DROP DEAD [is] hysteria and a hit comedy! Each actor is perfectly cast and chews the scenery with gusto throughout the play. Van Zandt as the director was the icing on the cake as his brilliant understanding of the characters and timing needed to pull off the sight gags resonates from within his body, mind and soul."
- BROADWAY WORLD
"There is no shortage of the characters slapping, betraying, or murdering each other. This physical comedy will astonish, confuse, and exhilarate you as you try to figure out whodunit. Go watch Drop Dead! so you too can experience the thrills of live theatre. This play pushes boundaries and will not disappoint anyone looking for laughter."
- LIFE IN LA PUBLISHING
"very funny moments of timeless physical comedy, such as how the show's leading man (the excellent Bill Doherty Jr.)...The muscular ensemble doesn't let up for a moment." -LA WEEKLY
"Drop Dead! will have you laughing until you can’t anymore. DD gets it right. This show is the wildest, funniest time I’ve had in a long while." - ALL ABOUT THE STAGE
"It was a “laugh-a-minute” riot! If you are a fan of fast-paced INSANITY, you’ll love this one…with HIGH ENERGY MADNESS...DELIGHTFULLY DITZY... HILARIOUS...A RIOT...and...A TON OF FUN!"
- TOLUCAN TIMES
"Loved it. A laugh riot! Such a clever concept and so flawlessly executed....pardon the pun! Great cast able to pull off all the sight gags..."
- KPCC RADIO (Hettie Lynne Hurtes
"Written by the team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and is very in line to a British comic farce...Van Zandt [also] directs his own work that focuses upon the notion that cheesy theater is funny, if not for real! DROP DEAD IS fast, funny, and is ideal."
- ACCESSIBLY LIVE OFF-LINE
Fri, Jun 06 – Sat, Jun 28
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:00PM
Special Show Info
Running time: 90 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
NoHo Arts Center - Stage 2
11136 Magnolia Blvd
No Hollywood, CA 91601
Special Theatre Info
Can seat up to 48
By Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
Directed by Billy Van Zandt
A cast of desperate actors attempt to revive their careers in Drop Dead!, a potboiler murder mystery directed by “Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage” Victor Le Pewe. When several actors are murdered during the opening night performance, the remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery, and stay alive long enough to get to their curtain calls.
When the show was originally produced Off-Broadway and LA, it was starring Adrienne Barbeau, Rose Marie, Donny Most, Craig Bierko, Barney Martin, and the authors.