Friday, October 5, 2007

Much at Stake

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2007 at 9:54 AM

What could be better than an all-singing, all-dancing musical about slaughtering the undead? Why, singing along! Tickets go on sale this morning for the Belcourt's screenings of Once More with Feeling: The Buffy Musical, showing Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at midnight.

Who cares, you say? You must be living in a pop-culture tomb. If anything, the cult of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has only grown since the show's 2003 finale. (A friend of mine—mother of two, works at Vanderbilt—started buying the Joss Whedon-penned comic-book serialization of never-filmed Season 8 as soon as it hit the racks earlier this year.) The sing-along version of the 2001 musical episode, in which a tap-dancing demon infects the citizens of Sunnydale with the urge to spill their guts (somewhat literally) in song, premiered in Boston in 2004 and has become a blockbuster event at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse.

The evening will include fan videos, trivia contests, audience-participation bags (with finger puppets!) and a round of "Buffy-oke" in which the fearless will get their chance to act in the series. And who knows? If it goes well, maybe there'll be a mandate for a Nashville edition of this.

Tickets are $12. Bring your own garlic.

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