Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shawn: Musicals I'd Like To See

All of Justin's talk of Disney got me thinking of Broadway. So many movies and greatest hits albums are becoming musicals on the Great White Way. Here are a few I'd like to see.

#1 Fatal Attraction... The Musical.
I can totally see this being an amazing show. Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) could be portrayed by Alice Ripley - that would be blockbusting. After seeing Next to Normal, she can play a little cray-cray. Obviously,the androgynous daughter can be played by a short chorus boy. The big Alex number "Fatally Attracted to You" would knock over the crowd...
I won't be ignored, DAN!
I can't be ignored!
I'll cook little white bunnies to avoid being bored.
You can move to Westchester
and think me a jester...
Cause, I'm fatally, fatally, fatally...Attracted to you!

#2 Romy & Michele's High School Musical!
All you have to do is rip off the soundtrack from the movie. Kerry Butler and Leslie Kritzer take Tuscon, Arizona by storm as Michele Weinberger and Romy White! Can you imagine the choreo for Time After Time, live on stage?

#3 Friday, the 13th Live on Broadway!
Finally, Mrs. Voorhees (played by Vanessa Williams) can have lament right in front of your eyes! The big nine o' clock number will stab your socks off

Who was watching Jason?
Sitting all alone...
You were having sex, now there is a hex...on me...
"kill her mommy, kill her. Kill her mommy, kill her."
Who was watching Jason?
Now he's in a mask...
Carrying a machete, who you going to ask?
Mrs. Voorhees, Pamela Voorhees!

lyrics by Shawn Hollenbach and Jenny Rubin

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