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Blue Wizard / Black Wizard - Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy

Blue Wizard / Black Wizard

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Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy

8m or f

"Nerdtastic […] a musical with spell-casting, twenty-sided dice, metaphysical arguments, Dunkin Donuts & live trombonist." - New York Post

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Description

Full Length Musical

Dark Comedy

Fantasy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Nowish, at the start of the 21st century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Ancient ideals and modern musings rub up against each other in Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, a philosophical musical fantasia. Two referees adjudicate the proceedings as the Black and Blue Wizards battle to save themselves and humanity from the Great Mediocrity. Warping the conventions of musical theatre and classical art song to intersect with the sensibilities of electronic music, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard is a pop culture smash-up of fantasy language and contemporary parlance. What unfolds is a ritualistic sporting event, the likes of which audiences have never seen.

REVIEWS

"Nerdtastic […] a musical with spell-casting, twenty-sided dice, metaphysical arguments, Dunkin Donuts & live trombonist. After Great Comet, Dave Malloy confirms his status as top composer." - New York Post 

"A mash-up of classical art, modern pop culture, depression inducing anxiety, electronic music, pole dancing, and mystical battles for the future of mankind’s very existence […] Beyond just a mash-up of themes, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard is a mash-up of forms [...] It’s strange and funny and sad in a way that only this generation can be." - NYU Local 

"A delightful take on contemporary ennui and the search for meaning in a post-recession, celebrity-conflict-obsessed culture. Equal parts Tolkien, MTV game show, Ziggy Stardust, and John Hughes movie." - The Obscene Jester


Black Wizard / Blue Wizard premiered at the Incubator Arts Project in Dec 2013 and the Other Forces Festival in 2014 under the direction of Dan Safer.

Characters

CASTING

8m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

Actors of any race, age, and gender can play the characters. It is strongly preferred, however, that they be a heterogeneous mix of people. The actors who play BLUE and NIKKOLIA will ideally have languages besides English available to them.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

CRIMINY - a referee (manager)
NIKKOLIA - a referee (assistant manager)
BLACK WIZARD - a wizard (an employee)
BLUE WIZARD - a wizard (an employee)
RILEY - a trombone player / frequent customer
CORE - a small group of singers and dancers
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

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