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Capsule Stage Reviews: Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, The Heidi Chronicles, The Nutcracker

9 years ago by D. L. Groover
Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood Catastrophic Theatre's magnificent world-premiere production, written and directed by Jason Nodler and featuring a blistering performance by Matt Kelly in the title role, could easily be the next smash hit on Broadway. It's got dysfunction in spades since it's based on the...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, The Little Dog Laughed, The Nutcracker

9 years ago by D. L. Groover
Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood Catastrophic Theatre's magnificent world-premiere production, written and directed by Jason Nodler and featuring a blistering performance by Matt Kelly in the title role, could easily be the next smash hit on Broadway. It's got dysfunction in spades since it's based on the...
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Capsule Stage Reviews: Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, A Fertle Holiday, The Nutcracker, Reckless, Santaland Diaries

9 years ago by D. L. Groover
Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood Catastrophic Theatre's magnificent world-premiere production, written and directed by Jason Nodler and featuring a blistering performance by Matt Kelly in the title role, could easily be the next smash hit on Broadway. It's got dysfunction in spades since it's based on the...
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Pixies Founder To Develop A Musical In Houston

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Hey...There's news for Houston fans of the Pixies: The heart of the band, Frank Black (going by his name Charles Thompson), is going to be working with the Catastrophic Theatre to produce a "musical play" based on his album Bluefinger. (Which was released under the name Black Francis, but we're...
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Pixies Founder To Develop A Musical In Houston

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Hey...There's news for Houston fans of the Pixies: The heart of the band, Frank Black (going by his name Charles Thompson), is going to be working with the Catastrophic Theatre to produce a "musical play" based on his album Bluefinger. (Which was released under the name Black Francis, but we're...
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Cover Story: Jason Nodler Discusses Bluefinger, His New Rock Opera About One Debauched Dutchman

9 years ago by John Nova Lomax
"I am only ever interested in art/work/plays/music about how weird and fucked up it is to be a human animal on the planet earth, aware of and in necessary denial of our mortality, of the fact that each of us will die and go off the planet and be lost...
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Bluefinger: Meeting Your Man

9 years ago by Troy Schulze
As an actor, it's a rare thing to play a living person, and even rarer to actually meet the subject of your own portrayal. At tonight's performance of Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, I'll have the crazy experience of meeting Koos van Dijk (Dutch rocker Brood's longtime...
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This Year's MasterMinds Are....(With Video)

9 years ago by Richard Connelly
Once again the Houston Press is trying to lend a hand and give a shout to deserving nonprofit groups and creative people in town with our MasterMind awards, which not only include high honor but, perhaps even more important, a $2,000 check. Last year the winners were Opera Vista; Reginald...
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Best Actor

Matt Kelly

If you saw thunder and lightning over Catastrophic Theatre early last season, you witnessed the volcanic performance of Matt Kelly in Jason Nodler's whiplash adaptation of Bluefinger, The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood. This rock opera dissected the Dutch cult singer/artist/druggie/sex addict in the most theatrical way possible: with...

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