Triassic Parq: The Musical

When genetically cloned primeval creatures (a.k.a. dinosaurs) are confined to a scientific enclave, mutations naturally start to emerge (members of the all-female group of dinos suddenly develop male genitalia). So do conflict and controversy, two problems that can be solved only by breaking into hilarious song and energetic dance. At least according to Triassic Parq: The Musical, being produced by Bayou City Theatrics. The rock score, with music by Marshall Pailet and lyrics by Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Stephen Wargo, who also wrote the book, is infectious. The dinos are rather foul-mouthed (wouldn’t you be if you suddenly developed new genitalia?), so there’s enough lewdness for several comedies. Director Colton Berry says, “Triassic Parq is simply the most unique and hilarious piece of theater I have ever encountered. Ever. The brilliant score and book [are] laden with brazen lewdness. [We’re]…excited to bring this regional premiere to Houston!”

8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through August 9. The Kaleidoscope, 705 Main. For information, visit bayoucitytheatrics.com. $30.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 31. Continues through Aug. 9, 2014

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