Lacy Rae | Feb 13, 2018
Take Steven Spielberg’s beloved film Jurassic Park; add a classic-rock soundtrack, a dash of Rocky Horror camp, and a bedazzled T-Rex, and you’ll have a slight idea of the UMPO Series: Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage.
Writer and creator of the UMPO Series, Kate Pazakis reimagines the classic film as a tongue-in-cheek musical, highlighting both what we love about Jurassic Park (the dinosaurs) and what we have come to joke about (the sexiness of Jeff Goldblum). UMPO’s Jurassic Park follows the basic structure of the movie: Paleontologists Ellie and Grant are recruited by Hammond to approve his new, dinosaur-filled theme park, until a storm (and “Newman!”) sets the dinosaurs loose and the humans to fight for survival. But UMPO’s version is anything but basic.
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