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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Agony and the Irony

posted by on June 19 at 14:30 PM

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.

The last Hunchback musical in Seattle was, of course, this Hunchback, from 1998. As Dave Schmader once wrote:

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.

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The idea of a Disney musical at the Intiman makes me want to gouge my eyeballs out with the rasp of Kathleen Turner's voice.

Whatever happened to class?

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | June 19, 2008 3:50 PM

When you owe the bank $900,000, you can't afford "class"...

Posted by COMTE | June 19, 2008 4:35 PM

@1 I recently found out what the musical is and it is not what you think. The choice is very interesting indeed and pretty fucking ballsy if you ask me. . Don't expect mickey mouse the musical if that is what you are worrying about.

Posted by rotten666 | June 19, 2008 5:25 PM

Hunchback was fantastically terrible. It's always a good sign when you have a first-time director/producer/composer/star.

Posted by Monty Ashley | June 19, 2008 7:30 PM

Yeah @3 because "It's A Small World! - The Musical!" is destined to be a sure-fire audience favorite.

Posted by It's A World Of Tears | June 20, 2008 9:15 AM

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