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Animal House: The Musical: The Perfect Idea

A few months ago, we got news of the development of an Austin Powers musical. A few months before that, we got news of the development of a Ghost musical. A few months from now I’m sure we’ll get news of the development of a The Hangover musical and an off-broadway production of Project X. But today let’s pause, looking neither to the past nor the future, because today we get the news of truly the most perfect of all movie-to-musical ideas that people who love shameless, easy money revolutionizing musical theater have developed: an Animal House musical. From NY Daily News:

Universal Pictures announced Monday — the 30th anniversary of Belushi’s fatal drug overdose — that playwright Michael Mitnick has signed on to bring Bluto Blutarsky and his Delta Tau Chi frat brothers to the stage.

Canadian alt-rockers Barenaked Ladies are set to pen the score about the audacious Faber College misfits. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, director and choreographer of the smash Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon,” will repeat those duties in “Animal House: The Musical.”

“To honor the 30th anniversary of Belushi’s fatal drug overdose, here is another terrible idea that will sour the memory of Animal House, concurrently making the franchise lots of money.” I do have to say, though, hiring the Barenaked Ladies to write the score is 100% the greatest idea I have ever heard in my entire life, no exaggeration at all, not even a little, and it is so funny and I love it so much. I think that is the best part of this news, but do YOU think that is the best part of this news? Please vote in our poll about the best part of this news.

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