Monday, August 22, 2005

THE BANGER'S FLOPERA- A MUSICAL PERVERSION

SHOW TITLE: THE BANGER’S FLOPERA – A MUSICAL PERVERSION
RUNNING TIME: 2h 30m
VENUE: Village Theatre
GENRE: Musical / Comedy
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: Yes

RATING (0-4): 0

RATING SCALE:

0 Run, don’t walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don’t miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!

COMMENTS:

I was shocked at how horrendously bad this show was. I had never seen a Kirk Wood Bromley play and had been disappointed I didn’t see Lost last year. This show was one big teenage boy fuck fantasy, albeit modeled after the Three Penny Opera. All about porn stars, “fuck gods”, horny cheerleaders and unnecessary violence. And not a bit of it is titillating. Also, I don’t have any idea why this is classified as a musical comedy – because unless it’s funny that the main character (“the fuck god”) keeps forgetting his high school cheerleading plaything’s name, there’s nothing comic about this at all. Especially the end where the homeless street singer goes to the electric chair (not because he committed a crime, but because he was volunteered by the crowd to take someone else’s place) and one of the chorus girls (who had no lines until this moment) decides she can be famous too if she’s fucking him as he gets electrocuted. Fun for the whole family.

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

Unfortunately (and sort of unbelievably), this show will be presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. I hope it dies a quiet death after that.

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