After 12 long years, we’re finally getting more Friends!
No, we’re not talking about the long-rumored Friends reunion that definitely isn’t happening ever.
But we’ll get to see a brand new take on Rachel, Ross, Chandler and the rest of the gang in an unauthorized musical parody called Friends: The One Where They Sing!
The 90-minute stage adaptation will open at MCL Chicago Theater and run from June 10-July 29!
And to shake things up, writer and director Eli Golden revealed the audience will have the option of participating in a Friends drinking game during the show — how fun!
Golden told Buzzfeed the idea to create a musical version of the hit NBC sitcom came while he was watching reruns of the show, explaining:
“Friends is that show I watch every night before I go to bed, so naturally, it means a lot to me. I am a huge lover of musicals and really wanted to tell a great story while staying true to the source material. This is a musical for fans by the fans, both of Friends and musicals in general.”
The musical will include fan favorites like Smelly Cat, Marcel the monkey, and Janice’s nasally catchphrase “OH. MY. GOD!”
We’re not sure if this will top other recent unauthorized musicals of ’90s sitcoms, but it sounds like a fun time!
Ch-ch-check out a clip of the cast doing a table read (below)!
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