I might have to fly home in April…

…because I really want to see this:

On April 25th, prepare yourself for the biggest and cheesiest Magic Smoking Monkey show yet – “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park”! Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre brings to life the epic saga of the rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by amusement park engineer turned mad scientist Abner Devereaux. After uncovering his plans to use a KISS concert to unleash his evil robot clones, the band must use their special powers and exciting rock music to stop him!

In addition to KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park, Magic Smoking Monkey will also present a short “trailer” for “The Star Wars Holiday Special,” before the main program.

Perhaps one of the most bizarre offshoots of St.Louis Shakespeare was the formation of the Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, which specializes in some of the strangest and wackiest theater in St. Louis. This strange cousin of SLS was co-founded by Donna Northcott and Mitch Herzog, SLS’ former Managing Director, and is completely independent from its parent company. The company performs in the late-night realm, and its first production was an all-live on-stage version of Ed Wood’s classic “Glen or Glenda?”

This premiere production attracted sellout performances, and audiences have been genuinely appreciative of these truly goofy productions. In 2005, members from Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre released the award-winning indie comedy “Hooch & Daddy-O” which is available for purchase online and to rent through Netflix. Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre has been a mainstay of underground St. Louis theatre since 1996.

April 25 & 26, May 2 & 3, 2008

Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10:30pm.

For more information, visit us on the web at:http://myspace.com/magicsmokingmonkey

I love working with this company. Great people, hilarious shows. They’re just fantastic. And hello? The Star Wars Holiday Special!

Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park

Press release via 52nd City’s blog


2 thoughts on “I might have to fly home in April…”

  1. Please, please come back for this! You must see it, because there’s no way any one will be able to explain the sheer absurdity of it to you. Come back. We’ll go out for dinner and drinks and see the play together. If we go to the 10:30 show, we’ll get to witness a KISS costume contest. Won’t that be fun?

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