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Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-11 11:19:15


We had some "great" ones the last time we did this thread. Unfortunately, it's disappeared from the site.

Here are some really awful (in a great way) ideas:

"Moose and Squirrel: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Musical" -- can you see Boris Badunov singing?

"Suffering Succotash: The Daffy Duck Musical"

"Mr. Ed: The Musical" Ad campign: You knew he talked, now he sings and dances. A real Broadway hoofer.

What are your "great" ideas?


Posted by LePetiteFromage 2008-07-11 11:23:08


re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2008-07-11 11:23:29


A musical version of MOOSE MURDERS.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JohnPopa 2008-07-11 11:24:42


I've always wanted to see a musical version of 'Citizen Kane,' just so the ad campaign can say 'it's the CITIZEN KANE of musicals.'

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Roscoe 2008-07-11 11:31:28


OH, GODFATHER! -- the classic gangster saga comes to Broadway. Score by Maury Yeston, directed by Tommy Tune, starring Raul Esparza as Michael Corleone. With the song "Don't Forget The Cannoli!"

HELLO, LULU! -- A new musical based on Wedekind's other play, scored by Jerry Herman. With the songs "Upon This Couch (My Father Bled To Death)", "The Jack The Ripper Polka."

BLUE VELVET -- David Lynch adapts his own classic film for the stage, with score by Angelo Badalamenti, choreography by Bill T. Jones. Christine Ebersole as Dorothy Vallens. Songs: "Joyride" "Daddy's Coming Home (All Over You)" "He Put His Disease In Me!!" and the showstopper "Baby Wants To F**k!!"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-11 11:37:39


"Armageddon: The Musical Experience"

It will completely change your world!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Marianne2 2008-07-11 11:40:46


I still like my idea for My Little Pony goes to Jurassic Park. :) And the dinosaurs have to sing too.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Borstalboy 2008-07-11 11:45:06


No sh*t: In college, there was a kid who was working on a musical of THE EXORCIST. He even had gotten in touch with William Peter Blatty who was....all for it!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-11 11:51:08


That's pretty funny, Borstalboy.

Any more ideas?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JohnPopa 2008-07-11 11:55:32


A composer friend and I wrote a musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' a few years back that did well locally. When people would ask what we were going to do next, I always said we're working on a musical version of 'The Creature From the Black Lagoon.' I was, of course, kidding.

Imagine my shock when I found out Universal is putting up a musical version of the Creature as we speak!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mattbrain 2008-07-11 12:03:00


Gigli The Musical!

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Posted by morosco 2008-07-11 12:13:25


Two girls One cup. The Musical.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by A Fleur De Toi 2008-07-11 12:38:55


Clinton or change: The musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mister Matt 2008-07-11 12:48:27


Equus, Equus! featuring a score by Jerry Herman, book by Mark Medoff, and direction/choreography by Tommy Tune. Starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, of course (of course).

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by My.Small.Apricot 2008-07-11 12:48:21


I agree, Morsoco! Haha

Good Luck Chuck the Musical
Sicko (Michael Moore) the Musical
The Perks of being a Wallflower the Musical

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Posted by NDR 2008-07-11 12:55:34


Jersey Girl: the Musical!

The Miracle Worker: the Musical! - can you imagine the choreography for Helen

Glitter: the Musical - starring a true Mariah Carey impersonator from Las Vegas

Hilton: the Musical - an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping gaggle of rich people tricks and antics set to the tunes of the late 90s and early aughts; Paris, Nikki, et. all.

Friends: the Musical - including the original theme song from the smash NBC hit of the same name

ESPN: the Musical - come one, come all, come out all ye athletes...

Roseanne: the Musical - Roseanne Barr stars as herself in a show about herself doing a show about herself


re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by toanythingtaboo 2 2008-07-11 12:57:20


Anyone see 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'?

Well, that Dracula puppett musical is CRYING OUT to be made.


On another note,

The worst possible idea would be if those Scary Movie/Date Movie/Epic Movie/Disaster Movie/Superhero Movie....ever decide to make "MUSICAL MOVIE".

Ugh.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by gypsy4 2008-07-11 12:57:35


gimore girls The musical although it could be cute.


Posted by LePetiteFromage 2008-07-11 13:01:32


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Posted by toanythingtaboo 2 2008-07-11 13:14:08


Shaun of the Dead; A Gorey New Musical.

Actually, thats such a bad idea that it has the potential to be awesome!

The scene where they beat the zombies with baseball bats to the music of 'Don't Stop Me Now' would work amazingly on stage.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mister Matt 2008-07-11 13:17:39


Given the topic, I think the addition of "The Musical" in every title is not only redundant, but simply uncreative, don't you think?

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Posted by JRybka 2008-07-11 13:24:11


Vertically Challanged: The Midget Musical

songs include:
It's a Small World, Little Me, and other great classics about little and small things....

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-11 13:56:18


"Mockingbird Lane" (the musical version of The Munsters)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by ChecksintheMayo 2008-07-11 14:18:59


Adam Guettel's "Deliverance."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Henry Savage 2008-07-11 14:23:07


"It's Charles!" a rollicking bed room farce/murder mystery adapted from the 1988 masterpiece of horror cinema "Child's Play". Featuring the soon to be Broadway Standards "He's Small", "Don't Call Me Chucky" and "Toy Store Break Out"!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-11 15:42:36


Strike!

It's not about bowling; it's a musical about last year's theatre strike.

After all, if we don't get a good show out of it, what good was it?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Scarywarhol 2008-07-11 17:32:10


A sequel to the Phantom of the Opera.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Bettyboy72 2008-07-11 17:42:22


I had too all the time I was growing up:

"Sybil:The Musical" featuring the now classic standards, "The People, The People", "I'm Vicky, I'm Peggy Lou and Who Are You?" and the Act One closer, "She Holds Her Water Til The Very Last Note!"

I also thought a musical version of the Diane Lane B-flick "Streets of Fire" would be pretty good. I think it could really rock and the beginning kidnapping could be very dramatic since Ellen Aim could be performing to the audience and the kidnappers could enter from the back of the theatre and carry her out a la the film.

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Posted by Lynnespock2 2008-07-11 19:42:30


The Middle School Musical: Hormones gone Wild!

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Posted by givesmevoice 2008-07-11 19:54:43


a musical version of Birth of a Nation.

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Posted by 25th Annual Speller 2008-07-12 00:50:31


Ayn Rand the musical : Fountainhead

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Posted by jdizzel009 2008-07-12 04:21:58


umm batman the musical.....the dark night not really all that dark!

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Posted by wicked4l 2008-07-12 09:42:40


Jurassic Park:the Musical

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Posted by Mr Roxy 2008-07-12 10:04:40


George W Bush The Musical

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Posted by Lynnespock2 2008-07-12 10:14:56


George Bush: Merrily we go to War

George Bush, the Trashing of a Nation

George Bush, Idiots on Parade




re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mr Roxy 2008-07-12 10:27:42


Hogans Heroes The Musical

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Posted by LittleEDIEfan595 2008-07-12 15:19:44


Hogan Knows Best: The Musical- Follow into a journey of Hulk Hogan and his family as he recoups from the wrestling business while trying to keep his family together

Norbit: The Musical starring Frenchie Davis as Respusha!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by VonTussleGirl 2008-07-12 15:42:37


Another vampire musical.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by madame_no 2008-07-12 17:09:49


The Silence of the Lambs, featuring the rollicking ensemble number, "I Can Smell Your C*nt." Despite being a supporting character, Buffalo Bill steals the show with his dynamic duet "It Rubs The Lotion" and his solo, the stupendous "Would You F*ck Me?" The latter will rise to iconic status, becoming the "I Am What I Am" for bat sh*t crazy serial killers. The headlines write themselves. "The lambs aren't silent anymore!"

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Posted by morosco 2008-07-12 17:13:25


Once the following link opens scroll down to experience...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by madame_no 2008-07-12 17:15:36


Wow. And I thought I was being a little ridiculous. Touche`.


Posted by LePetiteFromage 2008-07-12 17:46:15


re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by SporkGoddess 2008-07-12 18:12:19


I still want Phineas Gage: The Musical! to happen.

Actually, I was thinking that the Stanford Prison Study could be turned into a musical. With such numbers as "Prisoner 819 Did a Bad Thing" and the big Act I finale, "I'm All ****ed Up."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-12 21:50:29


The Fountainhead would make a better musical than Atlas Shrugged.

How about "Prufrock" (based on the Eliot poem -- hey, "Cats" worked.)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by LyTeMyCanDyI 2008-07-13 01:55:48


I'd die if anyone did did Prufrock!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by James2 2008-07-13 08:18:31


Shows based on any of these movies:
There Will Be Blood
No Country For Old Men
The Departed
Babel
Shark Tale
Sleuth (2007 version)

Or on any of these TV shows:
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Danny Phantom
Kim Possible
Teen Titans
(though I must say 30 Rock and Pushing Daisies could have potential)

And here's the juggernaut...DISNEY CHANNEL: THE MUSICAL!!!!!!
Act I would cover such timeless hits as DuckTales and Darkwing Duck, while Act II would explore new classics like Kim Possible and Lizzie McGuire.

The only thing I would find desireable about that is if I got the chance to play Dr. Drakken. He is the best kid's show villain since Boris Badenov.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by SporkGoddess 2008-07-13 12:03:07


Would Dr. Drakken's big number be his karaoke of the O Boyz?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by BobPopa 2008-07-13 14:48:10


"The Reluctant Sperm" - The coming of age story of one sperm

"Second Titty" - A improved musical comedy about breast cancer

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JbaraFan1 2008-07-13 17:02:09


"Watching Paint Dry: A Silent Musical"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-13 17:13:46


Included in Prufrock, of course, would be Alfred's star turn, "The Peach Song."

How about this?

"Abu Ghraib" A musical about power. With a "prisoners' chorus" who spend most of the show with underwear on their heads. Songs include "Boxers or Briefs" and "Bark Like a Dog."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-13 17:19:24


"The Poseidon Adventure"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-13 17:26:38


"The Dog and Pony Show"

No, really. All the characters are dogs and ponies.

(Well, "Cats" worked, didn't it?)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-16 15:41:45


A musical based on the songs of the Starland Vocal Band.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by I<3bway 2008-07-16 15:43:40


Cast Away: Wilson's Story

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by phan24 2008-07-17 18:28:43


YouTube: The Musical

with such hits as
-Chocolate Rain
-Evolution of Dance
-Please Subscribe

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mr Roxy 2008-07-17 18:54:26


Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes - The Musical
L.A. Confidential - The Musical
The Birds - The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-19 01:45:03


"Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes - The Musical"

Well, the chorus ought to be fun!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by luke-h*** 2008-07-19 09:27:15


Cujo: The Musical

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Posted by ko74612 2008-07-19 15:31:55


Wicked 2.0: A Black Light Revolution.

The audience is encouraged to wear white t-shirts and Elphaba glows in the dark.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Lizzya9 2008-07-19 15:49:07


"Catcher! The Musical" - a musical based on J. D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" = )

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Patash 2008-07-19 16:39:57


"The Poseidon Adventure"

Oh, Timmer. Now you've filled my head with this incredible image of Shelly Winters in a Little Mermaid costume "swimming" in a sea of blue light. That's not an easy image to get rid of. Thanks a lot!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by madame_no 2008-07-19 17:47:40


Harry Potter: The Boy Who Sang

Or even worse: Twilight, The Musical.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by b=[^.^]=d 2008-07-21 04:45:12


From a guy that knows (kind of... not really) the producer of Watching Paint Dry: A Silent Musical comes:

DIAL-UP: a musical recollection of the internet's humble beginnings

Everyone onstage is dressed as old computers and every dance number includes doing the robot at least once. The set design is full of ethernet cords, networks, computer terminals and the floor is littered with millions of AOL discs.

The orchestra pit is full of members and roadies of Styx.

Featuring the hit songs: "zzz" "Come on" "Come on already (Reprise)" and "Load, load"
Styx gain back the lime light with the curtain call "Mr. Roboto"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by levitatingcow11 2008-07-22 13:39:23


The Matrix Musicalized.

Featuring such hits as:
Boom Boom Chikka Ow, Life of the Agent, and Don't be the Human

WATCH IT HAPPEN.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-25 00:27:06


"Hollywood Squares"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by TheaterBaby 2008-07-25 11:37:25


"Jersey Girl: The Musical"

But only if J-Lo is in it

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JenNYferTheatrical 2008-07-25 12:10:27


toanythingtaboo,
forgetting sarah marshall- that part with the dracula musical made me cry in hysterics as well! my friends and i found it surreal. hahahaa

worst idea:
"Blair Witch Project"- the musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by practically_perfect 2008-07-25 13:20:37


"Hello, Miley!" the musical starring Miley Cyrus. She performs act one as herself, and then act two as Hannah Montana.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by TonyVincent 2008-07-25 13:51:34


"Yeah!" the heartwarming tale about Lil' Jon, featuring his greatest hits and his triumph from featured performer to leading artist.


Posted by LePetiteFromage 2008-07-25 14:00:58


re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-07-28 13:04:42


"Atlas Shrugged" (featuring the new smash hit song, "(Who Who Who) Who Is John Galt?")

"Bleak House" (including the song "Jarndyce v. Jarndyce v. Jarndyce")

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by choked_on_tittup 2008-07-30 13:55:23


Lord of the Rings the Musical


Good thing they already made that mistake

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-08-04 15:24:43


Some of these are "Producers"-esque (i.e., they are so classically bad that they might actually be good in a campy/horrible sort of way.)

"Fantasy Island"

"Tony and Cleo" (the musical of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra")

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-08-04 15:27:54


"Star Trek: The Musical"

Featuring the hit song "He's Dead, Jim"

"He's dead, Jim.
Definitely dead, Jim.
They killed him
And now he's dead, Jim."

And/or a chorus of Borg singing "The Assimilation Tango."

Slogan: "Where no musical has gone before."

"Resistance is futile. Set your phasers on stunning and trek on down to the theatre to see this show! It takes musical theatre to a new galaxy of excellence." -- David Manning, The Ridgefield Press

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by NYC_or_Bust 2008-08-04 15:42:18


The Amityville Horror Show

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-09-18 12:47:55


I love these. Keep them coming!

"Bozo" (the musical about a clown.)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-09-18 12:59:45


"We had some "great" ones the last time we did this thread."

Including someone's suggestion of "Fantasy Island". But that poster couldn't figure out how to do the landing. I suggested that you have them land offstage and trundle onstage with bags in hand.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by luke-h*** 2008-09-18 13:06:05


Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Musical!
Starring Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa as the Aunts

Black Sheep the Musical
Would require theatrical puppetry to the extreme! lol!

However, I'd love to see a Musical of the Sex and the City movie, and School of Rock lol!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2008-09-18 16:08:19


Last summer, my friend and I wrote "Macbeth: The Musical Comedy." The songs were parodies of numbers from Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors. It was pretty terrible.

RENT was a very poignant show that made use of AIDS in the storyline. How about "Oh, Ebola! A New Musical Adventure?"

Madame No-- I actually had a nightmare a few weeks ago that they closed Spamalot for "Twilight: The Musical."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by notabb 2008-09-18 16:14:03


Whe I was in high school I wrote the senior class musical. It was an adaption of Nevile Shutes novel ON THE BEACH ( which is about the world dying off after a nuclear war) The last 3 scenes were the deaths of all the main characters. I called it CRY OF THE DAWN ( I should have called it CRY FOR THE AUDIENCE) Howard Ashmans sister Sara was one of the leads. I often wonder if Howard saw it and how he reacted.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-09 01:00:28


"The Godfather" (We're gonna offer you a show you can't refuse.)

"Mosquitoes"

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Posted by geekgirl06 2008-10-09 05:17:37


A musical based on any Nicholas Sparks novels... well, after they run out of films to make, they're going to need to turn to the stage obviously!

Indiana Jones and the Pit of a Thousand Orchestras: A Musical Adventure

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by ythcbroadway 2008-10-09 12:15:26


The Pursuit of Happyness: The Musical

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Posted by Timmer 2008-10-09 12:34:18


Ilove these! Let's keep this rolling!

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Posted by SporkGoddess 2008-10-09 12:47:28


The Investiture Controversy: The Musical

Henry's heart-wrenching ballad seeking forgiveness from the Pope would be so touching.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-09 13:06:01


"Last summer, my friend and I wrote 'Macbeth: The Musical Comedy.'"

Sounds really fun! I recently wrote a parody of "Julius Caesar" -- nonmusical, but fun. (You'd love the alternate title: "The Assassination of Caesar As Performed by His Friends in the Roman Nobility Under the Direction of Brutus and Cassius."

If anyone can help get it on stage, I'm looking for any opportunity.

Do you know of a group called Shakespeare's Skum? They're based in the Washington-Baltimore area and they do brillinatly funny Shakespeare parodies. They're the "house" troupe at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. They've played in New York and many other places. If you ever get a chance to see them, do so.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by UnderTheHill 2008-10-09 13:38:37


From Justin To Kelly: The Musical, just cause there isn't enough American Idols on Broaday...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-09 13:48:00


"The Investiture Controversy: The Musical"

Followed the next season by "Reformation". Luther gets to do a list song in which he sings all 95 Theses.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by LotteTBS138 2008-10-09 14:18:26


>>>"Mr. Ed: The Musical" Ad campign: You knew he talked, now he sings and dances. A real Broadway hoofer. <<<

Maybe this can either replace Equus at the Broadhurst or play down the street from it???

i got one, an adaptation of a popular Charles Dickens novel!

NKOTB: The Musical or Hangin' Tough!(this would be 50xs better than Jersey Boys)
Saved by the Bell: The musical starring Mario Lopez as AC!

and liked previously mentioned, a pre/sequel to Phantom!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-09 14:32:40


Glad you liked "Mr. Ed".

How about "Petticoat Junction"?

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Posted by JRybka 2008-10-09 14:50:44


Achmed! The Dead Terrorist Musical

starring Peanut & Walter
with
Jeff Dunham as "Hand up my Ass Man"
and
Jalapeno...


...on a stick


With the classic "Jingle Bombs" as the big Act One Closer.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Bwayidiot 2008-10-09 18:34:06


A musical based on Fr. Damian and the leper colony titled ROT AWAY. The love song would be "Your hand in my hand although you're far away"

I know sick, sick, sick. Thought it up sitting in a dark closet.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by camncal 2008-10-10 04:21:38


Catwoman: A Musical Based on the film

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-10 11:06:48


"Plague: The Musical"

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Posted by dg22894 2008-10-10 18:25:00


Sex in the City The Musical

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Posted by KathyGriffinLovesYou 2008-10-10 18:32:03


House- The Musical

The Life of People in Wheelchairs

Sorry I'm watching the episode on usa now. He's in a wheelchair to prove Cutty that he needs a better parking space.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-11 01:14:58


Hamlet: The Musical

(To sing or not to sing? That is the question.)

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Posted by ameliapaige7 2008-10-11 18:06:51


uhh how about family guy or spiderman the musical?? yup. pretty terrible.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-10-11 19:57:20


"Porky and Petunia"

(NOTE: This is not Porgy and Bess)

Includes "Petunia, You Is My Pork Chop Now" and the wonderful finale, "That's All, Folks!"

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Posted by Mr Roxy 2008-10-11 22:25:46


Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Leather Face - you got the cutest little leatherface
When I First "Saw" You

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-11-01 11:39:06


"The Scottish Musical" (Need I say more?)

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Posted by dg22894 2008-11-01 19:49:26


Mikey Mouse: the musical
Twilight: the musical
Real Housewives of Broadway: On Broadway

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Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2008-11-01 19:53:22


That Broadway World: The Musical thread.

Timmer-- I actually helped write a musical of "The Scottish Play" about a year ago with one of my friends! The songs were parodies of numbers from Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. We, erm, were bored.

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Posted by roquat 2008-11-01 20:51:45


TANGO! (from "Last Tango in Paris") Featuring, "I Don't Wanna Know Your Name", "Cowsh*t on my Shoes" (a tap number) and the great romantic pas de deux "The Butter Pirouette" (think about it).

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2008-11-01 20:55:37


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Musical.

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Posted by LotteTBS138 2008-11-01 21:31:13


Days of Our Lives: The Musical

Starring Marlena as the Salem Stalker!

(I dropped it after that story and just started watching it again... why, oh God why?!!)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by golfer727272 2008-11-02 09:33:34


Joe the Plumber

A toe "tap" treat

featuring the OBC with...

"Clang, Clang, Clang, went the Faucet"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-11-08 01:02:49


We know (are friendly with) a group of performers who do Shakespeare parodies. Their take on "The Scottish Play" is brilliantly absurd.

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Posted by Timmer 2008-11-08 14:59:32


"Ayn Rand the musical : Fountainhead"

Having read "The Fountainhead" and seen teh movie, ths is classic. The guy playing Howard Roark had better have excellent breath control, though, because he has a lot of songs.

Now, if you'd said "Atlas Shrugged", you'd have a daylong theatre experience. You go to the show, break for dinner, and have to come back in the evening for the end. But at least I know how to open that one -- with the new hit song "Who Is John Galt?"

How about "War and Peace"?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Elphie3 2008-11-08 15:04:47


Britney Spears - the Juke Box musical

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Posted by Timmer 2008-11-08 15:15:37


Auschwitz: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2008-11-08 16:24:23


My dear wife, who is ALMOST as sick as I am, came up with these:

"Watergate" (featuring the hit song, "I Am Not a Crook") -- we'll do its pre-Broadway run at the Kennedy Center.

"Coal Dust", a musical about black lung.

"Chappaquiddick" -- featuring: "Ode to Mary Joe", "Bridge Over Chappaquiddick", and the dynamic new hit, "If Only My Car Could Float"

Root bear floats.
So does Ivory soap.
If only my car could float!

"Dripping with excitement, a smash hit." -- David Manning, The Ridgefield Press

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by splendero03 2008-11-09 02:07:34


Anne Frank: The Musical (didn't they already try this?)

Bell Jar: the Sylvia Plath Musical

Jonestown: The Coolaid Musical

Here's Johnny! (musical version of The Shining by Stephen King.)

Notice that all four of these titles are based on source material NOT derived from a hit film!)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by zephanellenbogen 2008-11-10 00:33:53


Cats! based on the T.S. Elliot poems.

oh wait...

also, Senior Awakening
about old people coming to grips with being old in a retirement home

Napoleon Dynamite the musical
Harry Potter the musical
Phantom of the Opera 2: the sequel...wait a second...he would never do that...ever...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by osage08 2008-11-10 01:33:22


I apologize if this has already been suggested but I gave up on reading about halfway through page 3, as awesomely bad (to quote from VH1) as some of these posts were.

Any who, A musical rendition of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? featuring such heart wrenching and charming scores as "I sold my soul for sushi in Tokyo", "Oh, Ricola: My Swedish salvation" and "Amsterdam: Where da Good Shyt be At".

All the dance numbers will include a disco ball lit up to resemble a globe of the earth. A combination of strobe lights and lazers will highlight the area of the world Carmen where is at the given moment.

All ensemble cast members will wear flags of different countries as togas. Appropriate footwear including clogs, uggs, hemp boots, platform shoes etc are of course a necessity depending on the nation you represent. :]

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-01-18 00:06:48


Band-Aid: The Musical

A musical of The Love Boat.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by tis_be_sarah 2009-01-19 11:09:56


Sanjaya the musical! 90 minutes of Sanjaya genius! He dances to!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2009-01-19 11:12:20


Arthur Miller's The Crucical the Musical!
D*ck in a Box: The Musical Experience
The Glass Menagerie
The Catcher in the Rye

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2009-01-19 12:18:34


How about a jukebox musical about the Jonas Brothers? *Vomits*

Awhile ago, I posted the idea for a horrible musical called "Les Miserables 2: Back To The Barricade" on here. Then I got so bored, I actually wrote it.

Now I'm writing "Les Miserables 3: Who Am I?" which is definitely the worst musical you can imagine.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Shannon Bo Dannon 2009-01-19 12:29:44


The Shawshank Redemption: The Musical!

All of the men could dance in prison, and they could sing about wanting to break out! I think it could work really well.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2009-01-19 12:53:11


Schmergy, I can't possibly imagine a Les Mis 2 or even 3, seeing as everyone's dead by the end except for the Thenardiers and Marius and Cosette. Unless you

a) Pull a "Joey" from Friends and spin those characters off into a whole other, less entertaining environment
or
b) Set the thing in heaven. Which could actually work. Has there ever been a musical set int he afterlife?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2009-01-19 13:13:40


PG2-- Basically, the plot device is that Montparnasse is a Time Lord. (Told you it was supposed to be terrible!) Les Miserables 2 is set 25 years after Les Mis, and Marius and Cosette have a horrible marriage and Cosette has no respect whatsoever for her spineless husband. A bunch of ridiculous stuff happens, and he travels back in time and goes back to the barricade to change the turn of events so as to have done SOMETHING heroic in his life. Oh yeah, but Thenardier went back in time, too, and insane stuff happens. Have I mentioned it's a totally farcical spoof?

In Les Miserables 3, Javert has travelled back in time and caught Valjean, and Marius has to take Valjean's place so that the whole past won't be ruined, to even more disastrous results. Kind of like "The Santa Clause" mixed with "Back To The Future."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by TimesSquareRegular 2009-01-19 13:39:20


One of the worst ideas has actually (well, not really) happened: check out the Jeff Goldblum & Emma Thompson comedy THE TALL GUY, where Jeff is cast in the lead of the National Theatre's musical version of THE ELEPHANT MAN. We actually get to see a few fully-staged numbers from ELEPHANT! Priceless stuff.

My own modest suggestion would be a song-and-dance adaptation of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE,

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-02-14 14:25:47


"The Whole Magilla" (a musical based on Magilla Gorilla.)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by LotteTBS138 2009-02-14 15:35:13


One for the Money: The Musical

The beginning of the Stephanie Plum series!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by dg22894 2009-02-14 15:38:45


The Apprentice the musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-02-15 17:06:01


Remembrance of Things Past, the interminable musical.

With musical homages to every musical that we can get in -- but not funny ones, like in "The Musical of Musicals: The Musical".

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by madame_no 2009-02-16 21:42:49


1, 2, Freddy's Singin' For You! Featuring songs such as "He's Dead, Honey (Because Mommy Killed Him)", "Baseball Bats And Boogeymen", "We Don't Need A Stretcher. We Need A Mop!", the big dance number "The Boiler Room Boogie", and the showstopping duet between Freddy and his glove, "This Is God". Forget Elm Street. This time, the Nightmare's come to BROADWAY! Starring Raul Esparza as Freddy.

The Valley Of The Dolls starring Shoshana Bean as Neely O'Hara and of course, Patti LuPone as Helen Lawson. Songs include "Boobies, Boobies, Boobies (Who Needs 'Em?)", "Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle!", and "I Don't Have Any Talent (But I Am Doing My Bust Exercises)".

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Actor 7 2009-02-17 00:52:15


Mommy Dearest, The Musical with Barbara Walters as star? Who would play her children?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2009-02-17 01:00:19


If anyone knows the videogame "Portal", while playing it today, thoughts of it as a musical briefly crossed my mind.

Problem is, it only has two characters, one of which is never seen and the other of which never speaks.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by madame_no 2009-02-18 01:36:22


I know it was supposedly in the works at one time, but Showgirls the Musical! Featuring "The Period Pas De Deux".

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by AlgonquinProd2 2009-02-18 11:38:08


I believe I have posted this on a similar thread, but the top candidate for worst musical idea is a no-brainer; I know, because I was talked into writing the book for it. It concerns a girl who receives millions of dollars when she turns 18 from her grandmother, so her parents hide the grandmother in Central Park as a bag lady, where she befriends pimps, hookers and other bag ladies. The working title was "Sister, Can You Spare A Dime?" Sadly, it never made it past the one night reading. In many ways it was so bad it was a hoot.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by dg22894 2009-02-18 12:29:10


THE VIEW THE MUSICAL


Wal-e the musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Renart 2009-02-26 13:01:42


Titus Andronicus, starring Gallagher. (The audience in the first few rows would need to bring sheets of plastic...)

Oh wait, the title's not pretentious enough. We'll need to call it William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (because the audience is too stupid and might confuse it with Tom Clancy's Titus Andronicus or Danielle Steele's Titus Andronicus).

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2009-02-26 13:48:29


CORINE'S CORNER: THE MUSICAL

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by butterflyblob 2009-02-26 13:51:09


When I was 11 or 12, I wrote a musical romance about young people trying to make it in L.A. It was full of Mariah Carey songs. The title song from Sunset Boulevard was in there also. Unfortunately I can't find it to share how awful it was with the rest of the world.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-02-26 16:32:14


"Who would play her children?"

Elisabeth Hasselbeck?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-02-26 16:34:08


"Oh wait, the title's not pretentious enough. We'll need to call it William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus"

William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: A New Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by dg22894 2009-02-26 21:20:57


Spiderman

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by alisadm 2009-02-27 00:23:43


American Idol: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-02-27 00:26:42


Timon the Greek, a musical based on Timon of Athens.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Fan2 2009-02-27 21:26:30


I know you posted awhile back now, but Schmerg_The_Impaler, your two Les Mis sequel ideas are truly LOL-worthy. I'd love to hear more about them!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-03-15 18:39:13


"Mommy Dearest, The Musical with Barbara Walters as star? Who would play her children?"

Rosie, Whoopi, Elisabeth...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mr Roxy 2009-03-15 19:04:36


"Madoff The Musical"

Some numbers could be:

1. Money Makes The World Go Around.
2. You're No Good

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2009-03-15 19:17:09


MR ROXY'S HONEYOON aka "Failure to Launch"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mr Roxy 2009-03-15 19:20:02


You already visited that fallacy

I suggest you have a cookie & take a nap.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2009-03-15 19:22:27


COOKIES AND NAPS, the musical starring DOLLYPOP (the Cookie) and Mr Roxy (the nap)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by wicked1492 2009-03-15 19:49:52


Tuna or Chicken?!: A Musical Dilemma- The Life and Times of Jessica Simpson

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-03-20 23:44:47


"Bailout!", the most expensive musical in Theatre history with absolutely nothing worthwhile for all that money. (But it just keeps running and somehow finds new infusions of cash!)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by faithzilla 2009-03-21 01:25:59


"The Middle School Musical: Hormones gone Wild!"
I guess that kind of happened with 13, didn't it?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by AndAllThatJazz22 2009-03-21 10:15:20


I'm not kidding... I tried envisioning an Animal Farm broadway musical, but I just couldn't make it work in my head.

I'm currently envisioning a 'Twilight' musical. I actually have come up with some great Ideas for it in my mind, but I can only Imagine the amount of fangirls, it what PWN wicked.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-05-02 11:18:48


Chrysler: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2009-05-02 17:25:30


MR ROXY: THE MUSICAL!

Perhaps Adam West could play the title role?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by monestere 2009-05-02 18:18:46


THANK GOD IT'S NOT FRIDAY!, a musical version of the "Friday the 13th" movies, with the appropriately creepy Matthew Morrison as Jason Voorhees and Patti Lupone as Mrs. Voorhees. The hit score features Jason's touching anthem, "The First Time Ever I Sawed Your Face".

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by jennamajig 2009-05-02 20:10:26


With Menopause the Musical! and My First Time, I'm just waiting for:

Period! The Musical

Featuring these numbers:
"Welcome to Womanhood"
"Gasp! There's a red spot on my pants!"
"Proper tampon use"
"Period! It isn't just at the end of a sentence"
"Cramps from hell"
"For five days a month I'm a b****"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2009-05-02 21:45:14


THE BRIS: A MUSICAL SHORTCUT

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2009-05-02 21:47:13


Corine's Corner II: Love Never Dies

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by South Fl Marc 2009-05-02 21:52:53


"The Deer Hunter" which of course would have to have The Russian Roulette Fugue.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by SharpCookies 2009-05-02 23:52:49


Seinfeild: The Musical About Nothing.

Call Me, Beep Me!: The Kim Possible Musical.

And come and see the fun and adventure of some of your favourite characters in:

Dora the Explorer: The Musical! Finally a show appropiate for children of ALL ages!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2009-11-28 09:02:29


A friend suggested this at Thanksgiving and Ithough it was awful enough to be a wonderful additionto this thead:

Psycho: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Patti_LuPone_Fan 2009-11-28 11:15:20


What about Palin:The Girl Who Went Rogue
With Rousing Musical Numbers as

Dontcha Know?
Eh?
The Tango of Russia and Sarah's Porch
Levi Johnston was screwing me, not my daughter!
The Magical Ways of Mr.Dude
The Things I've Ran Over With My Snowmobile

Opens on September 11,2010 and Closes on November 4,2010

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by CONAries 2009-11-28 11:16:55


Phantom of The Opera 26: The Bastard Never Dies!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by James885 2009-11-28 11:35:38


How about:

The Da Vinci Code, The Musical
Angels and Demons, The Musical
The Hulk: The Musical SMASH! (Get it?? Hulk Smash?!)
Cujo, the Musical - with audience interaction!
Going Rogue: The Sarah Palin Musical
Avatar, the musical
Transformers, the musical extravaganza (Staged in the style of Michael Bay. And you thought Spider-Man's budget was sky high!)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by PiraguaGuy2 2009-11-28 11:38:05


The First Wives Club.
Never mind, that actually happened. Sample lyrics (no joke)

Gonna be outrageous
Contagious (?)
I'm ready for change (I am ready)
I'm ready for change (I am ready)
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready (I am ready)
I'm ready for change
Ready for a change
Ready for a change
A change in my LIIIIIIIIIFE

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by NeoNormal 2009-11-28 12:16:21


Kanye: Yo, I'ma Let Ya Finish Taylor Swift But Beyonce Had One Of the Best Music Videos of All Time, The Musical.
^^
A Kanye West themed musical

Valley Girls: The Musical
Kirstie Alley: Failure to Lunch
Not Another Kid Musical! The Musical With Absoluetly No Kids!
OMG,LOL,HAHA: The Texting Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by rmusic11322 2009-11-28 12:21:01


Akeelah And The MUSICAL Bee

----------------

"Phantom of The Opera 26: The Bastard Never Dies!"
bahahah!!!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2009-11-28 15:49:21


It's a terrible idea, but I am endlessly fascinated with the idea of a musical of "The Prestige."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mr Roxy 2009-11-28 19:04:23


Ben Hur

The bad part is there is one called Judah Ben Hur. It looks & sounds absolutely dreadful. Ben Hur looks like a teenager & they have a number in it that looks like it was taken out of Saturday Night Fever - strobe lights & all.

The best part is you see a horse & it is literally 2 guys in a horse costume. The chariot race must be a gas.One song is for the Sheik singing a love song to his horse.

This looks like the son of The 10 Commandments & makes the latter look like Oklahoma


re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by NeoNormal 2009-11-28 20:11:33


Sneezy,Breezy,Beautiful Covergirl: The Musical about the Girl Who Never Stops Sneezing.

Thats Hot! The Paris Hilton Musical.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by musicalmack 2009-11-28 21:26:25


My friend's drama director is in the midst of creating three musicals at the moment:

1. BUBBLES! A musical about bubbles.

2. An unnamed musical in which each cast member, dressed as luggage abandoned in an airport, shares their stories about how they got to be at the airport.

3. DO IT WRIGHT! A musical about the Wright Brothers. We joke that it'll be the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of the next decade, featuring an airplane that flies over the audience while the cast sings "Do it Wright Wright! Do it, do it Wright Wright" to the tune of "Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by TheatreFan4 2009-11-28 21:42:19


Levi Johnston was screwing me, not my daughter!

I expect this to be set to the tune of 'Around the World' from Grey Gardens.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler 2009-11-28 21:49:26


A Fiddler In Chicago... the long-anticipated sequel to Fiddler on the Roof, covering Tevye and his family's wacky antics upon arriving in Chicago after being kicked out of their native Russia. I'm pretty sure Billy Flynn would be a character.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by darquegk 2009-11-28 23:52:25


I actually thought that Godfather could be a good musical in the right hands, with someone like Adam Guettal at the reins.

Not Another Teen Musical: a musical version of "Not Another Teen Movie," adapted to poke lots of fun at High School Musical, Jonas Brothers, etc.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by onedaymore 2009-11-29 01:23:12


Jon and Kate Plus Eight: The Musical of Humility and Family Turned to Narcissism and Money

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dagobert 2009-11-29 01:55:24


DETAIL! (a musical version of The Last Detail)
featuring:
The Bad Ass Blues
Give This Man a Beer!
Get it the way you want it! *(the Cheeseburger song)
The Chant
A song in the bordello which is extremely brief and climaxes much too soon.
and the beautifully choreographed Semaphore number- BRAVO YANKEE-Means Good Bye.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2010-02-21 19:25:51


"My Mother the Car." Think about it -- you save money because the female lead, never seen, can simply come in and record her part.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by TheatreFan4 2010-02-21 19:35:11


"My Mother the Car." Think about it -- you save money because the female lead, never seen, can simply come in and record her part.

Audrey 2...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by kchenofan 2010-02-21 22:31:17


Jersey Shore, The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by strummergirl 2010-02-21 22:40:25


The Monkey Trial Musical- I am picturing Harvey Feirstein as William Jennings Bryan.

Late Shift: The Musical- Musicalizing the events that led to David Letterman leaving NBC and Jay Leno succeeding Johnny Carson.

Leno Never Dies: The Sequel to Late Shift- Musicalizing the events that led to Conan O'Brien leaving NBC and Leno going back to The Tonight Show.

Suicide Is Painless: A Haunting Musical about Jonestown

War & Peace- The Musical that never ends

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by byebyebaby12 2010-02-22 01:02:43


Jersey Boys 2: The Untold Stories- about the 20+ guys who have backed up Frankie Valli since the original seasons left.

Sticky Road- The life and times of Aunt Jemima.

Miracle On Ice: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by fakemyway2thetop 2010-02-22 01:21:38


In My Life? oh wait...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by StephanieJBlockFan 2010-02-22 12:20:11


You know I think would be a great one?

FAME MONSTER: The Musical of the Fame Monster
Inspired by the music and thought of Lady Gaga!!!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2010-05-29 20:19:59


"Out of My Shell: the Humpty Dumpty Musical"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Dollypop 2010-05-29 20:30:58


The Tale of the Ancient Mariner: the musical

Such tunes as "Water Water Everywhere" and "Who's Sorry Now?" will charm the audiences.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Here I Am 2010-05-29 20:33:51


strummergirl, first off the sequel 'Leno Never Dies' comment made me laugh. Also, there actually WAS a 'War and Peace' musical already if you can believe it. It was an opera (in German!) that played at the Met a couple of years ago. I had a friend in it and apparently it ran about 4 1/2 hours. So, you are right about it never ending lol.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by elphabelle07 2010-05-30 17:55:49


A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by strummergirl 2010-05-30 18:29:21


Aw, thanks, Here I Am.

It did cross my mind that there was some musicalized War & Peace out there. Yeesh, over 4 hours of German opera?

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by hsrdmd 2010-05-30 19:33:13


Watership Down: the Musical

Featuring an entire cast on springshoes - a Cats meets Starlight Express nightmare.

Easily adaptable for community theatre on pogo sticks!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by amn 2010-05-30 20:43:42


Embarrassingly enough, I would pay to see it, but it's overall not a good idea: Ms. Congeniality the Musical, starring Sutton Foster. Ha!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by kchenofan 2010-05-30 22:28:33


Bananas: The Rachel Zoe Story

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by slmlbl 2010-05-31 01:58:18


Evita 2: Descamisados Never Rise

Telling the story of the journey of Evita's corpse from embalming to closetr to grave to memorial.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by hotjohn 2010-05-31 04:07:14


'The Addams Family', where the plot of 'La Cage Aux Folles' is recycled, half of the songs sound as if they were hastily rewritten after a disastrous Chicago try-out, major talent is totally wasted - oh crap, I just saw it this afternoon!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by chewy5000 2010-05-31 06:11:53


A musical set in a French supermarket, entitled 'Sylvia Shops'

Elevator music FTW

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by defygravity24 2010-05-31 08:48:38


Twilight the Musical!!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by rmusic11322 2010-05-31 10:06:05


"Embarrassingly enough, I would pay to see it, but it's overall not a good idea: Ms. Congeniality the Musical, starring Sutton Foster. Ha!"

I would love "Ms. Congeniality, The Musical" but I'm not TOO crazy about the idea of Sutton Foster.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by theaterkid1015 2010-05-31 22:32:46


"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" with the uproarious patter song "Hysterical Pregnancy" and the hit ending number "I am, George, I am"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by chewy5000 2010-06-01 03:49:55


Omagh. With music by Elton John and U2.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2012-11-18 22:12:41


You take some old songs from the Great American Songbook and build them into a story about bowling. We call the show "Ten Pin Alley."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-11-18 22:16:54


Lynn Fontanne’s Salute to Snoring

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by ggersten 2012-11-18 22:27:48


Romney!
Featuring "47 and A Half Percent"; "I Will Be Who You Want Me To Be" "The Etch a Sketch Shuffle" (which features multiple on stage quick costume changes); "The Ballad of Seamus"

Cheyenne Jackson as Romney
Alice Ripley as Ann Romney
Norm Lewis as Obama
Norbert Leo Butz as Biden
Andrew Rannelss as Paul Ryan
Kathy Bates as Candy Crowley
Nathan Lane as Rush Limbaugh

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by RENT_is_Wicked2 2012-11-18 22:45:26


Keeping Up With The Kardashian's: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-11-18 22:46:16


Switch Kathy Bates and Nathan Lane’s roles and you have a hit on your hands

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Anthony Fremont 2012-11-18 22:52:32


PINK FLAMINGOS: The Musical

I actually kinda want this to happen, if only to make a John Waters musical trilogy.

Kevin Murphy is attached in some capacity

With such show-stopping moments as the patter song "Eggselent," Babs' Act Two turn "Filth (Is My Life)," and the climactic ballet "The Rejection."

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-11-19 12:57:12


Lucky: The Britney Spears Musical.

Actually, to think of it, her back catalogue is pretty impressive...

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by darquegk 2012-11-19 14:16:14


A jukebox musical of the songs by legendary 90s-2000s pop songwriter Max Martin wouldn't be half bad actually... there are so many pretty decent songs there.

Ironically enough, the farcical plot proposed for "Les Miserables 2: Back To The Barricade," is almost the exact plot of "A Very Potter Sequel" three years later.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JBC2 2012-11-19 15:18:23


Several pages and years back, "Plague: The Musical" was suggested. About 15 years ago, I was visiting friends in London and went to see a show a friend was in. It was called "Eyam", and the major premise involved a village and the residents' attempt to avoid the plague. Musical numbers included "Moth Song", "Plague" (of course), and the rousing hit "Sumonyersgorragerroff!"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by brian.klimowski 2012-11-19 17:01:05


"Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do: The LOST Musical"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by bwayto 2012-11-19 18:33:59


Think ya'll will like this one.

Game Change: The Musical - A musical about the vice-presedential campaign of Sarah Palin. Tina Fey starring a Sarah of course. Directed by Wayne Caliento. Pop/Rock/Ballad style music. Lots of tap dancing. (Lots..)

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-11-19 19:38:09


We Have 2 Go Back: The Lost Musical sequel.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by MusicalDreamer 2012-11-19 21:08:41


Real Housewives of New Jersey: The Musical


They would HAVE to do a table flipping number. This thing practically writes itself.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by strummergirl 2012-11-19 21:24:46


Female Trouble needs to be the next John Waters musical on stage. Dawn Davenport had more lives than Aimee Semple and Sybil.

Hollywood Babylon: The Musical
-A series of musical vignettes of compiled (and mostly false) gossip based on the Kenneth Anger book. We might not have enough male chorus members for the Clara Bow-USC football team number.

There was a Heathers musical was (I default to past tense because I have no idea if it is still happening) in the works that the movie's screenwriter Daniel Waters had demos of that he let the author who was writing a book of the movie listen to. That was as far as last year where that was revealed to be happening. I love the movie but I am trying to think in post-Columbine America how they are going to play that on stage.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Timmer 2012-11-24 22:09:14


The hottest show in town!

INFERNO: The Musical

Based on wok by Dante Alighieri.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by addiemizner 2012-11-25 02:21:55


O KARL! The Life of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels...as played By Nathan Lane and Roger Bart!

SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE! Andrew Lloyd Webber musicalizes the transcripts of HUAC testimonies. Starring Norbert Leo Butz as Joseph McCarthy and Raul Esparza as Roy Cohn!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by yankeefan7 2012-11-25 11:49:48


Paul Simon writing a sequel to "The Capeman".

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Starship 2012-11-25 14:27:16


Chucky the Musical.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by DEClarke 2013-03-22 16:24:42


Monster's Inc.: The Musical

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by henrikegerman 2013-03-22 16:45:24


The Gods Must Be Crazy For You, a Botswanan boy unhappily engaged to the daughter of a wealthy chieftan wants to be a Broadway hoofer; after failing to impress at an audition, he travels to Deadrock, Nevada to get rid of a coca cola bottle to which the Bushmen have attributed magical powers and open a bank; there he meets some Tea Party guerrillas who are planning to recall Harry Reid and falls in love with a cowgirl who can belt. Mayhem ensues.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by adam.peterson44 2013-03-22 16:49:58


^ Love it!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Mister Matt 2013-03-22 17:41:54


Film Parody: The Musical!

It's about a guy majoring in theatre who is constantly told by all his theatre major friends how brilliantly funny he is. He reads about a cult film that was turned into a campy parody musical and decides to copy the idea. All his friends think it's hilarious. Especially because the title has "The Musical!", which makes it even more funny, because it must have worked for that musical he read about and saw clips of on Youtube. At the world premiere. the only people who would come to the show are his friends and family and immediately following the opening night performance, Satan traps them all in the theatre, burns it down, and drags their souls to Hell to torture in extreme pain for all of eternity as punishment for their sophomoric humor and lack of originality. Mankind learns its lesson and never produces this type of show again. World peace. Love. Free universal health care. 0% unemployment. The end of poverty. And no species of animal is ever endangered again.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by denali.fire 2013-03-22 18:22:50



Still Another Vodka Stinger:
Lindsay Lohan the musical


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Posted by Raul is my Jeebus 2013-03-23 01:22:07


Still Another Vodka Stinger:
Lindsay Lohan the musical

best. idea. ever. patent that ****, NOW!

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Emma White 2013-03-23 17:56:18


A musical about Natalie Wood's life.
Call it "Natalie" and have it open with the line "SING OUT, NATASHA!" Main characters include Mama Maria, Baby Lana, and of course Natasha herself, who will be played by Lindsey Lohan.

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by Playbilly 2013-03-23 18:19:27


"BWW Boards: The Musical"

Songs include:

"Dollypop, Dollypop"

"Report Me!"

"The Chi Chi Cha Cha"

"Anything Patti Can Do, Bernie Can Do Better"

"Just STFU Jordan"

And the show stopper, ""I'll Bash The Show Before I See It"

re: Your Worst Musical Ideas
Posted by JayG 2 2013-03-23 18:28:56


Book of Mormon.