Leslie has created a variety of live shows for kids, for adults, and for all ages. Shows can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific theme, age group, or population (kids at risk, hospitals, etc.). Leslie's shows use a combination of music, art, puppetry, improv, movement, and storytelling!
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“If I could wrap up living gifts for the children of the world, they would be these shows, these ways 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
"Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is an original. The lady is crazy talented! Nothing throws her, and she just keeps moving, making each moment funnier than the next, making you think that miracles really do happen because that's what Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is: a miracle."
– Stephen Mosher, Broadway World
"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
Photos by Richard Termine
BIZARRE BRUNCH was created so Leslie could share all-new stories, songs and ideas with a different theme every show. Each show is completely different with only the common factor being that they are all bizarre indeed. With co-writer Jamie Donmoyer, Leslie not only explores new characters but stretches the art of storytelling adventure and audience participation further than ever.
Packed with special guests and Leslie's original songs, BIZARRE BRUNCH shows have played to sold-out audiences, with a waiting list full of people wanting to escape reality and enter a place where weird whimsy is served up in bountiful portions. The shows feature Michael Hicks on Piano and Leslie's husband Paul Rudolph on percussion.
Every performance raises money for a different charity through sales of Leslie's original artwork created specifically for each show, and by selling BIZARRE BRUNCH coffee mugs with original artwork by cartoonist Jay Fosgitt.
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"Using more props than an entire troupe of improv artists, more costume/hair/makeup changes than a sketch comedy group, and more energy than a kindergarten class that has just had a king-size Snickers and a Mountain Dew, Ms. Carrara-Rudolph presents her off-the-wall character creations, a million and one laughs including pratfalls, dropped draws, audience participation, toiletries, innuendo, and anything else that she can get her hands on or her brain wrapped around."
- Stephen Mosher, Broadway World
Photos by I.F. Israel and David Grubman
What Just Happened?
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph takes a break from Sesame Street to perform her adult cabaret and share stories from her journey through life, along with the help of a few unexpected puppet guests. She transforms into characters as she weaves in and out of songs and playfully interacts with the audience through improvisation.
The show is written for a mature audiences but is family friendly. Every show becomes a one of a kind experience. With music, stories, and unexpected whimsy, ANYTHING can happen!
Featuring Michael Hicks on piano and Paul Rudolph on percussion.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED? has played multiple sold-out shows at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City and various other venues. Leslie's performance was nominated for a MAC award for Best Musical Comedy Performer.
MOONLIGHT MADNESS is a Halloween-themed cabaret in which the fortune teller Madame Velveeta starts the show off by predicting madness and transformation with lots of tricks and treats for all. The cabaret that follows doesn't disappoint, with several special guests to help on the journey. From Leslie getting bitten by a "were-doodle" she rescued, to Deadpool playing vibes, to a special dance by Granny Dot and a swamp thing, this show uses music and storytelling to weave a whimsical tale full of "Moonlight Madness."
MOONLIGHT MADNESS has been performed several times at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Photos by Richard Termine