By PAM HARBAUGH
The Brevard based theater company, Theatre Dynamic, had a hit on their hands when they brought the parody “Jaws: The Movie, the Musical,” to the last Orlando Fringe Festival. Some Brevardians got a chance to see the show. Many more, though, didn’t make it to Orlando to see it.
Not to worry…by popular demand it’s coming back to life and closer to home — the Derek Gores Gallery, 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. But don’t think you can just rest and let Jaws come knocking on your door (“candy gram…”). Tbere are only four performances — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22. My suggestion is to get those tickets now.
Here’s a video of a recent rehearsal — by the way, be sure to read below the video, because there’s info you’ll want.
The official press release states: “After seeing the show at the Fringe, Laurence Griffin from the DOC Universe blog declared, ‘the story moved along with a bouncy verve and style that was addictive to watch’.”
The book is by Samantha Cooke and Anthony Mowad, with music and lyrics by Spencer Crosswell. Mr. Mowad, who also serves as director, said the musical is not a musical of the actual movie, but a parody of a group of people who want to put on the musical with dreams of being the next big Broadway hit by taking “a Great White Shark to the Great White Way.”
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Facebook.com/JAWStheMovietheMusical or on Eventbrite.com/e/jaws-the-movie-the-musical-tickets-17658455917
CAVEAT: Theatre Dynamic says that “JAWS: The Movie: The Musical” is “slightly offensive.”