TRIASSIC PARQ to Open May 30 at Ray of Light Theatre
Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, presents the first show in their season of new musicals that explore the distant past. TRIASSIC PARQ brings dinosaurs, show tunes and sex changes together in this inventive new show that will have you laughing and crying all the way back to the prehistoric era.
TRIASSIC PARQ follows a pack of sexually evolving dinosaurs in a certain Spielberg-inspired amusement park as they struggle with love, faith and science. When one female T-Rex suddenly turns male, the entire pack must question their identity, gender and what is possible. With singing. Singing dinosaurs. Check out a short little video that explains it all. (Sort of.)
Winner of Best Musical at LA's 2013 Ovation Awards and the NY Fringe Festival 2010.
"Dinosaurs going through gender crises, questioning their faith, finding love and struggling to fit in aren't your typical musical theatre story lines, so we quickly learned to expect the unexpected with this show," said Alex Kirschner, director of TRIASSIC PARQ. "But what we didn't anticipate was just how hysterical it would be to watch a group of actors playing dinosaurs while dancing like a 90's boy band and singing about the joys of womanhood-all with dinosaur hands, of course."
Artistic director Jason Hoover adds, "As hilarious as the show is, it also asks very meaningful questions about how we identify ourselves. What does it mean to be an outcast forced away from your community, whether that community is one of religion, gender, or science? How can we be our unique selves while making those human--or dinosaur--connections we crave?"
Show dates: May 30 - June 28, 2014Show times: Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; two matinee performances on Saturday June 21 and Saturday June 28 @ 2pmVenue: The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery), San Francisco, CA, 94111. Tickets, information and more about the 2014 season at: rayoflighttheatre.com.
About Ray of Light Theatre: Founded in 2000, Ray of Light has grown quickly and developed a reputation for fresh interpretations of the classics and bold new musicals that push boundaries. Show highlights include CARRIE the Musical (West Coast premiere, 2013), Into the Woods (2013), Sweeney Todd (2012), Assassins (2011), Jerry Springer the Opera (West Coast premiere, 2010), The Rocky Horror Show (2008) and Bat Boy (2005, 2006). In addition to full productions, Ray of Light presents exciting new cabaret talent in its Cabaret Spotlight Series, a partnership with Martuni's piano bar.
Triassic Parq Cast (see their bios here): Javi Harnly (Mime-a-saurus), Chelsea Holifield (T Rex 2), David Naughton (Velociraptor of Faith), Lewis Rawlinson (Velociraptor of Innocence), Alex Rodriguez (Velociraptor of Science/Morgan Freeman), and Monica Turner (T Rex 1/Kaitlyn).
Triassic Parq Production Team and Staff (see their bios here): Alex Kirschner, Director; Robbie Cowan, Music Director; Dane Paul Andres, Choreographer; Erik Scanlon, Assistant Director; Annie Dauber, Set Designer; Joe D'Emilio, Lighting Designer; Anton Hedman, Sound Designer; Wendy Ross Kaufman, Costume Designer; Kevin Pong, Props Master; Daniel Cadigan, Technical Director; Ray of Light Staff; Jason Hoover, Artistic Director; Eliza Leoni, Associate Artistic Director; Lee Haskin, Volunteer Coordinator; Courtney Merrell, Sponsorship Coordinator; Justin Sadoian, Press/Marketing Manager; Greg Sottolano, Patron Service Manager; Alexis Wong, Finance Manager; and Shane Ray, Founding Artistic Director.