My cousin Bill brought this to my attention. The Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California is staging (through July 25 – hurry to see it!) CHiPS the Musical, based on the NBC television show CHiPs, which aired in the late 70s and early 80s.
The show, of course, was incredibly corny, even in its time. That there is any fodder for a musical in the original material is beyond my ability to believe.
Oh my..no way. That is one show that should never hear the lyrics :bring it back” OKay a musical?? Tell them to call me, I’ll find then something to do with their lives. Something important and fulfilling. Even cleaning out the litter box would be more entertaining. Okay , not entertaining but thought provoking..
Yep. Confirms it – there is no one left with an original idea in theater. (or there is WAY too much drug use going on in what used to be the creative process.)
OH my goodness…I would LOVE to see a snippet of this….what a hoot it must be!!! I wonder how they deal with the motorcycle exhaust in the theatre??? HmmmmmmRuth Ann
@Redlegsix – They would probably walk around with styrofoam motorcycles around their waists… haha
I am not familiar with CHiPS, but it certainly doesn’t look like something I’d be caught dead in (: Think about what your street cred would be later!
@z_stands_for – @Redlegsix – Actually, if you check out the photo carefully, it looks like they’ve taken two mountain bikes and dressed them up with some lights and a black plastic hoop over the handle bars to look like the windscreen. Clever idea!@AzureRecollections – Yeah, even the hardest core musical theatre fan probably would steer clear of this.@murisopsis – On one level it seems like this is an incredibly original idea. After all, who would ever think of taking such a terrible 70s TV drama and making it a musical?@z_stands_for – Ha ha! “Cleaning out the litter box…” Very funny.
no no no… this is so wrong.
May I pass?
Be interesting to see what kind of audience it gets, if any.
That is sooo funny! I wouldn’t have even realized the bike thing if you had not said anything.. AND it’s not Jon and Ponch!I don’t know what made me think that it would be themMaybe those prison guys that do dances on youtube came up with this. Not anything wrong with them.. But you gotta pretty bored to dig up CHIPS. Oh you have a great subject post here. haha
You are right. Musicals are never and must never be corny. Glee is the most serious show on tv, too.
@z_stands_for – You figure it would be Ponch and John simply because what the heck happened to their careers?@NightCometh – Oh, yeah… really serious. =)@Chatamanda – I’d imagine it will get an audience that is there for all the wrong reasons…@ElusiveWords – Even worse than that…@slmret – Yeah, okay… we’ll give you a pass on this one.
I was really looking forward to Sanford and Son: The Musical. 😐
@Chatamanda – I’m sure it’ll WOW the teabagger crowds here.
@christao408 – All the ‘wrong’ reasons, now what could they be I wonder !
@marc11864 – Actually, when that programme was on TV here in the UK I quite enjoyed it, but that’s not to say I’d go to see a ‘musical’ version of it. For one thing I’m not a big musical fan and for another – Usually, I don’t drink tea, it’s mostly coffee. So I’m not a ‘teabagger’ 🙂
Sayeed used to watch that show, only because he thought that the motorcycles were really cool. I am not sure how they are going to bring it as a musical ?
@marc11864 – aha!
@marc11864 – That’s the funniest response yet.@ZSA_MD – I am not sure, either… but am not going to spend an extra night in LA just to find out! =D
Ohhhh. . .yes WAY! I would so pay to see this. . .as long as it was intentionally poking fun at the cheeziness of the characters and the original corniness of the T.V. series. Com’on you know it would be a hoot! It can’t be any worse than the Mama Mia? (Movie version that is. . .with the acters they cast that were awful singers!)Road trip. . .lets all go! LOL!
@Art4ArtSake – Oh, I could imagine it being much, much worse than the movie version of Mama Mia, and that’s saying something! =D