Ever thought what it would be like if during the birth of Christ, Mary, Joseph and everyone else sang that hit Britney Spears song “Hit Me Baby One More Time“?
How about if when Jesus left the tomb he was singing “now I’m Stronger than yesterday“?
Well you might have the answer to your wonderings, with “SPEARS the Musical: The Gospel According to Britney”, which is indeed a Jesus Christ Musical using Britney Spears songs… and it seems only Britney Spears songs.
According to Digital Spy:
SPEARS the Musical: The Gospel According to Britney will feature several of Spears’s songs, including ‘(You Drive Me) Crazy’, ‘…Baby One More Time’ and ‘Stronger’, used to describe the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
No lyrics have been changed and no words are spoken, technically making the show an opera.
The musical’s official website shares some images from previous shows, with the creative team sharing input on the production.
Creator Pat Blute says of the musical: “These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases.
“It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the power of forgiveness.”
Read more at digitalspy.co.uk but be warned, you may find Britney Spears videos, news, and things there.
Can you think of any other weird and wonderful ideas for a Jesus Musical?
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