‘Titanical The Musical’  – Eat Your Heart Out James Cameron!

By Ernest Kearney   Madeleine Lemay (Writer/Director/Continent of Europe) has created a silly short songfest about the doomed romance between the Titanic (Kyle Harding) and the iceberg (Morningstar Dickson).

The show suffers, as so many shows in this Fringe have, from lack of a proper director (Sorry, Europe).  Furthermore, this production could not have been in a worse theatre.  With concrete floors and stone walls, the venue mangled the lyrics dreadfully.

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That said, the songs were catchy, the concept definitely Fringe-worthy, the performances fun, and the whole production —at 25 minutes— wonderfully short.

For that a Gold Medal. 



Titanical The Musical played during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2023


For Hollywood Fringe Festival Details, Titanical The Musical Show Information HERE.


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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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