Wednesday, July 09, 2003

The Big Time!

If you're not lucky enough to be bothered by me via e-mail...

"The Big Time!" is a family musical comedy about a sock, a lamp, and a vacuum cleaner who become rock stars. I wrote the script and Chris Ballew wrote five fantastic songs for the show.

Chris and I really have a lot in common:

* He sold 4 million records as the lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America. I sold several records at my local used CD store.
* He performs the "Cleveland Rocks" theme song to the Drew Carey Show. I've seen that show.
* He is famous. I have rented the movie "Almost Famous". Couple times.

"The Big Time!" is going to Edinburgh Scotland in August for the huge Fringe Festival therein and the folks who are taking it there are offering a one night only performance of it here in Seattle on July 26 (details below). Another production will be performing at Bumbershoot on September 1st and may then move on to a yet to be announced Seattle location for a special Saturday morning brunch performance run. There will also be a production going to Adelaide, Australia and South Carolina in 2004.

It's a fun show that kids and non-kids can enjoy together. And it's only like 50 minutes long.

(Sorry if you are outside the Seattle area and got this anyway. But if you know a theater producer who might want to produce the show, well, let me know.)


Left Coast Theatre's one-night Edinburgh Fringe benefit
Sat July 26 at the Nippon Kan Theatre, 628. S. Washington St

The Big Time! ~ a fairytale/mockumentary that will delight all ages: ‘Toy
Story’ meets ‘Spinal Tap’.
5:00pm, tickets $8/$6 under 18.

Vera Wilde ~ great songs, outrageous wit, passion, politics and feather boas
collide when young Russian idealist Vera Zasulich inspires Oscar Wilde’s
first play. ‘Best New Play 2002’ –Seattle Times.
8:00pm, tickets $12/$10 under 18.

For reservations phone 206-768-1030
More information

Free parking is available in the lot behind the theatre. The Big Time! runs
45 minutes, so there’s time to go to dinner in the International District
and come back for Vera at 8:00, which runs 1 hr 40 minutes.

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