Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy / 8m or f
"Nerdtastic [...] a musical with spell-casting, twenty-sided dice, metaphysical arguments, Dunkin' Donuts and live trombonist." - New York Post
"Nerdtastic [...] a musical with spell-casting, twenty-sided dice, metaphysical arguments, Dunkin' Donuts and 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
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Nowish, at the start of the 21st century
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Medium
Casting8m or f
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
- Non-Traditional casting
- Multicultural casting
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.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Full Score
9 Vocal Books
Please be aware that this show uses pre-recorded tracks for the majority of the music. There is a live trombone that plays over the pre-recorded music but the electronica, vended as QLAB files, are required for performance. Please contact your licensing representative for more information.
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.