My approach to MARS ATTACKS on stage is sort of a science fiction version of West Side Story: a human and a Martian involved in a star-crossed romance, set against the backdrop of a violent interstellar war–with all of humanity caught in between! It’s going to be a rollicking good time, with songs that will make you want to get up and dance!
Post Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, it’s easy to be cynical about any musicals based on nerd properties. Yet if there’s one property that could fill the Little Shop of Horrors/The Toxic Avenger: The Musical cult production niche, it’s Mars Attacks. Especially if they take a cue from the film and write Tom Jones in as a character or compose a song performed entirely in “Ack Ack” speech. The only way I see this show going wrong is if Julie Taymor gets the directing gig and opts to use real Martian death rays. (Via Geeks of Doom)