Car Talk Gets Musical
NPR show gets Broadway treatment, we scratch our heads.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 20th, 2012
nswering a question that nobody asked, a theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts has brought "Car Talk", the NPR automotive chat show that is ending its run later this year, to the stage.
Featuring voiceover cameos by Ray and Tom Magliozzi themselves, Car Talk: The Musical!!! began its run at the Central Square Theater on June 14 and will run through August 12.
The show is presented by Underground Railway Theater and Suffolk University.
How, exactly, will the plot of this show work? Well, this is how it was presented to Playbill: "Our hero--the overweight, always-late invertebrate Rusty Fenders--has racked up as many miles as his '93 KIA. Attempting to salvage happiness from the junkyard of his life, he collides with his ruthless boss Beaulah Gasket, his unrequited office romance Sheila, and the red-hot fantasy car Miata C. LaChassis. Can the Wizard of Cahs put the brakes on Rusty's musical wipe-out?"
Yeah, we're not sure what to make of that either.