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Pocketmon! A Parody Musical

the bardic bastards · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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AARON KOZAK certified reviewer June 18, 2019
The thing that bothers me the most about the parody musical craze, is that more often than not, the musicals are not parodies. They are blatant rip-offs of intellectual property, and people act like just because it's a musical - that makes it a parody. I hate it. It's unfair to the creators, and it's unfair to those playing by the rules. This is why I have to offer my sincerest congratulations to the writers and producers of Pocketmon for actually being a real parody musical. I commend you all for playing by the rules, and for showing the other so-called parody musicals how it should be done. For that reason alone, you have a made a fan out of me. ... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON encore judge certified reviewer June 30, 2019
tagged as: whimsical · clever · CUTE · funny · musical
This show goes pokeballs to the walls in every way imaginable. Never slowing down and offering plenty of jokes for the uninitiated as well as die hard fans. It's a truly joyous musical that will leave you with a smile on your face and a pep in your step. Just fun all around!... full review
MATT WHITNEY certified reviewer June 24, 2019
Pocketmon was the best example I've ever seen of people working within severe restraints to make something truly magical. At all times, the cast and crew skirted the line of absurdity for absurdity's sake, but they stayed grounded, and the result is something hysterical, endearing, and ruthlessly original.... full review
LARA REPKO certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: fun · light hearted · parody · musical
So fun and so entertaining. I didn’t know what to expect going in and I was pleasantly aurprised. I think you guys should take this to other places once Fringe is over because it would be a shame if more people didn’t see it. It’s a spectacular example of how to do a low budget Fringe musical and still have an excellent show. I was very impressed. ... full review
DARCY ROSE BYRNES certified reviewer June 20, 2019
tagged as: clever · entertaining · silly · fun
This is a fun show that has a lot of inside references, dirty jokes, clever lyrics and real emotional moments. I know absolutely nothing about Pokemon and due to the wonderful writing, direction, choreography, light design and cast, I started laughing the moment the lights came up and kept laughing throughout the rest of the show.... full review
IAN PRICE certified reviewer June 19, 2019
A musical that both as a Pokemon fan and a lover of a good time, had me crying laughing. When it comes to parody musicals at the Hollywood Fringe, this is what future shows should strive for.... full review
MARTIN RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 16, 2019
A fun and entertaining ride the whole time! I had a blast. It is a great time for anyone who loves (or even for people who know anything about) Pokemon. It is a great trip down memory lane for the characters we grew up loving but in this newly imagined world that is exactly what you want from a parody musical. The singing was great, the choreography was so much fun, and the actors made each and every character engaging and enjoyable. The script, its story, and its characters are so funny- I was brought to tears from laughing at times! You will enjoy this show. ... full review
JOHN PATRICK DALY certified reviewer June 29, 2019
A fun parody of a much beloved franchise, catering heavily to fans of the past and present. You'll see blown out versions of all of your favorite characters, and tap your foot and nod your head along with the catchy music. ... full review
GIGI MCCLURE certified reviewer June 26, 2019
This show was such a blast! It was full of a bunch of laughs and a bunch of heart. It's definitely geared more toward Pokemon fans (with plenty of references to the series, the games, and even online fan theories), but I think anyone that sees it will get a kick out of it. The cast is hilarious, the songs are a little too catchy (Bug Catcher Brian will be stuck in your head for quite a while) (not a bad thing) (so will Triple Threat) (again, not a bad thing), the choreography was fun, the script was great. It was overall such a fun time and a fun show. I'm happy I got to see it, and I look forward to seeing where this musical goes! Really, really great job all around. ... full review
ANGELA BEEVERS certified reviewer June 25, 2019
I am both a pokemon fan and a pocketmon fan! I was so impressed with these original songs and the singing was fantastic. Also the stage design was so cute and well-thought out as well as the costumes. Seriously so fun and again fantastic singing! This is a perfect fringe show: it's just so much fun. ... full review