This Fall, Jasmine Amy Rogers will star as Betty Boop! in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre live on stage for the first time for a limited five-week engagement, November 19 – December 24.
For nearly a century, Betty Boop has captured the affection of audiences globally through her distinctive appearance, voice, and fashion sense. In “BOOP! In the Betty Boop Musical,” Betty’s desire for a simple day of respite from her superstar existence in her monochromatic universe evolves into a remarkable journey filled with vibrancy, melodies, and romance in the heart of New York City. This extraordinary escapade serves as a poignant reminder to both Betty and the world at large: “You possess the potential for remarkable achievements.”
Step into a world of timeless charm and vivacious spirit as we celebrate the indomitable Betty Boop in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical is a dazzling Broadway-bound musical comedy extravaganza. Betty Boop, that embodiment of sass and sweetness, an enduring icon of spunk and the very embodiment of joy, emerges from the pages of history to enchant us all over again. She is the ultimate songstress of strength, encapsulating the essence of empowerment for generations.
This whimsical journey serves as a poignant reminder, both to Betty and the world at large, that every individual is endowed with the potential to achieve remarkable feats. Betty Boop’s transformative escapade speaks to the universal truth that, despite life’s relentless pace and its relentless shades of grey, we are all capable of creating our own moments of brilliance and exuberance.
Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Hairspray) brings the Queen of the Animated Screen to the theater in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical, with celebrated multiple Grammy Award-winning composer David Foster (“I Have Nothing,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “The Prayer”), Tony Award®-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working, Jelly’s Last Jam), and Tony Award®-winning book writer Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom).
Jerry Mitchell said “From the moment Jasmine walks into a room and shares that magnificent smile and her contagious laugh, you know you are in the presence of Betty Boop. And, like the cartoon Betty, Jasmine can do everything brilliantly – acting, singing, dancing –I know her performance will capture the hearts of audiences of all ages.”
Jasmine Amy Rogers recently finished a run as the scene-stealing “Gretchen Wieners” in the National Tour of Mean Girls. Prior to that, she was seen as “Melody Green” in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Wanderer and as “Francis Bassey” in the world premiere of Becoming Nancy, directed by Jerry Mitchell at the Alliance Theatre. On television, she has appeared in “Evil” on Paramount+. She was a Jimmy Awards finalist and appeared in Cabaret as Sally Bowles at the Manhattan School of Music where she studied musical theatre.
ABOUT BETTY BOOP AND FLEISCHER STUDIOS
First introduced in 1930, Betty Boop was created by Max Fleischer for his “Talkartoons” series, the world’s first animated “talkies” which Max’s company, Fleischer Studios, produced for Paramount Studios. Betty initially appeared as a dog-like stage performer who sang and danced with another dog-like character named Bimbo, joyfully entertaining vast audiences of other Fleischer characters from the animal kingdom.
Inspired by the collective energy, style, and sound of the many popular Jazz Age flappers and entertainers of the 1920s, Betty quickly evolved into a full-fledged human character, and by 1932 she had become the only female animated screen star in the world. Voiced by Mae Questel, Betty starred in more than 100 cartoons, 90 of which are included in the official Betty Boop series, which ended in 1939. Since then, Betty has appeared in dozens of hit movies, television specials, and commercials, and was the first cartoon character to be profiled by A&E’s Biography series.
Individual tickets for BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical is now on sale at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are available by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com.