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Bach, Mozart and a lovelorn Beethoven are lost in space on Voyager 1 — plotting the perfect concert for aliens, threatened by a deadly power outage and with only the ghosts of the original monkey cosmonauts to turn to for advice.
It’s a weird-ass, low-budget rock opera. Just go with it.
Winnipeggers and Harry Rintoul award winners Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson and Ben Townsley deliver their latest and perhaps most mature pastiche of original musical vignettes, this time exploring our search amid the randomness for small human connections and big alien ones. The staging is crisp and inventive. The trio is charming and droll, their delivery so refreshingly staccato as to be almost too fast. Their harmonies are often lovely, especially during the oddly moving finale. And there’s a wistfully philosophical message amid the almost manic energy.
Minor kvetch: I’d like to see these guys in a bigger venue with better, less echo-y sound quality next year.
— Mary Agnes Welch
From the Fringe program:
A new play from the creators of The Ballad of Johnny Boy (Winner of the Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoban Play 2018, 4 STARS - CBC) and KING (4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press).
In 1977, humanity launched the Voyager 1 onto the cosmic stage. Aboard, a golden record and history's greatest composers turned space explorers: Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.
Skip the opening act and join The Headliners for a night of live original music in a symphonic supernova that will be seen throughout the stars. Hopefully.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language
100 Arthur St.
Artspace Building, Main Floor
Seating Capacity: 40
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:33 PM CDT: Adds review
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