Who's Excited for the Animal House Musical... With Music By Barenaked Ladies?

Following in the footsteps of hit musical adaptations Billy Elliot, Wicked, and Bring It On: The Musical, Universal's stage adaptation of John Landis's Animal House will hit Broadway with a book by playwright Michael Mitnick, to be directed by Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw, with music by the guys who sang the indelible lyrics "Chickity China the Chinese chicken/You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'." Because nothing says "Broadway" like frat boys and crunchy Canadian alt-rock, right? [THR]



Comments

  • Hi Jen!
    YOU bring the best stories.

    ANIMAL HOUSE would make a good musical. A couple
    of things would need to be worked out. Introducing
    Bluto to the audience--turning around and pissing on
    them? Perhaps the old Gallagher stage shows would
    provide an answer. The DEATHMOBILE wouldn't be too tough, but the Hands and the Flying Bunny/Coed
    ("THANK YOU, GOD!") might be dicey.

    But great music. The musical could go "cult", where audience members sneak groceries into the theater under their bulging sweaters.

    And, you DO know why Kroger's called "Pinto", right,
    Jen?

    KRIS, of KAG

  • dukeroberts says:

    I think Bluto would smash Barenaked Ladies's guitars. They couldn't possibly excise Otis Day and the Knights, could they?

  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    Good news! I was in the mood to hate upon Animal House once again -- for, of course, the breaking of the hippie's guitar, which I believe ended the '70s and cleared the way for Reagan, DOW as god, and evil -- and nothing better to sodden it with than music from human flatulence! "Welcome to Omega, Animal House. Let me introduce you to Mohammet ... Jugdish, Sidney and Clayton."

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