The Musical Mashup of Karen Carpenter and Judy Blume You've Been Waiting For
By Out.com Editors
You read that right. The play, Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter, is "loosely based" on Judy Blume’s popular coming-of-age novel, Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, which was published in 1970 and still remains one of those hot button titles that get parents in a tizzy and have school libraries ban it. This musical parody remixes the story in a distinctive way by using the Carpenters catalog—Rainy Days and Mondays, Close to You, Top of the World and We’ve Only Just Begun—to lovingly reflect that '70s feeling. A mix of teenage love, bras, sanitary belts, and Drew Droege in drag, this feels a bit like the Carrie musical we always wanted, but better (and without any telekenetic powers or pigs blood).
Originally produced by the Attic Theatre, the show returns August 17-24 at the Cavern Club Theatre in Silverlake in Los Angeles. For tickets, click here.