Sunday, July 5, 2009

Octomom the Musical coming to the Fake


Octomom

Pop culture has a daring new voice and it's set to the tune of social parody. Just when the world couldn’t get enough Octo-Madness, enter Octomom the Musical, coming to the Fake Gallery in Hollywood beginning July 18, 2009.

The new show from Chris Voltaire, (playwright, director, producer) cleverly reinvents the Octo-phenomenon. One of the most anticipated musicals of the summer, Octomom the Musical is more than a fictionalized comedy inspired by the news headlines. Voltaire’s original, fast-paced musical pastiche reflects popular current events and the iconic figures of our time.

"The show is for people who love the Octomom, who hate her and who love to hate her," says Voltaire. "It is also about Bernie Madoff (made-off in the show), funny money, and the insanity of the economy." Even the TMZ people and Captain “Sully” will be onstage.

The show will also feature a chorus line of Octettes (think Rockettes but dancing in Snuggies, the blankets with arms), flying babies, puppets, stimulus packages, and much more. Choreography is by Dean McFlicker. With Voltaire continually updating and improvising his show to reflect current events, each show will be unique and will also feature secret celebrity cameos at every performance. Even the actors onstage won't know who!

"This is a crazy show… just nuts, but on purpose," admits Voltaire. "We want audiences to join us and laugh together for one hour because these are times people really need to laugh."

The cast, pictured above, features (left to right) Blake Hogue (Vince ShamWow), Lynette Li (Octo’s mom), Chris Voltaire (Octo’s doctor), Molly McCook (Octomom), John Combs (Bernie Made-off) and Dinora Wolcott (Real). Photo by David Kriegel.

Octomom the Musical runs July 18 through August 15, 2009 (Saturdays at 8 and 10 PM) at Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Running time is 69 minutes with no late seating and wheelchair access. For tickets and more information visit www.plays411.com/octomom or www.octomomthemusical.com/.
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