DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS: THE CEASE AND DESIST MUSICAL to Open at Monmouth Theatre, 3/15
A popular '80s movie about ghosts and the people who bust them becomes a stage musical. Then the lawyers find out.
Falcon Theatre and Hugo West Theatricals present DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS: THE CEASE AND DESIST MUSICAL, playing March 15 - 23, 2013 at the Monmouth Theatre (636 Monmouth Street) in Newport, KY.
Recent smash hit of the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals, and recipient of the League of Cincinnati Theatres "Outstanding Ensemble" award, DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS is now slimier than ever in a full-length evening of theatre.
Tickets are $17 ($14 for students) and are available at www.falcontheatre.net or by calling (513) 479-6783. DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS is presented as part of Falcon Theatre's "Fourth Wall" series. It is intended for mature audiences only.
In DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS, a popular early '80s film about ghosts and the people who bust them is receiving a stage musical adaptation by a New Jersey theatre company. When their world is shattered by a "cease and desist" letter from the lawyers of Columbia Pictures, the cast and crew give the show a new title, make delirious changes to an increasingly unrecognizable script and recruit a handsomely clueless soap opera actor to play the role of Peter Venkman. Silly string ion streams are unleashed and a giant Twinkie kicks a man in groin in a madcap theatrical farce a la "Waiting for Guffman."
Debuting at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in May 2012 as produced by The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS enjoyed a nearly sold-out run and popular and critical acclaim, including an "Outstanding Ensemble" nod from the League of Cincinnati Theatres. The show was subsequently invited to the August 2012 IndyFringe, becoming a festival highlight.
The Monmouth Theatre production will premiere an extended version of the musical, with several new scenes and musical moments. Jared Joplin* (Simon), Eamon Hill (Robert Duke) and Brad Myers (Leroy Fields, Guitarist) make their DCTS debuts among the rest of the original Cincinnati Fringe Festival cast..
*Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS is the first playwriting venture by co-writers Mike Hall and Joshua Steele. On an escalating dare, the two set out to write a faithful stage adaptation of a cinematic cultural touchstone. Shortly after undertaking the project, a conversation with a real-life intellectual property lawyer squarely dashed their hopes. Not to be denied, Steele and Hall fell back to the old creative adage: "write what you know," and decided instead to tell the story of actors who set out to write the musical in question and are ordered by a Hollywood law firm to "cease and desist." The result was the interpolation of silly string rifles, metal detectors, kabuki theatre, interpretive dance, a gospel choir and Stone Mountain into a raucous parody depicting the self-destruction of the American movie-based musical.
Tickets to all performances of DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS are $17 for adults and $14 for students, and can be purchased online at www.falcontheatre.net, or by calling the box office voicemail (checked regularly) at (513) 479-6783.
Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, March 15, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 8:00pm
Friday, March 22, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 8:00pm
All performances take place at the Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY.
DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS Cast and Production Team List