Chicago’s Second City theatre company premiered their new musical comedy about the impeached former governor of Illinois last night, called Rod Blagojevich, Superstar. Second City’s Ed Furman wrote the script in one week and the cast helped work out the choreography up until the last minute.
Last week, the cast previewed their work in progress for some former Blagojevich staffers, AOL News reports. The former employees of the disgraced impeached governor only criticized the play for lack of vulgarity, insisting that the actors playing Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, would need to use more curse words in order to accurately portray their characters.
The theatre company’s website says the musical “is a pastiche of 70’s rock operas, most notably the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Weber classic Jesus Christ Superstar. Except in this case, Jesus and Mary Magdalene have been replaced by Rod and Patti Blagojevich; and the apostles have turned into the likes of Roland Burris, Patrick Fitzgerald, Dick Mell and Lisa Madigan.”