Prepare yourselves, clear your calendars…
The HEAD! That Wouldn’t DIE!! rises again!
Theater Artists Olympia’s macabre, melodious breakout hit returns to Olympia just in time for the Halloween season – bigger and better than ever! The TAO Collective has been busy putting a high sheen on it’s already sparkling script, written three new songs and expanded our cast for more toe-tapping thrills!
TAO WANTS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST HEAD!!
Bill and Jan seem like the perfect couple, their future is bright. He is a handsome, up-and-coming surgeon and she is the beautiful RN that loves him. Then one beautiful spring day, tragedy strikes. Afterwards, Jan uncovers the dark secrets that Bill has closeted away at “Summer House” for so long. And poor Jan…well, let’s just say she isn’t left with a leg to stand on. As Bill goes on a provocative quest to help his beloved Jan, she finds her mind expanded in ways never expected in the company of Bill’s previous experiments.
Based on an infamously bad B movie from 1959, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (famously lampooned by the MST3K guys, memorable themselves for recognizing the truly awful), The TAO Collective has taken the original concept as a starting point. Gleefully hacking away the old and tired and suturing to it new plot lines, TAO has created loads of laughs, an awesome, all-original soundtrack, and turned this live production into something surprising and new.
From Director pug Bujeaud:
WHY A REDUX?
Last December we at Theater Artists Olympia produced a show that surpassed our wildest dreams. An all original musical treatment of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, an infamously bad B film from the early 1960’s. While we were working on the show, we thought we were on to something special. But the response to The HEAD! that Wouldn’t DIE! was overwhelming, from audience reaction, to critical acclaim.
The cast was having a blast, attendance was such that we extended the run into January, but we simply had to put the show to bed. Many of our amazingly talented cast had their next projects in line so another immediate extension was simply impossible. Yet when the idea was brought up to remount the show, each of the original cast members immediately jumped at the chance.
Since then, the TAO Collective has been busy polishing the script, finessing the special effects, reworking and writing more songs (and added three more members to the ensemble) for even more fun and flash to what was an already a gloriously good time.
So, if you missed it the first time, come share one of the most original productions ever to come out of Olympia. If you were lucky enough to have seen it the first time, bring your friends, and share our “Monster Made of Love” for the Halloween season!