Nothing Bad: A Werewolf Rock Musical

musicals and operas · theyplayed productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer June 03, 2017
Tons of fun, don't miss it!... full review
JESSICA JILL TURNER certified reviewer June 03, 2017
Great show! Super fun and campy and then unexpectedly moving. Thank you for a wonderful time.... full review
EMILY DECKER certified reviewer June 04, 2017
It's a fun throwback romp with a message. For me, the throwback romp shone brighter than the more serious parts. Who doesn't love red ribbon "blood"?!... full review
MISTY RIVERA certified reviewer June 10, 2017
Super fun! The songs are still stuck in my head days later! The writing was brilliant. It was a story that really took you on a fun ride across genres. The performers were amazing, and the imaginative set and background was a creative way of really bringing you into the moment while letting the performers really shine through. It was a very fun and sexy show!... full review
JOSH RITZ certified reviewer June 04, 2017
I came in a skeptic, and left really impressed with what the Director and his cast were able to create. While promoting itself simply as a rock n roll werewolf musical, the show tackles some surprisingly dark, complex subject matter. Though elements of a morality story are present, things aren't so black and white by the end, and I was left unsure of who was really 'right' in the end. The dialogue felt real and natural, and timing between comedic and serious lines worked well. At one point, a the audience laughed when a character gave a funny line and then silenced when he did something appalling moments later. The music was good and catchy, there are a few that stood out in particular and one I'm still humming to myself 3 days laters. The a... full review
MICHAEL FONTAINE my haunt life certified reviewer June 06, 2017
What happens when you take elements of “Grease”, “Pleasantville”, and even a movie such as “Haute Tension” and combine them? You get Nothing Bad: A Werewolf Rock Musical! This show was so much fun and was one of the shows I was most excited about seeing. Part of that reason was the man behind the music, Dan Sugimoto, who did the music to one of my Fringe Faves from last year, Broadway Noir. Much like last year, I’m still singing the opening number from “Nothing Bad”. His songwriting and musical composition is catchier than a cold. When you have great songs going alone with great acting and a fun story, you become that much more attentive and interesting. Everything just takes a hold of your senses here. One minute you’re laughing at how prud... full review
JACK STROUD certified reviewer June 03, 2017
A fun musical that,although run 11/2 hours goes by quickly... full review
RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 16, 2017
tagged as: musical · werewolves
Taking a campy premise and running with it full-tilt, this was damn fun. A fictional town called Perfection, California, where the political power has repressed every little thing considered bad or deviant. The is a musical comedy but there is a serious edge that takes the piece into a more meaningful and disturbing territory. The camp is always there, but there are some interesting points being made about the misuse of power, as well. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 17, 2017
A worthy effort by first time company They Played Productions. Worthy of your time, especially if you like good musical adaptions of horror stories. Check out our full review at Indie Voice Blog.... full review
ZACHARY JOHNSON-DUNLOP certified reviewer June 17, 2017
The show was a rollicking good time. The 50s camp ties the show to a timeless cultural reference point that is a great stepford like setting for the town of Perfection. This "place out of time" aspect mixes well and at times poignantly with very real problems that we are much more aware of today though sadly still somewhat insensitive too. The show is funny and the music memorable.... full review