There is a Princess Diana musical and we have questions – so many questions
Since her tragic death in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, has become even more of an icon than she was in life – why else would products like these still be available?
Because of this, we shouldn’t really be surprised to learn that somebody wrote a musical dedicated to “the People’s Princess” – we shouldn’t be, but we are, and so was development director, Ryan Bloomquist.
So I recently stumbled upon this footage of a community theater production of a Princess Diana musical and now it’s all I want to talk about. pic.twitter.com/zTy1VsyW7N
— Ryan Bloomquist (@ryanbloomquist) February 17, 2019
One of four musicals written by American composer and Princess Diana fan, Karen Sokolof Javitch, the show got somewhat mixed reviews from Twitter, although some may have been sarcastic.
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. https://t.co/KtvGVXSBMP
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) February 17, 2019
HOLY SHIT this is amazing.
Kiss your ass goodbye so-called Hamilton – there's a new princess in town.
"Why can't you be more like Fergie, you CRYING WOLF!" https://t.co/1KWCwPJOxq
— Jamie East (@jamieeast) February 18, 2019
My God. This is bingo-card blackout situation. The costumes. The choreography. Popping out from behind newspapers with excitement. Spoken words in unison for no particular reason. Fidgety hand gestures. "Bloody Go Home" red head is the "Courtney Take Your Break".
— The Baker's Wife's Husband (@RLindnerLolong) February 17, 2019
Well, this happened… https://t.co/Q6p6Iq8vtu
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) February 17, 2019
I… Just… Nope.
— Claire Allan (@ClaireAllan) February 17, 2019
Omg. Can I please be included in this conversation??
Why does only one person have an English accent??
And is Diana’s 11 o’clock number from THE AFTERLIFE?!?
This is incredible
— Matt Polidoro (@Polidorable) February 17, 2019
Now, we have questions, namely: “Why?”, “Does Camilla have this on Blu-Ray?”, “Is she wearing a Hillary Clinton wig?” and “Where can we get the soundtrack – just for the novelty value, you understand?”
If the clip has whetted your appetite for songs about Diana, here’s a tribute from the show’s creator. Enjoy.
The full version of the musical is almost two hours long, but if you want to watch it – and why wouldn’t you? – it’s available here.
Twitter user, Angus McKechnie, gave us food for thought.
Just wait until the same team get hold of Brexit https://t.co/6xO6d7RAdZ
— Angus MacKechnie 🇪🇺 (@AngusMackers) February 18, 2019
We can but hope.
H/T: Ryan Bloomquist