There’s Going to Be an Animal House Musical


Next up in a long line of beloved movies becoming musicals? National Lampoon’s Animal House. Yep! The Book of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw has signed on to direct and choreograph a musical based on the 1978 film, with the score to be written by Barenaked Ladies. Matty Simmons, an original Animal House producer and founding publisher of National Lampoon magazine, is also involved as an executive producer, so the musical can’t be that far off from the spirit of the movie, right? Whether you’re excited or dismayed by this news, we can all agree that we will be counting the days until we get to hear the Barenaked Ladies rousing first-act-closing musical number, “I’m A Zit.”