...daffy and sweetly outlandish...”
- Chicago Tribune
Alisa Rosenthal is a musician, comedian, and children's teaching artist living in Chicago, IL. A humorous singer-songwriter, her natural energy and engagement infuses her music and theater classes for learners of all ages. She teaches outreach in the Chicago Public Schools, facilitating drama via Lookingglass Theatre and music via the Old Town School of Folk Music. You can also catch her hosting the weekly closed-circuit TV show "Body Parts" as Professor Alisa T. Humerus on Skylight TV at Lurie Children's Hospital.
She performs music programming for children across schools, parks, and libraries in the Chicagoland area as well as specialized music programs for people with dementia or children with special needs. She produces and performs her unique brand of musical and physical comedy in local cabarets and festivals nationwide.
A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, she's brought her unique brand of musical comedy to showcases and festivals across the country as her vaudeville-inspired alter ego Plucky Rosenthal. You can also catch her as the emcee for local fundraiser the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers, which she is indeed a former wrestler of, and will happily give you arm wrestling tips some day.
Alisa is represented by BMG Talent Chicago.
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