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The main event of the World Series of Poker is this coming weekend, which seems about as good a time as any to debut All In: The Poker Musical in Las Vegas. Oh yes, you read that correctly.
Created by Tim Molyneux, with support from Phil Hellmuth and the World Series of Poker, this is the first poker-themed musical and the first musical to be developed in conjunction with a leading sports brand. Echoing the core values and fabric that makes up poker players, this new genre of entertainment is a first for Las Vegas.
You know, breaking new ground in a musical genre isn't necessarily a good thing. Anyone else remember Cop Rock?
The story of All In: The Poker Musical revolves around the final nine players at the Main Event of the World Series Of Poker and, just like in the real WSOP, these players come from all walks of life. These clearly identifiable characters sing songs that are interlaced with poker analogies, quotes, and situations that also apply to the game of life.
Hmmm. On one hand, it wouldn't be fair of me to say this is going to be awful unless I saw it first. On the other hand, I don't think I should have to suffer through it just so I can say it sucks. Guess I'm gonna have to be unfair again.