Are you the type of person who would be interested in a rock opera version of “Jersey Shore” starring a drag queen as JWOWW, a guy in an awesome puffy muscle suit, and a song titled “Snooki’s Lament”? Oh, you are? Please read on:
Mixing the cringe-worthy voyeurism of TV’s biggest train wreck with the even-more-embarrassing pastime of musical theater, “The Jersey Shoresical” is a “hilarious send-up of your favorite Guidos and Guidettes”, coming soon to the NYC Fringe Festival after a successful run in LA. Thought up by the show’s own “Ronnie” and “Sammie” (who count among their credits Mean Girls and Party Down, as well as stints with the Upright Citizens Brigade), the cast includes a drag queen (JWoww) who made it to the semis impersonating Britney Spears on America’s Got Talent, and a ’90s Brit pop star taking a turn as Snooki, proving the real reason America’s got talent is because we steal it from other countries. Done almost completely in song, the show’s narrated by a “Greek Chorus of drunk girls called the Random Sluts”, while original tunes include sure-to-be-classics such as “Grow Some Balls”, “B*tch in a Bed”, “I F’n Love You, I F’n Hate You”, and “Snooki’s Lament”, which oddly seems to suggest there’s something to not lament about being Snooki.
Oh dear God it’s marvelous. I’m fully aware there’s no way this can live up to the image I’ve got of it in my mind, but I don’t care at all at this point. I want to own the soundtrack. Sound unheard, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to declare that the first dance at my wedding will be to “I F’n Love You.”
The only way this could be improved, and I’m really just splitting hairs at this point, is if they somehow worked in those “Jersey Shore with British accents” guys. Those guys were the best.
Behind the scenes video of “The Jersey Shoresical” after the jump.