Theater The Agony and the Irony
posted by June 19 at 14:30 PMon
An eagle-eyed—eared?—commentor on this post, about Intiman’s mysterious new Disney musical, says:
Sher mentioned working on a new musical adaptation of “The Huncback of Notre Dame” in Seattle on KUOW last week. Could that be the Disney musical?
Of course, if Intiman were to produce Hunchback, it’d be the greatest stroke theatrical irony since Molière keeled over and died while playing a hypochondriac.
Hunchback captured the imagination of everyone who’s ever wondered, “What’s the worst thing that could happen if a New-Agey blues rocker with a lot of money and a weird Hunchback fixation decided to take it to the stage?”, and left its small but lucky audiences cheering a world that would allow such a monstrosity to come to fruition.
Please God, let Intiman’s new Disney musical be Hunchback. And please let it star Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung.