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What If Your Life Was a Musical? Four New Shows Explore This Idea, Including Disney’s ‘Bob the Musical'

by Louise Burton   Jul 28, 2014 09:25 AM EDT

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For anyone who wishes that their life had musical accompaniment, or that everyday people spontaneously broke into song like they do in musicals, several new shows could be for you. These musicals, compiled by Erik Piepenburg of The New York Times, include Adam Overett's My Life Is a Musical and an upcoming movie from Disney, Bob the Musical.

My Life Is a Musical is about a young man, Parker, who lives in a world of song and dance that no one else can experience. It's a secret he must keep from the other people in his life, until he falls in love with a co-worker who can't experience the music. The show premieres Tuesday at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and will run through August 30.

Maybe it was that musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that got Overett and other composers thinking: what if you went to work one day, and everyone sang instead of talked? Meetings would be a whole lot more interesting. You could give your status report in a big, dramatic aria. If the boss came in to yell at you, it would be con molto agitato.

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