Homecoming Queen – 2013, Los Angeles (theatre, puppet design)

 

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On October 25th, 2013, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical-theatre show based on her 1983 music video, Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun) opened at the Cavern Club at Casita del Campo in Silverlake, Los Angeles.  For Homecoming Queen, I made a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege as Debbie Dickey, the homecoming queen. I also performed an assortment of characters.

There were 9 performances between October 25th- November 9th, 2013. Homecoming queen was revived at Cavern Club in 2014 and in San Francisco at Sketch Fest in 2015.

“Homecoming Queen’s got a musical” is written by Julie Brown and Kurt Koehler. The show is directed by Kurt Koehler (Chico’s Angels & The Legend of Billie Jean). The cast also included Sam Pancake,  Beth Crosby, Natalie Lander, Chris Pudlo, Jaci Denning, Cole Gerdes, Craig Taggart, and Marsian DeLellis. See the original program for full cast bios.

From the press release:

Something’s not right at Betty Ford High. People are starting to drop dead, but no one has time for that because there’s a new a Homecoming Queen to crown! Like for sure! Join Julie Brown, as Julie Brown and her best friend Debbie Dickey (Drew Droege) as they count down the minutes and the student bodies, until Homecoming! Julie Brown’s “Homecoming Queen’s Got a musical” is an 80’s music video onstage.  This show has it all…singing, dancing and murder! So join us for a night of total awesomeness!  Blood and Mascara will run!!

 

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