One Toronto theater has plans for a Deadmau5-themed musical, and Deadmau5 isn’t happy about it. The DJ sent the Al Green Theatre a cease and desist letter Wednesday over Deadmouse: The Musical.
Deadmau5 posted the letter on his Twitter, along with some comments directed toward the theater: “While I appreciate their intent, they REALLY went about this the wrong way and dont fully understand how this diminishes certain endeavours.”
The letter acknowledges that Deadmau5 “appreciates that the creators of the [musical] may be paying tribute to him” but that he “cannot allow the use of the mark ‘Deadmouse’ (or any other mark associated with [Deadmau5], as such use capitalizes on the goodwill and reputation of [Deadmau5’s] extremely popular marks, name, and personality for commercial gain.”
The theater did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. A statement on the official website for the musical, which is scheduled to run at the Al Green Theatre from July 3 to July 11, reads: “Just so there’s no confusion Deadmouse the Musical is not written by Deadmau5 or endorsed by Deadmau5. It is a parody. It was written out of love of house music culture.”