Friday, April 16, 2010

The Fools Are Back, with FZ6D

FZ6D

Opening May 21, 2010 at Sacred Fools Theater, Forbidden Zone: Live In The 6th Dimension is the live musical stage adaptation of Richard Elfman’s magnificent midnight movie, bringing back to life the demented and delirious denizens of the Sixth Dimension in a revamped and hyper-energized form that will have you shaking and sweating in your sleep.

FZ6D is adapted by Michael Holmes and directed by Scott Leggett (Beaverquest, Serial Killers). Ryan Johnson (Uberband, Renfield, Batlord) is musical director. Featured in the cast are Joseph Beck, Curt Bonnem, Megan Crockett, Erin Holt, Bryan Krasner, Rebecca Larsen, Alyssa Preston, Marz Richards, Jaime Robledo, Scott Smith and Matt Valla, along with Jaime Andrews, Clarissa Barton, Cristina Dohmen, Gregory Guy Gorden and Nathaniel Harris.

The show features every vocal number from the film as well as songs cut from the initial release. It also includes new tunes such as “Beautiful Dreamer” and “St. James Infirmary” that expressly illustrate the vagaries of Venice, CA and the horrors of Hell. FZ6D represents the original score of maestro Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo with such sonic fidelity that even the most ardent tender lumpling will stand and cheer the rebirth of fool.

While many have tried to bring this cult classic to the live stage, this is the World Premiere production, featuring an expanded script that delves into the motivations of King Fausto and the residents of the Sixth Dimension as they encounter the visitors from the World Above. It seems as if the City of Los Angeles itself has risen from slumber upon the 30th Anniversary of the release of the film to assist Sacred Fools in the production of the show. Twin bands of eight musicians each have been assembled so that no matter the circumstances of the evening, the show you experience will be executed with wild abandon and professional aplomb as the astonishing cast is put through their paces presenting the widest array of choreography and madcap music you have ever experienced in a 99-seat theater.

The film was presented in a sold out screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of the Tim Burton career retrospective because of its primary influence on Mr. Burton’s cinematic creations. He has dropped visual references to the film into many of his works including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice In Wonderland. Recent screenings in Los Angeles have sold out as well and are full of wildly costumed aficionados of jaunty tunes and depraved humor.

For more information click here or go to www.fz6d.com/. Tickets are available at www.sacredfools.org/ or by calling 310-281-8337. Sacred Fools Theater is located at 660 N. Heliotrope, Hollywood, CA 90004.
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