Goonies never say die! They sing! Or at least that’s the plan, according to the movie’s director, Richard Donner. Donner told Yahoo that as a part of the 30th anniversary for the 1985 film they are planning an Off-Broadway musical adaptation.
We’re going to do an Off-Broadway; do you know what immersion theater is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. We’re doing one on The Goonies. It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful.
It’s as though all of the fans of The Goonies finally threw enough wishes into the well.
Reports of a possible sequel to the beloved film have long been rumored, and this is not the first time a stage version has been discussed, but now it seems as though it might really happen. The idea of an interactive theater experience seems appropriate for a movie about a treasure hunt. Imagine getting to work with the cast to find One-Eyed Willie’s treasure.
Heck, just imagine being a part of a chorus line of Sloths, doing the Truffle Shuffle. In any case, we’re excited about the possibilities.
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(No, I was not named after the main character in this movie.)