Truly Outrageous: A Jem & The Holograms Parody Musical

starlight productions · Ages 7+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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June 19, 2023 certified reviewer
tagged as: cute. · stylish · flashy · fun

What I liked

I didn’t actually know what to expect of the show because I didn’t watch much Jem growing up. But I felt like the show did a great job of not gatekeeping the experience and making sure than non-Jem initiates could follow the story and understand who the characters were without feeling gatekept or left out. a tough task. I loved the music especially, and I liked the queer love story addition. I thought the costume changes and the doubling up on roles was really silly and fun too.

What I didn't like

The sound was off a bit during the performance I saw, I don’t know if the cast was mic’d or not, but I could barely hear Jem’s singing during any of the songs. So either her mic wasn’t working well or she wasn’t projecting.

My overall impression

What a fun, irreverent, queer trip through a classic show, welcoming of all experience levels!

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