The Summer of 2010 seems to be a great time for live Star Trek. We now have news of three more live Star Trek comedy shows. Starting next week fans in Kansas City, KS will tremble in fear to "Khaaaan! The Musical". And there are also Star Trek comedy shows happening this week in New York City and Dallas, TX. Get all the details below.
Khaaaaan! The Musical in Kansas City, MO – July 27th-August 1st
The genetically enhanced super-villain Khan Noonien Singh is headed to Kansas City, KS to begin his new conquest of Earth, and this time it is coming in the form of a musical. The Off Center Theatre is presenting "Khaaaan! The Musical" as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival that kicks off next week. The show with the tagline "in space no one can hear you sing" is part scripted and part musical parody which has Khan going back in time to the 80s to try and take over the Earth. Kirk and Spock follow and they all battle amidst the backdrop of 80s pop culture.
The show will run daily during the Kansas City Fringe Festival, July 27th to August 1st at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center. Tickets are $10 (and you also need the $5 Fringe button, which gives access to the other Fringe shows). More information at www.khanmusical.com.
"Star Trip" in Dallas, TX – July 22nd-August 21st
The Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas Texas is doing what they call an "affectionate satire" of Star Trek with spoof melodrama "Star Trek". Here is the plot summary:
Daring Captain Kurt and his friend, Smok, race across the galaxy to thwart the evil plans of Darkness. Cosmic romance, interstellar intrigue and popcorn asteroids abound.
It is a scripted show, but Pocket Sandwich encourages audience participation, including throwing popcorn at the actors. The show opened earlier this month and runs Thursdays – Sundays until August 21s. Tickets prices vary on what day you go, ranging from $10-$18. It is strongly recommended you reserve tickets in advance as they usually sell out. Reservation line is 214-821-1860. Pocket Sandwich Theater is located at 5400 E. MOCKINGBIRD, #119 DALLAS, TX 75206. More info at www.pocketsandwich.com.
"Start Trekkin" in New York, NY – July 24th
The long running "Start Trekkin – New York" Trek-themed improv comedy group have a brand new hour long show. They have been accepted into the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, TX and are trying to get the funds to make the trip. This weekend they are holding a special fundraising show at 3PM Saturday July 24th at the Tank Theater in New York (354 W. 45th St.). Tickets are $10. More information on the improv group and the event at the Start Trekkin Facebook Page.
More Live Star Trek Fun
And don’t forget that if you live in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR you can experience live Star Trek shows in the park (see previous article for more details).