'Buffy' Musical takes to the Stage

From Zap2It (tv.zap2it.com):
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LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) "Once More, with Feeling," the musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is being brought back to life once more. Ten more times, actually.
A San Francisco arts group called CounterPulse is mounting a live stage production of the musical episode, which first aired on UPN in November 2001, for a brief run from Oct. 20-23 and again on Halloween Eve, Oct. 30. The group is playing two shows per night, and three of the performances are already sold out.

"It is no coincidence that this show will be around Halloween," the CounterPulse web site says.

"Once More, with Feeling," which was written (songs included) and directed by "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon, finds Buffy and the Scoobies inexplicably breaking into song, Broadway-style, and at the same time revealing secrets about themselves. They eventually discover that a musical demon, accidentally summoned to Sunnydale, is behind the mischief.
The episode earned an Emmy nomination for music direction.

The stage production will feature a live band performing with the actors and dancers. CounterPulse says "costumes are encouraged"; ticket information is at CounterPulse.org.

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Nice, but part of the charm was in the actors (of the series) doing it....errrr... PERFORMING the music.....

cewargamer wrote:
Nice, but part of the charm was in the actors (of the series) doing it....errrr... PERFORMING the music.....

Totally agree!

Sounds like a Buffy geek out fest to me, similar to Rocky Horror Picture show type things. Neat, not sure I'd go, but neat anyways.

And the intricacies of the humor (Anya hating bunnies, for instance) and repercussions of the story (Buffy having dies twice, being brought back both times), which will be completely lost on someone who hasn't ever watched the show.

Oh well.