TAGGED WITH MUSICAL

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Voices from the Fringe: Molly Dworsky, Director of 'Thug Tunnel'

The Hollywood Fringe Fest, which runs June 9-26, 2016, is the place to see some of the most innovative theater from all around the world — and to discover some amazing new talent.This is my third year covering the Fest, an assignment I particularly savor because I love the weird — and the productions here are edgy, experimental, and uncensored.Last June, the improv group Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party (referenced hereafter as RT+AP) presented its first scripted musical, Timeheart, at the Fringe,...
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BUMPERSTICKER: THE MUSICAL, a Toe Tapping Song Fest

Gary Stockdale and Spencer Green display great originality in their choices for topic to frame their musicals around. Bukowsical was their last effort, a toe tapping song fest about Charles Bukowski America’s ugliest poet. When they received a “cease and desist” letter from the lawyers representing Bukowski’s estate that threatened legal action, in a move that warmed the hearts of gadflies across this great nation of ours, they turned that correspondence into the show’s opening number.W...
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Stumbling Their Way Through JonBenet

On Christmas day, 1996, the bludgeoned and strangled body of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey was found in a basement room of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colorado. As horrific as this tragedy was at the time, now slightly less than three decades later, the fate of JonBenét has morphed into comedic tuner parody, conceived, scripted and helmed by Austen Fletcher, utilizing the melodies of such musical theater heavyweights as Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Cameron, Richard Rodgers and John Ka...