Written By: Ken Hulsey
Okay, I honestly let this one slip past me somehow. I just heard about this, so forgive me if this is old news to you, but it is new to me.
The folks over at Universal Studios are putting on a live stage show based on the 1954 monster classic, "Creature From The Black Lagoon." If that sounds like a bad idea, just wait, it's a musical.......no, I'm not kidding.
The "Broadway-like" production is reportedly going feature lively musical numbers, comedy and a romantic story.
I don't know whether laugh, cry or throw up? Maybe all three would be appropriate.
Wait.......were all of you hiding this from me? Were you trying to protect me? You had to know that I would find out eventually......
Anyway, yes this one got past me. As I understand it, this was officially announced last June.
Here is the official propaganda on the "Creature From The Black Lagoon Musical":
Drawn from Universal’s crypt of classic monsters and updated with spectacular Broadway production values and special effects, “Creature from the Black Lagoon—The Musical,” will rise, live, on stage at Universal Studios Hollywood beginning spring, 2009.
With state-of-the-art stagecraft, acrobatic choreography and hilarious, toe-tapping music, the Creature will be brought to life in a story based on the original screenplay, updated to emphasize the element of romance and just a bit of comic relief. Original new music and dazzling production numbers will keep the attraction contemporary and lively.
Audiences will be immersed in the ominous environment of the deepest Amazon, enveloped by the exotic sounds and scents of the jungle. And from the production’s first moments, they’ll be thrust into an unexpectedly outrageous, strangely romantic, frequently melodic and often hilarious adventure as a monster classic is re-imagined for the 21st Century.
“Creature from the Black Lagoon—The Musical,” will be staged as an attraction within the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Admission will be included in the price of theme park tickets and annual passes.
You know I am going to see this. I love "Creature From The Black Lagoon" too much not to be curious.
I will also be buying up the merchandise to add to my collection.
Ben Chapman is probably rolling over in his grave......rest his soul.
This Is Not A Joke!......It's not April Fools Day yet........
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