It’s been a long time coming, but we have just seen the release of Jurassic World, likely the biggest blockbuster of 2015. Yawn. I’m a child of the 90’s, I lived through ‘The Great Dinosaur Fad’ of 93’ and my tastes have matured. I’m looking for something with more teeth, more twists, and a few more musical numbers. Fortunately Squabbalogic Independent Musical Theatre is about to present the Australian premiere of Triassic Parq!
Based on the original blockbuster and billed as ‘a theological dinosaur sex comedy 65 million years in the making’, Triassic Parq splices dinosaurs, shows tunes and sex changes together in this inventive new musical, which presents the classic movie from the dinosaurs’ perspective. When one female T-Rex suddenly turns male and the entire pack must question their identity, gender, and what is possible – examining love, faith and science through a comical lens.
Since its birth in 2006, Squabbalogic has been delighting audiences with confrontational whimsy, bringing new material to musical theatre goers and bringing new audiences to musical theatre, with recent productions including Man of La Mancha and Carrie: The Musical. Director, Jay James-Moody explains it was his love of dinosaurs and musicals that brought him to the script, “It’s Rocky Horror meets Jurassic Park, with fantastic and current themes of gender and identity peppered among gut-busting, hilarious comedy and songs.”
The show will run between June 17 and July 4, with a very special ‘In Conversation with the Cast and Crew Q&A’ following the 2pm performance on June 27, use the promo code #CleverGirl for discount tickets on first performances.
To reiterate: Singing Dinosaurs!
June 17 – July 4, Tues – Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm. Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, City Road, Chippendale. $30-$49. (Thursday Date Night: 2 tickets for $80) Bookings: http://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/triassic-parq/