The Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd: A Damnable Rock Musical

musicals and operas · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 15+ · United States

world premiere
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ENRIQUE ACOSTA certified reviewer June 16, 2014
I am so sick of "Horror" musicals that aren't actually scary. Nor making any effort to be scary. The fact that the three actors playing the werewolves are fantastic singers, and that there are at least three decent songs, can't make up for the disjointed mess that is the script. Nonsensical would be a polite way to put it, but jumbled excuse to get to the next song would be more apt. I wonder sometime if Jesse Merlin gets tired of being good in bad productions or if it's just his thing. The whole production couldn't seem to decide if they were doing a serious show or a camp revue. In the end all I could think was that if it were just a little better or a little worse I'd enjoy it more. ... full review
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 27, 2014
tagged as: #hff14 #LAThtr
I have to say…I really loved this crazy new rock musical. In my book, it’s the kind of show that embodies all that is best about the Fringe, with its unconventional characters, sly direction (by Aaron Lyons), pert choreography (by Michelle LaVon), and wicked twist on a relevant message. The musical balances broad comedy with a subtler kind of humor that sometimes takes an extra beat to sink in before you can fully appreciate it, so listen closely to the dialogue and the lyrics and you won’t be left behind. The Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd is a collaboration between Michael Shaw Fisher (book & lyrics) and Michael Teoli (music & additional lyrics) with the Orgasmico Theatre Company, the same folks who brought Fringe favorites Exorcistic and... full review
I JENSEN certified reviewer June 07, 2014
tagged as: Very Entertaining
The entire show was entertaining, funny,never dull,and music was good. Bear in mind that the subject matter is werewolves, so do go expecting a pretty musical. The singers were talented. We saw the opening night and it was already great, and I'm sure it will become even better. The only negative was that some of the mikes sounded too low, which I'm sure they will work out.... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 07, 2014
A good time was had by all tonight @ Werewolves of Hollywood. An original concept by raconteur Michael Shaw Fisher who is also quite delightful as a werewolf, the story will keep you guessing until the very end (no spoilers here.) It is fast paced with lots of music and movement. The libretto is alternatively to the point and yet wickedly funny. Quirky and humorous performances by the actors...special shout outs to David Haverty and Kyle Nudo. GO! ... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: rocking · werewolf
The acting, dialogue, and music were all rockin'. I would have liked to see more of the female werewolf's story! Love her song. Kudos to the actor who played the big bad corporate CEO; he did wonderful work, but considering the classic gender imbalances we see in Hollywood, I would have enjoyed seeing that role gender-swapped (or the other female characters given more agency independent of the male characters). It's a very rockin' musical and thoroughly enjoyable!... full review
ABBY SCHACHNER certified reviewer June 24, 2014
tagged as: fun · music · funny · ficus · AWOOOOO!
when I saw this show, I wasn't sure how to write a review, but I am an Orgasmico fan. I saw excorcistic twice last year, and got really into the movie after. I had a great time at werewolves, and so did my fellah friend, and this show will only get tighter and grow. Despite the sound issues when I saw it or the occasional clunks, I don't care. Next go around, I'll be in the audience bopping my head and howling at the moon after. (or more likely, I'll singing one of the songs!) (then howling)... full review
CHAD KUKAHIKO certified reviewer June 24, 2014
despite the technical issues, the music was excellent and the performances committed and inspired. The Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd are proof that Orgasmico never fails to entertain. i must admit that i was often distracted by a variety of glaring tech issues - including a script light from up the light booth stairs blasting me in the eyes nearly the entire show - , but i enjoyed it so much that i'll definitely see it again when i can tell the tech issues are straightened out.... full review
MICHAEL SHEPPERD certified reviewer June 25, 2014
Teoli and gang have a riotous time onstage in this production. The score rocks and performances and fun and charming. I am very glad I got a chance to see this show. ... full review
CAROL NACE certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Recommend this for all adults. Excellent voices, great music. This is a full length show with original music and story. Very well done for a Fringe show. ... full review
MARISA VAN DEN BORRE certified reviewer June 27, 2014
tagged as: musical · werewolves · hollywood · comedy
Loved this show!! It was so funny and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire production! Well done!... full review