EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL PREMIERES AT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Shaw Fisher (415) 994-4760
Email: [email protected]

EXORCISTIC: The Rock Musical Parody Experiment
Begins June 8th, 2013

CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THESCARIEST FILM OF ALL TIME!”
ORGASMICO THEATRE COMPANY’S FOLLOW-UP TO THEBEST OF FRINGEANDBEST MUSICAL WINNERDOOMSDAY CABARET.
HEADS WILL SPIN FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THIS HILARIOUS ROCK MUSICAL LOVE CHILD OF “THE EXORCISTANDNOISES OFF.”

Opens June 8th through June 29th, 2013
(Media are invited to attend June 8th at 7:30PM)

(Los Angeles, CA. May, 2012)… The Orgasmico Theatre Company is pleased to introduce a world premiere production of EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL PARODY EXPERIMENT at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival beginning June 8th, 2013 – at Hollywood’s Open Fist Theatre.

About The Show

For a film that came out 40 years ago (On June 19th, 1973 was the NYC premiere according to IMDB) the influence the Exorcist has had on cinema is unquestionable. Whether you think it’s horrifying or laughable, it remains iconic, full of classic quotables of cinematic history—all of which make it into this PURE ROCK musical written in the 70s style of Ozzy, Bowie, Iggy, Santana, the Carpenters, Creedence and Partridge Family. EXORCISTIC depicts the dichotomy of Good vs Evil through use of a four-piece band that summons the demons that root in man’s dark corners and sneer in the face of God…

But that’s all hooey, right? No one really believes demons exist anymore…Do they?

Among the chief doubters is the cash-strapped Orgasmico Theatre Company, whose players (in this play-within-a-play) decide to capitalize on the 40th Anniversary but refuse to believe that “evil” really exists in the 21st century. Instead, they dissect the film’s cultural relevance, its controversial themes, the 1970s mentality/morality, and put it all into a big ridiculous intellectual “experiment” that allows them to break the fourth wall and engage the audience.…But at what cost? The dangerous thing about live theatre is that if evil really does exist, then no one is safe!

About the Production Team

Book, Music, and Lyrics Written by – Michael Shaw Fisher
Directed by – Pat Towne
Arrangement and Musical Direction by – Michael Teoli
Produced by – Ken Sawyer and The Orgasmico Theatre Company
Choreography: Olivia Goldberg

The Orgasmico Theatre Company made its debut in Hollywood Fringe Festival 2011 with The Barking Pig which got in “Best of Fringe.” Last year’s DOOMSDAY CABARET: A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions about a symposium of apocalyptic freaks and geeks meeting on 12/21/12, took home “Best Musical” and “Best of Fringe” and went on to do an 8-week run at the 2nd Stage Theatre. In 2012, Michael Shaw Fisher was asked to desist from his parody until the Geffen Playhouse’s more serious play of the Exorcist was over. Finally, Orgasmico finally brings this hilarious rock opus to the stage with William Peter Blatty’s blessing!

In EXORCISTIC, Fisher is united with his DOOMSDAY Arranger/Musical Director, and Sacred Fool’s resident maestro, Michael Teoli (Carnevil, Tonya & Nancy). The outrageous Pat Towne (Joe’s Garage, Sketches from National Lampoons) directs a cast of rockers including Jesse Merlin (Silence! The Musical, Re-Animator: the Musical) and Laura Sperrazza (lead singer of the Glombies.) Orgasmico also enlisted as a producer/”horror expert” Ken Sawyer (Lovelace, Deathtrap) to lend his love of horror and oversee the madness.

The Actors (in Alphabetical Order)

Annie Arbuckle
Bryce Blue
Curt Bonnem
Anna Bowen
Sarah Chaney
Michael Shaw Fisher
Jesse Merlin
Amy Northcutt
Laura Sperrazza
Jimmy Swan
Leigh Wulff

The Crew

Sound Board Operator: Sandy Fury
Light Programmer: Matthew Richter

EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL PARODY EXPERIMENT runs June 8th through June 29th 2013 as part of this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival. Performances are June 8th at 7:30PM, June 14th at 11:00PM, June 15th at 11:00PM, June 16th at 3:00PM, June 19th at 10:00PM, June 21st at 7:00PM, June 27th at 9:30PM, June 29th at 11:30PM. Performances are at the Open Fist Theare at 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets are $16.00 General Admission. Running time is 80 minutes with no intermission. Allow time for parking.

For reservations, call (415) 994-4760 or RESERVE ONLINE:
http://hff13.org/1136 or hollywoodfringe.org

NOTE TO MEDIA: Press invited to attend June 9th or 10th at 3PM
CALENDAR LISTING:

Orgasmico Theatre Company presents
EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL PARODY EXPERIMENT
Book, Music, and Lyrics by – Michael Shaw Fisher
Directed by – Pat Towne
Additional Music and Musical Direction by – Michael Teoli
Associate Produced by – Ken Sawyer and the Orgasmico Theatre Company

CAST: (In Alphabetical Order)
Annie Arbuckle
Bryce Blue
Curt Bonnem
Anna Bowen
Sarah Chaney
Michael Shaw Fisher
Jesse Merlin
Amy Northcutt
Laura Sperrazza
Jimmy Swan
Leigh Wulff

CREW:
Sound Board Operator: Sandy Fury
Light Programmer: Matthew Richter

THEATRE VENUE:
Open Fist Theatre
6209 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

OPENING:
8th JUNE 2013 @ 7:30PM

RUNS:
Saturday June 8th – 7:30PM
Friday June 14th – 11:00PM
Saturday June 15th – 11:00PM
Sunday June 16th – 3:00PM
Wednesday June 19th – 10:00PM
Friday June 21st – 7:00PM
Thursday June 27th – 9:30PM
Saturday June 29th – 11:30PM

TICKETS:
$15 Performances

www.hollywoodfringe.org http
http://hff13.org/1136
Ticket Line: (323) 455-4585

MEDIA CONTACT:
Michael Shaw Fisher – ORGASMICO THEATRE COMPANY
415.994.4760

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