No, I didn’t make that up. Twilight: The Musical really is happening, and it’s happening soon. It was recently announced the Twilight musical is officially hitting the stage. Before you Twi-hards start rushing to New York, you should know that it’s not expected to have a very long run. Twilight: The Musical will make its off-Broadway debut as a one-night-only staged reading on January 16th, and the proceeds will benefit the charity Blessings in a Backpack.
According to the official musical website:
“Twilight: The Musical is a parody of the Twilight saga in the vein of Urinetown and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Twilight: The Musical examines our culture of obsession through the story of teenage outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with Vampire Edward Cullen.
Twilight: The Musical was created by Ashley Griffin, and features a book by Ashley Griffin, with music and lyrics by Jeremy Ezell, Ashley Griffin, Sean Mahoney, David Mallamud, and Michael Sutherland.”
One interesting thing about this musical is the cast, and their character names, which leads one to believe that this is going to be one bizarre parody. Of course, the show has both Bella and Edward, but that’s not all. There is also a Harry Potter and Hermione Granger found on the Twilight musical character list. Yup. Now, considering that the actress playing Alice previously played Draco Malfoy opposite Darren Criss’ Harry Potter in the A Very Potter Musical, I’m thinking they just might be planning a wizards vs. vampires musical mash up. That’s going to be one hell of a show.
Added note, this musical has no affiliation with Stephenie Meyer or Summit. Luckily, there are no copyright issues when it comes to parodies. However, it probably would have been wise to at least change the names of Bella and Edward a bit.
What do you guys think of Twilight: The Musical? Does it sound like something you’d want to check out? How do you feel about the possible Harry Potter mash up?