(Original photo from Wikipedia)
WED 6/27 & THUR 6/28 (thru THUR 8/30)
"Roller Disco the Musical!"
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$7 or $16.50 Goldstar price (vs $25)
It's no contest for the Goldstar Pick o' the Week. Today's email featured this event that will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays from next week through Thursday 8/30.
Putting aside the good buzz I've been hearing, I would be hooked by their tag line:
The unauthorized parody of "Roller Boogie", the classic film that Inspired a generation... For like five minutes.Who cares that nobody remembers the campy 1979 film when we have a brand new 3-act musical where all of the performers are on roller-skates for the whole production!
Even if the story is vaguely faithful to the original, it's going to ridiculous fun. And you know the camp quotient is going to be turned up by the sheer equation of "roller boogie" + "The 70s".
I read that the actors weren't asked about their skating abilities until after the auditions, so keep in mind that some of them are just acting like they know how to roller-skate.
There is a limited amount of the cheapest tickets ("Free" plus service fee), but it doesn't hurt to save a few bucks with the $12.50 tix. Goldstar offers discounts on a variety of events.
As far as one can tell from the trailer, there was no dialogue in the source material. Gotta love the latitude for parody! (Yep, the roller princess is the kid from "The Exorcist".)