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Acme Theatre Presents ROCK 'N' RIDICULE, Begins 3/14


Direct from Washington DC, comes the political cabaret that rocks: ROCK 'N RIDICULE! Starting March 14th at the Acme Comedy Theatre a talented cast and rock band take aim at everything from the ridiculous to the sublime. This comedic coup takes a bi-partisan blast at presidents and politicians from Obama and W to Sarah Palin and for some local flavor, Governor Schwarzenegger, all taking it on the chin in this equal opportunity musical comedy. Whether you're a blue dog Democrat, Tea Party Republican, die-hard Independent or apathetic non-voter, you'll snap your fingers, stomp your feet, and laugh out loud as the band jams and the lively and talented musical cast sticks it to pundits and politicians of all persuasions.

Opening: Sun., March 14, 2010 Runs through April 25

The cast:
Derek Reid ("Top Story", The Groundlings) as Barack Obama
Chris Smith ("All My Children," "Dirty Sexy Money") as Rahm Emanuel
Natascha Corrigan ("American Dreamz") as Sarah Palin
Louie Sadd (Bush impersonator extraordinaire) as George W. Bush
Featuring Courtney DeCoskey, Bryan Chadima, Corinne DeVries, Robb Wolford, and Mike Baron

The band:
Gene Black, guitarist (Joe Cocker's touring band, co-author, Rod Stewart's "Love Touch", Heart's "Never")
Chuck Wright, bassist (Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent)
Skip Edwards, keyboardist (Dwight Yoakam, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Rivers)
Jerry Sommers, drummer (Beatlemania show, "Get Back," The Monkees)

Directed by Robert Otey
Original Music by Howard Bennett, Gene Black, Chuck Wright, Skip Edwards, Jerry Sommers
Book & Lyrics by Nicholas Zill with additional material by Karen Zill, Derek Reid, Louie Sadd, Natascha Corrigan and Robert Otey
Musical Direction by Bryan Chadima and Corinne DeVries

Where: Acme Comedy Theatre
135 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: March 14th - 3pm, March 21st, 28th - 8 pm
April 3rd, 11th, 18th, 25th - 8 pm

For Tickets: go to or call 323-525-0202
Ticket prices: $20 at box office; $15 online; $12 students with valid ID

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