Musical Parody of ‘The Bachelor’ Goes Viral on TikTok

What if the humorous commentary you tweet each Monday evening whereas watching The Bachelor was become a musical? While that isn’t precisely the way it labored, Bachelor: The Unauthorized Parody Musical goes viral for its catchy music with acquainted franchise tropes and comedic perception.

Richelle Meiss, a former producer of Nick Viall’s podcast The Viall Files, is the inventive thoughts behind the musical that began on the Upright Citizens Brigade. Not solely did she write the guide and lyrics, however she additionally produces and acts within the show.

“My buddies wrote a show, the Game of Thrones Musical Parody, and it was simply the funniest factor I’d ever seen,” she advised Heavy. “I used to be like, ‘I can do that.’ And I used to be like, ‘What is the one factor I do know means an excessive amount of about?’ And it was The Bachelor.”

As the Walk You Out podcast host put it, “I’ve been watching, that is what I prefer to say, earlier than I used to be sufficiently old to be a contestant and now I’m too old to be a contestant. So I believe for higher or for worse it is actually formed my view of love.”


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Along the best way, Meiss added Sam Johnides and Tony Gonzalez from “The Sam & Tony Show” as composers and Tim Drucker turned the director. While the show is about to go on tour subsequent yr and make its off-Broadway debut, Meiss has taken to TikTok to develop curiosity as performances are briefly sidelined in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Just having folks in a position to watch these little clips and revel in them makes me so comfortable,” the Los Angeles-performer defined.


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Not solely are the clips humorous, however they show Meiss’ potential to guess the place the franchise will go. One musical quantity round a date card studying, “I can not wait to Fall in love with you,” mirrors a bunch date card this season for an autumn-themed relay race. On that date, the ladies wore squirrel fits, very similar to the one worn by a personality within the musical.

“So we now have actually a clip for every little thing that occurs on this show,” Meiss quipped.

The Musical Grew From a 30-Minute Show to an Hour and a Half Production

What began as a half-hour show known as a “spank” ultimately grew to turn into a full-length manufacturing lasting about an hour and a half. Meiss stated, “We tried to cram all of it into half-hour to begin after which we saved promoting out so we made it into an extended, hour-long show. And then we, like, made it longer from there and did it once more. … A manufacturing firm really purchased it then.”

As the manufacturing grew, some modifications have been obligatory, equivalent to chopping down the cast. Since it might be “means too costly” to place up a show with 12 or extra girls, the actors took on a number of roles.

“We received some, like, exterior of UCB folks I assume that have been extra like singers as a result of UCB folks have been comedians who can sing,” Meiss defined. “Yeah, so it is sort of grown. We redid all of the music with composers and so they made it actually exhausting and so it additionally sort of modified who we might cast as nicely.”

Among the cast was a Disneyland Elsa, Janaya Jones and Baby Daddy alum Peter Porte.

Bachelor Nation Stars Have Been within the Audience

Even Bachelor Nation can snigger at itself. The show has counted Ashley Iaconnetti, Bekah Martinez, Jason Tartick and even Chris Harrison’s girlfriend Lauren Zima among the many stars who’ve seen the show in-person.

“Ashley I. had an amazing response as a result of we had this one line the place he calls her final within the rose ceremony, he would not even actually bear in mind her identify and he or she goes as much as him and goes ‘Don’t do this to me,'” recalled Meiss. “And it is the stupidest line however Ashley I. liked that line.”

There was a bit of the show that includes a cameo, however “they’re on such strict contracts, they sort of freaked out so we do not do this anymore.”

The Show Is Expected to Go on Tour in 2022

After Bachelor: The Unauthorized Parody Musical outgrew the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theater, Meiss and firm carried out the musical on the Rockwell and Dynasty Typewriter theaters, seating about 200 or 300 folks. But, as she famous, “if we go on tour, it’ll be massive venues which might be enjoyable.”

They are at present speaking about “beginning off-broadway subsequent summer season… after which they’re promoting a nationwide tour for the autumn.” It appears more likely to be an 8-city tour with the potential of Canada.

The former musical theater main admitted, “Off-Broadway was one of my largest desires,” including, “the tour I believe will likely be actually enjoyable.”



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