Los Angeles’ Crest Theatre is transformed into a Munich-style beer hall for Oktoberfest the Musical, which began performances August 26. The audience sits at long tables and benches and enjoys the show with waiters and waitresses dressed in traditional Bavarian dress.
Oktoberfest the Musical continues through November 27. The musical features a book by Philip LaZebnik, music by Harold Faltermeyer and lyrics by Faltermeyer and LaZebnik. The show is directed and choreographed by Madeleine Dahm. Tom Griep is music director; Ginger Perkins is producer.
The musical’s score weaves “spirited oom-pah-pah polkas, jazzy burlesque numbers and delicate love duets to Broadway show-stoppers,” according to producers.
Here’s how the comedy story is billed: “The audience enters a Munich beer hall complete with traditional long tables and benches and waiters and waitresses in Bavarian dress to enjoy a night of song, dance and merriment hosted by a jovial Emcee. But the show’s producer unexpectedly shows up, outraged that the Emcee has subverted her historically accurate drama of the romance between a prince and princess, into an ’almost true’ musical romp. The battle between Emcee and producer sends the troupe of hapless performers spinning out of control into hilarious chaos. The audience joins in the fun, both figuratively and literally, as the story with its surprises unfolds.“
For tickets and more information visit oktoberfestthemusical.com.