Hello Sponges! I am pleased and excited to announce our next gathering. Granted, it is on short notice, but sometimes the smaller the window, the easier it is to make the commitment. So....
We will meet at Cafe Muse, at 6547 Santa Monica Blvd, and then we'll head next door to the Art/Works Theatre for a 7PM showing of EARTH SUCKS: A COSMIC ROCK MUSICAL, a touching & hilarious rock musical by the same group that did 2005's I'M GONNA KILL THE PRESIDENT: A FEDERAL OFFENSE. I am making arrangements for us to meet with members of the cast & creative team before the show at Cafe Muse, and after the show on stage. For those who wish to meet up before the show, I will be at Cafe Muse from 6pm until showtime. Finally, I have arranged for us to use a promotional code to get a slight discount on the tickets.
To use the promotional code, online reservations are required. Either call[masked] or go to www.plays411.com/earthsucks and make reservations for the October 26th performance. If you make your reservations on plays411.com, enter Promo Code 305.
'Every generation needs its extraterrestrial epic, a way to gain intergalactic perspective on human folly.'
EARTH SUCKS, the critically-acclaimed rock musical by playwright/composer Jonas Oppenheim, is playing at Hollywood's Art/Works Theater through November 2. Art|Works Theatre 6569 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038 (between Highland and Cahuenga; cross street Seward) TICKETS: (323)[masked] or
Note: For those that can afford it, a $50 'Super*Star' ticket, in addition to providing for your admission, provides for transportation, admission & concessions for an inner-city high school student.
HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL THERE. LOTS OF LOVE, JOEL >>Here's some press on Earth Sucks: Earth Sucks is the subject of a hard-hitting entertainment journalism piece on ABC7 (you just have to make it through an ad and a stunning exclusive report on Miley Cyrus):
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=6396080 "Earth Sucks' pulverizingly engaging score is vehemently delivered by the onstage band... Its droll script is precisely delivered, and each of the principal performers is noteworthy: Emily Stern (daughter of radio icon, Howard) has a lovely nonchalant innocence; as lead singer Fluhbluhbluh, Lucas Revolution almost manages to sell you on his absurd sock puppet; [Nakia] Syvonne's dry scream of wounded narcissism should be patented; and [Christopher] Fairbanks manages to imbue the proceedings with emotional stakes." – L.A. Times "Crackling music…in the style of The Ramones, The Talking Heads, and Devo...Syvonne's hilariously wild-eyed, throaty turn is both funny and tuneful, in the style of Eartha Kitt. And Revolution's alien crooner brings to mind David Byrne." – L.A. Weekly "This is serious fun…Abandon all reason at the door and come check this play out." - LA Splash "Oppenheim has put together a supremely goofy package that's kicked around on stage by a group of adventurous actors and musicians, all of whom look to be having as much fun with the zany material as the audience is having." – Back Stage West