Friday, October 12, 2007
silence in the buffyverse
a few years ago, cba took me to the singalonga version of 'the sound of music'. it was obviously a knock-off of the rocky horror nights across the world, and it was a great success. there was an open bar in the back of the theatre, and the place was full of g/l/b/t types. cba bought me a goodie bag, and so i had a scarf like maria's to wear, a plastic edelweiss to wave, a party popper to throw at the baroness's ball, and a foam nun. we had a wonderful evening.
news today that the buffy version of such an entertainment experience has been ordered to cease and desist by 20th century fox who own the rights:
"... the hardcore Buffy fans out there who are all dressed up like the Slayer, Giles, Xander, Willow and Spike and now have nowhere to sing their hearts out surely aren't going to go quietly into that good night. In fact, the scorned fans' feelings might be summed up by this one message board post, on www.uncoolkids.com/buffy: "Please don't take our joy," wrote Jessa Boudreaux. An online petition to save the Buffy Musical posted by McClung on Wednesday currently has 1,534 signatures."
the whole yahoo article is here.
sign the petition here.