I don’t pretend to understand how musicals are developed, but I’m having a hard time figuring out how you could possibly turn an old cheesy sci-fi movie into an off-Broadway musical.
A musical version of the 1984 SF movie The Last Starfighter takes the boards in an off-Broadway production at New York’s Storm Theatre, Oct. 15-30, Playbill Online reported. Lyricist-composer Skip Kennon (Time and Again) based the musical on Jonathan Betuel’s screenplay, about a teenage video-game player enlisted to save the universe. Fred Landau wrote the libretto, the site reported. Storm artistic director Peter Dobbins directs.
Have these people seen this movie? I mean, it’s fun for what it is, but what the hell are they going to sing about?? The challenge of defeating level 47 of the video game? Just when should he make use of the Death Bloom attack? What??
This just shows me that people who go to musicals don’t really care what the story is about as long as they can act all snooty because they go to musicals and thus supposedly have more class than the rest of us.