Edward Scissorhands the dance-musical will make its American debut in San Francisco tonight. Matthew Bourne has reimagined Tim Burton’s classic film for the stage. The show was a minor hit in London and producers are hoping to bring it to Broadway.
It is being described as, “Already a hit in London, Edward Scissorhands has toured Asia and the United Kingdom prior to making its North American premiere in San Francisco. A treat for the whole family, this touching and witty gothic fairytale tells the story of a boy created by an eccentric inventor. With only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well-meaning community struggles to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.”
I know I say this about a lot of things, but this looks like it will go best with a 16 oz. bottle of cheap vodka and some weed. I’m not sure what people are thinking these days, but what the hell? Theater is dead. Some other movie to stage productions in the works or already on board are Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Heartbreakers, The Little Mermaid and Dirty Dancing.