HAMILKONG: An American Parody

thinking with fire · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer July 01, 2019
tagged as: comedy · musical · parody · ensemble · King Kong
Taking the clever idea that the story of King Kong parallels the story in that theater-phenomena named “Hamilton” – the tale of an immigrant coming to America, finding success in a big city and then running into female troubles – this rambunctious parody / musical offers up some pretty funny stuff.... full review
ROBERT KWAN certified reviewer June 14, 2019
tagged as: fun · Mashup · musical
Great show, clever lyrics to Hamiltonsque score.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: parody · hamilton · must-see · funny
This was a fantastic show! From concept to execution, this was an ambitious undertaking for a debut Fringer. I think both Kong and Hamilton fans would be impressed, amused and entertained by experiencing this show. ... full review
JEFF L WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 10, 2019
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Full writeup at https://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=15377 The show was an ambitious idea and had good performances, but our preview performance ran way long — a cardinal sin for Fringe.... full review
BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: Ambitious · smart · funny
I thought it was ambitious and a great effort to spoof two great musicals. It wasn’t ready yet, but it will get there. The team has used the preview to learn from its audience and will be making cuts.... full review
ROYCE SHOCKLEY certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: parody · funny · musical
The performances were great, and they have some very talented actors. I saw the preview show, which went way long, but overall it was a fun show. Once Fringe starts in earnest and the kinks are worked out, this will be a strong show.... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer June 12, 2019
The scale of this production is high caliber. From the costumes to the set to the technical elements (sound, lighting), the show really has something special to it.... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 22, 2019
tagged as: musical · King Kong · hamilton · brillian
The Fringe has always had a few outrageous mashups in its previous nine years, but this year's tribute to the story of King Kong as told through the music of Hamilton is truly a work of art.   Adam Korenman has written truly hilarious and powerful lyrics that transform those Hamilton musical numbers into a well staged musical that is worthy of being on Broadway.... full review