Monday, November 10, 2008

Skimbleshanks the... Dance Dance Revolution Cat??

Broadway will turn anything into a musical nowadays. ANYTHING. Legally Blonde? Check. ABBA tribute? Check. Dance Dance Revolution the musical? Check! Word on the street this morning is that everyone's favorite "let's watch the fat kid excel at the one thing he's good at" party game will be making its debut on Broadway. It's about damn time I'm sure some of you are saying.

This adaptation of the popular dancing video game franchise will star Van Hansis of As The World Turns. And if that doesn't clinch it for you, perhaps the description of the musical will:

"Set in an Orwellian society where a dance prophet named Moonbeam Funk helps dancing youth gangs rebel against a fascist government. The company working on the show describes it as "like Footloose set in the future — but kind of scarier, and with 40 really attractive, barely-clothed young actors and buckets of free beer."

Footloose, in the future! Sign me up!


Little Earl said...

At least it sounds better than the Bob Dylan musical.

ninquelote said...

Is that a play on words, LE, or a pun? I can't remember the difference. Or were you not trying to say that Bob Dylan was vocally challenged?

Little Earl said...

From the Wikipedia entry on Broadway choreographer Twyla Tharp:

"A recent Broadway venture was The Times They Are a-Changin', which places the music of Bob Dylan in the context of a small family circus, in which the clowns rise up against a cruel ringmaster. It was a critical disaster, torn to shreds by practically all, and closed after 35 previews and 28 performances. The orchestra pit was covered with trampolines, and the folk/rock band was on an elevated platform on stage."

Sounds like a hit to me!

yoggoth said...

"40 really attractive, barely-clothed young actors and buckets of free beer." Sign me up!

Why was the orchestra pit covered in trampolines?