Musicals aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if said musical is set in Wellington and involves the assassinations of Glee type characters it’s hard not to want to know more.

Joshua Hopton Stewart has written a hilarious piece of musical theatre based on his team’s entry in the 2010 V48Hour Short Film Competition, Society Slump Superstars. 

Cue recession-hit New Zealand with a Prime Minister who wants his citizens’ mood to be improved (you can tell it’s fictional already). When music plays, the people dance and sing. But not with joy because every wavering note, wrong lyric or shabby footwork could be their demise. Everyone lives a real life musical…but with serious consequences.

Society Slump Superstars is theatre company FreshDada’s debut production and will be performed at BATS Theatre 8pm, 10 – 14 April, 2012. With a cast of 20 ridiculously enthusiastic singers and performers, led by Director Joshua Stewart and Choreographer Sam Mcleod (Bloody Broadway 2) it is sure to go down a treat.

Tickets are available right now from BATS Theatre

Get in quick as opening night has already sold out!