Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Dandy's fifth solo show garnered rave reviews from the international press and had the incredible honor of being named among the Edinburgh Fringe's top theatrical shows by The Stage. All Aboard! has enjoyed runs in New York City, London, Tampa, Cincinnati and Los Angeles with award winning *Best Show* performances at the 2018 San Francisco Fringe and the 2019 Orlando Fringe. All Aboard! played the legendary SoHo Playhouse as part of their 2019 Fringe Encores Series, celebrating the top Fringe performers curated from around the world.
In 2020 Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! once again hits the road with stops at the Toronto Fringe, The Vancouver Fringe and more. Stay tuned!
"Where were you the night The Gaybird Steamer ran off her tracks?"
Dandy Darkly's latest storytelling spooktacular is a Southern Gothic tall tale as told by the peculiar characters there that tragic Halloween night; from the little boy chased by the ghosts that still haunt her as an adult to the cruel Colonel buried in his bunker, tinkering with his sinister toys.
Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! is a raucous uprooting of Deep South shame served alongside a heaping helping of sizzling social satire and howling humor. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: creepy country robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and inbred family freakery. All Aboard for Dandy's most beautifully batshit creation yet!
Dandy Darkly is a preeminent American storyteller and a most resplendent raconteur of the international Fringe Festival performance circuit. Dandy infuses his surprisingly contemporary ghost stories with a dose of social activism and pop cultural nuance and regales it all accompanied by a nonstop soundscape of pre-recorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Bryce Edwards (bass), Carlos Espinosa, Jr. (saxophone), Jeffrey Underhill (guitar, banjo) and Rachel Blumberg (drums, ukulele). Ian Bjorklund returns as director. The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create an utterly captivating theatrical experience that must be seen to be believed.
Critically acclaimed. Award winning. Simply go see Dandy.
“A spectacular storytelling performance that is completely distinctive. If you are looking for a show that will emotionally haunt you and intellectually dare you, Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard! is the ride of a lifetime.”
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Grotesque, profane, profound and laugh-out-loud funny, Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard is exactly the one-of-a-kind experience Fringe was invented for.”
“Of all American performers none comes close to the creative eloquence of queer storyteller Dandy Darkly. All Aboard! is a wake-up call to mankind — taking out fame, the mob mentality of social media and the rise of the far right around the world.”
“Traditional storytelling at its finest – the roots of what defines humanity, shaped and sculpted for the present. A can't miss performance."
“There’s no one like Dandy Darkly, a transporting, charismatic and psychedelic experience in which the passion for justice burns as strongly as delight in the macabre.”
“A decidedly wicked storyteller.”
New York Times
"Dandy Darkly is wickedly mischievous, creative, joyous, boisterous, lyrical, brash, poetic, funny and entertaining!"
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