A story about getting over family baggage.

Known by her mom as ‘the child who ruined my life’ – New Yorker Lori Hamilton decided to pack away her family baggage and take the bumpy road to happiness. From lousy lovers to dysfunctional relatives, there were downs, more downs and (eventually) some ups. Follow her journey in a one-woman show full of insight, humor, song and dance; featuring quirky characters including Lori’s Bohemian great-grandma and a guardian angel on probation due to a poker problem. Directed by the award-winning Sean Daniels with a line-up of Broadway musicians.

“…excellent and her characterisation of other roles is very funny”

North West End UK

“…one heck of an actress – the girl could dance … this girl could sing too”

Denver’s Go Go Magazine

“Brilliant … comical … inspirational”

Atlanta Press

Lori Hamilton, Creator, Comedian & Singer/Songwriter


What do reviewers have to say about Lori and North Star?

Suitcase Calamity

Meet Lori’s “Cast of Many Suitcases”

Creating During COVID… how can you produce a show in lockdown?

Songs from the show!

More about Lori…

Join Lori on the

Road to Edinburgh

Audience Reviews of North Star!

Outstanding performance…

 writing and directing. Lori’s voice soars.

For a show that is so deeply personal…

taking the audience on a journey of how one woman overcame tragedy and adversity, North Star keeps you captivated and laughing the whole way through. A very clever use of staging, props and choreography, the show is high energy from start to end… and it’s delightful!

Lori has created a show filled with heart and humor…

go see it! She is the rare performer that can sing a blues and ‘Queen of the Night’ in one show – and deliver them both with passion and style.


yet hysterically comical.

The goosebumps were totally real…

and I genuinely had fun!

Get to see this powerful performance…

it’s totally worth it.

North Star…

“This should be a Netflix special!

A moving and emotional journey…

through Lori’s life culminating with a poignant lesson for all of us.

There is something special about Lori…

she is able to deal with serious subjects in a funny way. North Star does that…allows the audience to laugh at sorrow and learn about themselves in the process.

We were blown away!

We had the pleasure of seeing Lori’s show in LA last night – LOVED IT!

The Cast of Many Suitcases

Read about “The Cast of Many Suitcases”, who went from the vintage bin on eBay to a starring role with Lori on stage.

Lori Hamilton’s North Star

Behind the Scenes

Original Soundtrack on Apple Music

I Want To Be Good

Little Lori wants to be good to please her mother, but can she ever achieve this?

Great Grandmother’s Song

A hilarious message from Lori’s Great Grandmother on how to survive. “Don’t make waves!”

Do All The Things

Obsessive meditating turns out not to be the key to inner tranquility.

Near Star / Finally

The answer to where you should go is in your heart, what lights you up inside?

Creative Types

Get to know the North Star Creative Team

Lori Hamilton

Writer, Director, Performer

Sean Daniels


John Douglas

Dr. Jan Eric Douglas

Music Director, Voice Teacher, Recording Coach

Maya Orchin

Movement Director

Brett Parnell

Musical Direction, Guitar

John Bennett

Producer, Musical Direction

Dan Furman

Musical Arrangements for Original Compositions

Keith Burton


Leah Coloff


Domenica Fossati


Sarah Goldfeather


Josh Henderson

Violin, Viola

Nathan Koci

Brass, Accordion

Eileen Mack


Evan Mitchell


Adrian Morejon


Eleonore Oppenheim


Arthur Sato


Rehearsal Supervisors

Cat Co-Workers

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