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Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders

comedy · big pink dolphin productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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JONATHAN KUHN June 07, 2015
A parody of old superhero shows/cartoons and breakfast cereal mascots all in one. Full of fun pop culture references and some great costumes. I was also impressed with the number of characters and locations. It keeps things moving at a speedy pace, which mimics the feel of those kinds of shows. And there were some great roles for scenery chewing, and they didn't disappoint. I particularly enjoyed Trix the Rabbit (the main villain).... full review
ERIN LAMB certified reviewer June 08, 2015
tagged as: #wombatman
Loved this show! So much fun! Loved the references, the hilarious writing and amazing characters! Fast paced, never dull, great moments created by great actors! I was laughing almost continuously and still had a smile on my face days later. ... full review
JACK ZULLO certified reviewer June 12, 2015
tagged as: zany · cartoonish · wacky · high energy · goofy
Zany cartoonish fun. Solid ensemble cast with two opposing leads who each commit fully to the respective roles as super hero and arch nemesis. Brian Cunningham and Jan-David Souter really kept the energy up and had nice color changes with their asides. Ensemble rounded out well, with supporting roles that served the piece nimbly. Really enjoyed Clare Wess Yauss's Lucy. Jim McCaffree's Police Chief Leibowitz paired well with John Wallis' Commissioner Borden with both clearly exhibiting experience and craft. Chrisanne Eastwood played strong as a specific character type. The henchmen, Milk and Spoon, were amiable foils with great physicalities and Sidekick had a moment or two in limited stage time. Costuming was brigh... full review
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 14, 2015
[Full writeup, with links and stuff, at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=10347 ] Do you remember the days when Superheros were clearly good, not these brooding tortured psychological studies we see on the screen today? The days when good meant clear ethics and clear morals, that hint of sparkle from the teeth? The days when our heroes may not have been the brightest bulbs in the bunch, but they were good? Do you remember the days when our Supervillains were truly cartoonish, not these brooding tortured psychological studies we see on the screen today (hmmm, there’s not much difference today between good and bad)? The days when being bad meant stealing candy from children and killing off significant plot points in bloodless ways, wit... full review
RYAN BOYDSTUN June 14, 2015
tagged as: wombat man · trix · thugs · henchmen · 60s · comedy · wacky · fun · underground theatre
This show was Grreeeeaaat! (You'll get it when you see it.) Fun and insane comedy, full of childhood, as well as current, pop culture references woven together into an entertaining story, in the campy style of the 1960's Adam West Batman. The characters were well cast and the costuming and set designs were hilariously fun and simple, kudos on working within a tight budget. The "cards" especially got me (again, see it). ;) I'd definitely recommend it if you like wacky comedy and have a soft spot for your childhood memories of fruity, sugary cereals and the beloved mascots they spawned.... full review
ERIN CARERE June 18, 2015
Wombat Man is a hilarious, and charming, romp through all the cereals you ate as a kid! The script is just fantastic. Laughs throughout and with a few zingers that make you think "ooooh..." just long enough to catch up to the next laugh. This show has it all! Murder, mystery, chases, capers, song and dance numbers, and Gladys. I really recommend this show- it's so much fun. ... full review
JON PAGET certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: wombat man · comedy · Batman · superhero
Great superhero, awesome sidekick! I recognized Commisioner Bordon (John Wallis) from Doma Theater's "Young Frankenstein". Even the villians were likeable (except, of course, Trix). And I shouldn't forget the narrator, I wouldn't want her mad at me! Lots of fun and puns and jokes and humor, and some great nostalgia for everyone, especially those who loved '60s superheroes, cartoons, and pop culture!... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: #SkipItLA
#SkipItLA - I love the concept of this show and the pre-show music of TV show theme songs had me singing along while re-living parts of my childhood - who knew I still know all of the words for the Inspector Gadget theme song? However, despite the cast's total commitment - I rather enjoyed Wombatman and Trix the Rabbit - this script doesn't hold up. It is about half an hour too long - a good hunk of that is the unnecessary intermission - misses the mark on the style, can't pick which era it's in - Lucy is dressed like she's in the 70's but the sargeant keeps singing songs from Frozen - and could use a workshop or two to fine-tune the jokes and character arcs. I would love to see this remounted after the script has been given a thorough re-wo... full review
TIFFANY SHREVE June 22, 2015
tagged as: creative · cereal · witty · fun · delicious
Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders is a hilarious take on the traditional superhero genre. Although I would not want Wombat Man to save me during a disaster, I would always look to him for comedic relief as him and the rest of the cast took comedy to the next level. The writing was great and very (Pun)ny. There were a lot of hidden humor points to look for, especially from the very hilarious henchmen (Spoon & Milk). If you love cereal/know about the sugary children's (& adult's) breakfast treat, then you'll love this play. Great job to the cast & crew!... full review
LORENZO MARCHESSI June 22, 2015
THEATRE REVIEW #288 - Wombat Man-The Cereal Murders “Fun, Fresh, Campy & Tongue-n-Cheek – “Wombat Man” is Hysterically Charming!” Written By Lorenzo Marchessi Writer and director Chrisi Talyn Saje must have had a blast writing, designing and directing this show for the stage. “Wombat Man: The Cereal Murders” was a surprisingly refreshing tongue-n-cheek comedy that looks, sounds, feels and performs like the campiness of the original 1960’s ‘Batman’ series with Adam West and Co.. Visually designed and written like a TV episode, this tells the adventure of our Super Hero, Wombat Man, dealing with the mysterious murders of our favorite and beloved breakfast cereal icons – Tony the Tiger, Lucky of Lucky Charms and even Snap, Crackle and Po... full review

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