Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups
Musical theater company stages ‘Les Midge’ and ‘The Phantom of the Empire’ during Comic-Con
Friday, July 15, 2016
Credit: Turning Tydes
Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups
Turning Tydes is staging a pair of geeky musical mash-ups during Comic-Con. Find out how to turn your Pilates ball into a Death Star and hear the company's hilarious parody lyrics on the latest Cinema Junkie Podcast.
When Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland got together in a movie, they were always rallying the kids to put on a show. Well, if Mickey and Judy were geeks, they would be putting on a "Hobbits" version of "Les Mis" or a "Star Wars" take on "The Phantom of the Opera" like Turning Tydes is doing during Comic-Con.
Then, just last month at Fringe, I saw "The Phantom of the Empire," in which the "Star Wars" trilogy collided head on with "The Phantom of the Opera." Musical theater troupe Turning Tydes put on both shows.
Turning Tydes is bringing them back for a special run during Comic-Con at the Geoffrey Off Broadway July 20 to 24.
I sat down with three of the key creative people at Turning Tydes to find out how their geeky passion for pop culture has fueled the company's productions.
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