The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals
October 18, 2021 8:24 PM   Subscribe

Just in time for the holidays, a camp horror stage musical about a guy who didn't like musicals [1h52m]. NSFW for adult words and adult humor. Find your personal apotheosis.
posted by hippybear (18 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
From the folks behind The Harry Potter Musical etc. Sold!
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:44 PM on October 18, 2021


I never understood people who said they didn’t like musicals because they were “unrealistic.” I was an adult before I realized that most families didn’t sing and dance around the house as much as mine did. And apparently most mothers don’t sing “Poor Jud is Dead” as a lullaby?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:37 PM on October 18, 2021 [8 favorites]


Not a big fan of musicals myself but I clicked and ... two. hours. later ... well this was quite enjoyable, had laugh-out-loud moments, very cringy moments (but in a good way), and a lot of things that really spoke to me as someone who "doesn't like musicals." So this was was aimed exactly at me and didn't miss.
posted by sjswitzer at 12:18 AM on October 19, 2021 [1 favorite]


Team Starkid is the best rabbithole. I got into them after seeing a gif (!) from Firebringer. Twisted is super good, too.
posted by Catblack at 7:16 AM on October 19, 2021


Do you want a combination of music and drama that's not as good as either one standing alone? Then do we have the show for you!

Ugh OK FINE I'll watch this, since I'm either the target audience or just, you know, the target.
posted by 1adam12 at 7:20 AM on October 19, 2021 [1 favorite]


Tried watching it.

Now I hate musicals even more.
posted by JustSayNoDawg at 9:11 AM on October 19, 2021 [4 favorites]


I got into them after seeing a gif (!) from Firebringer.

Let me guess, "I don't even want to do the work today?" :D

I'm not a big fan of musicals generally but I do like Starkid. We took a road trip to see them live in Chicago a couple of times, including for Firebringer.

My other favorites are Starship and The Trail To Oregon.
posted by Foosnark at 10:26 AM on October 19, 2021


Why are you clapping?!

Thought it was odd to see them out in the audience, and then I realized it was the Beforetimes.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:57 AM on October 19, 2021


"I know this is gonna sound crazy. And not very scary. But it is scary, if you think about the implications. PROMISE ME YOU'LL THINK ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS!"
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:30 PM on October 19, 2021 [1 favorite]


I can totally see this as a Hollywood movie à la Little Shop of Horrors. They’d probably have to tone down the language in some scenes (How many fucks do you have to cut to avoid an R rating?) Involuntarily working on the dream cast in my head. Frank Oz is still available to direct.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:54 PM on October 19, 2021


At the very least it needs to go Off-Broadway.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:56 PM on October 19, 2021


Two things I like about it specifically: Emma's incredibly bored performance of the tip song in the cafe, and the use of underscoring to suggest someone might break into song during dialogue which builds tension related to the plot.

Very clever show all around.
posted by hippybear at 5:47 AM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]


the use of underscoring to suggest someone might break into song

It's a solid gag that never gets old.
posted by sjswitzer at 12:33 PM on October 20, 2021


And I love how you know right from the beginning what’s going to happen to Paul, but it’s still a shocking moment when it happens.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:16 PM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]


Tangentially related to musicals (figure it out), it's a fact that skipping is a highly efficient and enjoyable means of locomotion, especially downhill. Yet adults just can't bring themselves to do it. This seems a pity and needs to be addressed.
posted by sjswitzer at 6:41 PM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]


This is so brilliant.

God, I wish I had a group of friends who would do stuff like this, put together our own awesome shows.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:33 PM on October 20, 2021


My dad has a barn!
posted by hippybear at 7:37 PM on October 20, 2021 [1 favorite]


Also, I like how The Professor is the one who really THOUGHT ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS... only he went in a different direction. The direction of someone who loves musical theater.
posted by hippybear at 8:48 PM on October 20, 2021


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