Comic-Con the Musical
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June 07, 2017
REVIEW: COMIC-CON THE MUSICAL BY RYAN M. LUEVANO
Writing a new musical is a long journey and most musicals rarely make it to a staged production, at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival the musical Comic-Con the Musical made it. Creators Laura Watkins and Nicholas David Brandt have brought L.A. audiences a close to first full version of their show in its first ever staged production. With a running time of two hours this production is as full-length as one can get at the Fringe Festival where most performances have an average running time of approximately 80 minutes. Whether you been to Con or not this musical will take you there as it follows a trio of con-goers on their path to friendship, acceptance and saving the world.
What immediately stands out about this musical is the thirteen-person cast that offers exciting performances of Watkins original songs and larger-than-life personifications of Brandt’s characters. The musical is narrated by a character known as the Dungeon Master (Luke Adams), he’s exceptional—his distinctive s...
May 25, 2017
MAKING ‘COMIC-CON THE MUSICAL’ A REALITY
INTERVIEW: LAURA WATKINS AND NICHOLAS BRANDT
BY RYAN M. LUÉVANO
I remember seeing Comic-Co the Musical at the 2016 ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theater Workshop with Stephen Schwartz at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts -
(Link Tin Pan L.A.’s recap of the 2016 workshop the includes Comic-Con the Musical: http://www.ryanmluevano.com/2016/02/19/2016-ascap-musical-theatre-workshop-pt-ii
The musical even then, in its development stage, was an audience favorite with hilarious characters and energetic music. Now this new musical is back and ready to make its world premiere at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Creators Laura Watkins and Nicholas David Brandt are bringing audiences this fun musical that follows a trio of con-goers on their path to friendship and acceptance while taking audiences on a musical journey of what it’s like to be at a Con. In this Tin Pan L.A. exclusive the creators of this musical discuss their inspirations and what audiences can expect f...
May 24, 2017
CHECK OUT COMIC-CON THE MUSICAL – A LOVE SONG TO THE GEEKIEST OF CONS
by Rob Weiland. May 24, 2017. Geek and Sundry
For many geeks, San Diego Comic-Con is a magical place. Thousands make the trip every year, battling crowds, commotion and online combat to get their hands on a treasured autograph or that exclusive release to display back home. Magic and musicals make a classic team, with quite a few geek icons trying their hand at a little song and dance. It was only a matter of time before the two worlds truly merged. Creators Nicholas Brandt and Laura Watkins mixed the two together to create Comic-Con The Musical!
Comic-Con The Musical features a narrator that is also, naturally, a Dungeon Master. It weaves in classic convention scenes like cosplayers, singing and long lines everywhere with a trio of plots. A movie mogul announces a life-changing contest, a showrunner seduces a superfan to steal her ideas, and an alien tries to take over the world because...
May 18, 2017
“COMIC-CON THE MUSICAL” BRINGS COMEDY, ORIGINAL MUSIC, AND THE CON-GOER EXPERIENCE TO HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA MAY 11TH, 2017. “Comic-Con the Musical,” with its original music written by Laura Watkins and hilarious book by Nicholas David Brandt, has its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! The show follows a trio of con-attendees on their path to friendship, artistry, and inner acceptance.
With its celebration of fandoms, diversity, and nerds of all kinds, “Comic-Con the Musical” runs on both laughs and heart. With the help of a Dungeon Master narrator, the audience is taken on a journey of what it’s like to be at a Con, from the cosplayers to the signings to the long lines to the feeling that anything could happen. And at this Con, it does. A celebrity movie mogul announces a life-changing contest, a TV show creator seduces a superfan to steal her ideas, and an actual alien tries to take over the world. Ultimately, everyone learns to be proud of who they really are and embrace their inner superpower.
“Comic-Con the Musical” was previou...
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