AN 80’s TEEN SCI-FI HORROR COMEDY MUSICAL SENSATION LIVE ON-STAGE, ON YOUR PLANET, IN YOUR TOWN & IN YOUR FACE!
In 2018, StageWorks Ink Celebrates its 5th year of providing Portland with amazing original comedic works and parody musical productions! In February they return to the show that started it all… and quite by accident. But this time with songs! 80’s songs.
- March 16 – 31, 2018
- 7:30pm, Thursdays- Saturdays
- 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday matinees
- Tickets here!
In 1986, shortly after teen roller derby girl, Staci, is moved to a small town to salvage her future, a parasitic alien race crash lands in the woods and possess her High School’s Varsity Cheerleaders. Now it’s up to Staci, the town’s bad boy, Dean, and their grandparents to save the school, their town, and the whole world.
An Original Comedy Musical featuring cheerleaders, rebellious youth, evil aliens & puppets and fueled by the songs of your… um, well… my youth!
Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live From Outer Space started out as a movie, with a passably professional trailer starring Daniel Baldwin. That surviving video holds almost no trace of the rollicking charms or improvisatory swagger currently thrilling Funhouse Lounge audiences. By shoehorning a feature-length screenplay into little more than an hour and making the most of an effects budget likely below two digits-laser pointer, Silly String and a moth-eaten cat puppet inventively serving as our cabaret CGI- Steve Coker sidesteps both the deadening rhythms of dated sci-fi pastiche and the high-camp artifice ordinarily infecting modern musical comedy. With successive blink-and-you’ll-miss-them scenes, the continually engaging and mobile performers stick each wry aside and own every cornball bit of exposition. There’s a two-fisted physicality empowering slapstick set pieces and heightening the violent flourish or eroticized assault. Punches connect, stripteases arouse and Bananarama synth riffs impart a genuinely disturbing malevolence. The project couldn’t possibly have achieved such heights as a motion picture, but that doesn’t mean a sequel’s not deserved.