It’s Back In Time. Uh, sorry about that.
Well, if they’re going to do “Karate Kid” and “The Nanny”, might as well do “Back to the Future: The Musical”, I suppose. Or not. However, whether we want it or not, it’s coming next month, exactly on February 20th at the Manchester Opera House. UK. Still time to book your flights!
On the upside, there are two hits from the movie, “Power of Love” and “Back in Time”, originally performed by Huey Lewis and the News, along with a bonafide musical moment with Marty McFly performing “Johnny B. Goode”. So practically a musical already!
The new songs are from Alan Silvestri, who scored the original film, and Glen Ballard, a songwriter and producer who has worked with everyone but most notably co-wrote the album “Jagged Little Pill” with Alanis Morissette.
The show stars Roger Bart (“Young Frankenstein: The Musical”) as Doc Brown and Olly Dobson as Marty, singing one of the new songs here, that is actually really good. So there, what do I know?