Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Musical Hell Review: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

How do you honor one of the biggest rock groups in history?  I'm not sure, but this certainly isn't the way of going about it.  Get ready for the all-star mess that is Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!


  1. Was I the only one who thought that ending seemed almost exactly like "Magical Mister Mistoffelees?" This came first, though...

    1. Hmmm...it does a little, doesn't it? (Though I suspect it's a coincidence...listen to enough music, eventually you hear a lot of repeating patterns.)

  2. The funny thing is, there already WAS a jukebox musical built around Beatles songs, dealing with villains who hated love and music and counting on a rock band to save the day.

    It was called "Yellow Submarine" and that time, it WORKED.

    (And Steve Martin tried, but he simply couldn't reach the level of subtlety and understatement he achieved in "The Jerk.")