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Tom Reed

Bite Me Twilight

Location + schedule

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St.

DateTimeMy FringeAccess
Thursday 8/510:00 p.m.  
Sunday 8/82:30 p.m. AD
Monday 8/910:00 p.m.  
Saturday 8/147:00 p.m.  
Sunday 8/155:30 p.m.  
About the show

Contains Adult language
For ages 12+
Solo, Comedy, Relationships, Teens

Created by Tom Reed

Overall rating



One Man. Four Books. No Mercy.
Bite Me Twilight is an irreverent solo retelling of the entire "Twilight" saga from the creator of Fringe hit "Parry Hotter and the Half-Drunk Twins." This pop culture-infused musical parody of vampire romance will leave you singing, "Oops! I f#@%ed a vampire!"

"Delightful" 4 1/2 stars, Nominated Outstanding Solo Show
-Fringe Famous

"I and everyone else laughed our asses off the whole way through!"
-l'etoile Magazine

"Tom Reed tackles Stephanie Myers' successful Twilight series with a razor sharp sense of humor and some delightful songs."
-Minnesota Playlist

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"Tom Reed is guaranteed laughs in my book, and in a Fringe of uncertainty, it's nice to do one or two things to stack the deck." -Matthew A. Everett, Fringe Blogger.

"This guy is capital-F Funny and knows what he’s doing when it comes to satire."
-Laura Stratford, Grind the Musical "Can't wait to see it: MN Fringe Edition blog"

Whether you're Team Jacob, Team Edward, or or have just been dragged to one of the movies, this show is sure to delight anyone with a sense of humor who's at least remotely familiar with the perils of vampire/human/werewolf love triangles.

Minneapolis Actor/Comedian/Improviser Tom Reed plays all the characters, sings epic songs and cracks wise about the "Twilight" universe while retelling a version of the story of all four books (spoiler alert!) in the "Twilight" series. The result is a biting comedic romp, as smart as it is hilarious.

Buzz for Bite Me Twilight:

Recommended by 3 Minute Egg, "Tom Reed is an ace improvisational performer... I’m banking on Reed to pull off something inspired and zany" read more HERE

Recommended by City Pages HERE

Recommended by Fringe Blogger Matthew A. Everett HERE

Fringe Famous named it a top 10 Must See show and Tom Reed has been inducted into the 2010 Fringe Famous Hall of Fringe Fame!- Read more HERE

Featured in Pioneer Press, WCCO Radio and Behind the Fringe. (click on each for more)

Tom Reed
Role: Creator/Performer
Tom Reed is a Minneapolis comedian/actor/improviser who regularly performs with Comedy Sportz, Stevie Ray’s and as the crooning sensation, Lounge-asaurus Rex. Reed also understudies for Brave New Workshop main stage shows and created 2009 Fringe Festival hit, "Parry Hotter and the Half-Drunk Twins." In 2006-2008, Reed was a member of national slam poetry teams representing the Twin Cities and currently sings baritone in the Northern Lights Chorale.

Jill James
Role: Composer, Pianist
Jill James has been performing as a pianist and actor in the Twin Cities for last 12 years with such fine theatres as Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret and Improv in the Park, The Brave New Workshop and The Mystery Cafe. It has been 11 years since her last appearance at the Fringe and she hopes that has been enough time for the air conditioning to be fixed.

User reviews

Fantastic!!
by Amelia Bolstad Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I know it's a little weird to submit a review after the Fringe has ended, but I'm going to do it anyway.
Tom Reed is my new hero. I hadn't read the books in years, but the whole show was quite self-explanatory, and all-around fantastic. The nuances of faces/voices/physicality of the different characters were spot on and snap-your-fingers-quick. I'm still amazed days later. The songs were fantastic, the jokes made me feel like I could literally die laughing at any second, and his abs were ridiculous. I mean that in a good way. Wow. Just all around, this show was incredible. Definitely one of my favorite shows I've ever seen. Tom Reed is not someone to ignore.

Quite entertaining
by Scott Pakudaitis Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
I'm impressed that Tom Reed was able to craft an entertaining hourlong show out of source material that has the thinnest of plots.

Awesome Show!
by Rebecca Kempenich Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Very funny, and highly energetic.

Perfect
by Jessica Tkach Paquin Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Great acting, singing, and abs. Oh yeah, the story was pretty darn funny as well.

A Good Time
by Sid Solomon Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Having missed Tom Reed's PARRY HOTTER... juggernaut last year, I was looking forward to seeing BITE ME, TWILIGHT to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I saw, and I get it.

Reed is a strong storyteller, with clear characters and a nose for subversive humor. Even a non Twi-hard like myself had fun following along. Almost makes me want to go rent the movies. Almost.

Loaded with talent
by Kristi Lawless Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Very nicely done.

The Buzz is Justified . . .
by Florence Brammer Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
. . . and how often is that the case? Such a cute show -- fast-paced, funny and really well-sung music, too! (I hadn't expected that.) I have not read the books or seen the movies, but Reed's creative construction of the piece makes that irrelevant. I couldn't help but think about how perfect Reed would be for SNL. He'd be perfect.

Material limited
by David Trudeau Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
by the limitations of the Twilight series. While helped with interjections of topical (and very funny) jokes about the news of the day, its hard to make something tedious interesting by satirizing it. That said Tom Reed almost made Twilight interesting as he created a very amusing and high energy show employing his Jim Carrey like abilities to rubber face a cast of characters as he guided us through the saga and its idiosyncrasies.

Now I Can Skip the Books
by Patricia Mack Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Last year I correctly guessed that "Parry Hotter" would be great and sell out---so when I saw that Tom Reed was back AND was going to spare me reading the Twilight series---I had to go. My husband and I both loved it esp the Minnesota political add-ons. Yes indeed.
We have both a vampire and a werewolf representing us in D.C. We are going to hunt Tom down wherever he is performing between now and next Fringe.

Sparkles in sunlight!!!
by Lila Nawrocki Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Absolutely delightful! It was well written, brilliantly performed and fantastic to behold. Having seen another show and feeling a little down about Fringe, I really really loved this. I was smiling from beginning to end and I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone. It was a packed house when we went, so I'd also recommend buying tickets ahead of time. Fabulous and I look forward to more from Tom! :-)

I've been Bitten!
by Bradley Johnson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Tom does it again after last year's Parry Hotter. No need to brush up on your Twilight as Tom brings all 4 books together in 1 hour. One of my top 5 favorites for 2010 fringe. Only 2 shows left, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5:30.

Howlingly hilarious!!!!
by Sarah Eshelman Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This show is absolutely brilliant and hilarious. Worth the wait in line (and get there early if you want to catch it).
I found myself screaming with laughter when he began his first impersonation of "Edward." It was spot-on: how does he *do* that?? True genius for parody and comedic timing.
Even relatable if you've never seen or read Twilight.

who cares?
by mamie isner Follow this reviewer
Rating 1 kitty
Twilight is even worse when one comments on it. i found myself not lost, but found in a pile of crap during this underwhelming piece.

Short and sweet:
by Bob Subiaga Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I and everybody else laughed our ----- off the whole way through! What more do you need to know?

It's All Been Said, Pretty Much
by Tim Voss Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
So I'll just say it's a hell of a good time!

Pop-lit CliffsNotes - with song!
by Fringivitis Vulgaris Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
No need to read a single word of the series, no need to view a minute of film. Tom Reed did the hard part so you don't have to. (He gives credit to his library, too!) Catchy songs are sung well. Just enough sharp social commentary to point out the creepy messages in the subtext. It's clear that he trained for the show, so be sure to appreciate the athletic prowess as well as the cleverness.

Team Tom!
by Steve Lochiber Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I went on opening night and my friends and I had a great time. Excellent show and I would recommend it to anyone. Don't worry if you don't get it, I'd bet money that it is a sure bet for the Encore. If nothing else, it should be remounted after the Fringe!

Twilight Abridged
by Leah Reddy Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This was a riotous retelling of the Twilight saga in under an hour! The first book took Tom awhile to get through, so I was skeptical that he could get through all four. As it turns out, the fourth and longest (and most ridiculous) book of the series gets the briefest retelling. That twist has me smiling 3 days later!

The characterizations were outstanding, and the jokes had the audience laughing hysterically. The songs have a somewhat uneven quality, but are enjoyable overall. Tom's at his best when singing as Bella.

"Oops, I F*cked A Vampire!"
by Heather Baldwin Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Although most of my knowledge about the “Twilight” series comes from the “Pieces of Flair” application on Facebook, I’ve managed to pick up enough about it to know that I was going to get a big kick out this satirical show. And having seen Tom Reed perform a couple of times before, I knew that he is hilarious. On a few occasions during the show, I almost fell out of my chair, I was laughing so hard. However, I was not previously aware that he is an excellent singer...and has amazing abs. So, those were pleasant surprises. What else can I say, except that this show is an EPIC WIN.

Impressive talent
by Tony Hanson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
The time passes so quickly as he performs his physical and verbal humor. He is very creative and executes this performance with style and bounding energy.

You will love this show!

Fun Fun Fun
by David Schlosser Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
What can be said that has not been said below. A very talented one man show. Had the audience laughing form start to finish. I hated the movies and the books but loved this show. It is always hard for one person to fill a large stage and he does so.

brilliant!
by vickijoan keck Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
It's wonderful to see a true artist at work. Tom Reed is a master at vocal and physical comedy, and has a fabulous singing voice to match. I haven't seen any of the Twilight movies or books, so Iwas not sure how much I would enjoy this. No worries - it's terrific!

Best of Fringe?
by Sharon Kahn Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
If you think you have to have read or seen the Twilight series to appreciate this show, you're wrong. I know no more about the phenomenon than anyone else who hasn't been living in a cave for the last couple of years, but I never stopped laughing and applauding from beginning to end.

This guy is just an incredible performer. He dances, sings, leaps around the stage while whipping his shirt on and off, and rubber-joints his way in and out of character so fast that he can play both sides of a couple making out without ever missing a syllable of his rapid-fire patter.

The show is much like the equally hilarious Harry Potter sendup from last year, but Tom's not coasting on his success. He throws himself into his performance 100%, his surprisingly ripped abs glistening with sweat by the end. One of the best shows we've seen this year.

A good Bite of the Fringe
by evelyn blum Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Having children who are entering the stages of the series, I thought this show was great. Its good to be able to make fun of the our culture and get a laugh out of it.

I loved Reed's Voice, the singing was the real surprise.

This show was as hot as the Temp outdoors!

I much more tolerable way to see this
by Aldo Walker Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Tom showed some tremendous range. Making fun of this series of work is like picking the low hanging fruit. The audience on Monday night was great. As soon as Tom made a commentary on something that was so obviously wrong with the plot or motivations. As soon as he pointed out a flaw in logic and reason, we all knew it was there. Tom's product is a sure bet. Experiment with other shows, but come to this knowing you'll see a good production and have a good time.

clever show
by amy hribar Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
on my must-see list. i haven't read any of the twilight books or seen any of the movies and still thought the show was hilarious. makes me wish even more that i could have seen parry hotter last year....

Very funny
by Bree Nolastnamesontheinternet Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I haven't read/seen Twilight, but I read the Wiki, and that's about all you need to get most of the references. Tom Reed is hysterical, an excellent singer, and a very physical actor - all of which was obvious in this show. I am normally leery of solo shows, but am so glad I went to this one.

delightful
by mark browning milner Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
yeah, sure, probably not as good as last year, but then there was the shock of the new, and even without that this is a wonderful hour of theatre. reed is such an attractive, winning, imaginative, completely committed performer that i imagine any time spent watching him can't help but be rewarding. of course you're going to see this (aren't you?). by the way, i've read none of the books and seen none of the movies, and my daughter (a "twi-hard") only had to explain two or three big jokes to me.

Wow
by Pat Sukhum Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
What an awesome, awesome one man performance. Thanks Tom!

Good Company, Good Show
by April Nelson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I read all four Twilight books and neither loved nor hated them--probably a pretty good place to start when seeing this show. I spent almost the entire hour of the show laughing (and I was not alone). Not only does Tom create completely separate and distinguishable characters, he has a great singing voice and his abs are no joke.

(I sat next to a recent transplant from Indianapolis but didn't get a chance to exchange info before we went our separate ways. If you are reading this, Indianapolis girl, look me up on facebook!)

Overcame Heat Stroke
by Howard Lieberman Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
While waiting in line to see this show, I had a problem with the heat and humidity and almost just went home to bed. It was pretty bad. I'm really glad I didn't. I've actually seen two of the Twilight movies (how embarrassing) and thought this show did a wonderful job of ripping those movies to shreds but in a funny and not (wholly) mean spirited way. I missed Parry Hotter last year, and glad I didn't miss Twilight this year. Great Fringey fun.

I hated the Twilight series
by Scott Linke Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Thanks for doing such a good job of mocking everything that is so ridiculous about the books. I really had a difficult time getting through the books, but was constantly being hounded by my female relatives and coworkers to read them. This play summed up in an hour of hilarity, what I had been saying for months during the brain-sucking time of my life when I was forced to read that *ahem* stuff. Well done!

Solid Laughs
by Carla Mantel Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
A delightful skewering of the whole series.

Parry Hotter, Part Deux
by Liz Capouch Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Tom does a great job, as usual, managing an obscene amount of characters with hilarity, poise, and a phenomenal voice. I was also especially fond of the jokes incorporating current events (I won't spoil them for you).

You really should see this show (and reserve your tickets). My reason for only four kitties is that I felt like I'd seen the show before, since it's so close to the format and feel of Parry Hotter (which was also great). I think it was less funny the second time around. I'm eager to see Tom diverge from this format and try something different in the future.

This is a well-crafted show
by Edwin Strout Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
If you DON'T like Twilight, you will LOVE this show. If you DO like Twilight, you will LOVE this show. If you have NO IDEA about anything Twilight (which I fall into this category), you will LOVE this show.

I can't even conceive of doing a show of such a popular/hated series of books/movies and making it accessible to every single person. Surely you're going to offend somebody. But NO! I was in a good mix of people in the audience, and I heard people laughing at certain jokes throughout the performance, some that loved the series and laughed at certain things, then other jokes that only people who hated it would laugh at, and then there was little old me, who knew nothing about it, and I was laughing at most of it.

The songs work, the characters he portrays work, and he makes it accessible to all.

Kudos to you, Tom, my hat is off to you. Wonderful!

Bite Me Twilight was OUTSTANDING!
by Sheila Jenson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This show was absolutely FANTASTIC! As a Twilight fan I loved it but this show is also great for those who prefer to poke fun at the Twilight series. The writing was witty and relevant and Tom Reed performed all the characters brilliantly (not to mention that he has a wonderful singing voice). The music complemented the performance perfectly (and was played beautifully by the talented Jill James). Truly this show packed so much into 50 minutes...laughs, musical theater, and hilarious writing...the time flew by! I highly recommend this show!

bite me twlight
by deb kammerer Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Great fun for me and my daughter. My husband has never read or seen Twlight so he didn't particularly enjoy it.

Word of warning
by Jennie Eckholt Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
After reading the reviews I thought this show would be a slam dunk for bringing Fringe virgins. I was sorely disappointed and embarrassed. The references to current events ("Birthday Party" and Minnesota politicians) were a stretch and incongruous with the subject matter. My friends sat silent through the whole show, as did half of the audience. Don't get me wrong, there were moments of absolute gut-wrenching hilarity. However, it completely scared off three Fringe newbies who were underwhelmed with the experience.

Phenomenal
by Deanna Reiter Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
The brilliant musical talent of Jill James combined with the multi-faceted skill set of Tom Reed, make this show a MUST SEE!!!!!! I've never watched Twilight, nor read the books, and yet found this parody absolutely riveting! Kudos also to Rahjta Ren for co-writing the music!
Here's a show that ought to be playing around the nation. See this now while it's in Mpls!
Loved it!!!!!

Worth the money
by Patricia Akinbola Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Phenomenally hilarious. Captures the true essence of Twilight.

Great voice, great abs
by Jennifer Walker Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Covered just about everything I hate about Twilight and had live music. What's not to like?

Another success for Tom
by Greg Gonzalez Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Even though I have not seen any of the movies or read andy of the books I guessed Tom would have an enjoyable take on the premise. I was not disappointed at Sun. afternoons performance. I don't believe anyone will miss a thing even if you skipped seeing the pre-pubescent chick flicks. As with Perry Hotter, last years triumph, anyone can pick up the threads of the distilled essence of the stories. With wry humer and an elastic face I believe he must have captured the charactors accuratly based upon the knowing laughs in the audiance. Order ahead if you want to see this show. The word is out, Tom has another hit.

Fabulous
by Melissa Beukema Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I've recently come out as a "Twi-hard" and absolutely loved this show.

As we left I overheard someone say that they didn't think someone who enjoyed the books would like the show. I beg to differ. Provided one has a sense of humor and can be honest that the series isn't high literature a good time is sure to be had.

Tom does an excellent job parodying the story while infusing it with the occasional current political commentary. Yet again his energy is through the roof and he is well complemented by Jill James.

This show sold out before they got to any Rush tickets - I'm very glad I reserved my ticket ahead of time and encourage you to do the same.

Great stuff...
by Chase McCants Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
What can I say that hasn't already been said? The show was creative, well written, fun. This all coming from a guy that HATES Twilight!!! And I still hate Twilight...but a little less now. For folks who love or hate the book... See this show!

Well Played
by James Janos Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Good show that kept the laughs coming. Some of the songs got a bit repetitive and the father as a 5 year old boy fell flat, but everything else was spot on. Great flip flopping from character to character. Worthy of its sell out shows.

Did it again!
by Kenneth Hanf Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Another fantastic performance. Side splitting and I've never even experienced the first line or scene of Twilight. Don't miss it. Gotta hate him for the abs, though.

Hilarious!
by Nick Vetter Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
My wife forced me to watch the first two twilight movies in preparation for this, and although they weren't great, they definitely helped me to enjoy this performance more. Tom did a great job retelling the sagas in a quirkily bizarre, yet more oddly more believable fashion. I had many laugh-out-loud moments, along with the rest of the audience. Don't be afraid of the source material, whether or not you're familiar with it. This show is not to be missed.

Witty and Well Acted
by August Berkshire Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
All I know about the Twilight series are the brief clips I’ve seen in movie reviews. But even that knowledge was unnecessary to find this a play a riotous rip on vapid teenage angst novels about vampires and werewolves. A few times other members of the audience found things even funnier than I did, hinting that there was a specific allusion I was missing. Kind of made me want to see the movies just to see what a good send-up this show was. I pity the show’s creator and actor, Tom Reed, who obviously had read all four novels in the series to come up with this satire, but his pain is our gain.

Opening night looked like it was 95% sold out, so you may have to make a reservation to see this one.

Kitty Kounter:
5 = Outstanding. Must see.
4 = Worth your time.
3 = Okay to fill a spot.

Best abs in the Fringe?
by Nick Decker Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
To follow last year’s epic retelling of all seven Harry Potter books, Tom Reed selects Stephanie Meyer’s much beloved/equally maligned pro-abstinence, anti-abortion, 1500-page Chick Tract, the Twilight series. If the previous sentence doesn’t make it clear, I think very little of this series. I have never read it, and I’ve only seen the celluloid shit-stain that is the first film. I brushed up on major plot details on the Wiki (spoiler alert: there are none) before the show, though, and was unsurprised to learn how simple the story is to follow along.

Reed pours himself into his character interpretations and sings himself into a sweaty mess during each ridiculous love ballad with the accompaniment of Jill James. Expect some surprising visual treats and inventive humor. Reed is correct when he states that anything getting young women to read is a positive. If only they had better taste.

Not Jealous Of His Abs
by Ben Thietje Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I liked the show just fine.

Pee your pants funny!
by Elise Heise Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
In a word: Wow!

There is so much clever dialogue, amazing physicality and delicious humor I plan to see this show two or maybe ever three times. Tom Reed is breathtaking, and you'll be thrilled to go, I promise.

A Fun, Light Romp
by Andrew Fafoutakis Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Great show with lots from great energy from the performer. While you didn't have to read any of the books, if you knew some of the Twilight Universe, it made the show all the better. Some slight, corny jokes but an overall well-written piece. Also the "rap" needed some work.

On Point!
by Emily Lesnick Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
It isn't often when you see a funny, talented White guy who is also so conscious of race and gender relations. It was hilarious, entertaining, a perfect mix of pop culture, pastiche and cultural commentary. It was awesome!

Wow
by Publius McGee Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I've neither read nor watched Twilight, and now I never will. This show had it all - humour, political criticism, cultural commentary, excessive making out, singing, psychotically amazing push ups, and yeah, those washboard abs. Not to be missed!

A Must!
by Richard Shields Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Tom Reed's latest show is a delightful parody of the "Twilight" series. It helps if you know the movies - books plots. It also helps if you are in a frame of mind to have a laugh at them.
Tom provides many laughs with his show. He also shows that he is a master at creating characters and giving them a stage presence. The show is fast paced and relies on Tom's ability to hold the audience, which he does.

Reed does physical humor well, giving facial expressions and body movements a power that conveys the storyline in a manner that makes you want to see more. Reed's ability to handle the show with no apparent reference to notes was also impressive. On a side note Tom Reed seems to have been to the gym a lot lately - shades of Jacob!

This is a must see show!

You don't have to be a "Twi-hard"
by Jean Wolff Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
We went to this show knowing absolutely nothing about the Twilight series, other than the fact that it's about vampires. It didn't matter at all. Tom has created a show that is completely accessible to anyone, and hysterically funny. Highly recommended!

Easily One Of The Best
by Nonsensical Norton Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I can't get over how easy this guy is to watch on stage. Also, he makes a grand peacock look like a tomorrow rigging.

Go early, this show will sell out
by Pat Lindgren Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Great concept, great script, great presentation. OMG, it's like he read my mind about how I feel about Bella!!!! His deconstruction of the Twilight series is hilarious and spot on.

Clever and well-performed
by Jenna Papke Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
My only issue with this show is that he stretched the material a bit too far into the ridiculous. After all, the series is plenty silly without adding more.

But Tom is a wonderful performer and the characterizations are brilliant and consistant, the songs are amusing, and for a bonus: he pulls off the shirtless scene quite attractively.

Twilight Outsider LMAO
by Mark Long Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I was one of the lucky few who got to see Parry Hotter. Tom is great, and I will enjoy seeing whatever he continues to do.

The show is hilarious, but I laughed almost as much at the audience as I did at Tom. I did not read the Twilight books, but obviously a lot of the audience did. What a bunch of dorks! They actually held their collective breathe a few times waiting for Tom's punchline. So funny!

Reserve a ticket today because this show will sell out.

Perfect nightcap
by Justin Alexander Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This was the perfect way to wrap up the opening day of the Festival: Tom Reed had me laughing long and hard.

Making fun of pop culture, of course, is a low-hanging fruit. But Reed makes a point of climbing the tree to its top to find the best of the apples, and then wraps each of them with his immense talents as a performer. Gifted character work, perfectly timed jokes, and some truly hilarious songs.

Infinitely elastic
by Dave Romm Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I've never read the Twilight books, and now I don't have to. Tom Reed's hilarious recapitulation of the four books is enough for me. Tom barely stops for political digs or snarky remarks on oil spills. He assumes all the characters, morphing instantly using his fungible face, posture and voice. Judging by the squeals of the females in the audience, he's as cute as a werewolf.

Longer reviews with pictures at Baron Dave's LiveJournal and snarky comments on Facebook.

Another Knock-Out!
by Katie Knutson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Even without seeing the movies or reading the books, I LOVED this show. Tom is an excellent writer, performer, and singer; and he isn't afraid to throw in a little political commentary. This show will keep you laughing as you get in touch with "your inner 13-year-old girl." Tom's washboard abs even play a role!

Don't miss this show. If the popularity of last year's show is any indication, Tom's remaining performances will sell out.

Masterful
by James Rone Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Tom Reed is someone you need to know about. Past the gimmick - which is a thoroughly entertaining one - is a performance that testifies to the sheer ability of one of the funniest people in the Twin Cities. If you miss this show, you'll regret it.

Great Show
by Andrew Lechner Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
As a 32 year old man who loved the Twilight books, yet recognized just how terrible they are, this play really encapsulates all my feelings about them and how I feel about myself for liking them.

EPIC, do *not* miss this gem! FTW.
by Amanda Nerud Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I missed Reed's offerening at Fringe last year-- 'Parry Hotter and the Half Drunk Twins'-- but I heard tales about it...I wasn't about to miss 'Bite Me Twilight,' and you don't want to either.

Probably one of the funniest one man shows I've seen in a while. Distinct characters, nice current events references, and even if you don't know the books, you could easily follow along.

If you have read the books or seen the movies--and aren't a 12 (or 43) year old who takes these books too seriously--you will want to see this one man show.

You'll laugh, you'll cry (because you're laughing so hard), you may just wet yourself from the hilarity... well, maybe not, but damn close...

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