TIFF MIDNIGHT MADNESS AUDIENCE SURPRISED WITH STUNT MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT WORLD PREMIERE OF
“DICKS: THE MUSICAL”
Directed by Larry Charles
Screenplay and Lyrics by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp
Based on the Musical Stage Play F*cking Identical Twins: The Musical
Book by Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp
Starring Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion with Bowen Yang and Nathan Lane, introducing Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp
Rating: R (Strong Crude Sexual Content|Brief Drug Use|Pervasive Language|Graphic Nudity)
Run Time: 86 minutes
Genres: Musical, Comedy
Music by Karl Saint Lucy
Original Score by Marius de Vries, Karl Saint Lucy
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Kori Adelson, Larry Charles
Executive Music Producer Marius de Vries
A24 will release DICKS: THE MUSICAL in theaters
September 29th, 2023.
TORONTO, ON – A24 world premiered their raucous, R-rated musical comedy DICKS: THE MUSICAL to a packed house at the Toronto International Film Festival that culminated in a flash mob-style choir performance of the the original song “All Love is Love.” Actors Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, who also wrote the screenplay and lyrics for the film, were in attendance alongside Bowen Yang and their puppet co-stars “The Sewer Boys.”
During the film’s final irreverent musical number, 17 choir members from Forte – Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus, dressed in colorful robes and led the audience in singing and clapping along to “All Love is Love,” as balloons and NSFW inflatables rained down from the balcony.
Sharp and Jackson set the tone for the evening by pumping up the crowd with a rowdy introduction that included them reading prepared remarks from director and comedy legend Larry Charles, who could not be in attendance at the premiere. “Welcome to the most anti-AI, pro-human movie of the 21st century!” Charles boldly declared.
In a post-film Q&A moderated by TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer Peter Kuplowsky, Sharp and Jackson spoke about how the stage show’s origins trace back to the former home of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – the iconic basement of a Gristedes’ supermarket in New York City. They also spoke at length about what Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Megan Thee Stallion brought to the project in their roles, as well as Charles, who challenged everyone to push the limits of the visual and written humor in this truly unique musical.