Ever see something and then just shake your head in utter confusion. Well, that’s exactly what I’m doing right now. The New York Times is reporting that there is actually a musical being formed around the, doomed-from-the-beginning Bricklin SV-1. I’m serious about this too, it’s not a joke. Apparently a script was penned by Allen Cole and Paul Ledoux about how the Bricklin, with all of its techno wonder goodies that didn’t work, goes down in flames after only two years of production in the mid-70’s. Better yet, the show is actually scheduled to have a run of 16 performances at the Playhouse in Fredericton, New Brunswick and is a musical! Yep, that’s right, a musical.
Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of the Playhouse in Fredericton, New Brunswick states,
“We’re going for a cabaret-meets-disco-meets-car-show vibe. It’s supposed to be fun”. He then goes on to say, “It’s a story about hopes and dreams, and at its heart are these two larger-than-life characters,”
SERIOUSLY… ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?
Honestly, as I am writing this I am chuckling to myself as this musical is going to be right up there with Mel Brook’s, “Springtime for Hitler” as seen in the Producers. The Bricklin was produced from 1974-1976 and in that time less than 3000 where produced. I fear the play is going to follow the same route as the tortured and failed Bricklin, in fact if they sell more than 3000 tickets they should consider that more of an accomplishment than the actual car itself.