The Wheel of Invention

comedy · awesometech industries · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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TERRY ANNE HOLZMAN certified reviewer · June 20, 2016
tagged as: satire · Dystopian · zany
If you want to laugh at some hard-core zaniness, "Wheel of Invention" is your ticket. "Weintraubsylvania" is truly a "Disneyland Gone Bad", esp the second half which is an anamatronic display with an upbeat theme song (a la "It's a Small World") with a tableau that goes so terribly bad as the drama progresses. If you are like me and do not care for "The Happiest Place on Earth" and all that goes with it...this show is for you. ... full review

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ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer · June 15, 2016
When I saw the description for this show, I immediately bought tickets. I also did not tell my roommate what we were seeing for this one, as she's a Disney fan and I wanted to see what her reaction to a show like this was going to be. And I almost feel like EVERYONE should take a real Disney fan with them when they go to see this show if they aren't one themselves--because this show is SO INSPIRED by Disney that you need to know HOW GOOD it actually is, and it IS THAT GOOD. Welcome to the terrible, awful theme park that Disney never built--but that is a far closer example of what humanity has actually REACHED, instead of what we ASPIRE to become. It's a place where consumerism won. Where happiness falls to capitalism. Where love fails bef... full review

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KEVIN MILLER · June 19, 2016
tagged as: PREDICTABLE · HUMORLESS · amateurish
I'll keep this review brief since it feels like Wheel of Invention already wasted enough of my time. Though the performances were courageous, and the production above average, the social satire in the script is so poorly executed, and the direction so ham-fisted, that any humor or emotional impact is lost. Definitely a must-miss.... full review

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BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
An ambitious piece of fun insanity. ... full review

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JIM NIEDZIALKOWSKI · June 13, 2016
If you are looking for a typical 5 act structure this is not the paly for you, I got the privilege to stage manage this production last October at another venue and it has grown so much in the last six months. I feel like this show embodies everything right about the Hollywood Fringe Festival. I was so glad to be able to just watch this great show from the audience instead of behind a Light board. Great work by Everyone involved... full review

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GARY BOOHER · June 25, 2016
tagged as: Dystopian · comedy · dark · surreal
Nothing can prepare you for this surreal journey of the mind. First you visit Weintraubsylvania, the OTHER "happiest place on earth." Or is it? Then fasten your seat belt for an E-ticket ride to tomorrow, where in a dystopian future an Orwellian "Father" is feared and may not know best, and technology may not be the only answer. Be very afraid! Afterwards the audience remained in their seats, stunned and afraid to leave, and to go home to NOT have sweet dreams.... full review

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SPENCER FRANKEBERGER · June 22, 2016
An interesting concept that has an interesting first half and then falls a bit flat during the second half--the second half lost momentum and was the same joke concept over and over for about 30 minutes. It was a funny gag, but it went on too long. First half was pretty good, though.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 25, 2016
tagged as: comedy · musical · disney · fun · satire · weird · not for kids
To all who come to this happy show, welcome. It may skid to a stop in a few places, but it soars in others. It's funny, it's cynical, it's weird, and you'll definitely walk away with something to talk about. Come for the laughter, stay for the old guy in the seat next to you muttering to his wife about how inappropriate it all is. And please don't ask about Club H. ... full review

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KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla · June 21, 2016
Writer/director Beck has some pointed things to say about class struggles, authority, and society in general, but he envelops his message in a such a brightly-colored wrapping that it never becomes a lecture. And with its brisk one-hour run time, it certainly doesn’t wear out its welcome.... full review

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CAROL NACE · June 06, 2016
Don't waste you money or time.... full review

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