Some students in the University of Sydney in Australia’s drama society have debuted an hour-long musical production about the life and times of Kanye West.
Kanye: The Musical centers around West’s “humble beginnings writing beats for Jay-Z to the top of the pops remixing Daft Punk” and the first of three performances was last night at the Cellar Theatre, according to the group’s Facebook event page for the show. On the page, amidst some complaints about lack of ticket availability, the group also confirms that while no actual Kanye songs will be used, Kanye: The Musical will feature “Kanye tracks but they will be in the style of Kanye (inasmuch as someone can replicate the best hip-hop producer in the world.)”
The page explains that the musical won’t be an exact re-telling of Kanye’s life, and will be taking some license with the facts :
“This is a story of a struggle against the man to become the man. It’s about a guy who took a shot at the throne and didn’t miss. This is the tale of Kanye. It won’t let the truth get in the way and will be a lot of fun.”
The show will run from the 5th through the 7th of September and is a “two man production,” starring students Philip Roser and Damien Higginbotham. The two portray a bevy of characters in Kanye’s life, including fashion designer Marc Jacobs, his late mother Donda West, and the fictional vampire Dracula.
More than 1,300 people have confirmed attendance on the Facebook event page for Kanye: The Musical, and tickets are $3 for members, $6 for non-members.