Reviews:

"The noteworthy aspect of this production is the Falcon Theatre's visionary approach to diversity in casting, by using Jai Rodriguez. All the other productions have featured a Caucasian in the role. There is nothing in the character that would indicate Hispanic casting, which makes it all the more significant. For years, African-American actors have asked why they should only play roles that specify Black. That has all changed now, thankfully." ~ glaad.org

"'Mem’ries' may light the corners of Broadway/TV star Jai Rodriguez’s mind, but they are neither 'misty' nor 'water-colored' in Jonathan Tolins’ deliciously dishy Buyer & Cellar, a revelatory showcase for Queer Eye 'Culture Vulture' Rodriguez under Dimitri Toscas’ truly inspired direction. Toscas doesn’t just have Rodriguez moving about the Falcon stage with imagination and flair (the dancing with Barbra sequence is a stroke of genius), together Toscas and scenic/projection designer Adam Flemming elevate this Buyer & Cellar to a whole new level," ~ StageSceneLA

WINNER: NoHo Fringe Award 2016, Best One-Person Show (comedy)

Poster
Poster

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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telling the story
telling the story

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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LA Theatre
LA Theatre

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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dinseyland
dinseyland

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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gate at the estate
gate at the estate

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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driveway
driveway

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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Sharon
Sharon

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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in the dress shop
in the dress shop

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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in the hallway
in the hallway

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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antique shop
antique shop

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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dress shop
dress shop

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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kitchen
kitchen

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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the lights do change at night
the lights do change at night

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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the mirror has two faces
the mirror has two faces

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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young babs
young babs

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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in the sweet shop
in the sweet shop

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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fro-yo
fro-yo

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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"with me as Mama Rose!"
"with me as Mama Rose!"

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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gypsy
gypsy

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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rehearsing gypsy
rehearsing gypsy

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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then we danced
then we danced

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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upstairs
upstairs

Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez (ABC's Malibu Country, Broadway's Rent, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) as Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, who takes a job working in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. What is true? There is a galleria in the basement of Streisand's home. Tolins takes this truth and creates a hilarious world where one

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