Creature from the
A new hilarious holiday show with songs
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over Scrooge! Make way for the Creature. "The Creature from the
Black, Black Lagoon" that is! Set in the heart of the Amazon
Jungle on December the twenty-fourth, this marvelously "Off the Wall"
Christmas extravaganza was the hottest new holiday show in town. Dale Gutzman,
famous for his" Holiday Punch" Christmas Revues, whipped up a new
confection of zany song, dance, and comedy. It's a parody of 1950's horror
films and it is funny! All the cheap, gaudy B movie trappings
were present. You already know the plot from countless horror film
experiences. Marine Biologist David Reed, who is handsome but nerdy,
joins the kindly Dr. Maya to explore the depths of the Black Black Lagoon,
in hopes of finding a prehistoric relic. Accompanying them is David's
brainy and beautiful assistant Kay Laverne and the fame seeking hedonist
millionaire Mark Calhoun. The small shabby boat winds it's way up river
under the command of
the sleazy Captain Gonzales. All the men have eyes on the alluring Kay,
especially when she performs her erotic swimming routine. But then a stranger
arrives in the guise of Tanya, the wild and beautiful jungle girl,
looking to escape from her destiny as a human sacrifice to the God of the
Deep! and what is this god of the deep? hang on to your
seats. it's The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon!
And wouldn't you know it, The Creature falls in love with Kay.
There's romance (some of it very strange indeed), adventure, comedy hi-jinx, beautiful exotic scenery, intrigue, passionate jungle sex (some of it very strange indeed), and songs. Yes, songs, including "White Christmas," "Moonlight Becomes You," and "Pagan Love Song."
The cast for this Melodious Maelstrom of Merry Madness included: Mark Hagen as Kay Laverne. (Yes, that's right, a man playing a woman. Did you ever think you'd see this at Off The Wall Theatre?) Jeremy C. Welter was the handsome hero David Reed. (A real stretch for Jeremy.) Jeff Anderson as the rich arrogant lady-killer Mark Calhoun (A character role for Jeff), Lawrence J. Lukasavage as the dirty, sleazy, lecherous Captain Gonzales (No stretch for Larry), James Feeley as the kindly Dr. Maya (Boring!), Alicia Rice as Tanya the Jungle Girl (she moved like a potato sack full of doorknobs), and Mr. Nathan Danzer as The Creature From The Black, Black Lagoon.
put "The Nutcracker" on hold, our show is nuttier! Delay "Les Miserables,"
show is more miserable! " Bypass "Scrooge" Our show has way more......well
you know! With musical arrangements by the stunning Jack Forbes
Wilson and Technical Direction by the even stunninger David Roper, The
Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon was truly something