I saw a story that Rocky is being turned into a musical. With that and Spiderman, I decided to come up with some titles of my own from television and film.
1. “Bullwinkle: The Musical”
Imagine what Julie Taymor, the creator of the Lion King on Broadway could do with a moose and squirrel. I can only wait breathlessly for the diving into the bucket scene.
Hit Song: “Fan Mail from some Flounder”
2. “All in the Family”
I haven’t seen it, but I understand political incorrectness is alive and well and who better to bring back then Archie Bunker. I”m sure in the last thirty years, he’ll have a lot to say.
Hit Song: Need I say it? “Those Were The Days”
3. “Perfect Strangers”
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick teamed up again! But who would play who? All I know is the Dance of Joy with those two guys on stage would bring down the house every night.
Hit Song: “Don’t Be Ridiculous”
4. “The Drew Carey Show”
The Drew Carey Show actually had a number of musical-style productions during their run so it’s really a natural. Question is, can Drew Carey leave the cush job at the Price is Right or will someone have to play him?
Hit Song: “Cleveland Rocks”
5. “Silence of the Lambs”
Hey Phantom of the Opera did it, why can’t Andrew Lloyd Weder turn this frightening tale into a full blown musical? The success of Les Miserables proves that people love a depressing, sad story and although a dark horse, could be the hit of 2014.
Hit Song: “Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti.”