A musical spoof of the hit NBC comedy series The Office is touring across the United States next year and it just might be coming to a stage near you. Called The Office! A Musical Parody, the stage show is directed by Donald Garverick and written by Bob and Tobly McSmith, whose past musicals include parodies of Full House, Saved by the Bell, and Friends. As of now, the show is currently showing on Broadway in New York, and has many tour dates scheduled across the United States in the coming months of 2020.
The Office! A Musical Parody is set on a "typical morning at Scranton's third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin." While Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, and the other stars of The Office won't be on stage, we can expect to see many of our favorite characters like Michael, Pam, Jim, Dwight, Kelly, Andy, and Creed represented in the show. Many of the series' most memorable moments will be featured as well, including the Dundie Awards, Prison Mike, and even Kevin dropping the giant pot of chili.
Based on the UK series of the same name, the American version of The Office debuted on NBC in 2005. Presented as a mockumentary, the story followed the lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. With an ensemble cast, the show featured the likes of Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Ed Helms, B. J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Leslie David Baker, Briam Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, and Phyllis Smith. The show ultimately ran for 201 episodes across nine seasons, bowing out with its final episode in 2013.
It's been many years since we've last clocked in at Dunder Mifflin, but as the touring musical shows, The Office clearly remains just as popular as ever. The show is one of the most-watched TV series currently on Netflix, with many longtime fans continuing to binge the same classic episodes as they really don't seem to ever get old. Netflix subscribers will only have another year to binge the series before switching services, as the show will be moving to NBCU's streaming service Peacock in 2021. There have also been rumors of a new TV series reboot of The Office for Peacock, but such a project has not yet officially begun production.
Mashable describes The Office! A Musical Parody as "the world's most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans." Needless to say, if you're a big fan of the series, it might be worth checking out. It appears to be an on-stage recreation of some of the greatest scenes of all from the comedy series, and no one will enjoy it more than other fans of the show. You can watch a trailer for the musical below, and you can find out more information and order tickets at the official website for The Office! A Musical Parody.