The Legend of D.C. Colorado

Comedy · absolutely incredible · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 17, 2022 certified reviewer
tagged as: demonic · western · musical · original · absurd · whimsical

What I liked

Jack de Sanz’s demonic charisma, Felix Birdie’s seamless shapeshifting, Lo Artiz’s powerful singing, Gwynn Ballard’s playfulness and macaw-handling prowess, and Joey Swift’s polished voice/speech/movement work. Also the projections!

What I didn't like

Clive and Owen could look “hotter” – make these bois true leading men!

My overall impression

An ambitious, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt show! Creators and stars Constantine Malahias and Chris Merlino channel Mel Brooks and Tenacious D among others into a true, good ol’ fashioned adventure filled with great characters played by a multi-talented ensemble cast including Felix Birdie (who also composed and co-wrote many of the songs), Jack de Sanz, Lo Artiz, Joey Swift, and Gwynn Ballard. Each of them have at least a baker’s dozen of stand-out moments and their collective chemistry is infectiously fun. Alessandra Mesa’s directorial eye grounds the wild adventure with simple and effective staging and a smooth pace, even staking down the emotional beats without losing the fun. Overall, as someone familiar with both Hollywood Fringe and FringeNYC, this is definitely one of the most original and inventive productions I’ve seen, and by far the most infectiously spirited.

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