Saturday Night Fever the musical is appropriately named. The disco music that comprises its score spreads the desire to dance like a disease. What era, and what genre of music, is more associated with dancing than the 1970s and disco?
Saturday Night Fever the musical, like the movie that inspired it, has dancing as its star. Regardless of your feelings towards disco, SNF has some of the greatest dancing musical theatre has ever seen.
With Saturday Night Fever tickets you’ll be treated to an evening of timeless Bee Gees music, amazing dancing, and a quaint story of two young New Yorkers anxious to leave “the neighborhood” and forge a better life for themselves.
Let Me Get This Straight: Saturday Night Fever The Musical Is Based On The Film?
Yes, the musical is based on the film and it includes all of the classic songs from the soundtrack like “Stayin' Alive,” “Night Fever,” “More Than a Woman,” and “Jive Talkin'.”
The score includes songs from the soundtrack not necessarily songs written by the Bee Gees (for example "Boogie Shoes," "Disco Inferno" and "Salsation").
Over the years however, the score has changed to include more Bee Gees songs (even ones not written for the movie) and fewer songs from the soundtrack.
The musical uses the famous white suit John Travolta wore in the movie, his famous dance move of pointing towards the sky, the illuminated dance floor, and a large portion of the dialogue.
There Has To Be Some Differences Between The Musical And The Film?
Yes, there are some differences between the movie and the musical.
The biggest differences is the musical has eliminated most of the film’s dark elements—drug use, racism, and violence. There are also some plot differences and a couple of new characters.
I Don’t Remember The Characters Singing Their Feelings In The Film. What’s The Musical Like?
In Saturday Night Live the musical the characters do sing their feelings. That might be bad news for those who wanted to hear The Bee Gees. It’s good news for those who aren’t too fond of disco. Since the songs have to be sung they are “Broadway-ized” and that takes a little bit of the disco out of them.