On August 22 and 23, 2014, the creators of the viral sensation Jurassic Park: The Musical (2009), and subsequent parody musical X-Files: The Musical (2011) and immersive theatre event Gods Of The Prairie (2012), are proud to unleash their most fantastical feat yet . . . Spider-Man: The Musical: The Musical!
You’re probably wondering how a musical can be a musical. Well, that’s what happens when you write a parody about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the infamous 2011 Broadway show directed by Julie Taymor. In this re-imagined version of the true story, we affectionately poke fun at The Great White Way, adding our own whimsical mythology to the Spider-Man franchise, and even taking it a step further to poke fun at pop culture parody musicals themselves. The story is equal parts inspired by The Producers and Phantom of the Opera, revolving around comically exaggerated versions of the artists involved (Julie Taymor, Bono, The Edge, and more!) as they struggle to pull together a monumental production, only to discover that there is much more underneath the surface -- literally underneath the floors of their theatre -- than they ever imagined. They descend into a mythological underworld, deep below the streets of New York, where they encounter terrifying beasts, a gigantic and vengeful Spider King, and maybe even Spider-Man himself. As with all Colonel Mustard projects, the show will be performed with a tongue-in-cheek tone and a lo-fi aesthetic, making the most imaginative use of a little bit of money and a LOT of enthusiasm.