Spider-Man Spider-Man. The musical. I'm not kidding.

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Planet-man

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I dunno. After I heard of "Evil Dead: The Musical", I'm kind of all WTF-they're-making-THAT-into-a-muscial???!!!-'d out.
 

Dancanread

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Yeah. I hear you. Well at least Evil Dead starts out kinda campy and comic so it's not too far a leap to throw songs in there, i guess. And there was talk of a Batman musical a while back, which if you were only ever exposed to the show from the 60's is probably also not too far a stretch. But Spidey seems a really odd choice. And who the hell is Arachne?! Doesn't sound like anyone i know. The whole thing seems just kind of ill-advised.
 

Hibiki

Really is pretentious, no matter what she says. Do
Yeah. I hear you. Well at least Evil Dead starts out kinda campy and comic so it's not too far a leap to throw songs in there, i guess. And there was talk of a Batman musical a while back, which if you were only ever exposed to the show from the 60's is probably also not too far a stretch. But Spidey seems a really odd choice. And who the hell is Arachne?! Doesn't sound like anyone i know. The whole thing seems just kind of ill-advised.
Julia Carpenter. She's in Omega Flight now. She hates Ms. Marvel.
 

Dancanread

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Julia Carpenter. She's in Omega Flight now. She hates Ms. Marvel.
Ah. Okay. Clearly an integral part of the Spider-man mythos; not to be excluded from any adaptation. :roll:

(the eye roll is for the musical creators, not for you, H.)
 

Hibiki

Really is pretentious, no matter what she says. Do
Ah. Okay. Clearly an integral part of the Spider-man mythos; not to be excluded from any adaptation. :roll:

(the eye roll is for the musical creators, not for you, H.)
:lol: so you like that Tool song as well?
 

ShaggyMarco

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But her name comes from an ancient Greek myth: it sounds like this particular adaptation is framing the tsoyr of Spider-man in a traditional Greek Tragedy, complete with a "Chorus" that helps explain what is going on to the audience. Using a character inspired by a greek mythological figure just helps cements that.
 

Joe Kalicki

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I don't understand why this is a Spider-Man play, except for the marketing. But Taymor is an amazingly talented director.
 

MaxwellSmart

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This musical is like a crime against comic books. When Marvel ever takes over the world(just you wait), the guilty parties will be held responsible.
 

compound

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When I saw the thread title, I was expecting some crappy YouTube vid made by bored college kids. But this is something totally unexpected...

It sounds horrifically pretentious, and yet I feel totally compelled to see it (or a DVD of the perfromance), if I ever get the chance.

I have no particular affection for theater drama, as an art form. But this definitely intrigues me.
 

Gideon Stargrave

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Musicals are dumb. If life was like a musical, with singing and stuff, I'd probably go on a psychotic rampage and kill 7 people.
 

Bass

Nexus of the World
I remember at Chessignton, seeing a Spider-Man show that lasted maybe, 10 minutes. For some reason, Peter Parker was a reporter for the Bugle and looked a lot like Clark Kent. The whole thing had a single tape with all the audio and the actors mimed and moved in time with the thing. It was quite funny when the timing got mixed up and a Spidey jumps off stage as another Spidey on the other side of the stage jumped on. Also, Spidey and Green Goblin's main fight involved them driving two buggies themed with their costumes... It was really weird but also incredibly awesome, like watching a live version of an Adam West Batman episode.
 
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SSJmole

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Musicals are dumb. If life was like a musical, with singing and stuff, I'd probably go on a psychotic rampage and kill 7 people.
Too soon dude Too soon

I remember at Chessignton, seeing a Spider-Man show that lasted maybe, 10 minutes. For some reason, Peter Parker was a reporter for the Bugle and looked a lot like Clark Kent. The whole thing had a single tape with all the audio and the actors mimed and moved in time with the thing. It was quite funny when the timing got mixed up and a Spidey jumps off stage as another Spidey on the other side of the stage jumped on. Also, Spidey and Green Goblin's main fight involved them driving two buggies themed with their costumes... It was really weird but also incredibly awesome, like watching a live version of an Adam West Batman episode.

Just want to point that the fact you know what Chessignton World of Adventures is automatically makes you cooler than those on here who don't
 
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saintpetesam

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Could it be worse than Carrie: The Musical? Or the musical about a decade ago that was about the Shroud of Turin (really, I wouldn't lie to you about that).
 

the watcher

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You know I heard something about this two years ago and I was praying it was just a rumor, or at least the ideal would get dropped... damn it.
 

ourchair

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I remember at Chessignton, seeing a Spider-Man show that lasted maybe, 10 minutes. For some reason, Peter Parker was a reporter for the Bugle and looked a lot like Clark Kent. The whole thing had a single tape with all the audio and the actors mimed and moved in time with the thing. It was quite funny when the timing got mixed up and a Spidey jumps off stage as another Spidey on the other side of the stage jumped on. Also, Spidey and Green Goblin's main fight involved them driving two buggies themed with their costumes... It was really weird but also incredibly awesome, like watching a live version of an Adam West Batman episode.
I saw EXACTLY the same thing here in the Philippines at Alabang Town Center, though I'm not sure if that was the Chessington World of Adventures people. It isn't out of the realm of possibility though.
 
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