Friday, November 01, 2013

Britney Spears Musical about Jesus?!

Thanks to Helen Ingram for this one.  If it were April Fool's Day, I'd think this was a particularly fine prank.  But it seems to be true -- there's a musical that uses Britney Spears's music to tell the story of Jesus!  Details in this article in the NME:

New musical SPEARS will tell story of Jesus Christ through Britney Spears songs
Preview of show to be held in New York on November 7
A new musical will tell the story of Jesus Christ using the songs of Britney Spears. 
Spears The Musical: The Gospel According To Britney is currently being developed for the stage, with a preview of the show to be held for funders in New York on November 7. The production will give an account of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus by using Spears hits such as 'Stronger', '...Baby One More Time' and '(You Drive Me) Crazy'. 
Speaking about the project on the musical's official website, creator Pat Blute said: "These are Britney's lyrics. These are Jesus Christ's images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases.
Here's the official website:

SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney

I, for one, will definitely be going to see this!


Paul Regnier said...

Worth watching just on the off-chance that Jesus sings "Hit Me Baby One More Time" during the scourging.

Meg said...

Yes, I had a friend pass on this information a few weeks ago. Like a train wreck, it's hard to look away. I feel that I must go and see it if it ever is produced for the general public.