Thursday Novemeber 7, 2013 SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney is premiering for two shows in New York City at the Foxwoods Theatre for people expressing interest in investing in the show. It is an opera that chronicles the life, death resurrection of Jesus Christ to the music of Britney Spears. Pat Blute is the creator of the production which aired in April 2012 at his alma mater Columbia University to a sold out crowd. Pat Blute used Kickstarter to get funding last February for production and promotion of the show. He is working with a team of five people to make this production happen. In their promotion, the show is using lyrics such as "My loneliness is killing me," "I still believe," "I will be there," "Gimme, Gimme More...," "He's so lucky, he's a star" and "Now I'm stronger."
According to the production’s creator, Patrick Blute, “These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. “The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ... These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases. It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the power of forgiveness.”
Currently the show is only being shown in New York for one day as a funding preview to raise money for legal counsel. The opera is currently looking for backers.
"This was my directorial insert in our Columbia University production of SPEARS last April. I still stand by these words when I think about and describe the project. SPEARS is a very special type of theatrical experience. It is a piece that reconciles a lot of the anxiety 20-somethings feel about living in a society that has thousands of statements and not much substance. It appeals to those from a religious background because it tells an essential story using fragments of pop culture in a non-offensive way. I urge you to please watch our show to understand how these two supposedly ‘opposing’ worlds can collide." Patrick Blute
For more information, visit spearsthemusical.com
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