Octomom the Musical: Soon to be onstage eight days a week (okay, just two)
The L.A.-based Cabaret Voltaire is currently casting the role of Nadya Suleman, the woman who infamously incubated her own tiny rugby team earlier this year, for its Octomom the Musical, which will start a limited 10-week run on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning June 19.
In an interview, Chris Voltaire told EW that the show will be “a fast-paced musical comedy about the unprecedented times America is in — with Octo as the main symbol, since she is the icon du jour. Think SNL, but with a throughline tying things together.” As for the musical bits, he says, “the show is always going to be different — special guests! surprises! flying babies! — and there will definitely be singalongs.”
So what kind of actress, pray tell, will they be seeking for the role? “A great singer, pole-dancer, and child-rearing comedienne willing to exercise and pump up her lips…Angelina Jolie is obviously the look here,” claims Voltaire. But also, he adds (tongue seemingly wedged pretty cozily in cheek), someone who “is not coming in and pre-judging Octo, that’s really important. She’s an American, a patriot, and she’s trying to help the country in the only ways she knows how. She’s an au naturel stimulus package!”
What do you think, readers? Would you be willing to stimulate L.A.’s theater economy with your octo-dollars? Or would you pay this overly-fertile phenomenon to go away?