Combined Artform Brings Best of Hollywood Fringe to Theatre Asylum
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from KenyonRed Velvet
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(This is for the Lost Moon Radio #12) What an great show. Everyone had so much fun - onstage and off - and it was SRO and hot that night! Everyone on stage (actors and musicians) really get into the act. The writing is top notch, the actors amazingly versatile, the music excellent (you could even hear most of the words to most of the songs!) We're definitely going to check out their website for past shows.
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(For "Bijan") Agree with person who wondered how this got a "best of". Nice enough guy and some decent tricks, but pretty amatuerish (beyond what was intentional). Nothing really special, aside from the sightly persian slant to some jokes.
August 3 and August 18, 2012: Crushed
Whilst tying the bows on her wedding invitations, Kiersten’s male-model fiance walks into the room, slumps in his vintage office chair, forlornly looks at his ironic New York subway system poster and sighs, “I don’t love you…”
Crushed is a comedic look at the question “Why is it that the guys you like never seem to like you back?” Grasping a memory timeline of crushes dating back to a Han Solo action figure, Kiersten uses what any good girl raised in the ‘80s and ‘90s would: an overhead projector and a handful of construction paper hearts as she attempts to figure out crushes, heartbreaks — and why she had so many variations on a bowl haircut.
“… we laughed, cried, cringed and totally related to the tale. After all was said and done, I was so happy that Lyons had found her pot of gold. If anyone deserved it, she did. Despite the late hour, I left the theater energized and ready for anything. —The Examiner
This show is intended for those ages 17 and up.
August 4 and August 17, 2012: Leprechauns and Lies
From DC in ’90 back to Salt Lake City in ’83 to Honolulu in ’87 to Right Here and Right Now, this journey back and forth through the mind and times of a Mormon-raised Hawaiian agnostic explores regions of the universe and soul that might make you question your sanity. This one-man show from and starring writer-director Chad Kukahiko uses song, storytelling, comedy, music and a whole lot of truth to present his “Being & Nothingness” – twenty years in the making.
This show is meant for audiences ages 13 and up.
Running time is 75 minutes.
August 10 and August 25, 2012: Confessions of a Cat Lady
Confessions of a Cat Lady is the ultimate expose. The LAist says “this fast-paced one-woman comedy … is flawless, energizing, & constantly hilarious!” It will have you rolling in your seat with laughter and looking inside yourself by the end. Tiffany inspires audiences to embrace the flaws that make them who they are through reliving the moments in her life you would never want anyone to know about! Jealousy is a recurring theme for her throughout the show. Her honesty makes Confessions of a Cat Lady one helluva a brave performance delivered with heart. Recently named Flavorpill’s Editor’s Pick!
Watch as Tiffany confesses why her theme song is “Hey Jealousy,” her total cat obsession, her self-enforced no-pooping-in-public rule, and about how through it all she still deals with the green-eyed monster to this day. She takes the audience on a ride that can only be described as gut-busting and endearing. From the moment she bursts onto the stage to the very end, when she realizes having a nagging flaw isn’t all that bad, it’s what makes you you-nique and hilariously cheesy!
This show is intended for audiences ages 15 and up.
August 11 and August 25, 2012: I Do Card Tricks and I'm Funny
This is not just another close-up magic show! Jon Armstrong has traveled around the world with just his wit and a pack of cards. Having grown up in Orlando, Florida, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he is a frequent performer and award-winner at the world famous Magic Castle. Come to this rare public performance and experience the type of magic and humor that has amazed and entertained audiences the world over!
Winner of the 2011 Fringe Award for Best Cabaret or Variety Show
This show is intended for audiences ages 10 and up.
Running time is approximately one hour.
August 17, August 19 and August 25, 2012: The Women of Tu-Na House
Winner In “Best of Solo” For Combined Artform’s Best Of Hollywood Fringe 2012 @ Theatre Asylum
What matters most – the size of the boat, the motion of the ocean or Jeremy Lin? Discover for yourself when you step through the doors of Tu-Na House, an infamous Asian massage parlor located steps from the United Nations in NYC, where you’ll meet the women who work there and capture a rare glimpse into a surprising, comedic and sometimes sad world usually seen through almond-eyes in this entertaining and funny one-hour show performed and written by veteran NYC actress Nancy Eng. Through a succession of distinct, disparate characters, hailing from various regions, you’ll hear how the women — victims by no means — choose to offer additional services or ply their trade in “the world’s oldest profession” voluntarily, feeling no remorse or shame for the paths they’ve paved and the roads they’ve chosen to travel.
Running time is approximately one hour.
August 19, 2012: So Much to Celebrate
Turning 40 (Subject to Change), A Belated Christmas and 20 Years in Showbiz! There really is so much to celebrate! Nominated for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival and winner of the prestigious MO Award for ‘Excellence in Live Comedy’ Australian Comedy Sensation Jackie Loeb returns to the Hollywood Fringe with her brand spanking sizzling new show.
In her 20 years as a comic Jackie has done it all – including a few illegal and amoral things that she is rather proud of. Join Jackie as she opens up her comedy basement to reveal a few sordid tales. What happens on tour… should never stay on tour! Armed with her electric guitar, keyboard and kick arse rock star vocals, Jackie is ready to put her foreclosed property, lack of private health insurance and high cholesterol aside and crack open the mini-bar and celebrate! A cast member on the Award winning sketch comedy show Full Frontal and an International Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. This show is not to be missed!