Great Scott! See What Back To The Future Would Look Like As A Broadway Musical
I like to imagine that if Back to the Future became a Broadway musical, Huey Lewis, The News (if available) and composer Alan Silvestri would collaborate on the music and lyrics, kind of like how Elton John and Tim Rice teamed up for the stage production of The Lion King. Alas, we can probably add Back to the Future to the list of 80s movies unlikely to ever reach the stage in musical form, along with The Terminator and Fatal Attraction. But CineFix did a fine job of imagining what Back to the Future might look and sound like in musical form with the above video. The "Homemade Movie" not only uses some fun special effects to recreate a few classic moments from the beloved 1985 film, but it also features a song fit for a musical, complete with references to the plot of the movie, and of course, Doc Brown's trademark exclamation, "Great Scott!"
Do we all agree that "This is Heavy" would work well as a reprise of "Great Scott," if such a musical were to be made? And since we're on the subject of fantasy-soundtracking a Back to the Future musical, let's close out the first act with "Power of Love." A Broadway-ified version of "Earth Angel" and "Johnny B. Goode" would be saved for the second act, of course. An ensemble rendition of "The Wallflower" could work for a diner scene. And maybe something original focused on the Delorean. "Flux Capacitor Fluxing"? Ok, I've probably taken this further than it needs to go. Wait, Marty and Doc duet to original song, "We Don't Need Roads" for the final number. Ok, I'm done.
Going back to CineFix's video, "Great Scott" clocks in at a little over two minutes, but as you'll see in the behind-the-scenes video below, a lot of thought and preparation went into writing the song and making the video…
Finally, if you want to get your karaoke on, here's the sing-along version of "Great Scott," complete with lyrics
If you haven't seen it, check out these side-by-side comparisons of the Back to the Future II stars in their aged make-up next to what they look like today (just two years from 2015) here.
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