TIMEHEART

musicals and operas · robot teammate & the accidental party · Ages 10+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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TONY FRANKEL certified reviewer June 21, 2015
It's just the Fringe-iest of the Fringe! Director Dave Reynolds is deliriously adorable as Bruce, the time-traveler who finds himself face-to-face with the girl of his dreams and silly space villains. Surprisingly, there are some truly catchy tunes that I found myself humming hours later; that happens so rarely in new musicals. There are certainly many enjoyable aspects (funny dialogue and music direction among them). However, the show is practically a silly spoof of itself, so it could use better character development and sound design, and less time spent on clunky sets and scene changes; but that can happen when the director is in the show. Problematic, yes, but definitely not a waste of your time.... full review
DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD certified reviewer June 24, 2015
Timeheart, a sci-fi musical now playing at the L.A. Fringe, is goofy, funky, and fun. The first scripted production by the Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party musical improv troupe, what the show lacks in dramatic scope and emotion it makes up in zaniness. Hero Bruce Greenstreet (played spot-on by Dave Reynolds) is a central casting shlub who invents a time machine that inadvertently destroys the Earth. With the help of time-traveling nutty professor (a manic Chris Bramante), Bruce takes on the bad guy (Miles Crosman in high school leading-man glory), wins the girl (a lovely Molly Dworsky) and undoes some of the damage he caused by inventing the damn thing in the first place. The key to all this is a woman called Timeheart (played b... full review
KURT GARDNER certified reviewer June 22, 2015
tagged as: musical · comedy · Sci-Fi · overplotted · tone shifts
Promoted as the improv troupe Robot Teammate’s first scripted production, this freewheeling spoof still feels rather slapdash. With characters racing frantically around the stage spouting acres of sci-fi geekspeak and pausing for the occasional musical number, it comes off as too self-consciously “Fringe-y” to be completely satisfying.... full review