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FringeNYC Encore Series

I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! is honored and humbled to have been asked to participate in the FringeNYC Encore Series.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, we will not be able to participate.

Please note: If we are still appearing on the Encore Series website, that is an error.

Again — thank you to all of our friends, fans, supporters, and of course the New York International Fringe Festival. We had the time of our lives!

We Has a Sad

It has come to our attention that someone bootlegged the Wednesday night performance of The MusicLOL!

This is a serious bummer because someone is trying to make a profit off of our volunteer-staffed show which is meant to be good-spirited fun.

If you see the video posted online or being sold anywhere online, please send us an email so we can take legal action.

Furthermore, after FringeNYC is over, we will be posting the video online FOR FREE so that you non-NYC cheez fans get a chance to see it, so there is no need to spend your monies.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our show and the New York International Fringe Festival.

Reviews from Teh Interwebz

blogsnstuffSure, reviews from major outlets are great, but we would be remiss if we didn’t call out some of the feedback from various blogs across the Internet (a.k.a. our mothership).

Stage Buzz – Review – I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL!

Theatre Is Easy – I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! (FringeNYC)

David Dust – I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL!

Dora’s Blog on Vox – A Review: Ur doin it quite well, ackshully.

The Edge: I Can Has  Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! (FringeNYC)

“Insouciant, Infantile, and Uproarious”

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“…But, really, what’s a Fringe show without some modicum of poor taste, as in the exceptionally stupid and very wonderful I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! As a caption on the source site (icanhascheezburger.com) might read: “Dumb play: Ur doin’ it right!” Insouciant, infantile, and uproarious, this tuner by Sauce and Co. tells of a cat who has his picture uploaded to the titular website and embarks on a heroic quest in search of that meaty, dairy-laden foodstuff. “I know what a cheeseburger tastes like,” the feline Odysseus opines. “It tastes like my destiny.” Silly ditties and ample screen grabs accompany his search. The villainous Mr. Wrong and Epic Fail attempt to foil it. Though the aisles at the Cherry Lane were too narrow to accommodate literal ROFL, several audience members attempted it.

No other show offered such gooey irreverence or a ballad like “Someone to Eat Cheese With.” …”

Read the entire Village Voice article, Three Days at the Fringe Festival.

NY Theatre’s Review of the MusicLOL!

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An excerpt of NY Theatre’s glowing review of I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL!

“The production is laugh-out-loud hilarious, while still being able subtly to present a commentary on our mediatized existence. It throws into relief the obsession we all have with the imaginary online world. Lolcat discovers a whole wonderland of adventure within the ether of the internet, but one with little applicability IRL (that is, in real life).

I Can Has Cheezburger is extremely well-written. It is able to be overflowing with jokes while still telling a coherent, albeit outrageous, tale. The text is punctuated with clever one-liners and witty wordplay, particularly through its use of internet acronyms and shorthand. The music is quite catchy and the lyrics are gleefully humorous.”

Check out the whole review here.

Thanks, NY Theatre! We love you, too!

The MusicLOL on WSJ (for srs!)

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When we received an email with the subject “WSJ calling (believe it or not)”, we, um, didn’t believe it.

But one interview and one article later, all we’re doin’ is believin’ it!

Check out this awesome article about The MusicLOL — thank you, thank you, thank you WSJ!

Other Memes as Musicals – Ephemerist

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Inspired by the massive success (and by “massive success” we mean “our moms bought tickets”) of I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL!, Ephemerist wrote up a hilarious post of other memes that might make good musicals (including Stuff White People Like, Postcards From Yo’ Momma, and Keyboard Cat), effectively giving us footing for our next five Fringe Festivals.

Thanks Ephemerist!

Whai No Trailerz?

We’re seeing a lot of requests for trailers and videos — unfortunately, it’s hard to create a trailer for the premiere production of a live stage show (we has a very small production team)! However, we have been taking photos and recording song snippets and as we get deeper into rehearsals, we’ll start sharing more on this site — so check back!

But yes — we will be videotaping the show and sharing it on the t00bz post-FringeNYC.

Thanks for all the awesome comments and support!

MusicLOL Tickets on Sale Today!

Tickets for I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL! went on sale today!

To purchase, please go to http://www.fringenycdata.com/basic_page.php?ltr=I.

All tickets are $15. Our performance dates and times:

  • Friday, August 14 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18 at 6:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28 at 4:45 p.m.

We will be performing at the beautiful and historic Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street between 7th Avenue & Hudson Street) in the heart of Greenwich Village. Come out and say “Hai!”

Moar <3 from Playbill

Playbill! For serious?! You’re making the MusicLOL blush!