Believe in Me… A Bigfoot Musical, the show which sets the story of the legendary Sasquatch to song, features a book by Adrien Royce (based on her stage play) with music and lyrics by Michael Holland. The show's website boasts a quote from the notable Fringe Urinetown alum composer and co-lyricist Mark Hollmann which reads "Sharp, smart, funny, unflinching, relevant, what one hopes for in theatre writing: Passion." Steven Ray Watkins provides musical direction for the show which bills itself as: "If Michael Moore and Stephen Sondheim got together to write a musical, this would be it."
Other shows that have sold out performances or are on their way to "standing room only" status include Choking on Happiness, The First Step, Haven, Harvey Finkelstein's Sock Puppet Showgirls, Martha & Me, The Psychic Hour and The Space, Granola! The Musical, All Good Things, Mimi Le Duck, Africa & Plumbridge, Geek Love, The Gathering Room, Confessions of A Mormon Boy and Dog Sees God, according to a Fringe spokesperson.
The festival plays Aug. 13-29 in numerous New York City venues. Tickets to the Fringe Festival will be $15. For more information including volunteer details, call (212) 279-4488 or visit the website at www.FringeNYC.org. Complete guides to FringeNYC are available at all Borders Bookstores in Manhattan.