Octomom! the Musical: Where to from here?

TMZ covered the show last week and revealed our need for a bigger venue
after our sold out 10 week run at The Fake Gallery in East Hollywood.

We're actually in discussions with a number of people for the show
to continue to run! Stay tuned.


TMZ covers the show online and TV

The musical based on OctoMom Nadya Suleman is getting bigger than her onetime freakishly ginormous stomach -- so big, in fact, the show is officially moving to a bigger stage.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/21/octomom-musical-we-need-more-womb/


Exclusive: Keight Goss'lin -n- Octo pics from Octomom Musical

Photos the world has been waiting for. Exclusive behind the scenes snaps from Keight Goss'lin and Octo's infamous photo shoot to promote the second sold-out extension of Octomom the Musical!

Check out the spread HERE at our Facebook Fan page!

Get tickets for our last show at THE FAKE on Saturday September 26th @


Will Octo rush the Octomom Musical stage one day like Kanye?

The recent outbursts from Kanye West and Joe Wilson can't help but make me wonder if Octomom herself is going to storm our stage one day ! SEE WASH POST ARTICLE HERE


LA Times follows up on the underground stage hit

Elizabeth Snead in her Dish Rag blog with The L.A. Times asks her readers if they're ready for our show.


Whittier Daily covers Chris Voltaire's new movie!

By Ben Baeder, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/18/2009 05:30:48 PM PDT

WHITTIER - The man who made "Octomom! The Mu$ical" can't seem to get enough of Whittier.

Chris Voltaire is now acting in "The Apocalypse ... According to Doris," part of which was filmed Monday night in a house at Painter Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.

The independent film, directed by Victor Goss, is about a mysterious woman who predicts earthquakes. She attracts a group of "lost souls" who end up following her and dealing with what they think is the end of the world, Voltaire said.

He plays an ill pastor who steals his congregation's money and seeks out Doris for help.

Voltaire, who lives in Los Angeles, had never really heard of Whittier before Nadya Suleman had her now famous octuplets in
Whittier Octuplets
More stories about "Octomom" Nadya Suleman and her Whittier octuplets.

"I was introduced to Whittier, I would say, through her," he said. "To be honest, I was really blown away by how beautiful Whittier was."

"Octomom! The Mu$ical" is a pop culture spoof about Suleman, Bernie Madoff and the crashing economy. It's been running for a month at the Fake Gallery on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, and has sold out nearly every night, Voltaire said.

The run was supposed to finish last week, but Voltaire is adding more shows to meet demand, he said.

Staff at RadarOnline, a gossip Web site that paid Suleman for interviews, have been "hounding" Voltaire to let the site film the musical.

"It's really kind of weird," he said.

He is hoping Suleman will eventually attend the show, or maybe do a little cameo, he said.

"I wish she wouldn't take herself so seriously," he said.

He also wants to somehow incorporate Jon & Kate (of Plus 8 fame) into the act, he said.
His next goal is to bring the musical to Whittier, he said.



Octomom Gives Birth to New Musical

The irony surrounding the production of director and playwright Chris Voltaire’s new Octomom: The Musical is so thick you could swaddle octuplets with it. His musical about the rise to fame of Octomom Nadya Suleman is framed as criticism of our national fascination with celebrity and craziness. Apparently, no one told him that producing media to criticize a media obsession only creates more media to feed that obsession. On top of that, Voltaire has to know that just having “Octomom” in the title of his show is going to snag attention, which means his show is riding the coat tails of the very celebrity it’s critiquing.




Octomom the Musical !!!

Yes, it's arrived! See the only show that actually pretends to have
Ben Bernankee, Henry Paulzon, Bernie Madeoff and Octomom
The 65 minute musical comedy uses the story of an opportunistic young woman who becomes the mother of octuplets as a springboard to explore the national ethos of greed and unsustainable growth in a time of collapse.

" A small epic for our Strange Times." SGV Tribune

"Stretches the limits of the American Musical." LA Weekly
" A Fresh Tube of Crazy! " buzzfeed
"Parody with a Point." FOX 11 L.A.

" Zany " says The Huffington Post



CBS features Octomom ! The Musical

"I'm telling a story about people who just can't have enough," director Chris Voltaire told "The Early Show" co-anchor Julie Chen. "And what's happened in the last six months to the country, especially the economy, it's really forcing us to address that issue."

Voltaire mixes fact and fiction to tackle the hot-button topic of America's need for fame and fortune. READ MORE HERE.


GOLOSANGELES Review for Octomom Musical

Octomom the Musical at the Fake - No Fake
Sunday July 19, 2009
There were plenty of belly laughs last night at the opening of Octomom the Musical, an irreverent parody of the icons of American excess who have consumed the media and flattened the economy for the last couple years. The production manages to poke fun at Bernie Madoff, greedy mortgage companies, and of course the Octomom, in hysterical song and dance numbers that are so clever and witty that they don't even seem mean-spirited. It is non-stop craziness for the entire 62 minutes.

The production is the brain child of Chris Voltaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, produced and directed the musical. He also plays Octomom's infatuated fertility doctor and a TMZ reporter in the show. Rachael Lawrence's music, ranging from tango to rap, is toe tapping and catchy. Dean McFlicker's over-the-top cornball choreography is just too fun. I can see the Octo-Dance joining the Time Warp as a cult classic.

Octomom the MusicalThe spot-on cast is led by Molly McCook as Octo, John Combs (former Wall Street Securities Banker) as Bernie and Dinora Walcott as the narrator "Real." Voltaire makes a perfectly smarmy conflicted fertility specialist. Lynette Li is strangely convincing as Octo's fed-up mom. Blake Hogue morphs seamlessly from sleazy real estate deal-maker Century to con artist Ponzi. Alexandra Holzman and Stu Barron round out the strong cast as gullible buyers and chorus members.

Octomom the Musical is playing for 5 Saturday nights at the Fake Gallery in Hollywood. It's fun to see it in such an intimate space, but that means tickets are limited. So if you're planning on being in town this month and want to get in to see this show, get your tickets soon.

When: Saturdays, July 18 - Aug 15, 8 and 10 pm
Where: The Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Ave., LA 90029
Cost: $19.99 advance, $29.99 at the door
Parking: Street
Info: www.octomomthemusical.com



Seats are being swooped up in a fierce way. Today someone purchased 22 tickets
and before the end of the day our first three shows were completely SOLD OUT !!

Check out the feature story on the show on LA STAGE



Octomom Musical is playing to sold out houses as it gears up for its premiere in Hollywood.

We highly recommend advance tickets! http://octotix.com

Catch a sneak peek of the show on the CBS Early Show Friday morning!



Update: 12 tickets remain for
this Saturdays 8pm show
Plenty of tickets for the 10pm
Great Vegetarian Restaurant Meetup across the street
at Pure Luck on Heliotrope

Yes, it's arrived! See the only show that actually pretends to have Ben Bernanke, Henry Paulson, Bernie Madeoff and Octomom
SINGING AND DANCING! The 65 minute musical comedy uses the story of an opportunistic young woman who becomes the mother of octuplets as a springboard to explore the national ethos of greed and unsustainable growth in a time of collapse.

"Stretches the limits of the American Musical." LA Weekly
" A Fresh Tube of Crazy! " buzzfeed
"Parody with a Point." FOX 11 L.A.

10 Performances Only !
July 18th - August 15th
Saturdays at 8PM and 10PM
Get your seats today.


The Ladies get interviewed on KPFK 90.7FM at 4:00PM

Check out Molly McCook, Lynnette Li and Dinora Walcott as they get interviewed
on KPFK's Pocho Show at 4:00PM FRIDAY. Click here for the livestream.


Rehearsals move steadily towards Opening

The Octo-Musical cast was dealt with a couple sick actors today, but that didn't stop us from having a great cleanup rehearsal.


LA Weekly's article on the show: Womb Service!

“I don’t wanna show off no more, I don’t wanna strip-tease no more, I don’t wanna show off!”

The slim, perky brunette wiggles her hips and belts lyrics fromThe Drowsy Chaperone for writer-director Christian Voltaire, as he grins and applauds during an April audition at bang Comedy Theatre in L.A’s Fairfax district.

Outside, a gaggle of veteran theater, television and film actors anxiously wait their turn. The role of choice: Roxie Hart? Sally Bowles? No, it’s Nadya Suleman. Yes, it’s come to this: Octomom the Musical, starts on Saturday, July 18, at the Fake Gallery.


Octomom the Musical begins on Sat., July 18, at the Fake Gallery, 4319 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; Saturdays, 8 & 10:30 p.m. www.octomomthemusical.com.


Bernie Madoff in Octomom Musical??

In the new show "Octomom the Musical" actor John Combs portrays Bernie Made-off. Combs was a Wall Street Municipal Securities Banker for 17 years before he moved to Los Angeles and into acting as his full time profession.

Molly McCook as Octo and John Combs as Bernie Made-off from Octomom the Musical. Photo by David Kriegel.

Octomom the Musical
Book and Lyrics Chris Voltaire
Music Rachael Lawrence
Directed by Chris Voltaire
opens July 18th
and plays for 10 performances Only
through August 15th
Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm at
The Fake Gallery
4319 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.

For tickets visit: http://octotix.com
or call 323-856-1168

Get Tickets Now at



La Habra woman flippy over Octo-Musical

La Habra resident goes batty for the Octo-Musical!

Get in on the Laugh
Octomom the Musical opens July
Get your tickets now at OCTOTIX.COM

Is Octo a Lonelygirl 15 reboot?

There are those of us on the Octo-Musical team who question the entire myth of the alleged women based in La Habra! We honestly don't know who this person is or if she really exists? Is this the newest lonelygirl 15? Is this a hyper level of viral marketing? Let us know what you think.


"OCTOMOM THE MUSICAL" makes their official bow at this first photo shoot. Exclusive media photo op!

"Octomom the Musical" First Photo Op Exclusive
Meet the Confirmed Cast!

TODAY at 2:30pm - 4:00pm

PRESS INQUIRIES ONLY: Tany at 213-745-0105


Meet the Octomom The Musical cast this Wednesday June 10th

Meet the actress cast as Octo! Over 1000 actresses submitted for the role....see who got it. Hear excerpts of the original songs from the show!
Meet the actors playing Bernie Schmade-off, Vince Shamwow and Captain Sully!!

Get the scoop and join us this Wednesday June 10th in the afternoon between 2:30 and 4:00pm as the Octomom Musical cast gather for publicity stills!

Press Inquiries should call Tany Soussana at (213)745-0105.


Conan O' Brien cracks on the Octo-Musical

Conan O'Brien cracked about the Octomom Musical in his opening monologue hosting the new Tonight Show last night. Joking that the show was titled "Spermalot" he later made side reference to Andy Richter that our show is for real at which point the audience started to Boo!

Our PR department has a lot of work to do because the Boo'ers are actually going to love this show! We're hopeful The Tonight Show will give us a chance to show the country just what the Octomom Musical is all about!

Octomom the Musical Starts Rehearsals

For many weeks the Octo-Musical Production team has found itself besieged with accusations that the entire production is a big, practical joke. Creator Chris Voltaire has kept the script at close bay but now the show begins rehearsals and talent and production team will find out tonight just what they have gotten themselves into. With composer Rachael Lawrence, Voltaire has been working non-stop creating 14 Original songs for this new production!

Octomom the Musical opens in July and Tickets are now on-sale. http://octotix.com


Performances start July 18th at The Fake

OCTOMOM THE MUSICAL will make its debut starting July 18th and running
Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm at The Fake Gallery! Advance tix $19.99 / $25 at the door.
Tickets are on-sale exclusively at OCTO-TIX.COM

A well regarded performance space and gallery between Hollywood and Silverlake on Melrose Avenue, THE FAKE has made a name for itself presenting an eclectic mix of comedy, music and performances under the watch of Paul Kozlowski.

Cabaret Voltaire returns to the THE FAKE, having previously presented a sold-out run of TINY NINJA THEATER'S HAMLET in Summer 2008.



Rachael Lawrence joins the Octo-Creative Team

Cabaret Voltaire is proud to announce that Rachael Lawrence has joined "Octomom The Musical" as Composer for original songs, Musical Direction and Arrangements.

Rachael Lawrence is an incredibly talented musician/actress who most recently musical directed and arranged “Oedipus: The King, Mama!” with the infamous Troubadour Theater Company at the Getty Center Villas in Malibu. Rachael is one of the top voice coaches in L.A., a musical director and published songwriter. Certified in the Speech Level Singing Technique under Seth Riggs, Rachael has been coaching voice, piano, and songwriting for over 10 years and has written songs placed in films and television and writes musicals for Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theater in Burbank. This year she taught advanced voice to the BFA and MFA programs at the University of Southern California. She is also the co-founder of Perfectune Productions. www.RachaelLawrence.com


EXCLUSIVE MUSIC from Octomom The Musical

Chris Voltaire and Co. released a sneak peak exclusive sample of music from the Octomom Musical. Listen to it hear and secure your seat for the stuff of legend. http://octomomthemusical.com

Octomom The Musical Tee's now onsale. Limited Edition.
Available at: http://octomomthemusical.com

Mickie's Zoo covers the Octo-Musical

Mickie's Zoo Blog covers Octomom Musical.

Performances Will Sell Out
Get Tickets Now at

INFO: http://octomomthemusical.com

Here are links to some of our Octo-Musical coverage:

KTLA 5: embedded clip at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/04/octomon-musical.html

Fox 11: embedded clip at http://www.octomomthemusical.com/News_and_Events.html

KCBS 2: http://cbs2.com/video/?id=100912@kcbs.dayport.com

LA Times - Culture Monster blog / David Ng: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/05/octomom-nadya-suleman-bernie-madoff-musical-cabaret-voltaire.html

EW.com / Leah Greenblatt: http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/04/octomom-the-mus.html

OC Register / Sarah Tully: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/musical-voltaire-octomom-2381759-suleman-idea


LA Times Culture Monster delves into Musical

LA Times David Ng of the wildly popular Culture Monster Blog tracked down Chris Voltaire to find out more about the upcoming Octomom Musical. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/

Octomom the Musical
Performances Begin July 1
Tickets on Sale at OCTOTIX.COM

Get your Octomom Musical Tee's on sale now at the official site.


Dean McFlicker joins Octomom Musical

Choreographer-filmmaker Dean McFlicker (Singing Bee, Grease: You're the One that I Want) has jumped aboard "The Octomom Musical" team as choreographer for the new show. Dean is thrilled to be in on the Parody Fantasia musical
that shines a light on American Excess.

Mcflicker is the Vice President of NBC Primetime Special Projects, has many other jobs to do. He also handles production, direction and choreography. So far, he has promoted ‘The Biggest Loser,’ ‘ER,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Grease: You're The One That I Want,’ ‘The Apprentice,’ ‘America's Got Talent, ‘American Dreams,’ ‘American Gladiators,’ ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘The Singing Bee’. He has also done choreography for ‘Upfront’ (Radio City Music Hall), ‘Sha Bang’ (Lincoln Center), ‘Gypsy of the Year’ (Virginia Theater), etc. Along with these, he has coordinated with Tina Turner, Kool & the Gang, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing in their musical concerts, the world over.

Performances begin July 1
with advance discounted tickets
on-sale now @ http://octotix.com.

Octomom Musical Tee's On-Sale now.
be in on the laugh.


Octo-Musical keeps surprising the neighbors

As Chris Voltaire works round-the-clock in preparation for the premiere of his "Octomom the Musical" the playwrights neighbors have begun to file complaints about his late night work sessions involving music, singing and crying babies!! Is that any different from whats happening over at Madonna Lane?

Secure your seat for the wildest birth of the Summer: Octomom The Musical.
Get Tickets Here. OCTOTIX.COM

OCTO-MUSICAL Tee's onsale now


Octomom the Musical Casting News

30 actors and actresses returned for the next round of auditions for the Octomom Musical. Casting for the show will be announced within the next few days with first photos of the actress cast as Octo!


Is Octomom trying to contact Octomom the Musical?

While we're not exactly sure who the inquisitive parties have been,
the Octomom the Musical production office has received a handful of phone calls from a particular 562 area code, pretending to be a reporter for a fictitious radio news network. While we're routinely cordial with all press inquiries, as soon as we catch on a representative is not who they say they are, we're willing to play along to see where it goes. As we gathered for another pre-production meeting, the idea surfaced amongst us as to whether we've been receiving contact from the other side...the Orange side... if you catch our drift.


Broadway World recognizes the show!

Broadway World Post

Octomom The Musical Updates

From Celebrity Cafe via Entertainment Weekly

The Octomom Musical
Written by: Alyssa Marcus

Another reason for her to be in the media.

It’s safe to say that at this point, most people want Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, to just go away. Unfortunately, this won’t be happening anytime soon. Cabaret Voltaire in Los Angeles is currently casting the role of Suleman for “Octomom the Musical,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Cabaret Voltaire producer Chris Voltaire told EW that the show will be “a fast-paced musical comedy
about the unprecedented times America is in – with Octo as the main symbol, since she is the icon du jour… there will definitely be sing-along’s.”

In terms of the actress that Voltaire is looking for to fill the position, he wants someone who “is not coming in and pre-judging Octo… She’s trying to help the country in the only ways she knows how. She’s an au naturel stimulus package!”

MSNBC reported that auditions are being held at Bang Comedy Studio on Tuesday. The show will run for ten weeks starting June 19.


Advance Tix Octomom The Musical now on sale

Be the first to see the parody romp of 2009, Octomom The Musical!
$20 advance and $30 at door

CBS mentions the show; misspells Octomom

Glen Walker from CBS 2 mentions the show. See it here.



Within just a few short days of the initial casting call the production team of "Octomom The Musical Parody" has been bombarded with thousands of submissions from Los Angeles agents and managers pitching their actresses for the coveted role of OCTO.

While we can't tell you exactly who's coming in we can say that plenty of Broadway talent will be giving it their all to be considered.


Check out the Casting Breakdown

Producers: Bang / Cabaret Voltaire
Writer/Director: Chris Voltaire
Casting Director: Stuart Rosen
Casting Assoc: Lily Balmelli

Electronic Submissions ASAP to: octomusicalcasting@gmail.com

Actors prepare uptempo character song, something that shows comedy!

[OCTO AND VARIOUS]Female, Mid 20’s - mid 30’s. Funny, whimsical, but not too charactery. She should be able to command authority, play broad range of facial expressions plus physical comedy. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Likable, energetic and at the same time able to be emotionally expressive and believable. Can handle musical theatre and pop styles a plus. Actress who can move.

[BERNIE M. AND VARIOUS] Male, late 30’s-40’s. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Will play various roles as well. Good with characters. Can handle musical theatre and pop styles a plus. Actors who can dance.

[CENTURY AND VARIOUS] Male, 20’s-30’s. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Think Jim Carrey, bit devilish, conflicted. Can handle musical theatre and pop styles a plus. Actors who can dance.

[REAL] Female, African-American, 20’s-30’s. Think Dreamgirls. A narrator of sorts. An actress that can make room laugh with just a look. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Actor who can move.

[VARIOUS] Male, 20’s-40’s. Able to play multiple characters and be likable, bit of a Monty Python flavor, can be the fool then switch to straight-man. Sketch and improv experience a plus. High Baritone who can belt and reach G. Someone who can handle various musical styles. Actors who can dance.

[VARIOUS] Female, 20’s- 30’s. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Will play various roles as well. Good with characters. Can handle musical theatre and pop styles a plus. Actress who can move.

STORY LINE: A fast-paced musical pastiche ripped from the headlines featuring Octo, Bernie M. and many more!!! Must be seen to be believed! An epic for our strange times!