Alabama actress/singer Ramsey Whitney is headed to New York City to play the role of Lydia Benedict, the wicked, self-absorbed cousin of Tara Callahan (AKA Tara Tremendous) in a special one-night concert performance of Tara Tremendous The Musical at Feinstein’s/54 Below, March 28th, in New York City.
“We’re thrilled to have Ramsey join us for the show,” said Tara Tremendous creator Stewart St John. “She’s incredibly gifted as both an actress and singer — and brings the perfect amount of pompousness and attitude to the role!”
A veteran of the stage since age 4, Whitney has been cast in Red Mountain Theatre Company’s School of Rock as Tomika, which begins in late April of this year. She also recently sang the National Anthem at the USDA Regional Forester’s Honor Awards Ceremony, and continues to audition for commercials and television shows. She’s appeared in several TV spots over the last few years, and continues to book gigs in both TV and film.
In Tara Tremendous The Musical, Ramsey’s Lydia is a girl who has been raised in wealth and glamour all her life ,and spoiled by her grandmother who’s also the mayor of fictional Big City. When she meets her sweet cousin Tara (played by MiMi Ryder from ‘Matilda The Musical’) the sparks fly between them!
“Ramsey and MiMi have two great songs together,” said Michael Plahuta, co-founder of Wonkybot and co-composer of the musical. “It’s going to be so much fun watching them perform on stage opposite each other.”
Tara Tremendous The Musical tells the origin story of 11-year-old Tara Callahan who goes from ordinary to extraordinary overnight when she accidentally inherits the powers of every superhero in the world. The musical features songs by the musical team of Stewart St John and Michael Plahuta. It was adapted for the stage by St John, also a screenwriter and director, based on his #1 iTunes podcast series The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous. The musical concert performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below is the first stop for Tara Tremendous.