Now this is worth getting out of hypersleep for: Austin-based acting troupe Old Murder House Theater has brought back the classic sci-fi movie Aliens and improved it. Behold, Aliens on Ice!
Jacob S. Hall of Movies.com wrote:
Yes, this is real. In fact, it's a natural evolution for Old Murder House Theater, the acting troupe that has made a bit of name for itself adapting unlikely films for the stage. In the past year alone, they've performed Home Alone, Die Hard, Back to the Future and RoboCop (which you can read all about here). There are two reasons why this makes perfect sense:
1. A violent, '80s flick that is in no way designed to be performed live is right in their wheelhouse and-
2. Transforming the second chapter of Ellen Ripley's ongoing war with the Xenomorphs into an icecapade is the kind of loony idea that that can only possibly exist after someone has exploded fireworks inside a crowded bar to simulate RoboCop's iconic gas station explosion while the titular cyborg breaks into a musical interlude describing his existential crisis. Anything else would be a step back after that.
Naturally, the whole "on ice" aspect of the show began as a joke suggestion by a friend…but Sam, the group's founder and director, went out the very next day, found an Austin, TX ice skating rink that was getting ready to close its doors and talked the owners into hosting the show. [...]
"I've never been on ice." Actor Nate Sakulich speaks for most of the troupe. Suddenly, that chill in the air feels appropriate. These guys have fifteen days to learn how to ice skate.
Previously on Neatorama: Live Cardboard Robocop Reenactment