Five Questions. Five Answers. And One Big Decision: Rock, Paper, Or Scissors?
The Traveling Musicians
Company: 3 Sticks
Music by Andrew Lynch
Inspired by the Grimm fairy tale, The Traveling Musicians chronicles the tumultuous career of the greatest animal rock band to ever break out of the cage and on the stage in this one of a kind theatrical rock show.
- Wed 2/22 @ 6pm
- Sat 2/25 @ 4pm
- Wed 2/29 @ 7:30pm
- Sat 3/3 @ 1pm
- Sun 3/4 @ 5:30pm
Answers by Andrew Lynch
Karen Tortora-Lee’s Question
That’s some title. How did you come up with it – and what does it mean?
Andrew: Our show is inspired by the Grimm Brothers fairy tale The Musicians of Brementown, sometimes referred to as the Traveling Musicians. While the title is not terribly original, we hope our animal glam rock band interpretation is.
Diánna Martin’s Question
If you were going to invite five people, anyone from past and present, to see your FRIGID show – who would you invite and why?
Andrew: The Brothers Grimm of course. Hopefully Jacob and Wilhelm would be pleased, and a little surprised. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and his Harem of Chickens. They would understand our show on the deepest level.
Antonio Minino’s Question
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever made for your Art and was it worth it?
Andrew: We once carried a male mannequin half way across the continent by train. Early one morning at the Minneapolis train depot the man took one look at the wooden foot sticking out of a re-purposed guitar case and said, “we can’t check your wooden leg sir.” A few crocodile tears later, they did check our wooden leg. And the rest as they say, is history. Worth it? You bet your leg.
Geoffrey Paddy Johnson’s Question
Was there any unexpected discovery made during the development of this production and, if so, can you share it?
Andrew: Many unexpected discoveries, many we can not share, but we can tell you this: animals do it best. And yes, by “it” I do mean perform in a theatrical rock band. Believe me, we were as surprised as you are now to learn this.
Michelle Augello-Page’s Question
What do you hope the audience receives from the experience of seeing this show?
Andrew: We sincerely hope to melt your beautiful faces off with our fiery blast of rock.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH
THM Bonus Question – We’re serious this year!
In the THM virtual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH which FRIGID Show do you take on? And what do you throw?
Fear Factor: Canine Edition. We’re gonna give you a concussion, with our canine percussion! Naturally, we throw ROCK!
Naturally! We wouldn’t expect a rock band to throw anything BUT a rock. So … that leaves you with two ties: Love in the Time of Chlymydia and Intium/Finis - both those shows challenged everyone with ROCK. However, Fear Factor threw PAPER so that’s deaaaaath for you …. damn. So sorry about that. Who could have predicted that about rock, which has been so lucky for the animal glam rock band but so unlucky for you? All we can say is …
Thanks The Traveling Musicians for participating in The Happiest Medium’s FRIGID New York Festival 2012 Q&A. And for playing our game! You’re officially ROCK in any and all challenges. You may win, you may not – who knows! This is how it works in the crazy world of the Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH!
For the rest of you don’t forget to check out The Traveling Musicians!
The 2012 FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL will run February 22-March 4 at The Kraine Theater & The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A). Tickets to all shows may be purchased online at www.FRIGIDnewyork.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.