Spice Girls want to spice up our lives with new musical
Yes, the Spice Girls are making headlines again. Because
marketing friendship never ends. But you're going to have to shake it across the pond if you want to have a good time.
The flamboyant five reunited in London, England, on Tuesday (June 26) to announce a new musical based on their pop hits.
(Spice Girl Emma Bunton has previously appeared on a few episodes of Saunders' Absolutely Fabulous).
The story follows four girls whose overnight fame, after entering a TV talent show, threatens their relationships. However, while the show will feature the Spice Girls songs, the story is not based on their rise to fame.
They previously starred in the 1997 movie Spice World, a comedy about fictitious events prior to a concert performance.
The show will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End on December 11 (with previews starting on November 27).
The girl-power group was comprised of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham (who recently made an appearance in Vancouver), Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, and Emma Bunton, better known as Ginger, Posh, Sporty, Scary, and Baby Spice.
The girls first shot to gloabl fame with the 1996 single "Wannabe", and churned out a slew of hits, such as "Say You'll Be There", "2 Become 1", "Spice Up Your Life", "Stop", and "Too Much".
When Halliwell abruptly left the group in 1998, the remaining members continued as a quartet before eventually disbanding and pursuing solo careers to mixed degrees of success.
Their international reunion tour was book-ended by Canadian cities: it started right here in Vancouver in 2007 and came to a stop (thank you very much) in Toronto in 2008.
There's no word yet if S Club 7 will reunite and have a musical made with their songs.
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