Dream Theater's John Petrucci Hopes For Astonishing Musical

11/24/2016
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(Prog) Dream Theater's John Petrucci says he'd "love" to make their 2016 concept album The Astonishing into a musical. Their 13th title, released in January, explores a dystopian future where the power of music is used to wage war against an evil empire - and the guitarist says it would be "awesome" to introduce the story to a completely new audience.

He tells Metal Assault: "There have been many levels of this whole project from the very beginning. I imagined it first as a Dream Theater show, and then of course as a Dream Theater album, but beyond that, there's a video game that is in development, there's a novel that is in development."

Petrucci continues: "I think it would fit perfectly adapted as a musical, in the same way that The Who did that successfully with Tommy, and Green Day more recently with American Idiot on Broadway. That would be amazing.

"It's a whole different world from the rock and metal scene, so it's a different group of people to have to make those relationships with, but that's something that we're pursuing and I would love to see that. I think it would be totally awesome."

The guitarist previously hinted that the album could be made into a film in future. Read more here.

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