THE FLY & INCREDIBLY DOPE ADVENTURES OF TYRONE JENKINS: A DETROIT HIP HOP MUSICAL
•The Fly & Incredibly Dope Adventures of Tyrone Jenkins: The Musical originally was a collaborative project between the CMU University Theatre community and the Residence Life community. The show was originally conceived as a web series in 2009 but was put on hold because of Darius' High School's lack of support for the arts. The musical experience is an original show by Darius Buckley and included a talented diverse cast of actors, dancers, rappers, and singers from University Theatre, as well as campus residents and RA's. Some who came back to theatre after years, some who had never performed before. Darius has begun developing a new Detroit production with more songs and an even deeper narrative.
•The show follows the story of a young African American high schooler named Tyrone Jenkins who deals with anxiety and Maladaptive Daydreamers Disorder. He’s faced with a threat from a bully and in order to prepare for the fight he uses his ability to escape the world in his excessive daydreams by creating a comic book world in his mind. With his comic book side kicks (his real life best friends) by his side, he ventures to Rotom City to defeat the city’s greatest threat, ANARCHY (his real life bully). The show tackles everything from mental health and faith, to inner-city struggles and accepting identity with a Detroit style hip hop score.