Zero Budget ‘The Spidey Project’ Musical Aims to Open Before ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’
Back on February 12, POPE! The Musical writer Justin Moran set an ambitious goal: Create an original Spider-Man musical from scratch with a budget of $0 and open before the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's then-launch date of March 15. Less than two weeks later Moran and Jon Roufaeal's The Spidey Project is reported to be completely written, scored and cast. It's even locked in to run at The People's Improv Theater in New York City. With the $65+ million Turn Off the Dark's opening date looking even murkier now that the production has ordered a re-write by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and potentially hired a co-director, The Spidey Project seems on track to meet its goals with time to spare. Did we mention this thing has a budget of $0?From the official Spidey Project press release:
"How important is $65 Million in making good theatre?" jokes Moran. "We're going to develop a story, write a complete musical score and script, design sets and costumes, cast, rehearse, advertise and ultimately mount the production on March 14th, 2011 at the The People's Improv Theater in NYC."
Through YouTube updates, Moran's confirmed that the show will star a cast of six men and three women and run about an hour. Its score was written by composers Adam Podd (POPE! the Musical) and Doug Katsaros (TV's The Tick), which seems like a credible fit considering both of those gentlemen seem to be able to remove sunglasses from their faces.
Ticket prices haven't been settled, but are intended to range from free to around $5, depending on the insurance needs of the venue. Given that the show runs on volunteer efforts, it may only be performed once, so Spidey fans in the neighborhood may want to swing by the PIT box office sooner than later to secure tickets when the time comes.
See Moran's video updates on the show's progress below:
[Via Gamma Squad]