Hilarious! Yippee Ki-yay Merry Christmas! A Die Hard Musical Parody at the Den Theatre (Through January 12, 2018)

First off, if you haven’t seen Die Hard, go and watch that first. Or at the very least, watch the trailer below.

Bruce McClane has just flown into LA from NYC to win back his wife, Holly Generic, at her office Christmas Eve party. Only, things don’t go as planned when a group of terrorists led by Hans Olo takes everyone hostage as they try to break into the vault to steal the bonds. With the help of Carl Winslow, Arnold Schwartzen-Schnitzel, and more, Bruce tries to save the day.

The cast is excellent. Bill Gordon does a great 80’s style Bruce Willis. Gary Fields is devilishly delightful as Alan Rickman, aka Hans Olo. Erin Long is hilarious as the terrorist twins, Klaus and Tony. Jin Kim’s performs with gusto as Nintendo Joseph Nakatomi. Nate Curlott is incredibly intense and in your face to great comedic effect as FBI Johnson. Lastly, Alex Divirgilio’s Schwarzenegger impression is pretty darn good.

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During tonight’s performance, the actors improvised in response to comments shouted out by the audience showing off their comedy chops. Adding in a few short scenes that are supposed to be improvised could really boost this show. Also, in one scene, McClane plays an acoustic guitar where he really should be playing an electric guitar with heavy distortion.  About halfway through the show, Hans Olo says they need to escort the hostages to the bathroom. This is the perfect spot for an intermission that was missing for this just under two-hour show. Also, it they want to really make this a holiday show, Santa really should show up at some point!

 

Get tickets now for Yippee Ki-yay Merry Christmas through January 12th.

Cost of a ticket: $45

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

 

Quinn Delaney

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