Silver Lake, CA – jackbenny will present the sixth edition of their monthly residency at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Silver Lake on Sunday, August 12, at 7pm. Percussionist Theo Seidmon will team with the Lipson duo in a two-act show that features wittily provocative original songs, uniquely arranged covers, and friendly guest performers … all seasoned with the brothers’ signature sibling shtick.
After years of studying, performing, and writing a wide range of music individually, Los Angeles native twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson united to birth the project jackbenny, which injects musical theatre storytelling into a gamut of musical styles. Their progressive and fresh harmonic language, informed by jazz and classical roots, complements their progressive, savvy lyrics that explore queer identity, climate change, monogamy, and many other contemporary social and cultural phenomena. jackbenny’s comedically energetic performances guide audiences on a candid tour through the fragile, well-curated millennial mind.
The Lipson brothers shared their debut show in 2016 with musician-comedian Reggie Watts, and have since played sold-out concerts in Los Angeles, New York, and in Sheridan, Wyoming, where they presented their “musicalette” Miranda, Please! through the Wyoming Theater Festival, and even in Falam, Myanmar at the Chin Cultural Festival. In November 2017, Lifetime commissioned Jack and Benny to arrange Burton Lane and Ralph Freed’s “How About You,” which was featured in the holiday special Snowed Inn Christmas with Bethany Joy Lenz. The Lipsons are developing The Brainstorm, a three-character musical theatre song cycle of jackbenny originals scheduled to be unveiled in September at Rockwell Table and Stage.
Reservations for jackbenny’s Lyric Hyperion Residency #6 on Sunday, August 12, at 7pm are $15 in advance and are available online at www.purplepass.com/jackbennyaug12 or by phone at (323) 928-2299. Admission is $20 day-of-show and doors open at 6:30pm. The Lyric Hyperion Theatre is located at 2106 Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake, 90027.