Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is Louisville ready for "Cheeseburger & Fries: the Musical"?

Everyone at The Voraxium, Creeps Productions, and Catclaw Theatre Company are abuzz about the news that the long-awaited Cheeseburger & Fries: the Musical will make its world debut on September 3, 2009.

It's based on the true story of Jeffrey Scott 'Cheeseburger' Holland and J.T. 'Fries' Dockery, who spent the second half of the 1990s as street-corner troubadors, busking for coins and frightening tourists. It's an underground garage country-punk rocka rolla hillbilly wing dang doo.

But it's also a thriller, as there's much supernatural intrigue in the deep dark mysterious wilderness of Kentucky, and Cheeseburger & Fries are there, on its dull serrated slaughterhouse edge. Like Robert Johnson before them, the boys find their own dark night of the soul at the crossroads.

And it's a love story as well. Cheeseburger & Fries are lovers, not fighters, and like Jerry Lee Lewis, they're lovin' up a storm, charming the birds from the trees everywhere from Manchester to Paris. (Manchester, Kentucky and Paris, Kentucky, that is.) It's because of these torrid love scenes straight outta Berea that this will be Catclaw's first play with an audience advisory: the show will feature full frontal nudity.

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