Melanie Martinez in Detroit at The Fillmore

Written By | Taylor Ohryn

With the excitement of Melanie Martinez film K12 which premiere early September, everyone was anticipating for this up coming tour. The tour which had been selling out left and right including the Detroit location only made that clear. The fans lined up around the building for the sold out show deck in either K12 film fashion (which was a pastel dress, and a year emblem on their dress) or from the Crybaby era. Fans who were lucky enough to get VIP, got to see Melanie herself as well as see the production process of the film before the show.

In order to talk about the show, we must go over the film, it will make sense.

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The synopsis of the film goes like this “IN THIS EERILY ENCHANTING MUSICAL FILM BY MELANIE MARTINEZ, CRY BABY, A STRONG AND SENSITIVE GIRL, IS SENT OFF TO A DISTURBING SLEEPAWAY SCHOOL THAT’S HIDDEN UNDERNEATH A GRANDIOSE FAÇADE. LUCKILY, SHE HAS A SWEET AND UNAPOLOGETIC BEST FRIEND WHO STICKS UP FOR HER WHEN SHE GETS BULLIED BY THE OTHER STUDENTS WHOSE BRAINS ARE UNDER CONTROL BY THE PRINCIPAL AND HIS WICKED STAFF. WITH THE HELP OF THE MAGICAL FRIENDS THEY MEET ALONG THE WAY, AS WELL AS AN ANGELIC SPIRIT GUIDE, THEY ARE ABLE TO GAIN THE STRENGTH THEY NEED TO FIGHT OFF THE SCHOOL’S BELLIGERENT PATRIARCHAL CONDITIONING.”

So, with that being said, the concert wasn’t really much a concert. The concert fills in the gaps of the film with a tour guide of a sentient being disguised as a professor, teaching lessons that segways into each song. While she talks about certain self care, behavioral lessons, the stage hands changed the stage into recognizable props for each song that was featured in the movie (The marionette box for Show and Tell, Cake dress for Strawberry Shortcake, and so on).

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Speaking about the production value, they upped the volume by means of releasing fruit fragrance vapors during the songs Strawberry Shortcake and Orange Juice. Like mention this show was no concert, it was a full on stage production of a musical.

 

Photos By | Taylor Ohryn

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