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Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Great Musical?

Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Great Musical?

Telling your own story in the theater is near impossible these days when practically every new Broadway musical is based on a blockbuster film. Think about the abundance of this phenomenon in the past decade alone:

The Producers, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Cry Baby, The Lion King, Shrek, Billy Elliott, 9 to 5, Mary Poppins, Xanadu, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wedding Singer, The Full Monty, Young Frankenstein… the list goes on, and there is no end in sight with musical versions of Ghost, Sleepless in Seattle, Sister Act and The First Wives Club recently announced.

Even Stephen Sondheim was recently quoted as saying that he’d love to adapt Groundhog Day into a musical.

So what do you do as a writer in a climate where the only shows getting produced are based on films?

You write one.

Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical? is the satirical deconstruction of the recent trend; turning blockbuster movies into commercial musicals. The three writers present material from their own new and "original" musicals based on movies, making for a hilarious look at the current state of Broadway.

Songwriters Ryan Bogner, Mishaela Faucher and Jason Michael Snow bring with them a wide variety of experiences working in theatre: producing, directing, choreography and acting. Mishaela and Jason are members of the BMI Workshop and Ryan is a member of the Dramatist's Guild. They are also collaborating on a full-length book musical with playwright Robert Bastron (Fringe Fest Encores series '09) that incorporates some of the same satirical topics and themes as their cabaret show.

For more information, see http://heyyouknowwhat.weebly.com/.


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