Monday, February 28, 2011

Movies I Want to Adapt as Stage Musicals

My lifelong dream has been to adapt "Mommie Dearest" as a musical. Then I found out someone already did that, and it was a huge flop. If ONLY I had gotten there first! "No More Wire Hangers" would be the eleven-o-clock number and the counterpoint between Christina and Joan would have rivaled anything from Les Mis.

Here are a few others on my list for possible stage adaptations:

The Hills Have Eyes
Slumber Party Massacre 3
Mrs Doubtfire
A really upbeat version of "The Passion of the Christ"
Drop Dead Gorgeous (this would make such a fucking fantastic musical and I have dibs on the Brittany Murphy character)
The original Scream
Apollo 13
Eyes Wide Shut
Doubt! (with explanation mark, of course)

I just don't know which one to start with.


  1. Thoughts: if you did Drop Dead Gorgeous I would want to play Denise Richards.

    If you did Scream, I call dibs on Rose McGowan.

    and also, what about Mean Girls or I Know Who Killed Me.

    (this is JP)

  2. Oooh I love the Apollo 13 idea! Excellent. What about Snakes on a Plane?

  3. JP, I have you down to be Denise. Kaiti, I'm going to make you be Kirsten Dunst, but you have to brush up on your tap skills.

    I thought about snakes on a plane, I think it could maybe work as a one-act.