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.
"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
“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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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