Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One musical closer to Apocalypse...

You might recall my dismay back in February of 2008 when I reported that it seemed that a Musical was in the works with John C. Mellencamp and Stephen King (read here)

Well now, in the ever increasing dreck that they're making into Musicals these days comes a sure sign of the End Days. I mean really, this HAS to at least the 5th or 6th seal opening...



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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller': the Broadway musical.

The Associated Press

NEW YORK --

"Thriller" a Broadway musical?

Producer James L. Nederlander says he has acquired the rights for a stage version of Michael Jackson's iconic music-video spoof of horror films. The show will include songs from two of the pop king's best-selling albums, "Thriller" and "Off the Wall."

"The Nederlanders and Michael Jackson represent live theatre and musical excellence, so let the music begin," Tohme Tohme, a spokesman for Jackson, said Monday in a statement.

"I love the idea of making `Thriller' a musical. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, boy has big secret, now what?" said Nederlander, head of the company that owns nine Broadway theatres.

No word yet on who will write the book for the show or what songs will be included in the production, or who will direct and choreograph.

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Isn't that more like ...

Boy meets Girl,
Boy becomes Monster,
Boy rapes and pillages little boys,
Boy's face falls off,
Girl is somewhat relieved she's not a little boy, but nonetheless utterly repulsed,
Boy finally drops off the face of the Earth.

The End.

...oh yea, throw in a couple song and dance routines, some sequins and glitter and body stockings, some date rape drugs and 'jesus juice' and a lot of out of court settlements...

...yea, I'd say this one's a winner!

6 comments:

John said...

Ouch!

I like MJ. I'd see this (I think).

Misster Kitty said...

John, I think we need to question your taste in musical theatre...

...and I quote:

"John thinks "Dirty Dancing: the musical" was painful like orange juice, vinegar and broken glass in both eyes. And something equally painful in your ears"
January 21st 2009 23:53

Mitzi said...

I'd rather watch paint dry.

Misster Kitty said...

moi 'si, moi 'si.

John said...

Hey, my tickets to Dirty Dancing were free. (and subsequently still too expensive) What does that have to do with me thinking Michael Jackson's music would translate to stage show in a colourfully entertaining fashion? ;)

Misster Kitty said...

Free or not, somehwere deep inside you thought, |well there's probably something redeeming in this show so I'll go|... so you Sir have flawed logic when it comes to Musical Theatre...

So, that you think that MJ's music is A) of value period, let alone B) MIGHT translate to stage show shows that it's higly likely something to be avoded at all costs...

Let me just say however that aside from your questionable taste in music, you know I luvs ya!