Thursday, September 23, 2004

Singing Starfighter

A musical version of The Last Starfighter will make its off-Broadway debut on October 15. The new musical is based on the 1984 movie of the same title. The production notes sum up the plot as follows:
In a small town nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1983, Alex Rogan is
about to discover the adventure of a lifetime. An 18-year-old with an uncertain
future, Alex becomes the master of a video game only to discover that Centauri,
a huckster trying to save his vulnerable galaxy and make a little money in the
process, put it on Earth as a testing ground. Centauri offers Alex membership in
an elite cadre of space pilots charged with protecting the universe. Alex must
find a way to reach his potential, while a great danger looms out in space,
waiting for him.

I'm curious to know how musical numbers will be worked into this story, but I'm all for a musical based on a movie about a video game.