Too Big For Her Britches - One Woman Musical Show

Too Big For Her Britches

A one woman musical journey about self love and breaking generational abuse.

Told through the eyes of the main character, Luna, it’s a battle between her Inner Shame and Inner Warrioress to step into her big britches and stop trying to make herself smaller to be loved. After a barrage of text messages from her mother, and almost being wiped out by a transport truck, Luna finds herself questioning everything about her life and how she got there.

Journey through her life of heartbreak, bullying, eating disorders, mental health, and coming out of the darkness of generational trauma to finding her light.

25 characters, 7 original songs. It’s truth and triumph for anyone who has ever felt lost, unimportant, or disregarded.

Content note: Potentially disturbing material that includes self harm, suicide, and a few F bombs.


LIVE IN THEATRE

Location: The Players' Guild of Hamilton

Address: 80 Queen St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3R8

Dates:

July 21, 2022 (9:30PM)
July 23, 2022 (7:30PM)
July 24, 2022 (5:30PM)
July 27, 2022 (6:00PM)

July 29, 2022 (7:30PM)
July 30, 2022 (9:30PM)
July 31, 2022 (1:30PM)

Tickets Now on Sale!


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

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Live Reading Rave Reviews

  • MY HUSBAND SEAN SAYS: "This was an honest and courageous performance that succeeded in articulating complex issues in a compressed period. Her use of inner voices revealed what happens to all of us even though most of us are not brave enough to face it. Be prepared. There are difficult topics, but through facing these, we can all gain insight into our past and how it affects us today. This is a show for everyone [adult]." I, AMY SAY: Lisa is a creative, powerful, and magnetic storyteller. Every moment, every character pulled me in! While you may not share the same life story as Lisa, she is brilliant at tugging at the essence of what we all need and desire as humans: To feel and be loved. She carries us across the emotional spectrum from happy moments into those deeper human territories we may find ourselves stuck and feeling very much alone. It is human to experience inner conflict and loneliness. And it is through Lisa's gift (along with a ton of hard and passionate work behind it) we gain memorable examples of what is possible through and beyond those struggles. Thank you, Lisa, for shining your light on the world--and to all who helped make this show possible!
    ~ Amy and Sean, Life Coaches
  • Holy f**K! I’ve been an avid fringer for the past 10 years. That is one of the best plays I’ve ever seen! It was so well done it appeals both to woo woo’ers and those who have no woo! I can see how much work you put into it, it was smooth like butter. The thing I love most about it was your message of self love, finding and dealing with your shit, and moving into a bigger life.This was so inspirational for me and I can see it speaks to a large percentage of people. I really hope you get it into a lot more Fringe festivals as a virtual play. And I also think you should get it into junior high and high schools as it speaks to all ages and could do the best work with the least confident of our society.
    ~ Sheri, Assistant to Dr. Ganz Ferrance
  • Oh my effen god you are amazing. Your show was fabulous. You are an amazing person 100x over. Than you for sharing your life experiences. Putting yourself out there is not easy and you’ve done it with style and grace!
    ~ Clifton Corbin, Author, Financial Expert
  • I streamed your show. Wow! You were so terrific. Your script was great, the characters were amazing, your songs were to die for good! I just loved them all. And what a beautiful love story with Greg. Such an inspiring story of overcoming (sadly), toxic mothering. I love your therapists line about two ways to grow with trauma- that’s so very true. I thought your therapist was way better than many characterizations, but most therapists don’t ring true to me as a therapist myself. Good luck with future performances, that’s my hymn of praise!
    ~ Mary Guillermin, therapist and solo theatre actress
  • OMG what a ride, I just finished watching it because I couldn't let this day end without seeing it for myself. Thank you for doing this, the entire journey has been incredible to be part of, and what a voice on you women! Well done and I would love to see this again each stage adds to the story. Standing virtual ovation darling and thank you for giving me a much needed theatre fix!
    ~ Yvonne Bradshaw, Financial Advisor
  • I am STILLLLL blown away by your solo play last night! It was spectacular....YOU, the delivery of it all, the messages it relayed, your portrayal of the guys in your Life (hilarious, btw), the way "Shame" spoke and acted 'her' part.....it was ALL beautifully done!
    ~ Connie Kann, Coach
  • While most of us were baking banana bread,or buying overpriced gym equipment or some other numbing activity to get through the pandemic, my friend not only learned to act, sing, and play piano, she wrote a one-woman play about her experiences with a narcissistic mother, shame, making herself smaller to find love, and growing up. AND performed it for the first time in Los Angeles last week. We watched the virtual performance last night and were so impressed. Even though I knew her story, I was captivated throughout the entire thing. Lisa your courage, discipline, curiosity and yes, talent, are so impressive. Thank you for sharing it all with us.
    ~Janet Whalen, Sleep Coach for Women
  • This show kills! Loved it virtually! Great singer. Master of voices. Excellent directing. Harsh truths!
    ~ Pina Sbrocca, Solo Actress
  • I thought I was attending a table reading and Lisa delivered a full-blown experience on my computer screen. If I knew I would be moved from laughter to tears and everything in between I would have not worn mascara that day. Her characters are so vivid, her songs touch your heart, and I could feel Lisa's energy through the camera lens. At that point, which was very early on in the process, I said the only thing that will make this better is the stage to unleash Lisa. I want to see more. I still find myself singing her original songs and will be one of the first in line for the soundtrack. If you've ever struggled with self (and we all have) this is a MUST SEE. I can't give it justice in my words - you just have to SEE IT, EXPERIENCE it! Incredibly powerful!
    ~ Karen Wilson, Author of Be Weightless
  • When Lisa takes the stages, she steals your heart. Takes your breath away. And transforms the moments you get to share with her in the experiences she creates. Her work will change your life, if you let it. See this show.
    ~ Ginger Johnson, Professional Speaker & Author
  • Too Big For Her Britches" is a MUST see show! If you can only choose one show this year, it MUST be this one. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. Lisa had me mesmerized from the minute the show started until the ending. It touched me in many ways. It has depth – it’s raw, bold and tender. I cried, I laughed, and I cheered. My only wish was that the show was even longer as it’s that good. The message is powerful, needs to be heard and life changing. The music is contagious, and you will want it on your go-to play list. It’s one play that I will see multiple times and can’t wait for its Broadway debut!
    Amy Jo Esser, Speaker and Voice Coach
  • I laughed, I cried, I healed. Lisa has a powerful story with a well-crafted performance. The central themes that we all struggle with have you growing and healing right alongside Luna. A must see!
    Dana Pharant Intuitive Business Coach and Master Healer
  • From the very beginning of Lisa's show, I was captivated by her story. Lisa's storytelling sparked so many emotions inside of me and took me on an inspiring journey as I cringed in fear for her, laughed in pure joy, and was inspired by her strength and perseverance though her whole presentation. I loved Lisa's songs, her message, and her characters. Each touched a part of my heart and have changed me for the better because I was honoured to watch her show.
    Suzanne Longstreet, CPQC, TNLP, TCYF, TCHt Mental Fitness Coach & NLP Master Coach
  • The table reading of 'Too Big For Her Britches' was like NOTHING I have EVER witnessed in my 59 years on the planet...as a fellow performance artist. Lisa channeled this incredible expression of her very relatable & moving Story into such beautiful ART. We (the audience) were with her every breath of the way as she relived her experience through prose & song...playing every character in the most fascinating & entertaining way. I cannot WAIT to see this incredible show on Broadway where it NEEDS to be, as at a deeper level, I believe it will help humanity heal much trauma as most of us were not raised in the families we wanted. I believe that most of us were raised in the families we NEEDED to turn some of us into those who can help to heal the planet...like Lisa Pezik.
    Elvira Hopper, Miracle Mindset Coach, Inspiration Speaker, Artistic Healer, Professional Jazz Singer

Meet The Team

Lisa Pezik

Playwright, Actor, Co-lyricist

Lisa Pezik is a brand strategist, content marketer, playwright, solo theater artist, songwriter and former RN and Fitness Instructor, making her world premiere of her first solo show Too Big For Her Britches.

As an official SELECTION in Solofest, Lisa is premiering in LA and will also be performing in Hollywood Fringe and United Solo. United Solo is an off Broadway debut at the prestigious Theatre Row off 42nd Street in New York city.

Lisa is no stranger to storytelling. She’s a professionally trained speaker having presented her stories and strategies in Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as writing two #1 International Best-Selling Books. Later this year, Lisa is stepping onto a larger stage with TEDx and will be featured in a major movie production that she can’t disclose at this time.

Prior to her agency and theater work, Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the York College of Pennsylvania where she worked as an Intensive Care Nurse, Palliative Care Specialist, Director of Nursing, and Nurse Educator. She also has an extensive background in wellness as an ACE Certified Fitness and Nutrition Specialist, Youth Specialist, and a Pain Free Movement Specialist.

Lisa is a dual citizen of the US and Canada and her greatest joy is her family. Her husband Eric, and her son Oliver Kai. When she’s not performing or running the agency, she’s taking care of their small herd of two dogs, two cats, and Oliver’s favorite, two pet rats.

Lisa Pezik, Playwright, Actor, Co-lyricist

Heather Dowling

Heather Dowling

Director and Developer

Heather Dowling, is a Soaring Solo instructor and an award-winning writer and actress. Her two one-person shows, Unemployed. Finally. and Fertile, have
garnered many awards, including SELECTION for Solofest, the largest solo performance festival on the West Coast, SELECTION by United Solo NYC for OFF BROADWAY performance, two-time ENCORE AWARD WINNER and BEST ACTOR nominee for the Hollywood Fringe Festival and two-time SELECTION for the prestigious and international LA Women’s Theatre Festival.

Heather is also the co-creator, producer and lead of the comedy series Down The Middle, featuring Tom Bergeron, currently on the festival circuit. Her most recent television recently appearance was on NBC’s This Is Us.

Learn more about her at HeatherDowling.com

Jessica Lynn Johnson

Producer

Jessica Lynn Johnson is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Advisory Board Member of the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, Director for Whitefire Theatre, and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo Studios. Jessica has aided in the development of over 100 solo shows (and still going strong)! As a performer, Jessica has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own one person shows ZE and OBLIVIOUS TO EVERYONE for over 15 years.

Jessica’s projects have taken home awards such as TOP OF FRINGE, HFF ENCORE PRODUCER AWARDS, TVOLUTION BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE, LARRY CORNWALL AWARD FOR MUSICAL EXCELLENCE & several other accolades! Jessica was also nominated for the Female Director of Distinction in Theatre by Girl Trip LLC at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Jessica is so honored to collaborate on this wonderful solo show!

www.SoaringSoloStudios.com

Jessica Lynn Johnson

Drew Lawrence

Drew Lawrence

Songwriter, Composer, Piano Accompaniment

Drew Lawrence is a multiplatinum songwriter and producer. His song “Jar of Hearts,” co-written and performed by Christina Perri, was an international smash. Drew’s songs have been recorded by worldwide major label artists including Leona Lewis, The Backstreet Boys, Lea Michele,

Shane Filan (Westlife), Stinaj, Jaira Burns and many more. He has contributed songs to albums for Lindsey Stirling, Madilyn Bailey, Chris Jamison (The Voice) and Fede Le Grand, which all charted on the Billboard Hot 200.

Drew is also a recording artist and tours the country with his group “The Dales.”

Pamela Najera Michael

Dance Choreographer

Pamela Najera Michael, originally, from the Philippines journeyed to the United States in 1979. Practically, a California native, Pamela was formerly a full time medical assistant and switched professions at 35.

She danced professionally with a background in jazz, ballet, and hip-hop forover 15 years. Pamela has found true satisfaction in being of service to herfellow solo-artists in designing a ‘uniquely-you’ choreography fit for any levelof dance or none at all. Pamela also wrote, produced, and performed in herown one-woman-show, TOO OLD TOO ASIAN TOO SHORT.

www.yoursidekik.com

Pamela Najera Michael


2022 TOUR

Solofest 2022

Hollywood Fringe 2022

Hamilton Fringe

United Solo

World Premier, March 3, 2022, The WhiteFire Theatre

LA Premier Hollywood Fringe, Zephry Theatre June 7, 17, 25, 2022

Hamilton Fringe, Ontario Canada- Selected July, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 , 31

United Solo, Theatre Row, NYC- Fall 2022 TBD


Musical Score

1. Smaller

 
Pop Ballad, Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano,
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

2. Would Anybody Notice


Transition Ballad, Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

3. The Warrior


Rock Anthem, Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano with Drums, Bass, Guitar
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

4. Woman in Me


Eurodisco, Composed by Drew Lawrence
Lyrics by Drew Lawrence and Lisa Pezik

5. Not Going Back

Pop Ballad, Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

6. Better


Transition Rock, Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

7. I Choose Me

Trip-Hop
Composed by Drew Lawrence on Piano
Lyrics by Lisa Pezik and Drew Lawrence

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