Trailer produced by Mister WA
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Club Inferno, a Glam-Rock Musical based on Dante’s The Divine Comedy is a perfect fit for Thrillpeddlers’ 8th Theatre of the Ridiculous revival, their annual tradition that revived The Cockettes musicals. The show’s creators and a number of the original cast members are back* to make Dante sing again in this Thrillpeddlers’ production.
Club Inferno opens with the mega-star extraordinaire Danté (Peggy Leggs), performing her high energy club act - singing her smash hit, “I Want My Fifteen Minutes of Fame”. Her number is cut short by a tragic accident and she wakes up at the Gates of Hell. She is greeted by the poet Virgil (John Flaw) who offers to guide her back to the Land of the Living. They begin their musical descent with the help of sassy Xaron (Birdie-Bob Watt), who gives passage to the dark kingdom. Each new level of Hell reveals a famous diva suffering her own brand of torture. Among them are a lustful Cleopatra (Noah Haydon), a love struck Karen Carpenter and Mama Cass (Leigh Crow), and a murderous Lucrezia Borgia (also Leigh Crow). Despite the taunts of horrible demons, an attack by the three-headed dog of Hell, and sundry decapitations, eviscerations and immolations, our heroes continue their journey. At the final circle, they encounter Judy Garland (Zelda Koznofski), whose ascension to Heaven makes Danté realize her own reasons for living. In a spectacular musical epiphany, Danté returns home with renewed spirit and determination. Additional cast members include: David Bicha, Barney Ford, Lisa McHenry, Amber Sommerfeld, Jason Wade, Carol Ann Walker, Crystal Why, and Diogo Zavadzki.
Directed by Russell Blackwood
Concept, book, & lyrics by Kelly Kittell
Music & lyrics by Peter Fogel
Additional material, musical direction & arrangements by Birdie-Bob Watt
Choreography by Marilynn Fowler
Wig Master : Flynn DeMarco
Costumes : Tina Sogliuzzo, Glenn Krumbholz & Jim Kumiega
Scenic Designer, James Blackwood
Lighting Designer / Special Effects : Nicholas Torre
Video Projections Designer : Mister WA
Music credits include: Birdie-Bob Watt – Musical Director, Steve Bollinger – Band Leader (drums & guitar), Tim Perdue – Bass, Tommy Salami – Drums, Diogo Zavadzki – electric guitar. Some of the cast members also play instruments: Birdie-Bob Watt – Keyboard, John Flaw – Acoustic Guitar, Peggy L'Eggs – Keyboard.