DOOMSDAY CABARET! A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions

musicals and operas · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 17+ · United States

world premiere
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June 12, 2012

My overall impression

“Everyday is closing day,” announces Eddy Suddick (Michael Shaw Fisher, who also wrote the book, lyrics, and music), the host of Doomsday Cabaret! It’s a new 60-minute rock musical of apocalyptic proportions (opera really, as most of it is sung) about a convention involving a motley congregation of zany characters sharing their own passionate, individual beliefs of just how exactly Armageddon is going wipe us all out. He kicks off the audience interaction with his organizer Jerald “Jerry” Cox (Chairman Barnes, dressed in a silk jacket and ponytail) greeting the audience into the house with a table of End of Days symbol choices (Barnes hilariously has the IEC 5009 power on/off button stamped upside down on his forehead). Much to my surprise, the band was already playing on the set of The Fool & the Red Queen’s Act I, complete with lancet windows (which work for the production’s purposes). The same monitor hanging from above played various images and text, until the house closed and the duo emerge atop wooden boxes with their arms spread open like rock gods. …

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