BIG SHOT: a.k.a. this is not The Godfather
created by Theatre Movement Bazaar
directed and choreographed by Tina Kronis
text by Richard Alger
April 22, 2015 - May 3, 2015


BIG SHOT is a vaudevillian theatrical collage inspired by The Godfather films and novel. The Godfather is an iconic story; the novel and subsequent motion pictures have had significant international cultural influence. Its remarkable success came in part due to its ability to present the gangster genre via a dysfunctional family. Everyone could relate. For BIG SHOT, TMB shakes down this iconic story to create a new work, echoing the source and investigating family dynamics, power, criminal behavior, and being an Italian American. In BIG SHOT, the American gangster genre is upended through stylized theatrics, dynamic movement, song, dance and pasta.

An $80 package to see all four readings and Theatre Movement Bazaar's BIG SHOT: A.K.A. This is Not the Godfather (in the Nicholas Studio) is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $70—only by phone.

Theatre professionals: please contact Andrew Knight ([email protected]) at (714) 708-5062 for industry packages and more information. Or, for your convenience, download a PDF registration form.

Theatre Movement Bazaar is a company dedicated to creating original performance works with an emphasis on physical action. We merge elements of dance, text, cinema and media from diverse sources into a complex performance. We investigate these elements, modifying or neutralizing them, de-contextualizing them from their sources. Liberated from their contexts, our elements are free to be structured in new and surprising ways, creating a connotative network of echoed and reverberant meanings. In this multifarious approach, we strive to reinvigorate theatre for a contemporary audience.

TMB began in New York City as a collaboration between choreographer/director/performer Tina Kronis, and mechanical engineer/writer, Richard Alger. In 1999, the company relocated its base to Los Angeles, became a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, and has produced 19 original works, garnering critical attention, presenting its work across the U.S. and in the U.K.

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Theatre Movement Bazaar returns to Studio SCR with the world premiere of BIG SHOT: a.k.a this is not The Godfather. TMB co-founder Richard Alger talks about turning his inspiration into a vaudevillian collage—and what exactly a vaudevillian collage more