Starting Friday (Mar. 18), the L.A.-based ACME Comedy Theatre will be starting a new weekly show, Reruns Redubbed, that brings a new voice to old shows like Dukes Of Hazzard and Lost In Space.
The show takes excerpts from the old reruns and then improv actors piece together new scripts by asking the audience for suggestions and dub in new voices.
Theater manager Travis Oates figures its a new way to enjoy old shows and says the more familiar the audience is with the show, the more fun they have.
He says thats why test performances featuring Night Court didnt do as well as, say, Diffrent Strokes.
It helps if the actors are familiar with the roles too. Oates says some original series stars will appear to skewer their own characters. For instance, Little House On The Prairie cast member Alison Arngrim will soon redub the voice of her prairie bitch character Nellie Oleson.
So far, the Reruns Redubbed show is only performing in Los Angeles but Oates says if its a hit, it could either go on tour or become a TV series.
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