Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (sort of) | Nightlight | Stage | Indy Week


Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (sort of)

When: Fri., Dec. 8, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 9, 8-10:30 p.m. 2017

Like musicals but sick of the glossy, predictable Broadway production values on sale at DPAC and Memorial Auditorium? Then dip down the grungy alley into Nightlight this weekend for Wet Hot American Summer: The Musical (Sort Of), a musical theater monstrosity by the same scrappy crew that previously brought unruly lo-fi rave-ups based on Labyrinth and The Big Lebowski to the same space. The 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer, set in a summer camp in 1981, is a send-up of classic teen comedies, staffed by alums of MTV sketch-comedy show The State and featuring a cracking comedy cast (Janeane Garofalo! David Hyde Pierce! Molly Shannon! Paul Rudd!). In the last couple of years, Netflix's prequel and sequel miniseries verified the film's cult status. The Nightlight gang will take the source material and—well, who knows what the hell they'll do to it? That's part of the fun of this intermittent tradition, which evokes a sort of anarcho-punk Waiting for Guffman. —Brian Howe

Price: $15

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