An inhibited accountant who detest musicals struggles to remain sane when he wakes up in a world where everybody sing and dance.

All the World’s a Stage

Adam Bernström Logliner Asked on September 23, 2013 in Public.
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“After waking in a world where everyone sings and dances, an inhibited accountant who detest musicals must find a way to return to the real world before he’s driven insane.”

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on September 24, 2013.
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After refusing to rescue his best friend’s Broadway-bound musical with a loan because he loathes the theater, a rich accountant wakes up every day as the star in a world of non-stop musical comedy.

dpg Singularity Reviewed on September 24, 2013.
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Adam Bernström:

A rough draft. The question in my mind is what has he done to deserve such an, ironic karmic fate? His offense has got to be more than the fact he hates musicals. Why would an audience invest interest and empathy in a story where someone’s only dramatic sin his musical taste, or lack of it? (Is there a place in hell reserved for people who don’t like J.S. Bach? And another place for the billions who have never heard of him?)

It seems to me that it makes more dramatic sense for him to to hate musicals in a way that hurts someone else. And not just anyone, but someone near and dear to him, either a best friend or lover.

fwiw

dpg Singularity Reviewed on September 24, 2013.
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dpg:

Thanks. I’m still kind of brain storming the idea, so nothing is set in stone.

At the moment it’s a new co-worker that either cajoles or wins a bet so he has to come along and see the off Broadway musical that the co-worker has two tickets for. I might change it to being a new next door neighbor.

I’m also having him voice his dislike for musicals in the intermission, and possibly be overheard by an actor, who sends him to the alternate reality. To top that off I’m thinking his cell phone rings during the show, and he pisses everybody off by taking the call from his boss, which I think would be linked to his goal of getting some kind of promotion.

Adam Bernström Logliner Reviewed on September 24, 2013.
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I like the cell phone interruption — an inconsiderate nuisance everyone can identify with. Particularly if it’s a running gag in the setup, that is, something he does all the time. (I’ve been informed by reliable sources that there is a place in hell reserved for people who don’t turn off their cellphones — and it’s already packed wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling.)

dpg Singularity Reviewed on September 24, 2013.
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