Entertainer / Live Shows

"Wake Up Your Weird!" - written and created by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph



“Wake Up Your Weird”- An original multimedia musical for ages 8-80. The show features original music, puppetry, videos, improv, art and storytelling. The show is designed to help kids get through bullying and self esteem issues by embracing their individuality and navigating life through the arts. For  further details visit  www.wakeupyourweird.com 

To listen to music from the show, click HERE.


  • Jim Henson Foundation Grant, 2009

  • UNIMA Citation of Excellence International Puppet Festival performance, 2009-2010

  • Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant, 2011 (awarded to 63rd Street YMCA for NYC debut)

  • Act I developed at Ojai Playwrights Conference, 2009

  • Act II featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 2010

  • Guest Artist, Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference, 2011

  • Artist-in-residence, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (workshopped NY show), 2012


Mission statement for the show: To champion individuality through the arts.
Focus: Development of social, emotional, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
Target audience: Ages 8 and up



“If I could wrap up a living gift for the children of this world, it would be this show, this way of navigating life creatively. My mission is to help the young and young at heart discover their true joy and celebrate their individuality through the arts.”   - Leslie Carrara-Rudolph


Additional works by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph:


  • Life In Other People's Shoes - original one-woman show–HBO Workspace, Hollywood


  • The Wahoo Wagon - original show for Disney's El Capitan Theater, Hollywood


  • Something Smells - premiered at the Cavern Club Theater, Silver Lake, LA





Leslie has created a variety of live shows that are available for tour. The shows can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific theme, age group, or population (kids at risk, hospitals, etc.). She uses music, art, puppetry, improv, movement, and story telling in her perfomances, workshops and speaking engagements. 

"When I first saw Leslie, her talent, gifts and imagination filled me with JOY!  She is an experience you don't want to miss."   ~ Chita Rivera

"If you took DNA strands from Jim Henson, Pee-Wee Herman and Robin Williams and spliced them together you might just create something like the unbelievably talented force of nature, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph. Wake Up Your Weird is the perfect vehicle to showcase Leslie's insane mix of comedy and character. It is side-splittingly, front-splittingly and rear-splittingly funny!" ~ Joey Mazzarino, Emmy-winning head writer of Sesame Street

BIZARRE BRUNCH is a series of unique shows at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City. Bring your appetite for a musical menu filed with savory stories, a cuisine of characters, and sweet surprises. Each show features new ingredients so be sure to come back for seconds! Featuring Michael Hicks on piano and Paul Rudolph on percussion.

Stay tuned to Lolly's Facebook and Twitter for updates on the next show!

CLICK IMAGE to hear music from Wake Up Your Weird on iTunes