Twilight Parody Musical May Look For Permanent Status

MTV checked out the one-night-only Twilight parody musical that was done for charity.

The show opens much as the “Twilight” movie does, with Bella’s monologue about her impending death followed by the cafeteria scene and the upbeat track “Looking for Something.” (Sample lyrics: “I think I see a Fork stuck in my road,” “We’re standing on the twilight of something good.”) The first act hems closely with its source material, including all the requisite scenes: Edward’s biology class freak-out, Bella’s car accident and the bookstore gang-up. Much of the dialogue comes straight from screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg’s script, too, albeit with much-welcomed embellishments. (Charlie to Bella: “I know it’s awkward starting in the middle of a semester, so I got you a truck!”)

But things take a canon-twisting turn about two-thirds of the way through the first act when Hermione, Ron and Harry show up. Yes, someone got “Harry Potter” in our “Twilight.” Instead of Victoria, James and Laurent, Hogwarts’ finest play the villains here. The meta levels reach 11 when the wizards mistakes Edward for Cedric Diggory. And so it is that Ron tracks Bella down in her old ballet studio and is done in by the Cullen coven, leaving Hermione to avenge the death of her beloved. The first act closes on Bella’s birthday — the surprisingly bloody scene from “New Moon.”

See more on MTV

There is also according to MTV some talk about the show opening permanently off-Broadway. Would you go to see it?

Casting Complete on Twilight Musical Parody

We told you about a one night only Twilight musical parody happening off-Broadway on January 16th. It’s a one night only performance benefiting charity. They just announced their final cast list. It looks like they just picked up some talent from the recently closed Lysistrata Jones.

As previously reported, the cast will feature Colin Hanlon (Rent, Wicked) as Edward, Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) as Bella Swan, Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked) as Rosalie, Hermione (et al.), Lauren Lopez (A Very Potter Musical) as Alice (et al.), Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon) as Harry Potter (et al.), Olli Haaskivi (Jurassic Parq: The Musical) as Jasper (et al.), Eddie Gutierrez (Miss Abigail’s Guide…), Lindsay Dunn (West Side Story), Michael McArthur (Newsies), Kaitlin Mesh (West Side Story) and Clifton Samuels (Follies).

The final additions to the cast are Jeffry Denman (The Producers, Yank!) as Charlie and Carlyle and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked) as Jacob, the role played on screen by Taylor Lautner role.

Check out more on

Twilight The Musical: A Parody for Charity

There is a parody Twilight musical happening in NYC. It is a one night only affair that will benefit the Blessings in a Backpack organization. Here is the info via the group’s press release:


A one-night only concert reading presentation of the parody Twilight: The Musical is being presented by Ulmer Theatricals, Moxyrah Productions, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment, January 16th, 2012 at 8pm to benefit the national charity organization Blessings in a Backpack. The concert will be directed by Gabriel Barre (Lippa’s The Wild Party, Pippin at Goodspeed), and presented at New World Stages. The show will feature Meghann Fahy (Next To Normal) as Bella Swan, Lauren Lopez (A Very Potter Musical) as Alice (et all),


The performers will be backed by Martin Landry (Piano/Asst. Musical Direction/Aro), Evan Jay Newman (Keyboard/pads/Caius), Madeline Craw Corliss (Cello), Nathan Siler (Guitar), and Tim Lykins (Drums), with Musical Direction by David John Madore.


All net proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack.


Twilight: The Musical, a parody of the Twilight book and movie saga, examines our culture of obsession through the story of teenage outsider Bella Swan who risks everything when she embarks on a star-crossed romance with Vampire Edward Cullen. Song titles include: “Life Sucks When Your Boyfriend Is A Vampire”, “Death Never Sounded So Good”, and “I Imprinted on an Infant.”


Twilight: The Musical was created by Ashley Griffin, and features a book by Ashley Griffin, with music and lyrics by Jeremy Ezell, Ashley Griffin, Sean Mahoney, David Mallamud, and Michael Sutherland. The show had its first workshop in NYC in 2010 at the LABA theater, and is currently in development in NYC.


New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are available by visiting, by calling telecharge, or visiting the New World Stages box office.


Blessings in a Backpack ( is a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior; improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. $80 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year.

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 55,000 children in 318 schools in 37 U.S. states and three countries – Canada, Columbia and Haiti.


To support this event, please visit


For more information, please visit: