Homecoming Queen, 2014, Los Angeles (theatre)

On March 28th, 2014, 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 for a 2nd run 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.

Homecoming Queen's Got A Musical, 2014
Homecoming Queen’s Got A Musical, 2014

Homecoming Queen’s got a musical was written by Julie Brown and Kurt Koehler. The show wass 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. See the original program for full cast bios.  There were nine performances between March 28th – April 13th with an additional run in San Francisco for Sketch Fest in 2015.

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!!