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BooTown Re-Edits & Reinterprets Well-Known Movies in Live Performances

You might be familiar with the concept of riffing on movies – whether it’s you and your friends making fun of a bad movie in your living room or via shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000. But a Houston performance group is taking the concept a step further – not just mocking movies, but re-editing […]

You might be familiar with the concept of riffing on movies – whether it’s you and your friends making fun of a bad movie in your living room or via shows like Mystery Science Theater 3000.

But a Houston performance group is taking the concept a step further – not just mocking movies, but re-editing and reinterpreting them in a multi-media live show.

Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty has more on BooTown’s current Benshi-style show, called My Last Action Feeling, and describes the challenges of performing live all the dialogue, sound effects and music of a movie.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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