A self-proclaimed product of the dual muses of David Waters and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "The Crack Rock Opera" doesn't call to mind either of those formidable influences.
Instead, this parade of sophomoric humor and seemingly unfinished musical ideas merely serves as a test of how long an audience member can suspend good taste with little hope of payoff in the way of entertainment.
"The Crack Rock Opera" -- a prequel to a previous version of this musical -- returns the audience to 1986 for the birth of rock god Danny Feedback. The story, which serves mostly as an excuse for raunchy jokes that aren't really that funny, revolves around mother-to-be Danielle Feedback.
She's a train wreck in five different ways, who gets impregnated by a ridiculous rogue cop on a Twister mat. (You don't want to hear the details.) Eventually, she gives birth to – um, well, you probably don't want to hear the details about that part, either.
The show does offer an unlikely redeeming moment at its conclusion, but it's not enough to justify the 50 minutes or so that it takes to reach it. Rock 'n' roll might be here to stay, but "Crack Rock Opera" won't have anyone screaming for an encore.
60 mins. Rated M. Green venue.
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