In their second major collaboration, Angela Hariell’s dance company, The Love Show, and Corn Mo’s band, .357 Lover, created “BOOMSTICK BALLET: A Bruce Campbell Rock Opera Ballet in 3 Acts". In the true pioneering indie style of the Sam Raimi originals, the "Evil Dead II" and "Army of Darkness” acts feature a vast cast of characters played by a few versatile performers, and impressive production values on a shoestring budget. The "Bubba Ho-Tep” act stays loyal to the vision of Don Coscarelli's film, delivering sincere messages about ageism and both the frailty and the resilience of the human condition, with a healthy dose of action and pure goofy comedy. The production premiered at (le) poisson rouge on Saturday, October 10, 2015, during New York Comic Con, to an enthusiastic crowd of both seasoned Campbell aficionados and eager newbies. Due to popular demand, it is slated to return on October 6, 7, and 8, 2016 at Theater for the New City.
The Love Show & .357 Lover present
A Bruce Campbell Rock Opera Ballet in 3 Acts
3 Bruce Campbells, 3 dance operas, 3 times the fun!
Put your sawed-off severed hands together! Following the success of their rock opera ballet "SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster", The Love Show and .357 LOVER reunite to bring you an evening of mayhem, beauty and slapstick through dance and original live music, based on films starring the Cary Grant of cult classic horror flicks, Bruce Campbell!
Act I: Evil Dead 2
Act II: Bubba Ho-Tep
Act III: Army of Darkness
Choreographed and directed by Angela Harriell, performed by The Love Show Dancers
Music & Lyrics by Corn Mo, performed by .357 Lover
Narration by David F. Slone, Esq.
Set Design by Mark Marcante
Lighting Design by Alexander Bartienieff
Sound Design by Alex Santullo
THREE NIGHTS ONLY!
October 6 - 8, 2016
Front seating: $25
Side seating: $20
Theater For the New City
155 First Avenue
New York , New York 10003
(9th & 10th St.)
The Love Show is a theatrical dance company based in Brooklyn that combines cabaret, ballet, rock, comedy and theater into creative performances all over the US and beyond. The Love Show has entertained all audiences, rocking stages from Lebowskifest to The Public's Shakespeare in The Park. The Love Show was commissioned to perform original choreography for clients including Banksy, Veuve Clicquot, Bacardi, and Vogue Magazine. An active presence on the New York art scene, The Love Show was also awarded a week long residency with Chashama, and recently closed the seventh season of their very popular holiday show, "Nutcracker: Rated R", which they also performed in Tokyo. The Love Show also has three other full length productions, "Dance Mayhem: A Grindhouse Ballet", "SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster" (premiered to a sold-out house at Highline Ballroom), and "Boomstick Ballet: A Rock Opera tribute to Bruce Campbell" (set to reopen October 2016). The Love Show has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and TONY, and The New York Times sent a reporter to exclusively follow the troupe’s exploits on Bastille Day. The Love Show recently performed on a resort in Egypt for a live and electronic music festival, and premiered a cameo piece commissioned by The Public Theater in their run of "Twelfth Night" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
.357 Lover is an arena rock band originally from Denton, TX. Moving to NYC, they became a backing band for both John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig and Andrew WK, respectively. In addition to supporting Andrew WK, they've supported They Might Be Giants and Ben Folds. At the Ars Nova Theater, they staged the rock opera Alice Wakeman and are planning to do it again. They also collaborated with Circus Una in the production of the rock musical Circus By the Sea. In 2014, they collaborated with The Love Show and created Severed: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster.
.357 Lover consists of Ron Salvo (drums), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Dave Wallin (bass), and Corn Mo (piano and vocals). .357 Lover’s dynamics include power-chord riffs and densely-packed, narrative structures, a homunculus of Queen and Tiny Tim. The first EP Your Favorite Hamburger is Cheeseburger was released in 2007. The long-playing sophomore effort Diorama of the Golden Lion was released in 2009. In 2014, they released a vinyl record/board game called The Purchase of the North Pole. They are working on the next one . . .
Your tax deductible donation will help us to give Boomstick Ballet the most fully realized production possible! Donations may be made under the umbrella of Theater for the New City, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Full legal information is available on the donations page of their website.
While we are delighted to receive donations of any amount, let us suggest the following levels of participation:
$1,000 – Pharaoh
$500 – The King
$250 – Madame President
$100 – Lord Arthur
$50 – Duke Henry the Red
$25 – Wiseman
$10 – Professor Raymond Knowby