A BOLLYWOOD PANTOMIME
by Rick Stemm
Ticket Prices: $14 general admission, and $10 for teachers, students, seniors 65+, active military, and SATCO members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theovertimetheater.org.
Information: www.theovertimetheater.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, and (210) 557-7562.
Location: The Overtime Theater, 1203 Camden, San Antonio, TX 78215.
It’s the first musical to be presented at our new location! The Overtime Theater presents Open Sesame!: A Bollywood Pantomime.
Can true love prevail over troublesome family, scheming villains, meddling gods, and dancing pirates? Open Sesame! is a retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in the musical comedy form of pantomime. Set in beautiful India in a time when the world was small enough to find secrets around every corner, our story follows Ollie, a hopeful adventurer seeking his fortune with the British East India Company. He stumbles across a vast treasure and uses it to woo his love while beset by greedy family and deadly foes. India provides more than just a backdrop for the story, infusing the music too. All songs and dances are in the style of Bollywood, India’s most famous film industry. With fast, colorful Indian music and dance, perilous fight scenes, outrageous slapstick, and audience participation, Open Sesame! fuses British, Indian, and American theater into a delightful kaleidoscope of fun.
Open Sesame is the first Overtime Production to be written by Rick Stemm. Stemm is a transplanted Wisconsinite who caught a lot of attention with his offering in last year’s Theatre ASAP and has produced a truly unique musical vision. Working in collaboration with Jaime Ramirez, a great San Antonio musician and the composer and musical director of previous Overtime offerings Dr. S Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie: The Musical and DOA: A Noir Musical, the production promises to be like nothing seen in San Antonio before. Open Sesame is directed by Kyle Gillette, the Overtime’s Artistic Director and an assistant professor at Trinity University as well as the director of 2011’s Ugly People.
The family friendly musical premieres at the Overtime’s new location at 1203 Camden in the Gregg Barrios Theater on October 5th.
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