Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Anyone can do this

I have decided to get into a little Eurotrash of my own. I have set myself the task of translating an opera into a modern popular icon.

My first choice is to do Don Giovanni as Austin Powers. The Don would be Austin, of course, and Leporello would be Mini-Me. You know, dressed in the same outfit only littler. It might be hard to cast this, but we could maybe cast a girl and sing it up an octave. Dr. Evil would play the Commendatore. That fat character, what is his name? He could play Masetto.

The main gimmick of this production would be the 60s London outfits. All the girl characters, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Zerlina, would dress like this. You remember the style? Mrs. Peel, only not quite so butch. A randy, flirty modern Don sort of changes everything, don’t you think?

OK. Now I have another one for you. La Boheme done as the TV sitcom Friends. The garret is the apartment. The café is Central Perk. So where would they go in the out of town scene? That’s a tough one. Maybe they could all ride around in Phoebe’s taxi for that whole scene.

Anyway, you get the idea. Anyone can do this. I’m rather attracted to the Austin Powers idea. Maybe we should do some story boards and try to sell it.

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