Nov 15, 2020
This is the story about how a group of redditors got together and wrote an entire musical. Since I was the one with the experience of putting together a musical demo, I led a lot of the work.
We started 8 months ago. We came up with a bunch of ideas and voted on a theme.
The winner was horror comedy - the runner up was Norse setting. So we decided to do a horror comedy set in Sweden in the 70s with a Norse monster.
We put together the standard plot of a horror comedy, with all the tropes. I was so glad we had the framework.
We wanted our characters to be really interesting. So we had the entire group come together to edit our characters!
The group added so many interesting details. Some weird ones too. We decided we would roll with it!
We had 15 different songs to write.
So we let anyone who would be willing to write one come in and try. Some succeeded some had life get in the way.
The 15 songs had 8 different musicians.
And 12 different lyricists.
We had a bunch of zoom calls to write the script. It was cool to collaborate with people from high school students to professionals!
Our script ended up being 54 pages long. Special thanks to the guy who put it all together!
We wanted to hear it performed. So we sent out a casting call.
We are so grateful to everyone who responded. I wish we could have cast everyone!
This is part 1 - I wrote two of the songs.