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low_phreaq Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:17 AM
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Walmartopia embarks on its WORLD DOMINATION TOUR!!! (NYC :)
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

" W A L M A R T O P I A "

THE MUSICAL!

TO HAVE NEW YORK PREMIERE AS PART OF N.Y. INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
PLAYS HENRY STREET HARRY DE JUR PLAYHOUSE
AUGUST 16-22, 2006

DIRECT FROM MADISON , WI !


New York , NY -- Walmartopia The Musical! direct from Madison , Wisconsin will have its New York premiere as part of the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival. The irreverent new musical send-up of big business and eternal smiley faces is written by Catherine Capellaro (libretto and direction) and Andrew Rohn (music and lyrics). Walmartopia opens August 16, 2006 (and continues through August 22) at the Henry Street Harry De Jur Playhouse ( 466 Grand Street ), in NYC's lower east side.

With a cast of 17 and a 5-member band, Walmartopia tells the hilarious and timely tale of Vicki Latrell, a single mom who speaks out against her company's working conditions and finds herself jettisoned to 2036, into a future where Wal-Mart dominates the entire world. Yes, the musical features the singing head of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.

In an ironic twist, the real folks at Wal-Mart hired a New York firm to create a musical for their shareholders meeting in Bentonville , Arkansas in June. This bears an uncanny resemblance to Walmartopia, which features its heroine being drafted into Wal-Mart-sponsored musicals in the present and 30 years from now. As a response to Wal-Mart's musical, the playwrights of Walmartopia have updated the show with a new number, "A Woman's Place is at Wal-Mart". This means that Walmartopia could be the first musical in history to respond to a musical responding to a musical.

Full Press Release

WALMARTOPIA NEW YORK FRINGE SCHEDULE

The tour bus left Madison tonight. Let's wish them safe travel and a great festival!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 02:43 AM
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1. Sounds like a hoot.
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low_phreaq Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 09:20 AM
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2. Thanks!
I hear it is. I wish I would have gone to see it in Madison.
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low_phreaq Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:34 PM
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3. The Walmartopia bus arrived in NYC tonight!
Woo-hoo!!!
:woohoo:
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