Perhaps you never thought this day would come, theater kids. You assumed you'd have to slay dragons or shoot soldiers or kick soccer balls along with the others, forever hiding your love of "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera," singing alone in your room at night, with no chance that your love of musicals would magically align with your love of the video game.
But fear no more! The day is upon us all. Playbill reports the advent of "Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance," a video game dedicated to the award-winning composer's songs, which allows fans to literally "sing and dance" to 32 of Webber's classic tunes. The game hits the market Sept. 14 exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.
And if that wasn't enough, you'll also be able to duet along with digital versions of your favorite theater stars of Webber's past shows, digital versions of Elaine Page, Sarah Brightman, and Michael Crawford, and of course Donny Osmond, because Donny Osmond once played Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
Paul Nichols of Koch Media, one of the distributors behind the game, announced the news, calling Webber and his works "British institution(s) that have been enjoyed by generations across the world. The chance to bring this product to market for the Nintendo Wii is both an honour and hugely exciting."
Also hugely exciting is the idea that fans might be able to play this game online one day, as kids with monikers like MusicOfTheNight and PhantomBoy99 and CatKid12 strap on their headsets, log-on, and rather than slaying soldiers with bullets, slay one another with high A-notes.