Awesome sense, tingling!
So I saw the Spider-Man Musical on Broadway a few weeks back for my birthday. To say I was disappointed is probably an understatement. (I’m pretty sure the phrase “I’m not on enough drugs to appreciate this” was used shortly after the second act began.) Disappointed, I said to myself: Where else will I get that Parker charm on stage?
The Spidey Project has got you covered — and the show is now up in four parts on YouTube. I’m about 10 minutes into this, and I’m already totally smitten: Seeing Peter Parker’s life as, well, a bit of a comedy is a great way to keep the energy moving as well as play up the sheer absurdity that is The Parker Luck. Nerdy Betty Brant is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time, and Flash Thompson’s “Captain Hammer”-esque jockery is just awesome.
Stemming from some extremely dedicated (and clearly musically adept) fans who created the script and score in 10 days flat, this is the sort of respect and love of the source material that, well, the Broadway version of the show just completely lacked. Even as it lacks the (alleged) polish of a $65 million budget, the cast of this show should be proud of this funny, funny accomplishment. Check out Parts Two, Three and Four. Seriously, Spider-Fans, you just hit the jackpot.