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A musical with bite

Cannibalthemusical1996dvd-600x450 Never a company to let a little thing like a recession stand in its way, Davie's resourceful The  Promethean Theatre is trekking ahead with its plans to end summer on a light note with Cannibal! The Musical -- Live on Stage.

An adaptation of a student movie that South Park co-creator Trey Parker made while he was at the University of Colorado/Boulder, Cannibal! The Musical laughably re-tells the story of real-life gold miner Alferd Packer.  Packer traveled through the Colorado Territory in 1873 with a group of fellow miners and, after a series of dire life-threatening mishaps, ended up consuming parts of his companions.

Parker's 1996 movie, which featured himself and South Park co-creator Matt Stone, contained references to Star Trek, Les Miserables, Friday the 13th and much more.

Promethean's version, to be directed by Margaret M. Ledford, will star William Adams, Katherine Amadeo, Jeffrey Bower, Anne Chamberlain, James Carrey, Matthew William Chizever, Ken Clement, Phillip de la Cal, Mark Della Ventura, Mark Duncan, Andy Fiacco, Ed Fitzpatrick, Lindsey Forgey, Dan Gelbmann, Noah Levine, David Meulmans, Sean Muldoon, Andy Quiroga and Patrick Jesse Watkins. Whew!

Cannibal! The Musical plays the Black Box Theatre at Nova Southeastern University's University Arts Center, 3301 College Ave. in Davie, From Aug. 21-Sept. 6. (Caution to all you direction-challenged people:  Promethean uses two spaces at Nova, and this is the one in the big arts center.)  Tickets are $25 ($15 for seniors 65 and over, $10 for students 25 and younger).  For information, call 786-317-7580 or visit the Promethean web site.

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