Friday, July 17, 2009


I haven't seen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet, but until I do, this unauthorized spoof musical is keeping me tickled.

An interview with the creators is over at io9.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

DESTINO: Disney & Dali

I have always heard of the Walt Disney / Salvador Dali collaboration Destino. It's not a musical, though as with everything Disney touched, music plays a vital role. Apparently this short project (which I thought was lost/abandoned) was released in 2003 and will make its DVD debut in 2010. Read more about the fascinating history of Destino on Wikipedia.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HE-MAN: The Bollywood Musical!

I have not addressed Bollywood on this blog, partly because I don't know enough about it, and partly because Bollywood's genre-blending, over-the-top musicals would probably ALL qualify as "mondo" by Western standards. I do have good memories of living in New York City, when a local station would show Bollywood musicals on Sunday afternoons. Just the thing to go with the post-hangover brunch cocktails!

Anyway, I came across this and thought it too good to pass up. It's a musical adaptation of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" performed as some kind of nightclub act. Behold:

Via Topless Robot.


Hey, why not? Seems like vampires are Broadway box office poison, and Frankenstein already had his own show. Can Wolf Man be far behind? Read about it at the LA Times.