‘Full House! The Musical’ parody coming to off-Broadway

Hot off the announcement that Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the Full House sequel, Fuller House, it has been announced that Full House! The Musical!, an unauthorized parody by National Lampoon, is coming to off-Broadway this fall.

From the creators of Bayside! The Musical!, the Saved By The Bell parody, and Showgirls! The Musical!, the parody starts September 7th and will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM at Theatre 80 in New York City.

“In Full House! The Musical! the Tanner family patriarch, Danny, loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible Dad Speeches (complete with soft piano accompaniment),” Broadway World describes the plot. “Follow Danny’s wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul-mouthed and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his Dad Speech power back in time to save his family? Probably not!”

Fans of the popular ’80s sitcom know that Full House is the heartwarming story of widowed father whose best friend and brother-in-law move in to help him raise his three daughters. While it’s described as “Every episode of Full House serves to remind you that no matter how unconventional the Tanner family is – they will always be better than your family,” the creators have surely put a twist on the classic show.

While the sitcom is directed at families, the parody is aimed at the kids who are now adults that grew up watching the ABC series from 1987-1995. Jokingly, the musical will answer questions such as: “Will D.J Tanner develop an eating disorder?! Can Uncle Joey get on Star Search even though he’s not funny at all?! Who will have mercy on Uncle Jessie?! Will Kimmy Gibbler be murdered? How many catchphrases can one family have?!” and “What the hell is a Mary-Kate and Ashley?!”

Full House! The Musical! features book, music, lyrics and direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith (Bayside! The Musical!, Showgirls! The Musical!, JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!) with choreography by Jason Wise (“Fiddler at 50” at Symphony Space, Michael John LaChiusa’s See What I Wanna See at The Producers Club), who also serves as associate director.

Songs featured in the musical include: “This House is Too Full” by  the Tanner Family and Comet the Dog, “Have Mercy on My Heart/Don’t Touch the Hair” by Uncle Jessie and Rebecca Donaldson, “Our Family is Better Than Your Family” by the Tanner Family, “Look at These Assholes” by Comet the Dog, “There’s No Gays in San Francisco (As Demonstrated by the TV Show)” by The Boys (Jesse, Danny and Joey Gladstone, perhaps?), “Dad Speech (I’m a F*cking Superhero)” by Danny Tanner, “I’m Kind of a Slut (But Just Enough for Network TV)” by D.J Tanner and “Kimmy Gibbler Don’t Give a F*ck” by Kimmy Gibbler and Comet the Dog.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at FullHouseTheMusical.com or visiting the Theatre 80 Box Office at 80 St. Mark’s Place at First Avenue.

Fuller House is a multi-camera comedy from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. The new series stars original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure as the recently widowed and pregnant DJ Tanner-Fuller who asks sister and aspiring singer Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend and single mother Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber) and her daughter Ramona, to move in and help raise her two sons and unborn baby.

Original series star John Stamos will produce and reprise his role as Uncle Jesse Katsopolis while Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) and Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis) are still negotiating deals to appear.

Created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin, Fuller House will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016 with a one hour reunion episode before kicking off the series.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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