I had earlier talked to Sandy Fury about this show, which she highly recommended. As my first foray this year into the musicals of Fringe had been such a disaster, I came to the performance with a bit of trepidation. However, I left having seen one of the best shows at Fringe.
The concept of a “Final Summit” on End Times doctrine was fascinating – gathering all these “great minds” together on the day the Mayans proclaimed would be the end of the world, 12/21/2012, was in and of itself intriguing. The treatment was sheer brilliance.
Every member of the cast has a tremendous voice – my socks were literally knocked off over and over again as each member took their time to perform. My favorites were David Haverty as Kurt Billie, the NoHo arsonist, who reminded me of Meatloaf, and Lauren Andrea Nelsen as Lady VaVoom, a lady who just wanted to be in mid-climax when the lights went out for the final time. They were both compelling in their acting and breathtaking in their song.
I would see this show just to hear them, but thankfully each and every other member of the cast is likewise talented.