The well has officially run dry for new ideas for musical theater when someone has come up with a musical about a poker tournament as a legitimate idea for a Las Vegas production. All In: The Poker Musical is a play about 9 people at the final table of the World Series of poker who come from all walks of life and "sing songs that are chock full with double entendres, poker analogies, quotes, lingo, and suggestive situations that also apply to the game of life and the cards we are all dealt." Man, this sounds like a blast, huh?
The show was created by Tim Molyneux with help from the poker brat Phil Hellmuth who had this to say about the show:
"Through the lyrics of the songs and style of music, we see not only who these final nine players are, but we are able to see ourselves, our families, and our world," said Phil Hellmuth.
Right...man that makes me really want to see this. Does this mean that SUPER BOWL: The MUSICAL is like right around the corner? What depraved soul would want to see a musical about people playing cards? The only thing that is somewhat intriguing about it is that it might be MORE interesting to watch people playing cards if there is a whole bunch of singing and dancing going on...might...very very very strong emphasis on the word MIGHT there. Let's not forget that.
Tickets are $30-$50 and you can see it starting July 4th at the Rio. If you do, I want a full review. I'll give you a free DVD which won't offset the cost of the tix or the loss of a piece of your soul, but at least you can watch Tony Hawk do some crazy ass tricks. It has to be at least a couple words and cannot be "THIS PLAY SUCKS" over and over, I already know that is true.
Oh, and yes, I know this post has nothing to do with Jennifer Tilly's melons...but who wouldn't want to go all in there huh? I mean, am I right or am I right?