June 15, 2024

Richard Donner Confirms Goonies “Immersive” Stage Show

While a sequel to Goonies sounds as if it will likely never see the light of day, we may just see treasure hunting kids in a different medium. In an interview with Yahoo Movies, director Richard Donner confirmed that an Off Broadway production of Goonies is in the works.

“We’re going to do an off-Broadway, do you know what immersion theater is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. It’s very popular now. We’re doing one on The Goonies. It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful.”

Stage adaptions of  films are not new by any means (you can see a list of all of them here), but a completely immersive experience based on a film is fairly unique. Evil Dead: The Musical featured some Gallagher- like blood that splattered the audience, but it was still stage show. This could be interesting. The question is, just is how immersive is it going to be, and will audiences be expected to perform the Truffle Shuffle?

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