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'Octomom the Musical': More than just octuplets

May 18, 2009 |  3:52 pm

Suleman Did you roll your eyes at last month's news of the upcoming "Octomom the Musical"?

Yeah, we did too. But we were also intrigued -- it sounded too bad to be true, kind of like TMZ meets Stephen Schwartz. So we spoke with the show's creator, Chris Voltaire, to get the lowdown on what could be the lowbrow hit of the season.

And the good news is that the show is about more than just octuplets. Voltaire says the musical will tell three interwoven stories about an infamous mother of eight, a crooked financier named Bernie Schmadoff and the national economy in freefall.

"It's supposed to capture the insanity of our country over the past few months," says Voltaire, who has written the book and lyrics to the show.

He compares the project to such other up-to-the-minute musical parodies as "A Verry Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant" and "Rod Blagojevich Superstar."

Set to open July 1 at the Paul G. Gleason Theater in Hollywood, "Octomom the Musical" will run a whimsical one hour and feature 18 songs performed by a cast consisting mostly of up-and-coming improv comics. It will feature puppetry and other stage effects, though the creator declined to reveal how the octuplets will be portrayed.

As for Nadya Suleman, the Southern California mother who started the whole media storm, the show's creators have decided to leave a reserved seat at every performance in case she wishes to attend.

"She'll always be welcome here," says Voltaire.

-- David Ng

Photo: Nadya Suleman with child. Credit: FilmMagic.


 
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It's supposed to capture the insanity of our country over the past few months," says Voltaire, who has written the book and lyrics to the show.
" The past few months have been an accumilation of that tool Obama and the Clinton era rolled into one. "

Octomom has 14 children.

Kate Gosselin has 8 children and she is a worse crook than Nadya Suleman.

She has bilked old ladies and young women out of millions of dollars. Her show keeps right on rolling along, maybe.

TLC will hang in there until the last dog dies, though.

Too many paychecks depend on Kate continuing her show and her events.

Too bad if it is bad for the family. Who cares what it does to the kids?

APPARENTLY NOT TLC.

Apparently not her fans.

If her "undying" fans would face reality and see her for the evil, hateful, nasty women she is, her career would dry up and blow away.

Wouldn't that be worth watching? Kate actually working, really WORKING, for her money?


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