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Mixtape Confessions: The Diary of a Teenage Optimist
Oxford Community Arts Center
Oxford, OH
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Mixtape Confessions: The Diary of a Teenage Optimist
When Nicole rediscovered her audiotape diary from the late 1980's, she knew her teenage entries were too good to keep to herself. Inspired by 13-year old Nicole's candid point of view, and by the music she might have been listening to in her room at the time, Mixtape Confessions will make you relive all of your embarrassing moments from junior high, set to the best pop hits from those awkward school dances.

"A delightful ride of a show... Nicole lit up the stage! This hip, multi-media show featured actual audiotaped diary entries that Nicole had made during her adolescence that were a scream but also sweet... She and this show and the singing and the concept... all a DE-LIGHT!

The fact that Nicole would share her geek-years (and pictures!) speaks volumes to the kind of open and fun gal that she is...

It was gracefully staged and moved like clockwork...
You have to see this..."

Sue Matsuki, Cabaret Hotline Online

Ms. Johndrow, a New York cabaret performer/musical theatre actress, will perform her one-woman hit show: Mixtape Confessions: The Diary of a Teenage Optimist as well as an eclectic selection of songs with her trademark vocals and intimate, heart-wrenching delivery. Featuring standards, top 40 hits, and fresh material from Broadway's up-and-coming composers, Ms. Johndrow helps audiences rediscover timeless beloved songs, and introduces them to new favorites.  She will be accompanied by her musical director and co-writer, Warren Freeman.  

Ms. Johndrow made her solo New York cabaret debut with Mixtape Confessions: The Diary of a Teenage Optimist. She was last seen on the Birdland stage premiering several new songs for the composer Scott Evan Davis, one of which was written specifically for her cabaret two years ago at the Village Life Arts Series in Warwick, New York, where she is a recurring guest. For two years Nicole was a featured performer at the Nancy LaMott Room at the Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake, New York. Theatrical credits include the National Tour of Cats (Jellylorum/Grizabella), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas at the Ogunquit Playhouse opposite Sally Struthers, and the off-Broadway musical revue Back In Pictures. Nicole is a proud native of Lowville, New York, and a current resident of Oxford, Ohio, where she is an adjunct professor in the Miami University Department of Theatre.

Warren Freeman is a performer, arranger, and vocal coach. His arrangements have been featured in Amy Wolk and Gerard Salvador's cabaret series Friends With Benefits or at BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year. He was musical director for Nicole's previous solo shows at the Village Life Arts Series, which served as developmental workshops for Mixtape Confessions. Performance credits include Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the Cameron Mackintosh revival of My Fair Lady at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and Bye Bye Birdie at City Center Encores. He is the founder of GetOnMySides.com, an online coaching service for singers.  He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory.


Oxford Community Arts Center (View)
10 South College Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
United States


Arts > Burlesque & Cabaret
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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