Day 315 – November 11, 2018
8 years in the making, Beetlejuice (the musical) is set to become another, in the long line of many, musical adaptions of 80’s/90’s movies. This happens to be, on the road, preparing for its Broadway run by working out the kinks in Washington DC. I remember the first time I saw the movie. I am a big Michael Keaton fan and his performance was iconic. In my opinion, it is one of the most entertaining and unforgettable characters in film. I would have never imagined that the movie would make for a good musical. Except for Day-O and Shake, Senora there were no other songs to adapt. While I did just see the musical, this post is not a review. It just happens to be a chance to ask “where is creativity? or originality anymore? I understand the need for source material. Believe me, I look for it every day. But you would think with the amount of talent out there there would be a few original options that would play so much better than an iconic movie. And that isn’t limited to one genre. Films, songs, and broadway shows that are “remakes”, originally made in the 80’s or 90’s, confuse the heck out of me. Has the well run dry? You think we would be more advanced than that. While a revival does make sense in theatre, for the most part, is it absolutely necessary? I know there are plenty of people who eat that stuff up, I just finds it somewhat sad. Another reason why I enjoy spending time in Blogworld. The poetry, the art (all types) and the stories, so much originality and personality. I think I am at the point where I would consider putting the credit card down and enjoy scrolling through Reader. Have a great week!