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Chance Theater Racks Up Maximum Production Points With The West Coast Debut of “Claudio Quest”

by Leo Buck


Quotes from full review:

“This vibrant new musical features music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, with direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed, and musical direction by Ryan O’Connell.”

“A little unconventional, yes–but riotously entertaining, this is just the thing for viewers who have been weaned on the likes of such recent high-octane cinematic fare as “The Avengers”, “Batman Vs. Superman”, and “The Suicide Squad”.”

“it’s like watching a vintage video game come alive on stage before your very eyes!”

“Fornarola and Pailet’s book is commensurately sly and always witty”

“This is matched by Reed’s equally innovative choreography, that’s respectively jivey and cool, then effervescent and stylish—integrating elements of gospel, hip-hop, and classic 1950’s ‘Bop’. Not to be over-looked either is O’Connell’s wholly computerized musical accompaniment, which vividly recalls the unforgettable uber-synthesized sounds of an authentic 80’s era video game. Indeed, essentially a ‘multi-media’ production, it would be way too much of an understatement to assert that the technical elements seen here are a force of unto themselves to behold! Matt Schleicher’s brilliant (–and at times near-psychedelic) lighting design absolutely makes this a Technicolor extravaganza—which itself is supplemented by Justin Mellilo’s appropriately digital animated projections.”

“So set your ‘inner-winner’ free and experience this ‘electrifying’ new production!”


Read full review here

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