musicals and operas · robot teammate & the accidental party · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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MICHAEL HOLMES certified reviewer June 12, 2016
GO. SEE. THUG TUNNEL!... full review
KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla certified reviewer June 14, 2016
Under the musical direction of composer Sam Johnides, the band sounds great, and Kat Primeau’s lively choreography helps to put the songs across. The book and lyrics were developed collaboratively by the entire ensemble, but it all fits neatly together as a unified piece.... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 14, 2016
Somewhere in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic unspecified location, a tunnel deep inside the earth is home to a small community of scavengers. Also as a guy who talks to a rat. This is the world that Thug Tunnel, Robot Teammate And The Accidental Party’s newest musical, takes place. Oh yes, it’s a musical. And a very good one. The score, by Sam Johnides, borrows from a multitude of genres including new wave, indie and operatic rock. Johnides likes to fall back on his deep, haunting minor chord progressions that we heard in Timeheart and Annabella, but no one’s complaining. A live band (which includes a keytar!) on stage performs with flawless passion. Using electronic instruments and a drum pad instead of a drum kit was a wise decision, as i... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 16, 2016
tagged as: musical · 80s · Dystopian · funny · fun · awesome · creative
Thug Tunnel is such a fun and creative show! I loved the 80s vibe and everyone was having such a blast on stage. Major props must be given to the staging, choreography and music. I could tell this was a very complex show and a ton of work went into creating it. I had a blast watching it and found myself humming some of the songs well after I had left the theatre (which is a good thing in my book!). ... full review
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 19, 2016
Thug Tunnel’s improv roots serve it exceedingly well. Comedians – especially those skilled in improvisation – approach comedy and comic timing differently than other actors do. Here the technique results not only in a show that is smart but exceptionally appealing as well. It’s a great example of what wild imagination, a commitment to getting a little down and dirty, and reveling in the joy of the art itself, can do. If you want to understand the kind of funny becoming more and more in demand today or to attract a younger audience, this show is a great example of what works. Directors Molly Dworsky and Dave Reynolds set the tone in the very first comic ensemble number and then follow through over and over again. Kat Primeau’s choreography... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 23, 2016
tagged as: funny · apocalypse
Great musical! Very funny book, from premise to execution, with lots of catchy songs and delightful choreography.... full review
RYAN LUEVANO certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Original musicals are one of the most difficult things to write and in the case of Hollywood Fringe, sometimes just as difficult to sit through. This is because often writers simply are not aware of the intricacies involved in writing a good musical—this is a especially a challenge in L.A. What you often get here are half-baked stories and clichéd music, however, this is not the case for Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party’s collaborative musical Thug Tunnel. With this show only one word comes to mind: “FRESH”. CLICK 'Original Article' FOR FULL REVIEW ON TIN PAN L.A.... full review
ADAM WRIGHT certified reviewer June 09, 2016
Good job, Sam! ... full review
DAVID EVAN STOLWORTHY certified reviewer June 09, 2016
tagged as: amazing
Robot Teammate does it again!! You simply CANNOT miss this show! By far one of THE BEST shows I have seen at Fringe! It's got my vote for Best Musical! ... full review
MARY BONNEY certified reviewer June 10, 2016
tagged as: hilarious · musical · musical comedy · 80s
Members of the improv team Robot Teammate personalized the characters they play, so that means these talented actors and singers are in roles perfectly crafted for them to really shine. The group so clearly enjoys playing together and the fun they are having onstage is infectious. BEST MUSICAL at Fringe by far, don't miss it! ... full review