All-Star Detectives

The Damian Blue Company, Inc.

Show Information:

When a crime lord is released from prison, and a string of murders follow, it is up to the All-Star Detectives to put things right. This audience-interactive noir mystery features tough detectives, dangerous dames, live music, satire, comedy, tommy guns, and lots of exciting fun for the audience! All-Star Detectives makes it's exciting debut this year at the 2017 Kansas City Fringe Festival! Directed and written by Jason Eisberg and produced by The Damian Blue Company, Inc.

Venue

Musical Theatre Heritage - Stage 2

2450 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 9:00pm

July 22 - Saturday - 3:00pm

July 23 - Sunday - 6:00pm

July 24 - Monday - 7:30pm

Category

Theatre

Music

Runtime

60 Minutes

Rating

All Ages

Warning

Other

21 Comments

  1. Supporter of theatre on July 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Script made no sense but actors had fun!



  2. Barb on July 23, 2017 at 2:40 am

    With some polishing, this could have potential, but it’s not quite there yet. It was choppy. There were some good laughs and good acting which may have been helped with more audience participation.



    • Christina on July 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

      spot-on review



  3. Chris on July 23, 2017 at 2:50 am

    This was a show that I felt would have been much more enjoyable with a tighter, more polished script and a shorter running time. It features several singing performances, and to be perfectly honest, none of them advanced the story at all (although the two songs by Maggie Mulligan displayed her considerable talent to its full potential). The songs simply weren’t necessary and slowed the pace of the show. All-Star Detectives is definitely silly and there are moments when the audience participates in the story, so there is a sense of spontaneous fun. I felt that Joe Caronia stole the show as the larger-than-life character of Daddy Pop with many clever one-liners. Overall though, the story and most of the characters are too undercooked and the laughs faded quite a bit as the show dragged on.



    • Calvin Green on July 24, 2017 at 3:01 am

      Chris I agree.



  4. Kelly Morrison on July 23, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Really enjoyed the show. Daddy Pop and Johnny were perfect. Love the silliness and the Casablanca reference.



  5. Jim on July 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Enjoyed Daddy Pop. The rest of the show floundered a bit. It needs a lot more work . The Dick Tracy Cutout may have been the second best part. The songs seemed to be fillers to get the show to 55 minutes. Maggie Mulligan has a nice voice, her presentation didn’t quite get “Big” enough for the theater setting. A bit choppy as well.



  6. Laura on July 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    This show might be better if the script was better and the actors had rehearsed more. Some good characters, but story line lacks focus.



  7. Summer on July 24, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Frankly, it was pretty awful…but in an enjoyable way…at least when it wasn’t painful.



  8. Grant on July 24, 2017 at 1:36 am

    After seeing 3 pretty awful shows this year, I was so happy I enjoyed one. The show was SO much fun! Daddy Pop and Harry had me laughing in my seat. The district attorney was loads of fun too. The story is pretty simple And easy to follow. Lots of fun room for these guys to enjoy the audience with improv and great one liners. Probably my favorite show this year at Fringe.



  9. Ian and Beverly Jennings on July 24, 2017 at 1:50 am

    A great show, with audience participation. Shame it could not have gone on for another hour! If you don’t want to participate, sit against the wall, not in the front row and you will be fine! Well done cast, great job!



  10. Luke M. on July 24, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Not exactly sure what I just watched. It was a mess. Not the actors fault, the acting was actually good, the improvisation made the show. The lip syncing was awkward and weird, the story was as well. The transitions were too long. With that cast you could do so much more. The script just didn’t work and you didn’t use the talent to the best potential.



  11. Tiny Tim on July 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Great show. Fun and easy story to follow. Refreshing to hear music I actually know and like. Great cast. Daddy Poppa and Tommy were good. Fun cast and fun show.



    • Joseph on July 24, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Yes have to mention Daddy Pop. He was scary and fun.



  12. Mandy on July 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    This is a hilarious show! I personally thought the music was great. I enjoyed singing along and loved being part a program that allows and encourages crowd participation. Story is easy to follow and there is a talented group of actors in this show.



  13. Nice Theater Gal on July 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Funny show. The story was lots of fun and it gave the actors room to improv and to joke with the audience. Almost all the characters were larger than life. Might go see it a second time. Long time fringer and now a Jr. All-Star Detective. What a fun time!



  14. Bryan on July 25, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Great show. Lots of laughs. Fun story and fantastic cast. I want a sequel.



  15. Sideshow Bob on July 25, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    What a fun show last night! Great cast and funny story!



  16. Becky on July 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Had a great time watching the show and thought it was very funny! Great acting and hope there is a part 2 next year! Music was great too!



  17. Ben on July 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Michael Foster is both handsome AND footsome. After the show he sang to me softly and I felt like a child again. 10/10, would recommend giving Michael Foster $10.



  18. Jen on July 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Story was pretty good but the lip-syncing of the male singer twice really ruined the show. If we hadn’t wasted our time with the male lip syncer, it would have been a much better show. Daddy Pop was great!



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