Move
“Trexler's performance has all that you would expect from a Broadway show." LA Music Critic
Laura Jo Trexler hails from Denver, CO. She received her BFA from Ithaca College and an MFA from Brandeis University. A proud member of Actor’s Equity, Laura Jo has starred in dozens of productions nationally including Cabaret, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, End Days, The Seagull, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Prince, Speech and Debate, The Flick and Bill Pullman's The Wild Hunt. She has recorded two studio albums, including the official soundtrack of PLAY ON! and her solo album entitled, “This is Me,” both of which can be heard and purchased at https://laurajotrexler.bandcamp.com/ as well as on itunes, Spotify, etc. To learn more, visit www.laurajotrexler.com or subscribe to her YouTube channel.