People all over the world are willing to jump on me when I goof up …

I just posted a column for this week about classic TV sitcoms that could be adapted into Broadway musicals. The column started as a comment on the trend of turning TV shows and movies into stage musicals, and turned into a list of which shows were the ripest for such a transition.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/05/michael-c-moore-viewpoint-classic-tv-shows-that/

My first example was “Gilligan’s Island.”

It took about 10 minutes before my friend (Facebook and otherwise), the talented young triple-threat singer-dancer-actress Krista Curry, sent me a note that “Gilligan’s Island” had, indeed, already been turned into a musical. She’s schooling in London and gallyvanting around Europe, so I appreciate her note on two levels: First, it’s nice of her to take the time to send me the information from whatever far-flung tourist trap she happens to be visiting at the moment, and second, it’s even nicer that she’s checking out dispatches from the Sungeon from a half a world away. Score one for Mark Zuckerberg, I guess.

So, “Gilligan’s Island — the Musical” debuted in Los Angeles in 1989, and has been performed all over the country since then, including an independent national tour (which obviously didn’t hit Bremertron) in 2009. It was written by the TV’s show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, and his son, Lloyd.

And the music, all 19 songs of it, was written by two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber (who’s on his way to Poulsbo for a March 25 concert) and his wife, Hope.

It really is a small world after all …

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