Hitting the box offices soon: A musical about state Sen. Stacey Campfield.
A Nashville theater group, Music City Theatre Company, is planning an "original political satirical show" around one of the state's most outspoken Republican lawmakers. "Casey Stampfield: The Musical" debuts June 27 at Vibe Entertainment Complex on Church Street and runs through July 12, with a special performance on primary day, Aug. 7. Tickets are $9.99.
The show is a 45-minute, five-player revue, said co-writer and co-director Michael McFadden. Promotion materials depict the lawmaker dancing in a tuxedo and American flag top hat, though we wouldn't be shocked if at least one luchador mask comes out.
The idea came to McFadden after learning of a concept album about the Knoxville Republican.
"It didn't work as theater, but the idea was too good to drop," he said.
The show will touch on many of the episodes that have earned Campfield national fame and notoriety, including his "Don't Say Gay" bill and his proposal to tie welfare payments to grades. McFadden said he is working now on how to add the senator's recent analogy comparing Obamacare to the Holocaust.
Campfield took news of the production with good humor when told about it Tuesday.
"This is the third musical and fifth production about me. I'm glad Nashville has a thriving arts community, and I'm always for taking a step back and enjoying good political satire.
"I'm just disappointed they didn't ask me to make a cameo. But I'll be happy to take as a consolation prize a signed poster with that American top hat."