The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals
|The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals|
The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals album cover
|Productions||Los Angeles, 2018|
The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals is a musical with music and lyrics by Jeff Blim and a book by Matt and Nick Lang.
The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals is a horror comedy that follows the story of Paul, an average guy who doesn't like musicals, as his entire world becomes a musical due to an alien invasion. The show ran from October 11, 2018 to November 4th, 2018 at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. It was the 11th official show produced by Starkid Productions. A recording of the musical was uploaded to YouTube on December 24th, 2018.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Everything in Hatchetfield seemed normal until people began singing... Then, they began dancing... And now, a musical pandemic is sweeping the entire city. It's up to Paul (an average guy who doesn't like musicals) and his friends to stop this musical apocalypse and fight for humanity's future.
Cast and Characters[edit | edit source]
|Joey Richter||Ted, Homeless Man, Danny|
|Jaime Lyn Beatty||Charlotte, Nora, Deb, Colonel Schaffer|
|Mariah Rose Faith||Melissa, Zoey, Greenpeace Girl, Cop 2|
|Robert Manion||Obnoxious Teen, Professor Hidgens, Cop 1|
|Jeff Blim||Mr. Davidson, Sam, General MacNamara|
Note: All actors besides Jonathan Matteson played additional ensemble roles.
Crew[edit | edit source]
|Matt Dahan||Music Direction|
|Ilana Elroi||Sound Design, Engineering|
|Paul Gabriel||Stage Manager|
|Nick Lang||Producer, Director|
|Corey Lubowich||Scenic Design, Producer|
|Sarah Petty||Lighting Design|
|Amy Plouff||Senic Charge|
|Brian Rosenthal||Sound Design|
|June Saito||Costume Design|
|Jade Svenson||Wardrobe/Deck Hand|
|Hatchetfield High School||Band|
|Matt Dahan||Keyboard 1|
|Sam Johnides||Guitar, Keyboard 2|
Musical numbers[edit | edit source]
Critical Response[edit | edit source]
The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals received generally positive reviews. The Ball State Daily News said the musical "evoked the infectiously fun and campy feeling of earlier Starkid shows." Robert Manion's performance as Professor Hidgens and Jeff Blim's songwriting was particularly praised. The Lafayette college newspaper called the musical "one of Team Starkid’s best productions to date." This review also noted Robert Manion's standout performance. The musical has an 8.5/10 rating on IMDb.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals". StarKid Productions. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
- "The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals". StarKid Productions. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
- Jan. 9, Emily Worrell / 6:34 p m; 2019. "Starkid's 'The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals' is campy in the best way". Ball State Daily. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
- "Youtube Musical Review: 'The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals' is hilarious, horrifying in its underlying message – The Lafayette". www.lafayettestudentnews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
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