THE REVUE, a revolutionary new parody of cinema and theater classics that pokes fun at the very fact that “Not everything should be a musical,” will hit the famed Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on March 17, 2022. Conceived and Produced by Emmy-Award Winning Composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies)
A World Premiere
LOS ANGELES. CA (March 13, 2022) -- The pandemic-fatigued audiences will return to the theater with a heightened appetite for farce, satire and whimsy. “THE REVUE”, a revolutionary new parody of cinema and theater classics that pokes fun at the very fact that “Not everything should be a musical,” will hit the famed Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on March 17, 2022. Conceived and Produced by Emmy-Award Winning Composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies, Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events and Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning), and directed by and starring Troubadour Theater Company Founder Matt Walker. Choreographer Suzanne Jolie and Costumes by Yuko Koresawa will round out the creative team. Cast members include Rick Batalla (Being the Ricardos), Katie DeShan (The Parent Trap), Tiffany Daniels, (Grace & Frankie), Isaac Robinson-Smith (Final Fantasy) and Travis Leland (Pride & Prejudice).
The production will introduce a new structure concept of a “Dynamic Plot,” assuring that no audience will actually see the same story twice. In the show, a director and producer audition the craziest musicals ever conceived in an effort to save their beloved theater from ruin with a sellout show. (Think: Jaws: The Musical as if Meredith Wilson was the composer). The opening and ending numbers are fixed scenes, however the body of the show will be completely malleable with over 50 different “modules” in three parts. Thus, a virtually unlimited permutation of plots can occur. If the audience needs an intermission, they can select that module as well.
Because “THE REVUE” songs and modules are themed with parody references to cinematic pop culture, audiences can also choose their “ratings” of G, PG, PG-13 or R based on how “family-friendly” they want the show to be (*however the Colony Premiere is recommended for audiences ages 16+). New modules are continually added to THE REVUE to entice the audience to return and see a brand new show. Shows can be performed by any quantity of group from 4 to 50 people - with no gender, race or ability requirements.
Said Dooley “What makes this show special is that it is truly accessible for everyone, via a simple familiarity of memorable classic film and television moments and characters. This concept features similarities to The Producers and Forbidden Broadway in the simple production style of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, yet will spur a life and fan-base all its own. This is the type of show the world needs right now and we’re thrilled to debut it with such a great community as the iconic Colony.”
The show will also feature a series of recognizable iconic Props from films and Broadway shows such as Dark Helmet’s helmet from Spaceballs, Wilson the volleyball from Castaway, the Heart of the Ocean from Titanic, puppets from Avenue Q, and Lloyd and Harry’s tuxedos from Dumb and Dumber.
The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. 3rd Street, Burbank, CA. 91502. The show is opening March 17th through March 27th, 2022. Performances Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00pm and Sunday 3:00pm. Running time 90 minutes (no intermission).
Information and Tickets at www.TheRevueMusical.com
A compilation preview can be viewed and heard at: https://youtu.be/xDq1Ia3l7OE
and samples of more tracks will be released prior to the premiere.
THE STELLAR TEAM
BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS
Jim Dooley is an Emmy Award-winning composer & songwriter with a diverse repertoire spanning the film, television, video gaming and live theatrical industries. He has earned accolades for his solo work as well as proud collaborations with many of the top names in music including Hans Zimmer, Tarja, and Babyface.
In Television, Dooley has written original music for Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” FX’s quirky series “Wilfred,” and ABC’s critically acclaimed series, “Pushing Daisies,” for which Dooley earned a 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for “Best Original Music Composition for a Series.” In film, Dooley composed Screen Gems’ thriller “Obsessed” and the remake of the cult-classic-thriller “When a Stranger Calls.”
As artistic director of The Troubadour Theater Company in Los Angeles since 1995, Matt has directed over 40 original productions and been honored with the Orange County Weekly Theater Award for Career Achievement, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for Sustained Excellence in Theater, the LADCC’s Joel Hirschorn award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, and nine LA Stage Alliance Ovation awards.
As part of a 35 + year career in show biz, Matt has toured as a clown with Ringling Bros Circus, choreographed and performed with LA Opera and the LA Phil, worked as a Disney Imagineer, created shows for Universal Theme parks, and co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film Mother’s Day with the late Garry Marshall.
Rick Batalla is an award winning performer, writer, and director for television, film and theater, and a founder of The Troubadour Theater company. Rick studied with the creator of The Groundlings in Los Angeles, and The Second City. He has been a series regular on shows like CBS’s Payne, ABC’s True Love and TBS’s Dinner and A Movie, where he also was the writer and director. He has guest starred on many TV shows including Hollywood Darlings, Cold Case, and Liv and Maddie, and he can now be seen in Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie Being The Ricardos.
Rick also writes original musicals. He wrote the multi-Ovation nominated “CHiPs the Musical” and the Ovation winning Best Original Musical “Blake…Da Musical” that was about the night Robert Blake “may or may not have” killed his wife outside a Los Angeles restaurant. He currently has two shows in preproduction. The first is Lucretia…King Slayer, and the other is titled Eulogy.
Favorite stage credits include Miss Honey in Matilda, Jane in Tarzan, Little Drummer Bowie and The Princh Who Stole Christmas with the Troubies, and a swing in Disney’s Frozen: Live at the Hyperion. Film/TV Disney’s The Parent Trap and NBC’S Brave New World. When not performing, Katie owns and operates her own Personal Styling and Wardrobe Consulting Business, Style By KD! You can find her making videos in wigs on Instagram @heyitsthatkatiegirl or see her styling stuff at www.stylebykd.com.
Tiffany is a Film, Television, Commercial & Stage actress originally from San Diego, CA. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Tiffany moved to Los Angeles to break into the entertainment industry. She has worked in over 60 Film and Television projects, multiple National Commercials, cheered in the NBA & the NFL, and traveled the country in a 1st National Broadway Tour. Tiffany is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle & reducing her carbon footprint.
From running around in his underwear singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” to donning the famous striped vest of The Dapper Dans of Disneyland, Isaac has always been at home while performing on stage. Thanks to his brilliant mother showing him theatre when he was barely a person, he has been hooked and went on to get his degree in theatre from U.C. Irvine. This then led to various on stage roles at Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and The Troubador Theatre Company here in Los Angeles. When not on stage, Isaac is a full time voice actor for animated shows, video games, commercials, theme parks, and film.
Travis is an actor, writer and producer whose work has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and across the country. Recent work includes: Bury Me in Armor, a short film starring Alice Kremelberg and featuring Ed Asner currently in film festivals around the country (NY Indie Film Festival, Richmond, Garden State, Newport Beach). Weather or Not, a film adaptation of a David Sedaris entry. Recent Theatre roles include: Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice: A New Musical (Amazon Prime), the World Premiere of Prince of Egypt at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley, Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg in Los Angeles, The Root Beer Bandits at the Garry Marshall Theatre and Kristoff/Hans in DCA’s Frozen Live at the Hyperion. Graduate of UCLA.
Suzanne Jolie is a professional dancer and choreographer, and has worked with the Troubadour Theater Company for over 10 years. Recent credits include LIZASTRATA (Getty Villa), Julius Weezer (El Portal Theater), The ODDyssey (mini-series for Getty Online). She is the resident choreographer of the annual LA City Council Roast benefitting the American Diabetes Association, and has choreographed for the Hair & Makeup Awards (MUAHS) for Honeysweet Creative. Suzanne last worked with Jim Dooley in a Disney Imagineering workshop as the title character of Cinderella.
Yuko is a costume maker, pattern maker and designer, originally from Japan. She started sewing, knitting and crafting at an early age and has had passion for design and art. She earned a degree in Apparel Technical Design at the University in Kobe, following studies at the Haute Couture, post graduation.
She moved to the United States and joined Cirque du Soleil, touring North America with 4 different productions as a wardrobe technician. This opportunity opened the door for her further career in exceptional craftsmanship in the television and film industry. Her work can be seen in Dancing with the Stars, The Suicide Squad, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Picard (Star Trek), Euphoria, and Our Flag Means Death… currently working on a soon to be announced Marvel Studios film.
Presenter / Producer: Jim Dooley
Theater > Musicals
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 323-965-9996
The Colony Theatre
555 N. 3rd Street
Burbank CA 91502
North Hollywood / Burbank / Glendale
Performance Dates: 3/17/2022 - 3/27/2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:00pm
$49.00 General Admission
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