New SPEARS Musical Chronicles Life of Jesus Through Britney Spears Tunes; Funder's Preview Set for 11/7
Britney Spears has met the Bible. SPEARS is an original musical that chronicles the life of Jesus Christ, telling the story through the hit music of Britney Spears. Creator Patrick Blute, 23, and the SPEARS creative team are holding a funder's preview on November 7th in Studio A of the Foxwoods Theater.
The musical tugs at the heartstrings of America's lost twenty-somethings, calling on familiar hits such as "Stronger," "One More Time," and "Crazy," to describe the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Not one word is spoken, and not one lyric is changed, technically making the musical an opera. Originally dreamed up by Blute during his undergraduate years, SPEARS debuted in April 2012 at Columbia University's Glicker-Milstein Theater. Tickets to the first production sold out in less than one minute, and the show received overwhelming support. Charolette Murtishaw of the Columbia Spectator wrote, "Little can be done to deny the star power of SPEARS, which manages to tackle the marriage of Spears and Christ in a way that respects both deities and keeps the audience fully engaged and entertained."
Now, Blute and the SPEARS team of five other individuals-Michael Bello as Director, Max Druz as music director, Courtney Self as choreographer, Cori Capik as producer, and Christopher Vazquez as graphic designer-are seeking funding to bring the musical to Broadway. On November 7th, there will be two showings and tickets will be offered to those who have expressed interest in investing in the show.
Working with Levine, Plotkin and Menin, the SPEARS team is currently securing the copyright, and looks forward to the November 7th funder's preview.
If you'd like more information about SPEARS, visit www.spearsthemusical.com.