I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I want to write musicals.
Based on my favorite rock artists. Because I don’t actually have any music or lyric writing talent.
So I’ve started doing some research on different rock musicals for both the stage and film. And to be honest, the only film one I’ve seen that I really love is Sunshine on Leith (my review here), and of course there is Glee which I love. But there are some stage ones that I really like (now these musicals aren’t actually based on the music from rock bands, like the ones I’m planning on writing, but they are stage musicals with rock music instead of typical broadway music):
- Bye Bye Birdie
- Little Shop of Horrors
- Miss Saigon
And there are a bunch that I want to look further into:
- tick, tick…BOOM
- Jersey Boys
- Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark
- Next to Normal
- The Wiz
What I’m wondering from you, great readers of my blog, is who’s music would you like to see in a musical? Or do you think that musicals based on popular music are a bad idea?