Political Satire The Fix from Musical Theatre Guild
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The last date listed for The Fix was Monday June 23, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Truly a classic film noir, the 1946 crime thriller The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and… More
From a new team of writers comes a hard-edged, hard-boiled commentary on the American political machine. Part tabloid, part “The Manchurian Candidate,” The Fix is a totally original biting satire ripped from the headlines of today, yesterday and most likely tomorrow. A popular presidential candidate is dead, and his wife, who has power on the brain, thrusts her son into the political spotlight. Her maniacal scheming is matched only by that of her crippled brother-in-law, who will stop at nothing to see the boy elected. Together, the three of them make up one of the most dysfunctional almost-first families this side of real-life Washington politics.
With a driving, riveting score by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe (The Witches of Eastwick), The Fix is a powerful, nightmarish, hysterical roller coaster of a musical.
Directed by Randy Brenner
Musical direction by Darryl Archibald
Choreography by Heather Castillo
First presented in London in 1997, The Fix is part of the Festival of New American Musicals being celebrated all over Southern California in May and June 2008.
Preceding the performance and during intermission, Musical Theatre Guild’s first annual Silent Auction will occur. Top items include a Las Vegas package including tickets to Phantom and collectible theater memorabilia.