A new musical based on the Burning Man Festival started to air last week.
Burning Man: The Musical is a new comedy taking inspiration from the popular Nevada Festival’s ‘90s prime time and its institutional takeover.
The annual festival is held at Black Rock City. Thousands of revellers descend on the desert to seek out live music performances and exchange skills and services.
The musical is loosely based around a lady called Molly, a new employee of a fictional company. Molly attends the Black Rock City showpiece described as a ‘temporary metropolis’ before chaos descends at the new firm.
Matt Werner spearheaded the project with Gene Beck composing the musical score and Ari Grooves providing choreography.
The musical was in production at the peak of the pandemic and rolled on an open soundstage. At the point of filming, theatres had been closed and live events cancelled. Burning Man: The Musical launched on August 27th on Broadway on Demand and will set you back $7.99 to rent and $19.99 to purchase outright.
Burning Man has been wiped off the schedule for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the promoters have opted for an online show from August 22nd to September 7th. In the last running of the show, over 80,000 attendees dropped in and marked the largest numbers since its 1986 inception.
Check out the trailer for Burning Man: The Musical below: