As a big fan of Evil Dead: The Musical, I know unconventional things can work in a musical setting, but I’m not sure about this one . . .
Maybe it could work. There is the possibility that once we all heard the cast belt out the rowdy Joan Jett-esqe rock song entitled “F*ck Me Gently With A Chainsaw!”, the new wave Cars inspired ditty “Don’t Drink The Drano” or the mournful Smiths styled funeral ballad “I Love My Dead Gay Son,” we would all fall right in love with it.
But my initial thoughts about it have me lumping it in with all of those insane musical theatre adaptations. I mean people also believed movies like High Fidelity and Grumpy Old Men would make good musicals and look how those crashed and burned.
If you’re interested in reading more about it, you can go here, but personally, I am not holding my breath. Sometimes it’s safer to leave well enough alone.
*A few years ago, I went to see Lord of the Rings: The Musical. I enjoyed the people I went with, but seriously disliked the show. The pacing was absolutely ridiculous (the thing was over three hours along and wasted time on things like the scouring of the shire) and the ents looked like hobos on stilts. Ugh.