LPCA presents ‘The Jill and Julia Show’ Saturday

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present the acclaimed independent songwriter Jill Sobule and Saturday Night Live performer Julia Sweeney in a free performance of “The Jill & Julia Show” at 8 pm.. Saturday.

To make advance reservations for this free show, call the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512.

Sobule and Sweeney team up for a delightful, informal set that pairs Jill’s songwriting with Julia’s funny monologues for a show about love lost and found, love wished for and love taken away, the complicated joys of family, navigating mid-life, and living in our crazy, modern world.

The New York times hails Jill Sobule’s work as “grown-up music for an adolescent age” and the Minneapolis Star Tribune says “Julia Sweeney can make you laugh about anything.”


About Julia Sweeney

Sweeney is best known for her four seasons on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990 to 1994 in which her most famous character was androgynous “Pat.”

She is also known for her critically acclaimed one-woman monologue, “God Said, Ha!,” which played on Broadway at the Lyceum theater in 1996. The show chronicled Sweeney’s brother Michaels’ diagnosis with cancer, and her experiences as his caretaker. During this time, Sweeney was also diagnosed with cancer. She has worked as a writer on several TV shows including “Sex & the City” and “Desperate Housewives.” She has also appeared in several TV shows including “Fraiser” and “Sex & the City” and in many films, including “It’s Pat: The Movie,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Stuart Little” as well as the mother in “Beethoven 3” and “Beethoven 4.”

Her book, “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother” was published by Simon & Schuster in April 2013.

About Jill Sobule

Sobule belongs to a rare breed of artists. Her work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. Over five albums and a decade of recording, the Denver-born songwriter/ guitarist/singer has tackled such topics as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence, and the Christian right. Did we mention love? Love found, love lost, love wished for and love taken away.

While her songs cover a huge amount of ground, they all have benefit greatly from Sobules subtle intelligence and skillful light-handedness.

No sloganeering flag-and-fist waving here, but rather story songs about human beings, real and imagined, which allow people to step back from the issue, be it personal or social, and relate to it as we would a close friend.

A veritable gypsy, Sobule divides her time between a busy touring schedule and a variety of other projects. She has played the role of political troubadour for NPR stations across the country and for Air America Radio. She also served as songwriter/composer for the hit Nickelodeon network show “Unfabulous” during that show’s three-season run.

She composed the music for the off-Broadway show Prozak and the Platypus and co-starred in the Eric Schaeffer film “Mind the Gap.”

In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant grown-up music for an adolescent age.”