“REVIEW: “CLOWN BAR-2”- “CLOWNING AROUND!”
By Sandy Zimmerman
It’s happening at the Majestic Repertory Theater, a stage show like no other! The “Clown Bar 2” opened with a packed theater of guests anxious to see and be part of this unique production. Yes, the guests are an important part of “Clown Bar 2” as they react to the play and yell at the actors! You don’t have that opportunity at other shows.
As the cast suddenly moves in, out and around each of the guest’s tables, you may even become part of the show. The script is about clowns, life as a clown, wanting to become a clown, clowns falling in love, songs about clowns, and the evil clown mobsters. Every seat is perfect because the audience is in the show.
When the actors enter, they give a hint to what will happen next. Creative, original and off-the-wall you don’t know what will happen next. There’s several stories in one play- a love story where the man wants to become a clown, and you will even see actors shooting other actors- as long as they do not shoot the audience!
Each of the actors were excellent, every one perfect for their part. With a cast of around 7, the show kept everyone laughing.
It was an odd show but perfect for Arts District, the place to see if you want something different. The Majestic Repertory Theater opened in 2016 and has produced musicals, plays, as well as immersive theatre experiences. They produce original projects like the musical “Bigfoot,” co-written by comedian and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin and an immersive disco-era “Measure for Measure” which was featured in USA Today.
Taking a comic swing at the 1996 cult horror film featuring Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk, The Craft, An Unauthorized Musical Parody follows four teen girls who cope with the nightmares of high school life by forming a coven and rocking out to a soundtrack of 80s and 90s goth and rock hits featuring The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Siouxsie and the Banshees and more – complete with an all-woman live band.
Audiences are encouraged to dress in their Hot Topic witchy best for this immersive musical experience. You can choose any of the restaurant’s inside dining or outside patios, bars, stores, and businesses. Just over a mile from Downtown Las Vegas, the historic arts district is interesting to see.
Performances of Clown Bar 2 begin May 12, Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m.
Majestic Repertory Theatre is located at at 1217 S. Main Street. General admission tickets are $35 and are on sale now.
Sandy Zimmerman was Director of Public Relations/ Director of Promotions/ and Director of Marketing for Las Vegas shows-“Flashdance Fever” (Marina Hotel), “Cotton Club on Parade” (Aladdin Hotel, now Planet Hollywood Hotel), Sherman Hemsley- star of the “Jeffersons”, Gallagher-comedian (Dunes Hotel), “Men of Paradise” (Vegas World Hotel, now The Strat), Rita Rudner- “Women of Comedy”, and many other Las Vegas shows.
After visiting China five times, Sandy wrote the book “China- the Ancient Dragon: A Travel Guide to China” with further research.
Sandy wrote and designed “Escape to an Adventure in Thailand Travel Guide.” She trekked through Chiang Mai, Thailand’s Northern Jungle and also rode an elephant in their safari.
Following visiting Australia’s penal colony in Tasmania, Sandy researched and wrote
the story about the famous Ned Kelly, simular to our Billy the Kid.
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