The Story of Christ Gets the Britney Spears Treatment
Brace yourself for The Gospel According to Britney.
A new stage show is using the music of Britney Spears to tell the story of Jesus Christ. SPEARS features a bevy of Britney hits — including “Stronger,” “…Baby One More Time” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” — to chronicle everything from the birth of Jesus right up through the resurrection.
We’re gonna guess “Work B*tch” never made the shortlist.
The self-proclaimed “mash-up musical” will host a funder’s preview in New York City on Nov. 7, says SPEARS mastermind Pat Blute. Blute has unique perspective on the production’s even more unique concept:
“These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases. It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness.”
Don’t underestimate the power of a good Brit hit. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Spears’ songs are being used by Naval officers to scare off Somali pirates. Some of the pop tart’s best known charttoppers have allegedly been successful at keeping pirates abay when merchantmen traveling along the coast of east Africa play the songs through speakers.