I thought this was a joke but perhaps it isn’t. Fat Mike recently gave a pretty candid radio interview in which he admitted to not only liking musical theatre but has in fact been working on a musical himself. Inspired by the puppet comedy/musical Avenue Q, Mike has apparently been writing songs for a musical that won’t necessarily be punk rock themed.
“Well the thing I’m working on, it’s more dramatic than anything… Maybe a punk rock… well that’s the thing, it’s not that punk rock either. It’s got some punk songs in it, but it’s maybe like Hair mixed with ‘Hedwig’. Most of the stuff is typical stuff. You know; piano, classical instruments and real singers.”
No more word on when it will see the light of day but rest assured, it will not be your standard boring Grease type arrangement!