Sunday, October 30, 2005

Oh Hell No


Wedding Singer on Broadway

According to the New York Times, the producers of Hairspray will be bringing New Jersey of the 1980's to the stage with a musical adaptation of the movie "The Wedding Singer." The movie, released in 1998, starred Adam Sandler as a wedding singer who is stood up at the altar. He then finds the love of his life, but she is engaged to someone else. The movie is very funny, but much of its nostalgic charm, for me, is from its '80's soundtrack with songs like “99 Luft Balloons,” "Der Kommissar," and "Too Shy." Sadly, the musical will be getting original lyrics and music. At least they are leaving the original songs from the movie, "Grow Old With You" and "Somebody Kill Me."

Mamma Mia was a good idea - fairly original at the time, taking pop songs and turning them into a musical (I haven't seen it, but I've heard there's an actual plot). Then came Footloose, using the original music from the movie and making it a musical. And then there was Movin' Out, and a John Lennon musical that seems to have fallen through, and a Producers musical based on a movie, and now that musical is being turned into a new movie. And now The Wedding Singer: The Musical? You must be joking. Are there no original plot ideas any more? Are we going to end up with Rambo: First Blood: The Musical? All those budding musical theatre composers are going to be out of work if we keep borrowing ideas from pre-existing sources. And The Wedding Singer wasn't even that great! Why? Why?

The Wedding Singer: The Musical - D+

5 comments:

Timmy D said...

Fudge, Mandy. *I* was gonna sell the Rambo musical idea!!!!

equippedtofascinate said...

I'm in the process of writing a musical about life in Saginaw. One of the songs deals with gang violence. It's sure to be a hit.

amanda's brother said...

"Phantom" had the chandelier. "Saigon" had the helicopter. Maybe "Rambo" will have the self-cauterization of the abdominal bullet wound.

Anonymous said...

personally i like Adam sandler(http://www.most-wanted-movies.com/star/Adam-Sandler.aspx). See his filmography at Most Wanted Movies.

Dustin J. Harder said...

hello?HELLO!!! Are we forgetting that "thoroughly madern millie" was also a movie first! And by the way, Dolly is trying to get "9 to 5" on the broadway stage.