Hollywood, CA - Robot Teammate is delighted to be returning to the Hollywood Fringe with another original musical comedy, POCKETS, premiering at The Broadwater Main Stage this June. The collective's most recent production, TURBULENCE!, won Best Musical, Best World Premiere, Critics' Choice, and A Little New Music's Award for Outstanding Songwriting at the Hollywood Fringe in 2017 which led to an Off-Broadway run at SoHo Playhouse in New York City.
Set in the fictional British-ish kingdom of Crumpeton, POCKETS spins the tale of Bellamina Crumbledunk, a noble preteen, who becomes a pickpocket to win the attention of her overextended mother, the Duchess. Bellamina's misadventures take her into the underbelly of society, where she accidentally becomes the leader of a criminal uprising, but will she have the heart to sabotage her mother's well-laid plans for Crumpet Day? #CheckYourPockets for tickets to this fast-paced, funny, and touching period piece to find out!
The main cast features Robot Teammate, which includes Chris Bramante, Molly Dworsky, Branson NeJame, Kat Primeau, and Dave Reynolds. Book and lyrics by Robot Teammate, with Dave Reynolds serving as head writer, direction by Lauren Pritchard, and choreography by Kat Primeau. The live band features Musical Director Branson NeJame, Christopher Sousa, Harrison Lee, and Sam Kirsch. The POCKETS poster was created by illustrator and artist Beverly Arce.
The performance will take place at The Broadwater Main Stage (1076 Lillian Way, LA, CA 90038). The show is family-friendly (ages 13+) and runs 55 minutes. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 for Fringe Participants, and available at: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5994
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9:00 P.M.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
Founded in 2012, Robot Teammate has established itself as one of Los Angeles' top musical comedy acts, wowing crowds by creating hundreds of improvised musicals based off of audience suggestions at UCB, Westside Comedy, LA ComicCon, and in festivals across the country. Additionally, Legendary Digital Network brought the Robots worldwide from 2016-2017 with Geek & Sundry's weekly Twitch.TV show, Gather Your Party.
Inspired by their favorite improvisations, the collaborating machines have scripted three previous award-winning original musical comedies, TIMEHEART, THUG TUNNEL, and TURBULENCE!, forming "The T Trilogy." Premiering the trilogy to sold-out audiences at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the troupe received A Little New Music's Award for Outstanding Songwriting in 2016 & 2017, and Best Musical, Best World Premiere, and Better Lemon's Critics Choice Awards in 2017. They released the original cast recording of THUG TUNNEL on all digital platforms and received an Off-Broadway run of TURBULENCE! at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City in 2017.
Praise for Robot Teammate includes:
“A better than Broadway experience...Robot Teammate creates musicals for the millennial generation.” – Gia on the Move
"If you don't have tickets for their current run yet, get them now or prepare to be disappointed when they sell out. Consider it a fun tax; it's money well-spent." - Broadway World
"Robot Teammate is always worth watching. Their storytelling is top-class, their musicality is hugely impressive, and, above all, they are properly funny." - Ewan Phillips, Producer, Whose Line is it Anyway?
"Top Ten of LA Theatre." - Stage Raw
"Highly recommended show." - FringeReview UK
"#1 Musical to see at Hollywood Fringe." - LA Music Blog
"If there is any new musical to see at Fringe, this is the one - it's chock full of high-energy music and storytelling that's out of this world." - Tin Pan LA
WINNER – BEST MUSICAL, Hollywood Fringe 2017
WINNER – BEST WORLD PREMIERE, Hollywood Fringe 2017
WINNER – OUTSTANDING SONGWRITING AWARD, A Little New Music for TURBULENCE! (2017) & THUG TUNNEL (2016)
WINNER – CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD, Better Lemons 2017
"Best of Fest" - San Diego Improv Festival 2016
86 Week Champions - Improv Cage Match at iO West 2012-2014
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