To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult sci-fi/horror classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, composer John Massari is bringing together a cacophony of circus goodness to a live-to-film concert experience, which will be taking place May 19 in Los Angeles’ Montalban Theater.
The concert will be performed by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra with Massari conducting. The Dickies, who wrote the film’s theme song, will be present to perform their single. Additionally, there will be circus performers, magicians, klown kostumes, and more. There will also be a Q&A with The Chiodo Brothers, Massari, and cast members Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder.
Massari explains, “Clowns can be frightening, bizarre, and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a sci-fi movie. You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.”
Here’s the planned itinerary:
At 6PM, the Kosmic Klown circus celebration will begin with stilt walkers, balloon folding artist Buster Balloon Cadwell, contortionist Bonnie Morgan, plus fortune tellers, strong men and women, magicians, body art, fan arts and crafts, and of course the Killer Klowns. There will be a pre-show Q&A at 7PM featuring Stephen Chiodo (writer/director), Charles Chiodo (writer/art director), Edward Chiodo (writer/producer), Grant Cramer (Mike Tobacco), Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone), members of The Dickies, and composer John Massari, moderated by Jim Branscome of Cinematic Void.
Following the Q&A, at 8PM, the film will be screened with its original musical score performed live by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Massari. LA’s very own original punk rockers, The Dickies, will perform their enduring classic “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” theme song.
Massari adds, “For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic. This event is our way to celebrate Killer Klowns From Outer Space directly with these fans.”
Tickets to the event can be purchased right here.