By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
“Glee” has taken the world by storm, winning the hearts of American teenagers who respond to the show’s refreshing take on high school life. While it may not be as insightful or honest as “Freaks and Geeks,” it will have to do, for now.
As pleased as fans have been with the show, we can only imagine how thrilled the suits at 20th Century Fox are. They scored an unlikely hit, and according to Deadline, they are making the most of it. As dedicated Gleeks know, stars from the series will be taking the show on the road for a major North American tour before heading off to Europe, and as is to be expected, it wasn’t all that easy to get tickets. To satiate the fans that missed out, the studio is filming a 3D movie of the performance, with plans to release it in August.
While it certainly isn’t the same as seeing the stars perform on stage—especially since their show is very much a tribute to stage performance itself—we can imagine that plenty of people will turn out for the film. Love it or hate it, “Glee” has struck a chord with a generation, and so far, it has done little to disappoint its core audience. By taking the cast on tour, the team behind the show has proven that they truly have the talent that the show hints at. It is one thing to perform songs and choreography when an episode can be edited together, but it is something else entirely to go out on stage and flawlessly deliver the same entertainment live.