Robot Monster the Musical

musicals and operas · rich silverman · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 13, 2017 my haunt life original article

What I liked

The charm and humor of taking something so bad and turning it into something like this.

What I didn't like

Nothing

My overall impression

Robot Monster is one of the best “bad movies”, so it would make sense to turn this into a musical! Some of the best and funniest musicals I’ve seen have been based on bad/cult/B movies. Robot Monster The Musical follows this with 90 minutes of hilarity, camp, and playfulness.

This had me laughing and smiling throughout the show. The cast was great and really played their parts up. Roy (played by Andrew Villarreal) who had the macho, 50’s type, man’s man, down to a T (I’m surprised I didn’t see a sparkle from his teeth every time he’d smile). Any time you have adults playing children is a recipe for awesome. The two “children” (played by Dana Deruyck and Stephanie Thomas) were having so much fun playing the part that it was contagious. And how could I forget the Robot Monster? Whenever Ro-Man XJ2 (played by Marcus Chavez) came on stage, you couldn’t help but get excited.

Everyone in the cast had their time to shine and show their vocal talents (even the Robot Monster!) The songs were funny and ridiculous. If you like musicals based on bad movies, definitely go and check this show out!

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