Thursday, September 2, 2010

Meet Our Newest Dinosaur

We are sad to say goodbye to Natalie Bradshaw, who has evolved onto the Cretaceous Period without us. She made us laugh, cry, and question our sexualities. Actually we're not sad. Natalie was the worst.

Fortunately, we have a new T-Rex-2 who is just as committed to the role, and was also recently committed to an institution. Now she's back and better than ever, ready to show us what a gender identity crisis is all about. Claire Neumann is not your average post-op M 2 F, Claire is a National Bird-Calling Champion and some might say her Scrabble skills are some to be reckoned with. I would not say that. Her usually sassy dance moves may be slowed down because of the athlete's foot, but she's still faster than Mary-Ellen. The warts are healing, the sinus congestion is clearing, and the songs twill be sung.

Claire, we're happy to have you.

Come cheer Claire on Encore opening night September 9th at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale now at

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Awards and Encores and Praises and Tears

Jurassic Parq The Broadway Musical is extending his run as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series!! Come see us at The Lucille Lortel Theatre!!

9/9 @ 7:00

9/11 @ 10:30

9/17 @ 9:30

9/18 @ 10:30

but wait... there's more!

Jurassic Parq recieved the Fringe Festival"Overall Excellence Award for a Musical Production"


Friday, August 27, 2010

Grade D= Destiny

AT LAST! Someone has spoken the Truth. We at Jurassic Parq hate our show, and at last someone has seen the show for what it truly is. Did you think we wanted to write this piece? We are merely slaves to Destiny.

Who needs legitimate publications to rave about how hilarious, creative, and perpexlingly meaningful we are? The Wall Street Journal, Backstage, Theatermania,,,, The Happiest Medium, Nitelife Exchange, BOO for saying such positive things about Jurassic Parq!

Don’t believe these:

"Not since “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” has there been such a playful re-imagining as “Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical.” -Backstage

It’s royally entertaining, eliciting loud guffaws, cheers, howls of appreciation… I think we have a hit."Nitelife Exchange

"When the ensemble sings their final number, the comedy is immaculate, the music soars, and the audience is satisfied. Jurassic Parq is one of the best musicals in the Fringe, and perfectly suited to the festival's tone." –Theatre Is Easy

"I would love to see what could be done with it on a Broadway budget. I can whole heartedly admit that this is the most fun I've ever had at a Fringe show." -

Everyone true New Yorker knows that the real truth can be found at StageRush has given us a Grade D and we applaud them for their bravery to oppose dozens of other reviewers and the ability to stand out from their pack with their Truths.

Please read these horribly negative quotes that have given us a Grade D and decide for yourself:

“Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical takes the creative license allotted by the New York Fringe Festival and rolls around in it like a pig in the mud on ecstasy.”

“A lovingly bizarre homage to the blockbuster novel”

Kind of like a Wicked for prehistoric creatures

Kind of like a Spring Awakening for gigantic reptiles

The production is charming and nostalgic, if not healthily quirky.”

A smart and successful moment… is the final number, 'We Are Dinosaurs' ”

It did have its sold-out theater laughing most of the time.

An incredibly energetic and engaging cast.”

Brandon Espinoza is a physical virtuoso as Mime-asaurus”

“Lee Seymour performs Morgan Freeman (or is it Samuel L. Jackson?) with hilarious deadpan.

"The cast performs Kyle Mullins’ choreography fantastically, executing the jazz moves with sharpness and spark.”

Play: D”

P.S. a D is for Suck Mary-Ellen's Dick.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kind Words and New Lawsuits has posted an amazing review of Jurassic Parq!

"Writers Emma Barash, Stephen Wargo, Bryce Norbitz, and Marshall Pailet have created something really amazing here and I would love to see what could be done with it on a Broadway budget. I can whole heartedly admit that this is the most fun I've ever had at a Fringe show. I laughed for almost the entire performance and so did my theatre-going companions. Go see it and have your funny bone tickled and your faith challenged. You won't be sorry you did."
Click here to read

Since posted- we have been the most popular Fringe show on the website:


  1. Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical
  2. Faster Than The Speed Of White
  3. 3Boys
  4. 12 Incompetent Men (And Women!)
  5. Flesh-Light Stories
  6. Invader? I Hardly Know Her
  7. All Day Suckers
  8. Playing By Air
  9. When Last We Flew
  10. Made In Taiwan

Now for the bad news. We WERE the most popular story on that website... until today:


We know that Betty White has her shctick down pretty well, but we have one major weapon against her.

Our dear Velociraptor of Science:

SHE'S PLAYED DOLLY 13 TIMES! She's a legend, people.

Watch out Betty White. You're next on our list of people to sue.

Sunday, August 22, 2010 names Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical a "Critics Pick"!

Having Destiny as our guide and muse, it is no news to us but may be news to you to hear that Backstage has named Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical a Critics Pick! Read the rave review here.

We do, however, have one bone to pick with Backstage for their implication that "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is equally funny or, indeed, funnier than JP:TBW. It is not.

Three more chances to see Jurassic Parq
Tonight at 6:15pm (RUN!!!!)
Wednesday at 7:45pm
Friday at 4:00pm

See you there. and Tom Stoppard we're suing you when we're done suing Steven Spielberg.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


7pm at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa

Everyone who attends the show is invited to the after party at Dempsey's, 61 Second Ave between e. 3rd and e. 4th! Can't wait to see everyone there.

Tonight is a monumental evening. Because it is the eve of the monumental opening night performance. Which is the most monumental event involving dinosaurs to happen since the ice age destroyed them. BE THERE!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Response To A Fan

We, the Jurassic Parq writers, have come under some scrutiny this week. Please read this comment from fan Doc Nein from

“Here I shall summon the words of Ian Malcolm.

"You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could do this, you didn't stop to think if you should."

That said, you've got a number of embarrassing errors on your website that prove you simply shouldn't be doing this.

We'll begin with that interview about "Casting the role of Morgan Freeman." Funny, I don't think he's in Jurassic Park. Perhaps you're thinking of Samuel L. Jackson?

Next is your reference to the "raptor poison contact lenses" Really? Have you guys even seen the movie? I'll take that as a No, since you also reference "that white haired science man" who is not a scientist at all, but a really zany billionaire. And his name is John Hammond. I knew that when I was eight.

Raptors don't spit venom, dilophosauruses do.

When I heard that there'd be a Jurassic Park musical, I thought it would be a joke; when I read about Jurassic Parq's synopsis (really, the Q is necessary?) I REALLY thought it was a joke.

The dinosaurs didn't switch sexes and have a resulting gender crisis. They bred and devoured things, so that life could continue in its inevitably vicious cycle; that's the point of the movie, that life will find a way, by whatever means necessary. Don't turn the one franchise I hold sacred into a vehicle for some annoying political agenda. Hell, I'm gay, but I don't expect my dinosaurs to be.

My dinosaurs eat people. They don't sing.”

Wow. We are shocked, saddened, and impassioned by this comment. We’d like to thank DocNein for reminding us why we are telling this story: TO BRING THE TRUTH TO LIGHT. We will not shy away from our Destiny, and on opening night this Friday at 7pm, the Truth of Jurassic ParQ will be revealed.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Opening Night Ticket Offer

Hello Jurassic ParQ Fans,

Our OPENING NIGHT approaches with haste. Friday, August 20th at 7pm!

Today we have a special ticket offer for all of our avid blog readers...

If you buy a ticket for opening night, we will transport everyone in the audience, via time machine, to the Jurassic Era to have a cocktail party with the real dinosaurs on which the characters in the play are based.

THAT'S RIGHT! Destiny has gifted us this technology so that we may have the greatest opening night party. Ever.

So buy your tickets now at:

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at LA MaMa
74A East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Friday 8/20 at 7 pm
Saturday 8/21 at 12 pm
Sunday 8/22 at 6:15 pm
Wednesday 8/25 at 7:45 pm
Friday 8/27 at 4:00 pm

Monday, August 9, 2010

Interview with Jeremy Kingsworth

A behind the scenes look at actor Doreen McGonnagal. You want to watch this.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Early Jurassic Parq Musings

Hello World,

Here are some early musings about Jurassic Parq. We are in awe of the intuition and pure genius that our fans have expressed. We've provided some of our favorite quotes with responses below:

"Jurassic Parq, the musical? What next? Alien on Ice? hahaha, sorry that was kinda lame ;D"
- Metriacanthosaurus on August 01, 2010, 07:56:22 AM

Thanks Metriacanthosaurus for the brilliant idea! Alien on Ice? How has destiny not yet imparted this mission upon us? We're looking for an ice rink that will accept a workshop production, premiering next spring. Please email all suggestions to

"lol yeah it cool but even if i could i would want to see a musical. i guess the raptors are just men dressed as sparkly lizards :-\ "
- evolution_rex on August 01, 2010, 09:11:23 PM

Wow evolution_rex! How did you guess that not only are the costumes sparkly, but we are inaccurately portraying dinosaurs as lizards? Care to join our production team?

Find these comments and more at:;topic=169.0

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Writing Exercise

As a very serious and important character development writing exercise, writer Emma has placed herself in the shoes of a dinosaur to express her frustration with the blatant plagiarism of "Jurassic ParK". Please learn from & enjoy thoroughly:

Crunch crunch crunch grorblew arrrggggchchh. Oh excuse me, I didn’t see you there. I was so thoroughly enjoying my dinner. It being the first of August, a holiday around our parts (seventy-millionth anniversary of scales) I treated myself to some Spielberg with a dollup of sour cream.

Oh don’t worry, I wouldn’t touch the real thing. But after the films came and went, the producers shipped all excess merchandise our way. A trifling token of gratitude intended to quell our hunger for the royalties that are our dino-due. We were after all, the main attraction. I mean when is the last time someone went to see a movie because of Sam Neill? Exactly. So on special occasions we head to the wine cellar (who else would use it now? take that white-haired science man!), where we keep what’s left of the more undesirable Jurassic memorabilia—raptor poison contact lens solution, live mosquitoes, miniature electric fences (functioning!), pre-destroyed public toilets, and cardboard cutouts of the cast and crew from premiers American, European, and Japanese. So when special occasions arise, it is a delight of ours to set our yellowed teeth to some Goldbloum gizzard with a side of crisp Crichton.

But it is a delicacy that is hard to swallow, a bitter reminder of the retched way in which our creed was so maligned by that franchise of falsities. I lie awake at night (or stand, rather, we dinosaurs are too big to lie), aching for the moment when we at last have a chance to reveal the truth.

The world must know who we really are, must see us as we see each other, as friends and as companions, as responsible members of society, and until we get that chance I will from this day on pour my rage into this keyboard and--

Oops. Gotta go. Just remembered I only have six fingers.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Photo Game!

Let's play a game! See if you can spot the difference between these two photos:

If you guessed that the first one is a picture of the cast and the second one is a picture of some dinosaurs, you are right!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Velociraptor In A Cage

This is our official music video for 'Velociraptor In Cage".

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stage Makeup

Here is a lesson from us, the writers, to you, the audience on stage makeup. Here is an example of how we turn one of our actresses, Natalie Bradshaw, into a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Here is the Before:

And here is the After:

Ahh, the magic of theater.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1st YouTube Video

This is exactly how the idea came to us...

New Scientific Information On Dinosaur Anatomy

The writers of Jurassic Parq have done extensive research into the anatomy of dinosaurs in order to recreate the most realistic experience possible. It is important to us that the dinosaurs onstage appear just as they would in the Jurassic Era. The photo you see here is a an actor from Jurassic Parq modeling the latest findings on dinosaur appearance and physique.

Paleontologists have learned that the dinosaurs who remained perfectly still while casually leaning on trees were the most successful in finding mates. Although often portrayed as scaly, dinosaurs had skin as soft and as smooth as a baby's bottom, with just the right amount of masculine facial hair. Dinosaurs were entirely a silky white color, expect for their black as the night eyelids used to cover their piercing baby blue eyes that could peer into the soul of even the most guarded females. Suave, sexy and seductive, the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Era were also extremely adept at both disco dancing and love making.

I hope, dear readers and future audience members, that these scientific facts will enhance your Jurassic Parq experience and prepare you for the beauty and wonder destined to thrill you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Truth

Something very important has come to the attention of the Jurassic Parq writing team...

Apparently a Jurassic Parq novel was released in 1990, followed by a film in 1993, both under the (inaccurate) title Jurassic ParK. We are shocked, appalled, and saddened by this news.

THE TRUTH MUST BE KNOWN! Jurassic ParK was not created by destiny, fate, nor the general will of the universe. It was created by a "Steven Spielberg" and a "Michael Crichton".

This is a film of blasphemy! Please refrain from all viewership immediately!

Jurassic ParQ will, through the booming voice of destiny, allow the dinosaurs to speak for themselves, to have their voices heard, and to sing the songs of the unsung heroes. And to dance the dance of the undanced heroes as well.

More updates on this to come...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What is Jurassic Parq?

Hi there. I'm Bryce. I'm one of the writers of Jurassic Parq. Jurassic Parq is the musical 65 million years in the making. We humans have been working on it for about 65 days; Destiny has really been doing the brunt of the early work.

Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male… because of the frog DNA. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they’ve held as truths.

Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical will appear at the FringeNYC 2010 Festival

At the Ellen Stewart Theatre at LA MAMA

Show times are:
Friday 8/20 at 7 pm
Saturday 8/21 at 12 pm
Sunday 8/22 at 6:15 pm
Wednesday 8/25 at 7:45 pm
Friday 8/27 at 4:00 pm

Starring: Mary Ellen Ashley*, Natalie Bradshaw*, Brandon Espionza*, Jay Frisby, Brandon Gill*, Olli Haaskivi*, Emily Jenda, John Jeffrey Martin*, Cara Massey*, Tara Novie and Lee Seymour

Written by Destiny
through the vessel of Emma Barash, Bryce Norbitz, Marshall Pailet, Steven Wargo

Directed by Marshall Pailet

Produced by Bryce Norbitz

Stage Managed by Ashley Rodbro*

*Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
Jurassic Parq is an Equity Approved Showcase