THE REVIEW – A new musical
Jim Dooley’s THE REVUE turns movies into musicals…
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — A world musical premiere
“THE REVUE” REINVENTS MODERN MUSIC BY BLENDING COMEDY WITH A DYNAMIC NEW PLOT FORMAT
Jim Dooley teams up with Matt Walker to bring irreverent humor, parody and levity to the Colony Theater stage at a most needed time.
Pandemic-weary audiences will return to the theater with an increased appetite for farce, satire and fantasy. “THE REVUE,” a groundbreaking new parody of film and theater classics that pokes fun at the very fact that “not everything should be a musical,” will be released at the famed Colony Theater in Burbank, Calif., on March 17, 2022.
Conceived and produced by Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies, Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events and Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning), and directed by and with Troubadour Theater Company founder Matt Walker. Choreographer Suzanne Jolie and costumes by Yuko Koresawa will complete the creative team. The cast includes Rick Batalla (Being the Ricardos), Katie DeShan (The Parent Trap), Tiffany Daniels, (Grace & Frankie), Isaac Robinson-Smith (Final Fantasy) and Travis Leland (Pride & Prejudice).
The production will introduce a new concept of “dynamic plot” structure, ensuring that no audience will see the same story twice. In the show, a director and producer audition the craziest musicals ever made in an effort to save their beloved theater from ruin with a sold-out show. (Think: Jaws: The Musical as if Meredith Wilson was the composer). The opening and ending numbers are fixed scenes, but the body of the show will be completely malleable with more than 50 different “modules” in three parts. Thus, virtually unlimited permutation of plots can occur. If the audience needs an intermission, they can also select this module.
Because the songs and modules of “THE REVUE” are themed with parody references to cinematic pop culture, audiences can also choose their “ratings” of G, PG, PG-13, or R based on “family.” that he wishes the show was. (*However, Colony Premiere is recommended for audiences 16 and older). New modules are continually added to THE REVUE to keep audiences coming back for a brand new show. Shows can be presented by any quantity of group from 4 to 50 people – with no gender, race or ability requirements.
Says Dooley “What makes this show special is that it is truly accessible to everyone, through simple familiarity with memorable classic moments and characters from film and television. This concept bears similarities to The Producers and Forbidden Broadway in the straightforward production style of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, but will spark a life and fan base of its own. It’s the kind of show the world needs right now and we’re excited to launch it with such a great community as the iconic Colony.
The show will also feature an array of recognizable iconic props from Broadway movies and shows such as Dark Helmet’s helmet from Spaceballs, Wilson’s Volleyball from Castaway, Heart of the Ocean from Titanic, puppets from Avenue Q and Lloyd and Harry’s tuxedos from Dumb. and dumber.
THE TEAM INCLUDES
Designed and produced by Jim Dooley
Directed by Matt Walker
Apollo Music Production Company
Choreography by Suzanne Jolie
Costumes of Yuko Koresawa
Photograph by Jim Dooley
The cast includes
Rick Batalla, Katie DeShan, Tiffany Daniels, Isaac Robinson-Smith, Matt Walker and Travis Leland
The Colony Theater is located at 555 N. 3rd Street, Burbank, CA. 91502. The show opens March 17-27, 2022. Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Duration 90 minutes (without intermission).
Information and tickets on www.LaRevueMusicale.com
A preview of the compilation can be viewed and listened to at: https://youtu.be/xDq1Ia3l7OE
and samples of more tracks will be released ahead of the premiere.
A preview of the LA REVUE compilation