Nice payday for a senior thesis, eh? But that’s just the beginning.
Egads Theater Company offers up the first (in my memory) KC production of the Broadway bomb CARRIE: THE MUSICAL (tonight thru Nov 2 at Off Center Theatre in Crown Center). This stage adaptation of the Stephen King horrorshow boasts music by Dean Pitchford, who collaborated with a slew of rock writers on “Footloose,” “Almost Paradise” and a string of KY and KUDL hits.
The Kauffman Center hosts Green Day‘s Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT for three shows Jan 11-12. The Little K continues to rock with the Tony nominated BRING IT ON (Feb 11-16), propelled by a hip hop score from freestyle rapper (and Tony Award winner) Lynn Manuel Miranda.
Even those rocking aces BARE NAKED LADIES have caught the theater bug, though I doubt they’ll be reprising any tunes from their score for Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT at their upcoming gig at the Uptown (Thur, Oct 10). That show went down a few years back at Canada’s Stratford Festival. BNL lead singer Steven Page told one scribe “it’s a gift” to write music with William Shakespeare–Page’s lyricist on the project.
Who knew the Bard could rock?