Does anyone still remember how weird people thought it would be to have a musical coming based on cats? And then Cats the musical turned into the biggest show of its time? Well, here’s a list of new musicals coming that just might turn out to follow the Cats blueprint.
- Carrie. This blood curdling musical is coming to Richmond’s 5th Wall Theater in July. It runs from July 9 – August 8 and Billy Christopher Maupin will direct this adaptation from the classic Stephen King novel. You can find out more about this musical — if you dare — by clicking here.
- Book of Mormon. This musical is from the same people who came up with South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. So if that is any indication of this musical coming soon to Tulsa PAC, then expect inappropriate humor of the extremest kind. The Book of Mormon musical will run from November 17 – 22. According to Tulsa World, Book of Mormon tells the story of two Mormon missionaries in Uganda. Vogue magazine calls it the “the filthiest, most offensive, and — surprise — sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.” For more information, call 918-596-7109 or go to tulsapactrust.org.
- Cabbage Patch Kids. According to Canada’s Globe and Mail, the Cabbage Patch Kids musical is a thing. Although they didn’t give a booking point for this musical, here’s their synopsis. Patch Town: Here’s a macabre musical fairy tale involving farmed cabbage-patch babies, a weirdly oppressive society and a discontented factory worker who searches for his long-lost mother. It’s a first-time effort from Craig Goodwill, and he’s not short on effort. At all.
- Xanadu. Actually, this musical coming to the U.K.’s Southwark Playhouse is probably something that should have happened a long time ago — like before the movie was made. Surprisingly, this musical has only been around since 2007 and this incarnation of it will run from October 16 – November 21, 2015. Casting is yet to be announced. You can find out more about Xanadu the musical here.
- Magic Mike. While most people would just call this Chippendales on Broadway rather than a legitimate musical, Channing Tatum recently told Your Health magazine that Magic Mike, the musical, would be so much more than just beefcakes stripping. While it may just be wishful thinking on behalf of Tatum and the entire female gender, but if it were to actually happen, you can guarantee success for this musical.
- Game of Thrones. And, of course, who can forget Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his recent attempt to get a Game of Thrones musical up and running. While this one definitely isn’t coming to any stage soon, it was all in the name of a good cause — Red Nose Day.
What’s the strangest musical you’ve ever seen? Let us know by commenting below.
[Image credit: 5th Wall Theater]