Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tracey makes noises in the Studio

Tracey gets offered a job for "The Early Show"

Tracey Ullman joins Dave, Russ, and Maggie on the plaza where they offer her a job on "The Early Show."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tracey should Host SNL

I have contacted NBC about Tracey Hosting SNL. She is very funny and creative, and it would be so amazing to see her Host! I'm sure people would tune in to watch. I think it would be great. I don't know why they haven't asked her yet. I've always thought that she would make a great host! We'd be able to see her perform in sketches, being the happy schizoprhrenic that she is. Hopefully they take my email into consideration. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thank you Tracey (Part 2)

Thank you for being true to yourself, and for doing something you enjoy.

Thank you for always putting a smile on my face when I needed it.

Thank you for being able to take risks, and not worrying about how it would turn out. It turned out great.

Thank you for giving me the strength to carry on with my performing, and giving me inspiration.

Thank you for not sucking bits of your ass and injecting into your top lip, or altering your appearance. You don’t need it.

Thank you for making me laugh. It always makes me feel better, and laughter is the best medicine.

Thank you for keeping up with State of the Union. It’s a great show, and I hope you keep making more seasons.

Thank you for not falling into the pressures of Hollywood.

Thank you for being unique. You have a great personality.

Thank you for not giving up on yourself. You have a lot of creativity. Don’t let that go to waste.

Thank you Tracey. Thank you for everything you’ve done.

Keep up the great work. I don’t know what my life would be like without you. I do know that it would be extremely boring!

Jazz singer celebrates quirky characters

She tries to Channel Tracey, but doesn't go as planned.

Jazz singer celebrates quirky characters

Spider Saloff's 'Entertaining Guests' debuts at Acorn
By JEREMY D. BONFIGLIO - H-P Features Writer
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:11 PM EDT

THREE OAKS - Spider Saloff's first attempt at channeling Tracey Ullman didn't go quite as planned.

The acclaimed jazz singer was performing at Davenport's, the Chicago piano bar, in 2001 when she decided to interpret a series of standards through the voices of the characters in her life.

"It was done in more of a workshop format," Saloff says about her one-woman show "Entertaining Guests." "It didn't have original music at all. I just performed standards. When I realized it was going to take a lot more work, I put it on the back burner until about a year and a half ago."

Using a selection of original songs and the singer's ever-present comedic wit, Saloff's current incarnation of "Entertaining Guests," which she'll perform tonight and Friday at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, turns the autobiographical musical theater piece into a celebration of life's quirky characters.

"There's an Italian hairdresser from South Philly and a very strict German woman," Saloff says. "The whole premise of the title is that there are these people who just show up in your life. They are like guests who show up to your party, make an impression and then leave. The show is bizarre, and all of it is true. There's stuff that's so weird you couldn't make it up."

Saloff, who is originally from the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia, lived in New York City before making Chicago her adopted home in 1994.

Since then, her scats and improvisations have made her a fixture in Chicago's jazz scene, performing at the Gold Star Sardine Bar, The Green Mill and the Fairmont Hotel, and teaching at the Bloom School of Jazz.

Saloff is the co-star and co-creator of the internationally syndicated public radio series "Words and Music," but is most widely recognized for her extensive knowledge of classic Broadway theater music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Her concert series, "Spider Saloff Sings Gershwin," which toured the United States and headlined the St. Petersburg Gershwin Festival in Russia, featured a few rare Gershwin melodies given to her by members of the composer's family.

Saloff recently performed a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and released her seventh studio recording, "Cole Porter Live at Maxim's," on Kopaesthetics Records in the summer of 2008.

In "Entertaining Guests," however, Saloff turned to her own story for inspiration, penning a series of original songs that are, at times, more personal than even she anticipated.

"There are things in my life that I didn't ever think I would tell publicly," Saloff says. "There's the issue about abuse that comes up in the play, and I'll leave it at that. Somehow putting these stories together felt brave, it felt right."

The play is set at a memorial service for an Asian drag queen. Saloff portrays herself and a series of characters who pop up in her memory as she's telling stories. Only one song, "Like Glass," has been previously recorded. The rest Saloff wrote specifically for the piece.

"Once I got into these characters it kept coming out," Saloff says.

"Some of the music is written for me as myself, and some are written for these characters. It was a really fun process even though at times it could be like sitting on an egg and waiting for it to hatch."

Saloff, who has performed the current show just once - last spring in Chicago - is planning a longer run in both Chicago and New York after the two Acorn performances.

"My passion for this piece from the very beginning comes from wanting to use my broader talents," Saloff says. "A lot of people don't know that I was an actor before I was a jazz singer. I wanted to express my character work. Until now, I just wasn't sure how it was going to happen."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today's the Day!

Filming of Season 3 officially starts today! Have fun Tracey!! Not only will Tracey be acting, but also directing. It's going to take alot of work, but we know Tracey will have no problem with that because a) She has great energy, b) She's a "Happy Schizophrenic" which will help her breeze through her characters, c) She's a hard worker, and d) She's Tracey Ullman.

More New Photos from the CFDA's

I am loving those Pink Shoes.

Australia gets "State of the Union" Seasons 1&2 together

Sure look likes it.

State of the Union (Tracey Ullman's) - The Complete Series 1 & 2 (2 Disc Set) (808110)
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One nation. Impersonated.

Tracey Ullman stars in the new hit comedy State of the Union. Tracey pokes fun at America's favourite celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellwegger, Helen Mirren and David Beckham and many more. This comedic send up takes a satirical look at a day in the life of America.

Special Features:

Blooper and Outtake Reels
Character Screen Tests with commentary from Tracey
Making of the Opening sequence with commentary from Tracey
Extra Material
Deleted Scenes

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tracey's at it again!

Shooting starts on SOTU, Sept. 11, 2009

Tracey Ullmans STATE of the UNION starts shooting on Monday September 14th at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City Hollywood Ca. The 7 part EMMY nominated series will be produced by Melanie Patterson and directed by Tracey Ullman. Rob Sweeney will be the DP

Allan McKeown, Tracey Ullman and Bruce Wagner are Executive Producers.

Andy Defoe is the asssociate producer, and Eric Fors the co-ordinator. The third season has been pre bought in a number of territories around the world.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Darn, I missed it!

Unfortunately I have missed the Auditions for the third season of Tracey's Show. I am really bummed, but I may have another chance in the future. I'll stay positive! I am looking forward to seeing a whole new batch of Characters this season!

Monday, September 7, 2009