Round One: An Evening of New Musical Theater Songs
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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The Venue, songs, singing, acting, and musical accompaniment were superb. The narration that linked together the disparate songs together made a whole of many parts. The only reason for the 4 stars and not 5 was I felt the volume of the accompaniment was excessive. The ticket sales and pick-up were seamless, the free refreshments with a voluntary contribution was a nice touch, and hopefully defrayed the cost.
Not Quite Opera Productions launches Round One, an evening of new songs by Bay Area composers of musical theater at the Alcove Theater. NQO is one of the few places in the nation that exclusively develops and produces totally original musical theater.
The Alcove Theater is an intimate, comfortable 49-seat space with great acoustics and a welcoming semi-circular stage. You’ll feel like you’re part of the action from any seat in the house.
*The theme of the April showcase is “Coping with the Ever Changing World.” It features an eclectic mix of songs in styles ranging from driving rock ’n roll, pleasant pop, blast-from-the-past pastiche and the soaring melodies of classic and contemporary Broadway.
Among the 10 new musicals represented are: The Texas Chainsaw Musical, a comedy about a serial killer; _.Love _in which a middle-aged couple reunites through online dating; Meet the Zeroes, a satire on the American family, Another Man’s Treasure, an intimate piece set in a second-hand store and The Anti-musical in which an average office worker finds himself swept into a real-life musical against his will.
The composers and lyricists are a veritable Who’s-Who of Bay Area rising talent: Cory Bytoff, Owen Dockham, Richard Jennings, Randy Kasten, Sandy Kasten, Ron Lytle, Pat Morris, Tracy Held Potter, Liz White Salk and Patrick Wills.