Gary Stockdale and Spencer Green make musicals that are truly great fun. This was true of Bukowsical, a songfest based on the life and work of Charles Bukowski, the alcoholic poet laureate of L.A.’s downtown alleys; who had a face that looked like it was once set on fire and that fire was put out with a pick-hammer.
The musical was great fun.
As is their entry at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Fest: Bumpersticker: The Musical.
Again Stockdale and Green have turned to a uniquely Los Angeles source for their
Inspiration: bumper stickers read on cars during a traffic jam on the 405 Freeway.
You’ve read most of them, I’m sure. To name but a few:
Well Behaved Women Don’t Make History
Honk if you Love Jesus
My Other Car is a Porsche
America Love it or Leave it
Stockdale and Green, along with producer Michael Blaha, director and choreographer Michele Spears and musical director David O, with the help of a first-rate cast have put up a show that, poignant moments notwithstanding, is full-out fun and a total delight to watch. No “road rage” here, only “road mirth.”
The call: PLATINUM
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