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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dinosaurs on Broadway

I wasn't exactly sure what to think when I first heard about this. It took a lot of background investigation for me to believe this was a actual show, and not just someones elaborate (and completely amazing) internet prank. But as it stands, this is both completely legitimate, and completely innovative.

"Jurassic Parq" is a Broadway Musical about, you guessed it, "Jurassic Park", and the story of Isla Nublar from the perspective of the dinosaurs. Sounds interesting, yes? Here is a brief description from the Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical blog:

"Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching mediation on gender, sexuality, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male... because of the frog DNA. The mutation spawns a chain of reaction of identity crises forcing dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they've held as truths."

I mean, in all seriousness, this sounds brilliant for a lot of reasons. But the biggest one (aside from the dinosaurs, many of which were very big indeed) is the fact that there was a person or persons out there clever enough to look at the original story, and spin it in this way. Pure creative genius, hands down.

The show has gotten a lot of good reviews, and is actually extending its run due to its popularity. I would love to head up to New York City and see it, but I don't know if that's actually going to happen for me. So if you're reading this, and you're already in the area, you really have no excuse - go see this show!


  1. WHAT??? This is awesome. The official blog has a great response to a pedantic Jurassic Park fan who had an unhealthy level of outrage. Here it is -

    Good catch!

  2. Haha, yeah, it's ridiculous. I had considered going in and correcting all of the errors that the fan had with his list of... errors. But you can't leave comments.