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5 Fandom Friday: Fandoms That Need a Broadway Adaptation

This weeks topic is actually 5 Broadway roles I would love to play but since I severely lack an acting gene I decided to spin the topic to 5 movies, tv shows, books, etc that I would love to see get a Broadway adaptation.  I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing A Very Potter Musical (and I couldn’t have asked for anything better), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (which was supremely entertaining for all the wrong reasons) and the recent off-Broadway Heathers: The Musical.  Each are things that I never imagined seeing on stage and as a musical no less so if those work, there are definitely some others that should be in the works!

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1) The Legend of Zelda – The score is very well known anyway so why not adapt it into a musical?!  Who wouldn’t love seeing Link try to save Zelda on stage? I know I would!  It might be best to do something involving Majora’s Mask because that costume would look outstanding in all its vibrancy.

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2) Lord of the Rings – Again, a story with a well known score.  The heroes journey to Mordor would translate on stage well.  Hobbits love singing anyway and a second breakfast number would be a total crowd pleaser.  And they should absolutely acquire the rights to “They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard.”

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3) Star Wars – I feel like I keep choosing things that already have awesome music but I can’t help that they’re so perfect!  Star Wars has been done in almost every medium imaginable so I don’t see why they haven’t graced Broadway yet.  Unless they have and I just wasn’t around for it!

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4) The Nightmare Before Christmas – It goes without saying that I love anything involving Christmas so The Nightmare Before Christmas is an obvious choice for me.  They wouldn’t even have to write new songs because the tracks in the film are so darn perfect!

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5) Mean Girls – There are SO many Mean Girls catchphrases that hold up to this day and are frequently quoted by almost everyone I know.  I could just picture ‘stop trying to make fetch happen’ being a singing and dancing number, as well as ‘four for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco.’

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13 Responses to “5 Fandom Friday: Fandoms That Need a Broadway Adaptation”

  1. Anna Gailey says:

    A Zelda musical would be so awesome! They could play off the Ocarina songs!

  2. Alexa S. says:

    It would be pretty epic to see LOTR as a musical! And I totally think Mean Girls as a musical would be a hit too :)
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  3. I think they’re actually trying to make a Mean Girls musical–which would be, say it with me, so fetch. But OMG, I’m so in love with the idea of a LOTR musical with “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” in it!
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  4. Tonya K says:

    Omg! I would watch the crap out of Mean Girls the Musical.

  5. Sara Strauss says:

    I second Star Wars and Means Girls for sure!! That would be incredible!
    ~Sara
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  6. OMG The Nightmare Before Christmas and Mean Girls would be absolutely perfect! I’m so jealous that you got to see Heathers!
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  7. Nightmare Before Christmas as a stage musical needs to happen!

  8. I’ve never seen the Nightmare Before Christmas, so I’ll have to fix that this year. I’d love to see Mean Girls on Broadway. How fun would that be?!
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  9. Michelle says:

    Yes Yes Yes to all of these!!!!

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