Don't Cross the Streams: The Cease and Desist Musical
A popular early 1980s movie about ghosts and the people who bust them is turned into a stage musical. Then the Hollywood lawyers find out.
That's the premise of Don't Cross the Streams: The Cease and Desist Musical, playing at Newport's Monmouth Theatre March 15 - 23. DCTS returns to Greater Cincinnati with a newly expanded script and musical score, on the heels of critically acclaimed performances at the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Fringe Festivals: “Don’t Cross the Streams” defines Fringe: clever, loopy, messy, ambitious, well-performed, smartly directed…” - Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer
“…a full-house audience clearly knew the film and shrieked with laughter as the tale spun wilder with each passing moment… [Tom Highley’s] performance is a comic tour de force.” - Rick Pender, Citybeat
“Simply put, the entire show is hysterical… the cast comprises a phenomenal ensemble. Sean Mette’s performance as lovable doof Corky is uproarious.” – Myrydd Wells, Indianapolis Monthly
Their world shattered by a "cease and desist" letter from the lawyers of Columbia Pictures, the cast and crew give the show a new title, make delirious changes to an increasingly unrecognizable script and recruit a handsomely clueless soap opera actor to play the role of Peter Venkman. Silly string ion streams are unleashed and a giant Twinkie kicks a man in groin in a madcap theatrical farce a la “Waiting for Guffman.”