- Giant Green Lizard! The Musical
"Giant Green Lizard! The Musical" is an original two-act musical written for and produced at the
Maverick Theaterin Fullerton, Californiain July of 2006. It is a musical parodyof the Japanese monster moviesfrom the 1950s. The book, music and lyrics were written by Jeremy Gable, from an idea conceived by Maverick Theater owner Brian Newell.
The original title of the musical was "
Godzilla, The Musical", but the creators were notified by Toho Film Company Ltdthat they could not use the name or likeness of Godzilla without permission. Therefore, the monster was renamed Gizard and the show was given a new title.
"Giant Green Lizard! The Musical" utilized both of the Maverick's theatrical spaces. Act One took place on the
cabaretstage (which was set up to look like a karaoke bar), while Act Two took audiences to the prosceniumstage, which was used as a lookout point for the Tokyoskyline. The show featured video segments, a miniature-scale destructible set of Tokyo, and a dozen original songs - including "Out of Synch", "Love Song For Gizard" and "The Monster In Me".
Opening Night Credits
* Nick McGee - Gizzard
* Enrique Munzo - Thomas/Boner
* Liza A. Rios- Mary
* Stan Morrow - Toji-San
* Christopher Gomez - Stephen H.I. Thompson
* Jules Toyama - Suki
* Paul Burt - Kevin
* Ernest Lee - Haru-San/Reporter/Camera Man
Jeremy Gable- American Tourist
* Brian Newell - Lights, Sound and Video
* Jason Chavez - Technical Assistance
* Leah Nichole - Technical Assistance
* Cristian Diaz - Computer Assistant
* [http://www.mavericktheater.com/html/gizzard.html Maverick Theater's "Giant Green Lizard! The Musical" page]
* [http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/entertainment/arts/nowoc/article_1231785.php OC Register's Review of "Giant Green Lizard! The Musical" page]
* [http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1057048287 Trailer for "Giant Green Lizard! The Musical"]
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