CAN RAISING CAIN BE FAR BEHIND?
A member of the Australian comedy group The Complete First Season has an idea for a Scarface musical that he can't seem to get out of his head-- at least until he saw last week's "Scarface School Play" video. In any case, First Season's Jimmy laid out several of his ideas:
•Tony arrives on a boat from Cuba with his best friend Manny and dreams of making it big (“The World Is Yours”).
•A Sondheim-like conversation-song with the two officers joking around with him (“The Interrogation”).
•The Sunset Motel sequence in interpretive dance (“The Chainsaw Ballet”).
•A Do-Re-Mi style teaching song where Tony tells his lovelorn friend Manny how to impress a girl (“You Get The Money, Then The Power, Then The Women”).
•Frank pleads with Tony not to kill him, and offers him Elvira. Tony refuses. (“Stay Loyal”).
•The good times montage (“Take It To The Limit”, from the original movie) where Tony marries Elvira.
•Tony, out of his mind on cocaine, sings a tormented solo of how he’s betrayed/murdered so many of his friends and family (“Oh Manolo”)
•… which transitions into Tony’s explosion of rage (“My Little Friend”) and a spectacularly choreographed dance piece with explosions and gunfire.
•The finale with Tony and all of his victims rising from the grave, warning the audience about the dangers of having too much ambition and greed (“The World Is Yours (Reprise)”).
•The show ends by exploding talcum powder (i.e. cocaine) over the front row of the audience.