by Chris Eaton
In the Left Field news today, on top of a new Kong attraction, Universal Studio’s announced last week that there will be a sort of “ROCK OPERA” show for the last classic Universal Monster, THE CREATURE.
Not since Simpsons did PLANET OF THE APES the Musical have I been so intrigued. This has the makings of disaster all over it, but if done right, it could be the greatest thing ever!
Here’s what Universal has to say:
“Universal Studios Hollywood introduces “Creature from The Black Lagoon—A Raging Rockin’ Show,” featuring an all-original score and dazzling Broadway-level production values in a hip, musical stage adaptation of the Universal horror classic, opening exclusively at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. on July 1.
Audiences will be immersed within a menacing Amazon environment, completely enveloped by the exotic sounds of the jungle as they watch the twisted love story between beauty and beast unfold. From the production’s first moments, guests will be thrust into an unexpectedly outrageous, bizarrely romantic, melodic and often outlandishly comic adventure as this monster classic is re-imagined for the 21st Century.”
The new musical attraction has an approximate 25 minute running time and a storyline that has been updated from the original screenplay to infuse romance and comic relief with extravagant stagecraft, acrobatic choreography and a hilarious and contemporary musical score certain to keep the production moving at a sizzling pace.