TURBULENCE!

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RELEASE: 'OUTSTANDING SONGWRITING' AWARD-WINNERS RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD FRINGE WITH "TURBULENCE!" Hollywood, CA - Robot Teammate is delighted to announce the world premiere of their original musical space race comedy TURBULENCE!, coming to the Sacred Fools Theater main stage during the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. TURBULENCE! is the musical comedy collective's third consecutive production to premiere at Fringe, following the "Outstanding Songwriting" award-winning production of THUG TUNNEL (2016) and sold-out run of TIMEHEART (2015). Founded in 2012, Robot Teammate established itself as one of LA's premier musical comedy groups, wowing theatergoers by creating improvised musicals based on audience suggestions at venues including UCB, iO West, and LA ComicCon before they began scripting musicals collaboratively in 2015. TURBULENCE! was conceived during an improvisation at Impro Theatre in 2016, and the book, lyrics, and music have since been refined through writing sessions with the Robot Teammate ensemble. The cast features Kat Primeau, Miles Crosman, and Molly Dworsky as well as "Most Unleashed Performance 2016" nominees Dave Reynolds and Chris Bramante. Miles Crosman serves as head writer, with direction by Molly Dworsky and Sam Johnides as musical director. The Story: The 4242 Intergalympics have arrived, and the competition between humans on Earth and Mars is at a fever pitch. An epic race around the sun concludes the events, but the untimely demise of Earth's designated competitors means the haphazard crew of the S.S. Albacore and their android assistant Mambo 4 (Dave Reynolds) must go to bat. Can Captain Davin Galaxy (Miles Crosman) win the respect of his team in time to win the race and prove that Earth isn't the shabby dirt turd the Martians think it is? Will astrophysicist Dr. Joules Johnson (Kat Primeau) be able to master turbulent energy to their advantage? Can demolition derby mechanic Mick Cribbins (Chris Bramante) translate his expertise in space? And will genius navigation specialist Pattern MaGerk (Molly Dworsky) find a way to really care about it all? Only one way to find out -- Ready. Set. Space! Performances will take place at Sacred Fools Theater Main Stage (located at 1076 Lillian Way, LA, CA 90038). The show is family-friendly (ages 10+), contains flashing lights, and runs 55 minutes. Admission is $15 ($12 for Fringe Participants, $10 preview on June 10th). Tickets are available for purchase here: http://hff17.com/4557 Saturday, June 10, 2017: 6:30 P.M. (preview) Wednesday, June 14, 2017: 8:30 P.M. Thursday, June 15, 2017: 10:30 P.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017: 8:30 P.M. Sunday, June 18, 2017: 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 21, 2017: 8:30 P.M. Thursday, June 22, 2017: 10:00 P.M. Robot Teammate is Chris Bramante, Miles Crosman, Molly Dworsky, Sam Johnides, Branson NeJame, Kat Primeau, and Dave Reynolds. The collective's most recent musical, THUG TUNNEL, premiered at Hollywood Fringe 2016, where it won A Little New Music's Award for Outstanding Songwriting, the Encore Producers Award, and was nominated for Best Musical, Best World Premiere, Top of the Fringe, Ripest Show, Most Orgasmic Writing, two Most Unleashed Performance nominations, and the Spirit of Fringe Award. The Original Cast Recording of THUG TUNNEL will be released digitally May 16, 2017. Praise for Robot Teammate includes: “Robot Teammate creates musicals for the millennial generation. This is the fresh, adventurous direction that we desire this form to evolve into… I can't wait to see what they bring next.” – Gia on the Move "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? “Don't miss what is sure to become a Fringe legend…an electrifying good time…brilliant cast – MUST SEE!” – LA Music Critic “This show is so brilliantly entertaining for so many reasons – infectious music, creative story, memorable characters, hilarious one-liners… all of this combined results in the best musical – if not show! – at Fringe this year!” – LA Music Blog “FRESH – entertaining and engaging from beginning to end. Thug Tunnel is a gritty and contemporary new Fringe musical that takes the audience on a whirlwind adventure full of catchy dance music and vivid characters…guaranteed good time" – Tin Pan LA “Smart and exceptionally appealing…if you want to understand the kind of funny becoming more and more in demand today, or to attract a younger audience, this is a good example of what works. The whole show is a little absurd and kind of wrong but so completely hilarious that you'll be hooked from the get-go.”- Musicals in LA "Astonishing... to see their show is to see theatre explode into life before your eyes." - Tudor House Entertainment Links: www.robotteammate.com Twitter.com/robotteammate Facebook.com/robotteammate Instagram.com/accidentalparty Download promo pics here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4vyijbtHDATRGg4OHpVRzZhclE

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Catchy tunes, awesome choreography, incredible singing and best of all a totally original script with legs, Turbulence!, the high speed, high stakes camp melodrama, set in space, by L.A.'s premiere musical improv comedy troupe, Robot Teammate is simply awesome!

sweet - Tracy Paleo - ...read full review


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Nicely packaged together by director (and ship pilot) Molly Dworsky, “Turbulence!” is one of the can't-miss musicals of the Fringe season.

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - ...read full review


Tin Pan L.A.

Turbulence! is a perfect example of the group's ingenuity for top notch concept, craftsmanship and performance... If there is any new musical to see at the Fringe Festival this is the one—it's chock full of high-energy music and storytelling that's out of this world.

sweet - Ryan Luevano - ...read full review


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The heart of the show (its first incarnation was an improvisational performance), is the music: polished, catchy, and consistently funny...as the race began the momentum picked up, reaching an emotional pitch during a haltingly beautiful “Power's Low,” which showcases some impressive musicality and emotion. Kudos to music composer/director Sam Johnides.

sweet - Vanessa Cate - ...read full review


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The chemistry between the members of this ensemble was palpable and the force was strong in them...This is one of those Fringe shows you don't mind seeing more than once...Unless you want to be kidded for missing out on the BEST (according to my wife) show at HFF17, then you simply MUST See this show.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites

The songs are catchy, they stay in your mind, and I'm still randomly thinking Turbulence, Turbulence, after the show. It's a fun show, throw on your space romper and get ready for a shaky ride.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal - Musicals in LA

Set to an upbeat '80s-style pop rock score, TURBULENCE! is a screwball mash-up of Friday night SyFy comedy classics and Saturday morning cartoons with colorful characters and bright, energetic choreography. Two musical departures - a hokey country "Hoedown Throwdown" style number (priceless) and a beautiful a cappella choral piece add variety. The friendly rough-and-tumble nature of the work is a good fit for those looking for an escape from the more cynical/slit-your-wrists drama one often finds at the Fringe. This is comical territory, bold and fun-loving. It won't tax any brain cells (on purpose) but the rowdy good time it delivers is all you need.

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


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Catchy tunes, awesome choreography, incredible singing and best of all a totally original script with legs, Turbulence!, the high speed, high stakes camp melodrama, set in space, by L.A.'s premiere musical improv comedy troupe, Robot Teammate is simply awesome!

sweet - Tracy Paleo - ...read full review


Avatar

Nicely packaged together by director (and ship pilot) Molly Dworsky, “Turbulence!” is one of the can't-miss musicals of the Fringe season.

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - ...read full review


Tin Pan L.A.

Turbulence! is a perfect example of the group's ingenuity for top notch concept, craftsmanship and performance... If there is any new musical to see at the Fringe Festival this is the one—it's chock full of high-energy music and storytelling that's out of this world.

sweet - Ryan Luevano - ...read full review


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The heart of the show (its first incarnation was an improvisational performance), is the music: polished, catchy, and consistently funny...as the race began the momentum picked up, reaching an emotional pitch during a haltingly beautiful “Power's Low,” which showcases some impressive musicality and emotion. Kudos to music composer/director Sam Johnides.

sweet - Vanessa Cate - ...read full review


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The chemistry between the members of this ensemble was palpable and the force was strong in them...This is one of those Fringe shows you don't mind seeing more than once...Unless you want to be kidded for missing out on the BEST (according to my wife) show at HFF17, then you simply MUST See this show.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites

The songs are catchy, they stay in your mind, and I'm still randomly thinking Turbulence, Turbulence, after the show. It's a fun show, throw on your space romper and get ready for a shaky ride.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal - Musicals in LA

Set to an upbeat '80s-style pop rock score, TURBULENCE! is a screwball mash-up of Friday night SyFy comedy classics and Saturday morning cartoons with colorful characters and bright, energetic choreography. Two musical departures - a hokey country "Hoedown Throwdown" style number (priceless) and a beautiful a cappella choral piece add variety. The friendly rough-and-tumble nature of the work is a good fit for those looking for an escape from the more cynical/slit-your-wrists drama one often finds at the Fringe. This is comical territory, bold and fun-loving. It won't tax any brain cells (on purpose) but the rowdy good time it delivers is all you need.

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review