Get Ready For ‘Spice Girls: The Musical'

Fri, January 22, 2010 6:00am EST by Add first Comment
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We defy you to NOT to zig-a-zig-ah when Posh, Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty reunite on-stage

So here’s a story from A to Z… the Spice Girls wanna be your lovers, on-stage, every night and everywhere from London’s West End to New York City’s Great White Way.

Judy Craymer, who produced both the film and theater versions of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! says that, for a second act, she’s going to create Spice Girls: The Musical with the Girls’ creator Simon Fuller and Universal Music.

Like Mamma Mia! the musical won’t be about the pop group, but will use their song catalouge to invent a fun, kitschy show about something completely un-related. Like using Dancing Queen or Money, Money, Money as vocal plotlines for a show about an aging mother who puts on her daughter’s wedding in Greece, for example. (Yeah, we didn’t get it either. You’ll have to see the show to understand its awesome novelty).

“I want to create a unique celebration of the band and its music, with its own flavor and joyful message, “ Craymer told the London Times. “It is important to me that the excitement, style and humor of the Spice Girls is well represented on stage.”

Sadly, you’ll have to wait at leas two to three years to catch the tentatively-titled Vida Forever, which will debut in London’s West End.

Craymer also says that no casting decisions have been made yet, but chances are you won’t be seeing the Spice Girls themselves – Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Haliwell – actually appear in the show. Our guess? You’ll still be seeing them in the audience…older, wiser and ready to pass the torch on to a whole slew of new ‘Wannabes.’

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