Milwaukee Opera Theatre Mines Pulp Fiction For New Musical, 'Doc Danger And The Danger Squad'

Aug 24, 2018

If you've ever seen a Milwaukee Opera Theatre (MOT) production, you already know they don’t present your normal operatic fare. If you’ve never seen a Milwaukee Opera Theatre production — from "The Mikado" performed with toy pianos and handmade percussion, to a mashup of opera and heavy metal called "Guns and Rosenkavalier" — a performance by MOT is sure to shake out any assumptions about opera you might have

"Doc Danger and the Danger Squad" is no exception. The musical, written for the company by Jason Powell, is another mashup of pulp fiction characters with lovely melodies and a completely realistic storyline about saving the universe.

Powell, along with MOT’s artistic director Jill Anna Ponasik, and actor Harper Navin, joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the studio to talk about the show: