Okay, all you ALIEN lovers out there, get your Broadway binoculars cleaned and your pulse rifles ready. It's time for the bio-mechanical black-tie event of the decade (well, at least for the week anyway). Just in time for the release of PROMETHEUS, we have a great little musical version of of the perennial favorite and undisputed sci-fi/horror classic, ALIEN. It's appropriately called (no, you didn't guess) ALIENS: THE MUSICAL.
Yes, just when you thought some things cannot be musical...think again! Just when you thought some things were far too other-worldly and alien for Broadway adaptations...think again! The title song--"Far Away From LV426" will actually grow on you (or should I say, in you) like...well, like a facehugger gestating in your chest, erupting in a bloody crescendo of song, but not dance, leaving you writhing on the floor, fighting for your bloody life. Okay, maybe that metaphor is a little extreme, but it's certainly appropriate for the circumstances.
The music, lyrics, and video editing for ALIENS: THE MUSICAL are done by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan (Conan the Barbarian: The Musical, and Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical.) In this sure-to-be new classic, Newt and Ripley sing "Far Away From LV426". The word is that "They sing at night, mostly." Reminisce and...by all means...enjoy! Oh,and sing along too, if you like!