A Tribute to Jeffrey Wonderful
This show will be a condensed version of the musical, "Chariots of Rubber," featuring the original cast, music and select dialogue from the original production.
Proceeds from the show will go to Jeffrey's family to aid in funeral costs.
About the musical:
Two best friends seek glory at the crash-up derby (which I think is the same as a demolition derby). One runs into a Bluto-ish rival while lusting after a '72 Buick. The Buick might hold magical charms, which are coveted by a pair of devious, sexed-up sisters. Crashes. Powers. Hookers. Death. Revenge. Would you expect anything less from a hair metal musical? Chariots of Rubber could very well usher in a new genre of subtlety-free theater. It is the brainchild of Jeffrey Wonderful, a pillar of Portland's agro-arts community, contributor to the satirical Portland Organic Wrestling ring, and co-founder of the Rose-City Rollers.
Limited seating available. Come early!
It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, CA franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate which shall remain nameless. A crazed skull face painted, dirt-bag, clown sat down beside me. This Skeletor reject of Uriah Heap introduced himself as Ronald Osborne and was familiar with my work. I was informed that Ronald, Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar, were performing secret rock shows in the bunker-like basements of the local restaurants. But the time had come, he said, to bring drive-thru metal up from the "underground," and he asked if I would consider becoming the manager. BAM! Abruptly we were thrown to the sidewalk. (Apparently the daytime manager was not informed of this activity) I looked over at Ronald, watched him brush off the sodium chloride and GMO remnants of my UN happy meal.
Before I knew it, I was in a burger stand bomb shelter, witnessing Black Sabbath music, hilarious fast food lyrics, smoldering clown heads with laser eyes, a giant purple gumdrop bass player, and Tony Iommi with a giant cheeseburger head. I was confused, amazed and can't ever remember feeling so.........happy!
Burlesque performances from
Holly Dai as the Moon
Lola Couquette as the Sun
Rummy Rose as the Devil
Bunny Pistol as the Star
Bella Sin as Death
Our performers will share with you the occult myth and magic of Tarot, using various art foms to weave a multifaceted specticle of fortune, titilation, and curiousity! Since mid-15th century Tarot has inspired the mystics, visionaries and the fortune tellers alike. Based on the symbolism of the journey through life, linked with Kabbalistic symbolism and infused with the sense of mystery, Tarot enchants, mystifies, and seduces its readers. Combined with style, sass, and glitter, Papermoon Cabaret will take you on an unforgettable journey though the major and minor arcana.
Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound.
As a critic's darling for his first record on Justice Records, Raisin' Cain (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson & Glen Campbell and he's been featured in many guitar magazines.