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StageQ's play-along comedy ClapTrapp opens Thursday
A Raunchy Non-Musical for Musical Fans!
“ClapTrapp” re-tells “The Sound of Music” with an Interactive Gay Twist!
(Madison, WI) StageQ, the local queer theater company, offers a play-along-play with the comedy “ClapTrapp: The Sound of Musicals” running December 1 – December 17 on the Evjue Stage of the Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin Street in Madison.
The play is a parody of musicals using lyrics from over 40 classic musicals as lines of dialogue to re-tell The Sound of Music in a campy twist. The breezy 90 minute production was written by Joe Godfrey, whose script “A Queer Carol” was a big hit for StageQ in 2009.
The audience will also be asked to play along with spotting the lyrics. Entry forms will be handed out for people to track the lines and each night, winners will be chosen. Prizes include restaurant and drink vouchers, tickets to upcoming plays and other gifts. “We’re having the actors make a sound effect every time a lyric is said” says director Scott Bennett. “We’ve had fun finding odd sound makers including a vibra-slap and whirling sound tubes. It makes a silly script even more outrageous.”
The play follows the basic plot of The Sound of Music with Maria, a young horny nun (played by a man) leaving the convent of butch Mother Superior to work for a father and his two kids (cross-gendered cast). Of course a Nazi and a Femme-Fatale are added to the mix ending with the family fleeing for their lives while spouting show-tune lyrics all over the Alps.
The cast includes Dan Pietrangelo, Edric Johnson, Katy Conley, Tim Lom and Esther Schwarzbauer. Directed by Scott Bennett.
“ClapTrapp: The Sound of Musicals” runs Thursdays at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday (December 11) at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for Thursday and Sunday shows, and $15 for Friday and Saturday nights. The show is for mature audiences.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 November 2011 12:44)