Dad’s Garage And Theater Company has long set a standard for the performing arts in Atlanta by being the only theater company that features Improvisational Theater and Scripted Theater every weekend. While the improv shows always bring an unexpected element of comedy, the scripted Shows at Dad’s Garage have always been a personal favorite of this author. The local theater and nerd scenes have been a buzz with talk about about WICKET: A PARODY MUSICAL, which closes this weekend.
Allow the words from Dad’s Garage to explain to explain this play to you:
Dad’s Garage latest scripted show Wicket takes the classic Star Wars tale, and retells it from the Ewoks’ perspective. Taking the concept of a revisionist history of a classic tale (similar to Wicked telling another side of the story of The Wizard of Oz), Wicket provides a completely new interpretation of what was going on in Star Wars. The hero of our show is Wicket, an undersized Ewok. As a pint-sized Ewok, he doesn’t get much respect. He wants to be with his true love, the Ewok princess Kneesaa so Wicket must figure out if he has the “Force” to save his species and get his dream girl. Wicket pulls out all the stops for some fun musical action.
During earlier performances, members of the 501st Legion attended to provide faux-security dressed as Storm Troopers. The way the play has been embraced by the Star Wars community says so much about its geek bona fides, but is it is funny.
It is, wicketly funny, if you forgive the pun. Directed by Rick Lombardo, with book and lyrics by Travis Sharp and Haddon Kime, the play stars Karen Cassady, Jayme Alilaw, Rickey Boynton, Alyssa Egelhoff, Alice Garriga, Eliana Marianes, Joseph Ndoum, and Googie Uterhardt.
The show is not for the young, as there is adult humor sprinkled in.
All tickets start at the listed price point, but are subject to change with inventory.
Thursday @ 8pm:
Just Seats: $20.50 online, $22.50 phone & door
Delta First Class Seats: $27.50 online, $29.50 phone, not available at door
Friday @ 8pm:
Just Seats: $23.50 online, $25.50 phone & door
Delta First Class Seats: $30.50 online, $32.50 phone, not available at door
Saturday @ 8pm:
Just Seats: $25.50 online, $27.50 phone & door
Delta First Class Seats: $32.50 online, $34.50 phone, not available at door
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If maybe Star Wars Musical Parody is not your jam, remember that Dad’s has several improv shows each weekend, and some more traditional scripted comedy shows coming up this year.