J.A.W.Z. — THE MUSICAL in 3DJ.A.W.Z. — THE MUSICAL in 3D

J.A.W.Z. Returns in all it's gory 3D glory! Limited engagements in Oregon & California this Summer 2014!

J.A.W.Z. — THE MUSICAL in 3DJ.A.W.Z. — THE MUSICAL in 3D

J.A.W.Z. Returns in all it's gory 3D glory! Limited engagements in Oregon & California this Summer 2014!

“Few recent productions can match J.A.W.Z. for sheer twisted audacity.” – Kate Madden   Portland Monthly  FULL ARTICLE “Bring your life preservers and a boat big enough to contain the madcap experience of “J.A.W.Z. The Musical – In 3D!” – Jamie Hale  The Oregonian  FULL ARTICLE

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A lifetime in the making… ThE SalOOn EnSeMbLe and Steven Schpeilberg bring you the never-before-seen Director’s Cut!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into musical theater… It’s “J.A.W.Z. THE MUSICAL – IN 3D!” – a two-act musical comedy written, directed, arranged, and performed live on stage by ThE SaLOOn EnSeMbLe in the most REALISTIC 3-D the world has EVER SEEN!!!

Portland’s performance troupe The Saloon Ensemble has been entertaining audiences since 2005 with highly theatrical, danceable, and comedic renditions of pop songs as well as their own outrageous originals at various local venues, Oregon Country Fair, Burning Man, and epic-theme parties of their own creation. Starting in January of 2013 following their remarkable live production of “The Nightmare Before Xmas,” the group gathered in the living room to study the movie “Jaws”; an all-time favorite of their film-geek band-leader and composer Jason Wells who for decades had always wanted to turn it into a musical. Starting with a basic sketch, the core group of seven musicians teamed-up with additional actors and seasoned theater director Noah Veil (DreamAwake Productions) to study the film scene-by-scene, discussing all of the story’s key elements. What followed was a joyous and seemingly endless flooding of hilarious ideas until March when they printed a finalized script, recorded a completed score, and officially booked it at Portland’s legendary Clinton St. Theater for a summer blockbuster/grindhouse-stye premier!!! Then, after six months of rehearsals, costumes, props, choreography, arranging, editing, and memorizing their lines, The Saloon Ensemble proudly birthed this all-original, multi-dimensional, sing-a-long-able, live musical- comedy which, though it follows the basic Peter Benchley story to satisfy die- hard fans, takes many unexpected twists and turns for a unique, hysterical, and absurd experience of this legendary shark tale. It was a hit, and played to sold-out audiences for a one-week run followed by an explosion of rave reviews. Now, 2014 marks the return of “J.A.W.Z. The Musical – In 3D!!!” premiering first in Portland, OR at the Alberta Rose Theater June 26 – 29, then in Veneta, OR at Oregon Country Fair July 11 – 13, then at The Inner Mission in San Francisco Sept 12-14, and finally Los Angeles at the King King Sept 23-24. Please contact me to discuss all things. We humbly invite you to review our show in advance or meet with us to write an article about our production. Sincerely - Jason Wells Creator, Producer, Co-Director, Co-Writer, Composer, Arranger