About this Event
"If ever there was a quintessential, unadulterated, grown-up, comedic anthem to hair-raising horror, it can be safely said that, EXORCISTIC: THE ROCK MUSICAL, is the one musical parody to rule them all!
Writer/composer and Ovation Award winner, Michael Shaw Fisher has outdone himself in an updated version of his 2013 Hollywood Fringe Best Musical award-winner, and it blows big-bucks Broadway productions right out of the pea soup dish.
Nothing is out of place in this seamless production. Not one line dropped. Not one directional, musical or choreographic stride out of place. And not a single opportunity missed to curate the movie-genus-mapping of explicit dialog and action. The entire cast goes for the gusto. In all though, it is driving lead Emma Hunton (Reagan - I mean, Meagan!) who is the fire, fury, fun and most magnificently shocking character in the production. She is, in a word, outrageous. That is not, in any way, to deny the full-on power that all the cast brings to this masterpiece of musical parody.
For a film that premiered 50 years ago (on June 19th, 1973 in NYC) The Exorcist's influence on cinema is unquestionable. It won two Academy Awards, became Warner Bros highest grossing film to date, and has inspired countless rip-offs. Also, there are the iconic images: the levitation, spider walking, the split pea soup, and of course the self-stabbing of a certain part of the anatomy with crucifixes…. (“Let Jesus F%#@! You!” Remember that?) Yes, all these classic quotes make it into this completely original musical, composed in the style of pure 70s ROCK and depicts the eternal fight of Good vs Evil with electric guitars summoning the demons who root in man’s dark corners and sneer in the face of God…
But that’s all hooey, right? No one really believes that demons exist anymore, do they?
Among the chief doubters in this play-within-a play is the Orgasmico Theatre Company. We watch as the dysfunctional company dissects the film's cultural relevance, its controversial themes, the 1970s mentality/morality, and packs all their pretentious theories all into one big blasphemous rock musical parody that allows them to break the fourth wall and engage the audience...…But at what cost? The dangerous thing about live theater is that if Evil really does exist, then no one is safe.
Ten years after its premiere, EXORCISTIC has made a breathtaking return. And as a nod to the 50th Anniversary of “The Exorcist” (the movie), opening night was nothing less than a perfect display of limelight infused celluloid send-up, with the entire cast belting their most stunning, provocative, and sexually deviant performances for an evening of pure, comedy-horror, genre excellence, bar none." - Broadway World
Nick Bredosky He/Him (UMPO 10 Things I Hate About You)
Kim Dalton She/Her (Cluelesque, Toil & Trouble)
Emma Hunton She/Her- (Good Trouble, Wicked)
Mitchell Gerrard Johnson He/They (A New Brain)
Jesse Merlin He/Him(For Love of the Glove, Re-Animator the Musical)
Michael Shaw Fisher He/Him (Shakespeare’s Last Night Out)
Leigh Wullf She/Her (Exorcistic 2013)
Gabby Sanalitro She/Her (That 90’s Show)
ROTATING DIVA GUESTS:
Lindsay Heather Pearce She/Her (Titanique, Wicked)
Jillian Schirelli She/Her (CATS, Now That's What I call 90's)
Carly Jibson She/Her (The Guest Book, Cry Baby)
Garret Clayton He/Him (Hairspray Live, Teen Beach Movie)
Marissa Jaret Winokur She/Her (Hairspray, Bupkis)
Matt Shively He/Him (Lopez Vs. Lopez, The Real O'neals)
Brendan Hunt He/Him (Ted Lasso, Horrible Bosses 2)
and many more...
EXORCISTIC: The Unauthorized Rock Musical Parody of "The Exorcist" is the must-see rock musical experience of 2023. Come celebrate "the scariest film of all time" with a demon-themed drink, clutch your crucifixes tight, and say your prayers. Your Salvation may depend on it!
Warning: EXORCISTIC is not for the faint of heart. It's loud, it's bawdy, and it drips with everything you never knew you wanted from an Exorcist musical! You'll be headbanging, singing along, and screaming for more! So, grab your tickets while you can, and get EXORCISTIC! The power of rock compels you!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Box, 189 Chrystie Street, New York, United States
USD 25.00 to USD 120.00