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The Mars Story
Star Wars meets Hairspray,
in a fantastical new musical adventure about Alienation! Over 10 years in the making, the updated show was first run at the University of Miami, and will run in March, 2006 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Director and Composer David Mann announces the opening of a brand new Broadway style play. With futuristic sets like “Star Wars,” fabulous ‘Broadway-quality’ presentation like “Hairspray, and a deeper meaning like “Hair,” he proceeds to create something brand new.
Profits benefit the charity “Kids in Distress.”
Sure to become a cult-classic, this fantastical family friendly performance is as memorable as “Little Shop of Horrors” and includes a cast of 24 players, 24 songs, plenty of wild costumes, sets and multi-media fun!
PHOTO: Mars (Kristofer Hyland) protects Little Nikki (Kaila Freas) from notorious Ms. Lady Love (Latricia Mobley) MORE
Then you’ll fit right in.
Join Captain Mars (Kristopher Yager Hyland) and his futuristic alien crew as they crash on Earth in the groovy 1960’s for the adventure of a lifetime. Mars meets a golden-haired beauty, Little Nikki (Kaila Katesh Freas), a ditzy hippie-chick to guide him along as he realizes that he is different from the earthlings. He feels socially alienated, an outcast; The audience learns with him about acceptance, unity, diversity and love.
Meanwhile, Little Nikki’s nemesis, Ms. Lady Love (Latricia Mobley) has arrived. Mars realizes that he has the power to help the peaceniks and save the Earth from alien invasion, but will he sacrifice his freedom to save the galaxy?
PHOTO: Kaila Katesh Freas plays "Little Nikki".
SHOW RUN ENDED MARCH 12, 2006
CAN I TAKE THE KIDS?
“Beware the Eyes of Mars”
March 3 – 12th, 2006.
Broward Main Library’s Theatre
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tickets are $15, $20 in advance,
and $20, 25 at the door.
Adults can bring one child under 18 free!
(Enter “Robots From Mars” Contest
and get a free ticket on
“Robots From Mars” Day.
OPENS: MARCH 3, 2006 RATED PG
Time: 2 hours + 10 min. Intermission
CAN I TAKE THE KIDS?
Adults can bring one child under 18 free,
with adult ticket purchase.
"Mars" is for adults and kids.
It's like seeing a Broadway Musical like
"Little Shop Of Horrors".
Recommended age for children is 6 and up.
No infants admitted.
No one will be admitted without a ticket.
Did you know...
The Amazon ray-guns could actually make FX sounds, glows in the dark, and shoot rings of smoke! (see photo, right)
Sherri Johnson and William Vallenilla created the 'Bronhilda One Series' Robot, the first 'flight comfort unit' aboard the AeroSpaceways fleet. It had working lights and could talk! The look of the robot was due in part to the winners of the robot drawing contest.
Liza Trainer created the 'Phobos Unit,' which served passengers cocktails, and also scanned passengers as they boarded. The robot is based on the evil robot from 'Dr. Who.' The robot could actually move about on stage, as there is a bicycle inside! Phobos is named after one of Mar's moons.
David Mann envisions that one day Disney-like animatronics will be added to the show, much like the ones you see at Disney World! The future of useful androids is already here!
A cast member was at a stoplight 2 months after the show, when he heard "Flight 63 (You're Meant For Me)" blaring from the open car window stopped next to his!
Mars (Kris) wore green fluorescent contact lenses to make him more alien!
Several children have created their own Mars hats and costumes after seeing the show! (see photo, right).
A prominent producer is waiting to see the finished video once it is completed!
There will also be a documentary of the musical, entitled, "Mission To Mars: The Making Of A Cult Musical!"
The smoke machine set off the fire alarm on opening night, alerting the fire department, but the show continued after they left, because "the show must go on!"
Rusty Ellison, our lighting designer, is a jack of all trades, and also filmed Dave's interview with Mini-Mars, with Liza Trainer's help.
A new scene and song for the musical was shot after the live taped stage show!
In the upcoming documentary, Frida's nephew gets a special gift: A Chakra! And was he surprised! (see photo, right)
It took a year and a half for David Mann to create and record the backing tracks for the Mars Musical!
The entire show's music and video came out of 2 Apple laptops, which David Mann operated at the same time!
The animation took the animators over 6 months to create the clips used in the show; The prequel, which will be added to the film, was never seen before!
Star Trek calls it a Transporter. The Mars Musical's Aerospaceways ship has a Transport Chamber...same thing. Is it just sci-fi or could it happen? Scientists in Australia have just accomplished the real thing!
For Adults For Kids (easy read)
We gave almost $2,000 to 'Kids In Distress!' In a show of gratitude, they presented us with a plaque, drawn by one of their kids! Click to see it!
Add yourself as a friend to MySpace and get updates on new photos, videos and the progress of the Mars Musical at: myspace.com/marsmusical.com new
PHOTO: Amazon Ray-Gun Blaster used in the show.
Photo: This robot created by Liza Trainer, was displayed outside the entrance to the show, and caused quite a sensation. It is made entirely from Harley-Davidson parts!
Video: Click to see TV spot of Liza's robots (3 min.)
Photo: It's Mini-Mars! ("What if Mars was one of us?" :)
Several kids were so inspired by the show that they created their own costumes! Oh, my stars!
Photo: Jeremy is all smiles as Dave gives him his own Chakra (peace-sign).
Video: Born to be wild! Mars clowns around.
SONGS WALLPAPER FUN FACTS!
Photo: "It's an Alien Heatwave!" Major cast number.
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Photo: Mars eyes glow, as he uses his Martian powers. Curiously Egyptian-looking, centuries of Martian history are behind those green, glowing Martian eyes!