You can find part one here.
Next up was the latest rock musical from one of my dearest Fringeships, Michael Shaw Fisher, and his company of incredibleness, Orgasmico Theatre Company. This year's offering is Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd - a Damnable Rock Musical.
Orgasmico has already been responsible for bringing two of the best musicals to the Fringe, 2012's Doomsday Cabaret and 2013's Exorcistic, both of which won the Fringe's Best Musical award. Werewolves should make them three for three in that category, although Bronies: the Musical may give them a run for the money.
Werewolves features Orgasmico regulars Sarah Chaney, Jim Hanna, Leigh Wulff, Jesse Merlin, David Haverty and Fisher, and introduces us to Alex Lewis, Hannah Johnson, Laura L. Thomas, Kyle Nudo and Marc Jablon, all of which continue to bolster the credibility of this company.
Nudo brings a style of his own to the lead character of Lawson Grace, a literary agent who stumbles across a manuscript about historical werewolves, which are brought to life by Haverty, Fisher and Wulff. Hanna as the author of the manuscript, Jablon as his gutless and manipulative boss and Merlin as the corporate raider who buys the agency truly shine in their respective roles. Johnson brings the sizzle to her role as sexy co-worker Amy.
The music is ably brought to life under the direction of Michael Teoli, while the direction of Fringe sensation Aaron Lyons manages to capture all the brilliance of his cast.
From my front row seat I was transported into this magical world of Fisher, and loved every minute of the journey. This is definitely one of those shows that deserves and needs multiple viewings to grasp all the nuances of the story, and to soak in the greatness that is Orgasmico. Remaining performances are June 20 at 10 p.m., June 21 at 5:30 p.m, June 23 at 8 p.m., June 26 at 8 p.m. and June 28 at 11:55 p.m.