Happy Monday All,
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was pretty good.
The Tonys were last night, so in honor of that and some things I've thought about...I've got a question...
Lately it seems like everything is becoming a musical? Now, don't get me wrong...I love musicals. In fact, some of my favorite movies are musicals. However, I never thought so many movies, and books would become a musical. I mean, I don't have a problem with it, I love musicals, but it makes me wonder what story is next?
Cases in point regarding books and musicals:
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy became a musical in the late 1990's.
I recently learned that back in 2000, the book by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre became a musical.
Jekyll & Hyde is based off of the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Some people aren't aware that Phantom Of The Opera is based off the book by Gaston Leroux (I read the book before I saw the musical, and I ended up reading the book like 2-3 times).
Wicked was a book by Gregory Maguire before Idina Menzel donned green make up and belted out Defying Gravity.
But now the newest thing is pop culture...including movies (that are less than 60 years old) and comic books...
Sister Act is a musical. Based on what I can tell it seems to follow the movie's storyline pretty well.
Here's the comic book one: Spider-Man is one of my favorite super-heroes. Not too long ago I found out there's a musical being made centering around the Spider-Man story. I've heard some of the music, which sounds good. So, we'll see what happens.
Now, maybe I'm living under a rock or something, but recently I found out Ghost is becoming a musical. It looks like it's following the movie's storyline and has good singing, so I could see it doing well.
So...what books would you like to see become musicals? If you're a writer, would you want to see your book as a musical? (Somehow I'm no sure I can picture the hero of my novel, Surreal, dancing across the stage...but, hey, anything's possible!)
Have A Melodious Monday!