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P E E L bliPs B TRIASSIC PARQ: THE MUSICAL

Brandon Espinoza. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Wicked is the biggest hit on Broadway right now and audiences can’t get enough of the back story of the misunderstood witches. Audiences downtown are loving the back story of another beloved film, except in place of witches, there are Velociraptors. “Triassic Parq: The Musical” is everything you would expect from a downtown musical that wowed Fringe audiences last year. It’s funny, it’s irreverent, there are entire songs dedicated to dinosaur genitalia...it’s also a sure bet for a good time. New York has become a playground for these sorts of shows. “Silence! The Musical” spoofed Silence of the Lambs brilliantly and now the Triassic team are taking a far less literal approach to the same type of spoofing. The cast of dinos are all gifted at both the slapstick and physical comedy of the show as well as capable vocalists that make the songs matter more than the punch lines. I’m one of those kids whose life was changed by Jurassic Park. It was goodbye superheroes and hello dinosaurs at that point. So for me, the nods to the dialogue and plot points from the film were carefully calculated and spot-on. Be sure to catch Triassic Parq while you can. This talented cast will lead you on a trip through the jungle that will make you howl with laughter and you’ll leave the theater so glad you hung out with Velociraptors. -Ryan Brinson

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Above: Lindsay Nicole Chambers and Alex Wyse. Photo by Carol Rosegg

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