“Rambunctious, raunchy and ridiculous … hits all the high notes!”
– Mooney on Theatre
“Refreshingly ludicrous” – The New York Times
Tickets on sale Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Cannibal! The Musical,” the hilarious musical comedy from the co-creator of “South Park” and Broadway’s Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon,” visits Nashville March 24-26 for a limited engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
“Cannibal! The Musical” is based on the cult film of the same name written, directed, produced, co-scored by, and starring Trey Parker while studying at the University of Colorado, and marks Parker’s first time working with his creative partner, Matt Stone.
The musical comedy follows five miners from Utah on a treacherous journey to stake their claim in the Colorado Territory. Led by their reluctant guide, Alferd Packer, the group encounters trappers, natives, and a whole lot of tom-foolery before losing their way in the Rocky Mountains. When found days later, Packer is the only one left standing, and the Sheriff arrests him for cannibalism – but what really happened out on them there mountains? Intrepid reporter Polly Pry is determined to tell the real story – that is, if she doesn’t fall in love with the unsuspecting Packer first.
With songs like “When I Was on Top of You” and “Meat My Destiny,” this parody of classic American musicals takes “Oklahoma” and adds a dash of “Friday the 13th,” to cook up a deliciously ridiculous evening of musical theatre.
The production bears all the hallmarks of a Parker-Stone collaboration, including irreverent humor, uproarious lyrics, and catchy tunes. Full of songs, dance, and laughs, this production marks a re-vamped show featuring additional book, lyrics, and music by Christopher Bond (“Evil Dead – The Musical!”), Aaron Eyre, and Trevor Martin.
“I’ve been a long-time Trey Parker fan, and when I saw the film version of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ I loved it,” said Bond. “As fans of the original, we’ve made sure to stay true to its campy spirit, while adding more goofs and hilarious songs. It’s allowed us to bring something new to the stage that has the same vintage Trey Parker wit.”
If You Go:
“Cannibal! The Musical”
March 24-26, 2017
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
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Over three decades, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org