I wrote this because the resistance needs something to dance to.
Up Next: Sings the Hits
Last year, Scotto Moore’s new play “Can’t Talk Right Now” introduced us to the radio show Signal Loss, a love letter to the analog era. Now its host, Amanda Bixby (Anastasia Higham), is back with a new episode that faces down multi-generational sexism and racism in the music industry.
While interviewing a hot young rock singer (Tae Phoenix), Amanda learns that the singer’s hit new record includes a sample from a supposedly lost jazz recording from decades earlier. As Amanda struggles to help the rock singer escape her abusive manager, she must unravel the secret story of how the jazz recording was lost and what happened to the forgotten musicians who performed on it. “Sings the Hits” also features the talents of Rosaletta Curry, Annie Yim, and Jason Sharp, with music by Rob Witmer and Tae Phoenix and direction by Katie McKellar.
“A natural-born storyteller with the polish of an accomplished actress and the authentic edge of a seasoned musician.” – Seattle Weekly
As a recording artist, Tae Phoenix has garnered international attention with her tremendous voice, and elaborate and educated songwriting.
Phoenix has performed everywhere from Seattle’s Paramount Theater to the streets of Montmartre. Her theatrical credits include a critically-acclaimed turn as Lilli Vanessi in “Kiss Me Kate,” Mae in “Reefer Madness: The Musical,” The Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods,” and a priestess in Billie Wildrick’s gender-bent “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Phoenix is also an activist. Her subvertising collective, Resistance Air, made headlines on January 20, 2017 by flying an airplane over New York City with a banner reading “We Outnumber Him! Resist!” She routinely performs her feisty original protest music at rallies and marches around the Seattle area.
“Damn this is great great stuff. Tae has a beautiful voice and stage presence.” – Nadamucho.com
“Brilliantly masterful….those who attend a Tae Phoenix show are inescapably charmed.” – Jivewired Journal
“Without a doubt, Tae Phoenix will be the one that future artists look to when starting their music careers.” – Guerrilla Candy
“Damn…what a voice! A phenomenal talent.” – NWCZ Radio Tacoma
“‘Outside the Lines’ is a true masterpiece.” – Poping Cherry
“Wow! … I don’t even know what to say. That was phenomenal! ” – Marty Riemer
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