Sunday, August 15, 2010

Screaming Tiki Con Chapter 5 - Two-Fur-One

Yes, folks, this time we give you a two-fer because time is tight these days and we've got a few more updates to share about the trip further north to Buffalo and Niagara Falls after this.

Chapter 5.A - Muley's Tiki Con Talent Revue

The audience gathered patiently awaiting the big show. All ages, types of fans and pirates were on hand to view the program.

Above is the cover for the official coloring book of the show featuring all your Muley Comix favorites as you'll see below. First, there was pre-show visits with Sebastian Frog and his personal assistant Zachary Haumesser. If you're in the Buffalo, NY, area, be sure to pay attention to the local theater events because Zach and his friends are some of the best theater performers around!!

The stage "hands" get prepared to assist the show's performers! Here, Martheus Wade looks over his shoulder to be sure that Santa Fish isn't anywhere near, while Janet Wade studies the show's set list.

On the sidelines, others watched and wished they were part of the show...

Muley the Mule and Buford the Dog started the show off with a little scat routine based on Cab Calloway's "Everybody Eats (When The Come to My House)." It was a good show opening until Missy Mule arrived on the scene and challenged the guys to a sing-off. Buford immediately ran backstage to tell Roy Duck about the sing-off, and Muley introduced the first act.

All the way from TransylVegas (TM) was Old New Eyes himself, Frankie Steinatra! With a rousing rendition of "That's Life," Fankie thrilled the audience.

Next up was everyone's favorite Christmas icon, Santa Fish! Performing a duet with his dinner, "Wild Thing" was the evening's course...and the audience was freaked out as usual.

Shortly afterward, Muley introduced the TV Theme Song Singing Opera Singer who gave the audience a new sound with The Gilligan's Island Theme Song. It was unlike anything we've ever heard before.

Next up, Buford introduced a comedy monologue to keep the audience alive: DEATH!

The hilarity continued as Muley, Buford and Roy Duck appeared singing the old favorite "Man of Constant Sorrow!"

Clearly, they had to work hard because the final act of the evening was the girls with Missy Mule singing "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend." She was front-and-center as always backed by Pascha Dog and Bernetta Duck.

Finally, the judge (a special thanks to Steve "The Cake" Stanley) passed along the pre-chosen winner who turned out to be___?____ Well, you should've been there.

A closing number included the TV Theme Song Singing Opera Singer as all performed the closing theme to Gilligan's Island.

Some of the audience who watched the show:

During the closing, each performer stood with their assisted characters for the applause. Here is Kevin with Buford, Muley and Missy.

A special thanks to our stage sponsors, Gift Baskets and Etc.!! Click the pic below to visit 'em.

After the show, there were some posing for photo ops...

and then back to the MAW Productions booth where the performers and characters were greeted by the audience members.

Chapter 5.B - The Stars!

Muley, DaMarco Randle and Kevin L. Williams got to visit with the stars of the weekend. Let's see who you know! Can you guess who this super guy is?

Aaron Smolinski, who performed Baby Superman in the first Superman Movie starring Christopher Reeve. What about this fellow? Think in a "flash!"

That's right! John Wesley Shipp who starred in TV's The Flash!

This guy has been seen on Saturday Mornings since forever--he's a Smurf, a Transformer, in GI's Michael Bell!

You know I love Star Wars, and you know I love the "official" Star Wars "Muppet" Yoda, and if he isn't voiced by Frank Oz, he needs to be voiced by Tom Kane--and he is!

"These aren't the droids we're looking for." Neither are these the human and mule you want; but, we got to meet Anthony Forrest!

So, stay 'tooned for the next update when we get hot wings, hit the falls, and find the Lost River Cave on our way home.

Special thanks to DaMarco Randle for the photos, along with Jamie Reigle and Josh Packard. A very VERY special thanks to the show's performers Martheus Wade, Janet Wade, and DaMarco Randle, and to Steve Stanley for playing soundman and the role of "The Judge."

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