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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
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"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.