Freebie Idea for a Hit Show
In the vein of the return of burlesque, single-ring circuses, intense haunted houses and roller derby, I’ve got a concept that the right show producer could turn into a hit.
Sure, it’s nostalgic (although none of us actually remembers it), and perhaps somewhat ironic, but in keeping with shows like Teatro Zinzanni or even Shane Scheel’s For the Record shows in L.A. or Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, I can envision it being improved as a form, done in a super high-quality way, and, yes, splashed lightly with irony, while at the same time being powerful and immersive.
It’s called the Midnight Ghost Show, and I already want a Premiere Level ticket to the show, which one of you geniuses is going to create around this concept. Here’s the core idea, as explained here:
“Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, Americans flocked to their local movie theaters to be scared out of their wits. Sure, they loved the classic movies of the time like Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy. But it was the terrifying and humorous stage shows — known generically as the Midnight Ghost Show — that really packed the theaters to capacity.”
It’s a concept that could be modernized, improved in terms of the quality of the actual entertainment it delivered and marketed well.
And if you don’t jump on this soon, Randy Weiner will probably jump on this — so get to work.
Just invite me to the premiere.