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Attack of the Elvis Impersonators

From 10 critic and 183 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

About the show

An irreverent new musical comedy featuring an original score, swooning fangirls, an Antichrist, world peace, a social media star, the spirit of Elvis...and, of course, a hero! More…

When Drac Frenzie, a burnt-out, world-famous heavy metal icon decides to save himself from self-destruction by impersonating Elvis, a miracle occurs—which leads to him not only saving himself, but also the world. This show satirizes everything from self-identity to society to organized religion. 'Attack of the Elvis Impersonators' will make you howl as it converts you to Hound Dog: the new religion of peace.

Pillow Talking

"Now take the creativity of Lazarus and add expert direction by the masterful Don Stephenson; choreography by theatre veteran Melissa Zaremba; and music direction, arrangements, and orchestration by Benjamin Rauhala and you’ve set a plan in motion for a production you can’t help falling in love with!...This high-spirited show pays homage to Elvis in the most infectious of ways. Full of energy and exuberance, it is pure escapist entertainment with heart and messages of kindness." Full Review

Theatre's Leiter Side

“A goofy all-singing, all-dancing, all-mugging exercise in musical banality...Which isn't to deny that enough Elvis idolaters seeking anything associated with the eponymous late entertainer may find its subject matter rollicking enough to keep it rocking…It strains to be funny with sight gags and comical verses but its biggest laughs actually have little to do with Elvis, coming late in the evening when it joins the anti-Trump bandwagon with the president likened…to the Anti-Christ.” Full Review


"Embrace the outrageous and watch Elvismania unravel...Free-wheeling and wacky with a nugget of positivism...The score overall is funny and energetic, performed by talented singers, dancers, actors...Sciotto is unbeatable playing bilateral Drac...The plot is choppy with drop-in, drop-out characters. The pace, particularly in the second act, is uneven...A nutty couple of hours of music, love, some good intentions and plenty of laughs." Full Review


"Not as funny as it’s intended due to its overloaded book and shaky tone...Lazarus’ score is an entertaining blend of rock, pop and show tunes...His good-natured book is a shambles. The serious, campy and satirical elements don’t connect. The plot is crammed and wayward...It’s all strained, labored and simply not very funny due to the ponderous dialogue and choppy structure. Still, the energetic cast puts as much effort into their performances as if they were in a smash Broadway show." Full Review

Front Row Center

"The good news here is that 'Attack of the Elvis Impersonators' features an excellent cast...The bad news is that this is the end of the good news...The level of storytelling only achieves that of a college spoof. The kind where everyone is laughing, including the performers, because they are having fun presenting this preposterous story...Not crap. But it is not an engaging show either. As hard as these performers work, the material never gels." Full Review

Time Out New York

"The show is as baffling as it sounds, but worse, it’s bland and unfunny...The 20-odd musical numbers, though derivative, are catchy and deserve a better book than the one that Lazarus has crafted around them. The performers are blessed with powerful pipes, and they bite into the inanity with whole-hound commitment, matched by Don Stephenson’s frenetic staging. But no matter how hard they try to deliver it, the material all but screams 'return to sender.'" Full Review

Broadway Blog

"The comedic factor rarely rises to the occasion. Most of the jokes fall flat and elicit reactions ranging between audible groans to internal eye rolls. Lyrically, there are no gems to be found in the songs, either...Regarding production value and talent, there is much to admire...I must admit that a handful of the songs are quite catchy thanks to the musical direction, arrangement, and orchestrations...Long before intermission, this hound dog reviewer was ready to be euthanized." Full Review

Off Off Online

"The Attention Deficit Disorder Musical. Lory Lazarus, who perpetrated the book, music, and lyrics, just staggers from premise to premise, seizing on some new plot point and leaving whole subplots behind to die of malnutrition. Some of them contain good ideas. More don’t...The cast, directed by Stephenson to be broad, broad, broad, shouts a lot, runs up and down a lot...For all their good work, they seem to lack enthusiasm; the skimpy applause after most numbers must be a downer." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

"From the moment this problematic show starts, you can tell the producers have big pockets. The set is fabulous and the abundant costumes are extremely well done...The score is 'Mister Rogers' tuneful and the lyrics abominable...Don Stephenson directs this mess and Zaremba has over-choreographed this postage stamp of a stage. The show handed out these horrifying masks and wanted us to howl. The only thing I howled for was joy to be released from this over-two-hour twister." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"The plot is incoherent, the songs are unamusing, and despite the best efforts of the director, Don Stephenson, the action lurches from one mystifying development to the next. The show's meager list of strengths includes Eric Sciotto, as Drac, who attacks his terrible material with a certain verve, and Laura Woyasz, as Prissy, who sings sufficiently appealingly that it would be nice to hear her under different circumstances. Otherwise, bring on the Anti-Christ." Full Review

Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you are in search of a brilliant musical

Don't see it if you want to miss the next sensational Broadway bound musical!

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Like great acting Great singing and comedy You wont be bored You will have lots of fun and laughs The music is great

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love the King -- Elvis. Lots of fun. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like fun musicals.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You like fun, campy, creative musicals. You'll have a blast!

Don't see it if No reason not to check it out!

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like Campy performances, done by some fine actors. You like Elvis. A journey back in the swing of things. Love the theater. Great Seats.

Don't see it if Dont like Campy musical, and dont have an imagination.

Also I think this is a musical, that belongs on Broadway, truly enough mate... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You just want to have fun

Don't see it if You are a stick in the mud

Entertaining, Funny, Good singing/acting/dancing!, Deliberate silliness!, Original!

See it if U want to be entertained by a farcical musical that have plenty of zany characters & crazy antics but actors all good. Like Elvis themes.

Don't see it if U demand traditional high theater standards because this is deliberate silliness just for fun-nothing serious. Try it just for fun.

Also U must see this show with one purpose in mind--to have a silly fun old... Read more Read less

Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great writing

See it if You enjoy goofiness, B movies, and puns. Also great for people who love pop culture references

Don't see it if you want anything close to a realistic plot, you don't like silliness, you enjoy large casts

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if If you love Elvis & like the weird kooky comedy you must come see this. It was hysterical! I laughed till I cried! Go see it!

Don't see it if If you are not an Elvis fan & you are not impressed with silly kooky comedy then you should probably just stay home & play with your cat!

Campy, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a really funny and entertaining musical with a talented cast.

Don't see it if You’re only into serious theater.

Also This show is light, fluffy, campy, silly and just delightful. I could ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great singing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy high energy rock musicals that are campy and over the top. Excellent acting with many Broadway actors.

Don't see it if You're not willing to suspend disbelief at the scifi plot. This was way better than what the critics said!

Entertaining, Ambitious, Amusing

See it if You want to see talented actors and enjoy a light-hearted musical.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play with substance.

Also Staged well with special effects. I gave it a high score because I was... Read more Read less

Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky, Campy, Entertaining

See it if You can appreciate a fun show that's just meant to entertain.

Don't see it if You expect "Hamilton" from every show you see.

Also This show had me laughing from start to end. I loved how clever the so... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Fun

See it if You are not looking for a serious performance. You want to have a fun night out. You want to have the hound dog song stuck in your head (lol

Don't see it if You don't like silly, funny performances. You don't want to laugh. You are too serious and don't know how to lighten up.

Also This was so much fun. I truly enjoyed it more than I thought I would. ... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if A throwback rock musical intrigues you

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished Broadway musical

Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You like silly comedies and want to have a lot of fun.

Don't see it if If you want a well developed story or don't like musicals.

Funny, Dizzying, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy camp. These actors go for it, and it makes the production really fun.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp. The story is silly. And you can either love or hate this style of work.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you have an open mind, and just going in for some good singing and acting. The story is a bit out there, but you will enjoy it. I did.

Don't see it if you want a serious show.

Also I can see this show being more like the next Rocky Horror Picture show... Read more Read less

Over-the-top, Great singing, Campy, Silly fun, Ambitious

See it if you're 100% CLEAR this isn't classic theatre. Show is pure camp & silly fun. The singing is good-to-excellent, especially Wiley & Sciotto.

Don't see it if before seeing ANYTHING, you need to read "professional" critics' thoughts & personal edicts (reviews on the left). See what YOU want to see.

Also The entire ensemble - young and not so young - work their asses off in... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a simple, light, and funny musical. It is also short - 2 hours with an intermission

Don't see it if you need to see a serious and complex musical.

Clever, Quirky, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy musicals and Elvis

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep thought provoking plot

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging

See it if You like camp, over the top, song , chaos, Elvis and just having a good old time. Silly piece but oh so much fun. Better than I expected

Don't see it if You don't like Elvis, camp, a musical that's over the top & the ridiculous. This is not for you then., or if Anti Christ theme bothers you.

Also If you go by the title alone you won't get disappointed to find that i... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Campy

See it if you're into camp and B movies, or you believe that Elvis lives among us.

Don't see it if you prefer something serious, or you hate looking over people's heads (the theatre has no incline--terrible design).

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like Elvis; you want to see talented Broadway performers in a new and interesting show

Don't see it if You're offended by alternative takes on god and religion and the devil

Also I thought this was a delightful evening of theater. The actors were ex... Read more Read less

Silly, Camp, Deliberately "so-bad-it's-good"

See it if If your thing is Rocky Horror or Napoleon Dynamite - this may be a theatrical version of that type of campy cult-appeal absurdity.

Don't see it if This show still needs to find its audience, as it would be much more fun with an enthusiastic college/downtown crowd than Theatre Row-types.

Also Also, I think there was some out-dated and unnecessary stereotyping of... Read more Read less

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