Joe’s Garage: The Musical

I for one would love to see this:

The Open Fist Theatre Company in California will present the world premiere of Joe’s Garage, a new stage production based on the Frank Zappa album of the same name. Directed by Pat Towne, the production will begin previews at the Open Fist Theatre Sept. 18 with an official opening Sept. 26. The limited engagement will run through Nov. 22.

Joe’s Garage to Make World Premiere in September

21 Responses to “Joe’s Garage: The Musical”

  1. Rob says:

    Sounds very interesting (And would probably make a great movie, if done right)! My only concern: Who’s playing the music? Did the ZFT give permission to use the original tapes?? I don’t think a “theater orchestra” could pull it off very well.

  2. Balint says:

    …if the main caracter was played by Tom Cruise, then the subtitle could be: (Per)Mission Impossible!

  3. Grimpoteuthis says:

    they have permission, read the article.

  4. Jamez says:

    Hope we get some pics when it previews.

  5. Balint says:

    Here’s some info about a “concert-like” performance in 2003, played by The Troupe.

  6. andre ntj says:

    A quote from Grimpoteuthis:

    they have permission, read the article.

    yes, but do they have the andre’s permission???

  7. Alex says:

    Sounds awesome – unfortunately I’m here in Indiana.

  8. Robert says:

    I for one have trouble imagining Joe’s intercourse with Sy being performed live on stage in front of an american audience. And will they introduce beeps at all the places were words like eg. “golden shower”, “fuck me, you ugly son of a bitch” are supposed to be heard? (Or maybe, at least for the latter example, they simply resort to the german lyrics which are safe anyway because nobody speaks decent german over there…)

  9. Bob Again says:

    A quote from Robert:

    …nobody speaks decent german over there…)

    Ist das nicht unheimlich?

  10. John Healy says:

    When they make the move I vote for Selma Blair to play Mary, the girl that was stuck to seat 38 on Phydeaux III.

  11. Jamez says:

    A quote from John Healy:

    When they make the move I vote for Selma Blair to play Mary, the girl that was stuck to seat 38 on Phydeaux III.

    Wasn’t she married to Ahmet Zappa?

  12. John Healy says: