Golden Girls is hitting the stage, albeit with a certain Muppet-like flair.
That Golden Girls Show is a puppet parody of the beloved ’80s sitcom. Opening next week off-Broadway in New York, Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia are coming back, seeking to appeal to ardent fans and newcomers alike. “Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, Jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down,” the show’s site reads.
Writer-director Jonathan Rockefeller the man behind That Golden Girls Show; the artist put on another Golden Girls puppet parody in Australia, Thank You for Being a Friend, which put the Girls in modern day. Rockefeller also produced the off-Broadway adaptation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. He believes the quartet has resonance over 24 years since the show’s conclusion.
“They were talking about race, religion, sex, gender — all these things – and I think that’s what made them interesting.” he told The Huffington Post. “They were talking about gay marriage back in 1985, and now we’ve just got that in the past couple of years.”
See the opening credits reimagined above. That Golden Girls Show opens Oct. 3 at the DR2 Theatre.