Theater: Firebringer

Opened: July 6, 2016

Book by: Matt Lang, Nick Lang & Brian Holden

Music & Lyrics by: Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski

Original Chicago Cast: Lauren Lopez, Meredith Stepien, Denise Donovan, Lauren Walker, Rachael Soglin, Joey Richter, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Joe Walker, Tiffany Williams, Brian Holden, Jamie Burns & Clark Baxtresser 

The new musical from StarKid Productions continues with their comedic foul-language storylines and gives an amazing female-centric storyline lead by veterans Lauren Lopez and Meredith Stepien.

Back when the human race was new, a tribe is lead by Jemilla (Stepien). Though she learns of lies told to the tribe by their former leader Molag (Lauren Walker), she is hesitant toward new ideas and the affect they could have on the population. Zazzalil (Lopez) wants to advance the tribe with these ideas and inventions.

For many shows now, Lopez and Stepien have been featured players and giving them the chance to take the lead here is welcomed. They both have strong comedic sides that complement each other well and Lopez provides the best in-song performance that became a meme.

Final say: A light show that gives StarKid a new direction. ★★★★☆

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