WIKIMUSICAL is a hilarious new musical satire of the virtual age. It tells the epic tale of two estranged brothers, Peter and Kurt Oglesby, who return to their childhood home for Christmas Eve and, through a series of mysterious events, are magically zapped inside the Internet. But getting back to reality isn’t as simple as clicking on the right hyperlink; the brothers must put aside their differences and come to terms with their pasts in order to save the future. Along the way, they will need to rely on help from allies like the Cuddly Kittens (who may or may not have created the Internet), a cowardly Emoticon (who is searching for his long lost love, Princess LOL), and an omniscient Narrator (who may or may not be Morgan Freeman).
As you can probably already tell, WIKIMUSICAL is a quintessential quest story, inspired by such classics as The Wizard of Oz, Alice and Wonderland and The Phantom Tollbooth (and by Broadway shows like Avenue Q). Add a dash of Tron and a sprinkling of Super Mario Bros. and you have a good idea of the style and tone of the show. The show’s hip and memorable pop score, composed by Trent Jeffords, features twelve original songs that are firmly grounded in musical theater.
WIKIMUSICAL had its world debut July 18th at The Pearl Theatre Company Performance Space as a part of The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival.