When: Sun., June 12, 8 p.m. 2016
“I am gay. No one can ever know this.” Interviewed for the web series It Got Better, comedic actress extraordinaire Jane Lynch (Glee, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Party Down) recalls writing these words in her journal at the age of 14, then immediately ripping the page out and stuffing it in a trash can four blocks away from her house. Lynch’s 2011 memoir Happy Accidents chronicles her decades-long journey from a mortified teenager to an A-list actress who, as Slate puts it, “excels at portraying ... full-throttle, sexed-up, hyper-confident female wack jobs” — such as her breakout role in Christopher Guest’s 2000 comedy Best in Show, where she played Christy Cummings, publisher of American Bitch, a magazine focusing on “the issues of lesbian pure-bred dog owners.” But for definitive proof that “it gets better,” it’s hard to beat the immediate highs of Lynch’s touring See Jane Sing, which showcases our favorite children’s choir antagonist as a cabaret act with a subversive streak. Accompanied onstage by the Tony Guerrero Quintet, Glee vocal arranger Tim Davis and The Office’s Kate Flannery, Lynch delivers an evening The New York Times describes as “free-form goofiness” with a “sly, sexual subtext.” It doesn’t get much better than that.