Back to the Future: The Musical

Have you ever just watched Back to the Future and thought ‘this would be perfect for a Broadway musical’?  No, me either, but someone did because that’s what’s happening.

Though nothing is set in stone, writer and director Robert Zemeckis is in talks to transform the hit film into a singing dancing extravaganza.  Co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri are also involved in the project.  At least it’s in the hands of people that genuinely care about the story and the characters and, with the composer from the films involved, it’s likely that the musical will have a sound that is reminiscent of the movies, which is cool.

Nothing truly official has been announced, no actors have been attached to the project and no schedules have been released so it could be a while before we see people seeing Grease Lightning about the Delorean.  Still, I have a good feeling about the shows chances.  The films are so popular that I’m almost positive the musical will get made, I’m even fairly confident that it will be a success, though I’m not entirely convinced that there is an obvious link between diehard Back to the Future fans and Broadway musical fans.

If nothing else, it’ll be interesting to see how the film translates to a stage show and what parts warrant songs.  Though I’m not a big musical fan, I think I’d give this a shot, after all it is Back to the Future we’re talking about.

What do you think?  Do you think it’s a good or bad idea?  Are you curious about it?  Would you go to see it?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, if you liked this post, please click the like button and follow, if you really liked this post.  If your own Twitter you can also follow me there at!/AdamODwyer1 and remember, providing you are a real person and not spam I will follow you back.


One response

  1. Amy

    It’s a pretty interesting idea. I’m curious to see how it would work and where the singing would fit in. If it is made I’d give it a watch

    February 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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