written and performed by Jennifer Jiles
music and lyrics by Jack Mezzano
directed and choreographed by Cookie Harlin
The Rockettes are world famous for dancing in unison, looking identical and all kicking at the same height. Not for Jennifer Jiles! Watch as this ex-Rockette kicks it even higher and dances to the beat of her own drummer in this hilarious, touching musical and dramatic tell-all story of life on and off-stage.
Kicking & Screaming, The Musical! is must-see, One Woman Show in Two Acts with Five Original Songs, featuring 21 Different Characters in the life of One Emmy Award Winning Actress Jennifer Jiles.
“As a young dancer, growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY, I always wanted to stick out, be up in front (get some laughs). Then, I got the most famous dancing job in the world where I had to fit in, stay in line (be quiet).
In my one woman show, I can take center stage (no other cast members), play my characters based on some of the real life Radio City crew, sing original songs written by the incomparable Jack Mezzano, get into shape showing off my eye-high kicks, and tell you what it was really like to be a Rockette—not what the Radio City PR machine tells you.” — Jen
Jennifer Jiles is an Emmy Award-winning comedic actress who's worked with such stars as Tim Conway, Tom Poston, Samantha Eggar and Carl Reiner. Jennifer performs in theatre, on film and TV, can be heard and seen in numerous commercials (TV & radio), and is perhaps one of the best known Ex-Radio City Rockettes because of her critically-acclaimed one woman show based on her life as a Rockette,
"KICKING & SCREAMING, The Musical!"