Full House Musical Will Hit Off Off-Broadway
HAVE MERCY! As if Netflix announcing the return of a new Full House series wasn’t enough for fans, it now looks as though the beloved television series will also receive a stage treatment. Set to hit the Off-Off-Broadway in the coming months, a new and fun spinoff on the Full House series will make its way to New York City! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Full House! The Musical! will premiere Off Off-Broadway this September!
Creators of the hit Off-Broadway musical Bayside! The Musical! (Pictured Right) have decided their next project will be to bring Full House to the stage. Full House! The Musical! will begin performances this September at Theatre 80 on St. Mark’s Place. The show will have performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We should note, like Bayside!, that the Full House musical is a spoof on the actual show. The entire creative team behind Bayside! will reunite to bring Full House! The Musical! to the stage. At this time, no casting has been announced but is expected in the coming months.
The Full House musical team will be led by Bob and Tobly McSmith. Both will provide the book and score while also directing the production. The production will feature choreography by Jason Wise. The rest of the creative team includes Bryan Harlett as scenic designer, Shamira Clark as costume designer, Adam Lash as lighting designer and Lauren Vargas as sound designer.
Full House is an American television series that ran from 1987 to 1995. The series ran for a total of 8 seasons featuring 192 episodes. The series followed the life of a father who recruits his best friend and brother-in-law to help him raise his three daughters. The cast of Full House include Bob Saget as Danny, John Stamos as Jesse, Dave Coulier as Joey, Candace Cameron as D.J., Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sharing the role of Michelle. Additional cast members included Lori Loughlin as Aunt Becky, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, Scott Weinger as Steve and Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit as Nicky and Alex.
While there have been many rumors over the years of reuniting the cast and returning to show to the airwaves, nothing official has ever happened. That is, until just about two weeks ago! John Stamos announced on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! that Netflix would produce a 13 episode spinoff series titled Fuller House that would appear sometime in 2016. The series will revolve around Candace Cameron who is a widowed mother of two, with a third child on the way. The series will include Jodie Sweetin and Andrew Barber with appearances by Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier. The Olsen twins both expressed their interest in the reunion of the cast as well. Netflix confirmed Stamos’ exciting announcement with the following statement:
“As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House’s new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication.”
Full House! The Musical! heading to Off-Off-Broadway is very exciting! The timing could not be more perfect as the beloved television series heads back to the air with the cast of characters audiences have loved for decades! I will admit that while I have not seen Bayside! The Musical!, I have heard many good things about this production! This gives me much hope for the coming Full House musical. I definitely am looking to see what this production shapes up to be! I think it will be a lot of fun especially for the dozens of fans who just LOVE Full House! I think this will be a great addition to the New York theatre scene for people to enjoy!
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Full House! The Musical! heads to the stage Off-Off-Broadway this September! We’re looking forward to seeing who is cast in this production and what it shapes up to be! At this time, there is no official website for Full House! The Musical! or related social media. In the meantime, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!