The Rialto is pleased to welcome Freak Out! The Musical (Early Show) for a live performance at the Rialto on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.
About Freak Out! The Musical
The homegrown local favorite, “Freak Out: The Musical,” is set to return to the Rialto on August 23rd and 24th, for a live album recording!
After two incredible sold-out runs in 2017 and 2018, “Freak Out: The Musical” returns to its new home at Bozeman’s Rialto theater for a two-night, three performance run (including a late night “audience sing-along” edition.)
An all original, off the wall, psychedelic-horror-rock musical performed with life-sized puppets, “Freak Out” tells the story of two drug-dealing bikers in the late 1960s, on a voyage to discover “the real America.” However, our two “counter-culture heroes” soon find themselves embroiled with a devilish cult trying to take over the world! Can two hippies, a disenfranchised cult member, and two country police-officers with a dark secret put aside their cultural difference and save the whole world from an evil snake baby?
“Freak Out: The Musical” is a one-of-a-kind event. An uproarious “b-movie” parody that is equal parts Easy Rider, Hair, Rocky Horror Show, The Muppet Show, and Rosemary’s Baby. “Freak Out” combines catchy and clever original songs, a full rock band (no pre-recorded music,) highly-innovate puppeteering, psychedelic light shows, ingenious practical effects, and a cast of over a dozen performers. “Freak Out: The Musical!” provides a high-energy, engaging, and uniquely entertaining experience with a surprisingly positive take away.
This production will be recorded for a live album and video release! Due to requests for a video copy of the show, as well as a live soundtrack, recordings are planned for all three shows of the Rialto run culminating in a live release later this year. In anticipation, we are preparing out tightest and most polished performance to date. Fans are welcome to join our late-night Saturday performance for a “crowd enhanced” sing along to tunes like “Dirty Hippies” “Satanic! Panic!” and “Demon Baby!” (No lyrics to memorize! We’ll hand all you need)
Featuring Actors: Ryan Lawrence Flynn, Pol Llovet, Steven Harris-Weiel, Ty Gardner, Wren Garverick, Leandra Hill, Harrison Jahnke, and Corey Quay.
Musicians: Joe Knapp, Dan Haywood, Garrett Robinson, and Ryan Cassavaugh
Directed by: Sadie Cassavaugh
*This show is 18+ unless accompanied by an adult, no one under 16 admitted. Puppet Nudity, Swearing, Puppet Violence, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Music. Not fit young children!
REVIEWS AND AWARDS
Hear what people have had to say about “Freak Out: The Musical!”
“I LOVED FREAK OUT! I can’t remember laughing that much in a long time. And the music is killer, too.”
“The script is witty, touching, hilarious, and overall phenomenal. The music is tremendous, and a joy to listen to…AND THE PUPPETS. Holy cow.”
“I knew this show was going to be good, but I had NO IDEA IT WOULD BE THAT GOOD!!!”
“Freak Out is a triumph…the best thing I’ve seen come out of Bozeman.”
Winner 2018 Bozeman Magazine’s: “Choice Local Play,” “Choice Local Theater Production,” “Most Memorable Local Event,” “Choice Local Album (Soundtrack)
Winner 2019 Bozeman Magazine’s: “Choice Local Play” and “Choice Traveling Theater Production”