Here’s another teen classic that’s been adapted for the small stage when Andy Finkman, the guy behind Reefer Madness, produced a three-show concert of the film. It even included a rousing number called “My Dead Gay Son.” C’mon this is perfect.
7. Never Been Kissed
The Drew Barrymore flick would be fun as musical – an undercover reporter posing as a student secretly pining for her teacher while trying to become the most popular girl in school. The only thing that would make it perfect if Octavia Spencer reprises her role as Barrymore’s co-worker and best friend.
8. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
This film was built around music with the climax at a secret live show. It would be easy to convert this young love story into a showstopping rock musical.
9. She’s All That
The prom scene from this movie is worth the musical version. That number is already choreographed, someone just needs to hire a bunch of professional dancers to play unsuspecting high school students at a prom. Plus, the want the ponytail, glasses makeover number would surely be dynamite. Just please, no Sixpence None The Richer.
10. Sixteen Candles
John Hughes films seem like the perfect place to look when it comes to adapting teen films for the stage. The Breakfast Club would certainly make a great one scene play but Sixteen Candles has the right amount of zest and comedy to lend itself to song.