Camp Rock Review: One Step Up from Pippin
The following is a Q&A with a producer and another producer of The Freshman Musical: Camp Rock. Their names are withheld because they are young little babies who can’t handle the heat of the internet comment section. Also, we forgot them. Here’s how it went:
Sherman Ave: How did you get the Jonas Brothers to come out of retirement for this?
Producer: It was a long process.
Other Producer: A lot of thoroughly phrased emails.
Sherman Ave: Can you give us an example of a “thoroughly phrased email”?
Producer: No those are confidential.
Sherman Ave: Why did you pick this?
Producer: Freshman Musical is supposed to be a raucous bit of a show. The point is for it to be a fun show and something fun for the freshman to get involved in.
Other Producer: We’re freshman we don’t know what the fuck we’re doing we’re just bumbling around.
Producer: Off the record! We know exactly what we’re doing, we’re doing a great job. Write that down!
Sherman Ave: Are you a freshman?
Sherman Ave: Is everyone?
Sherman Ave: Does that mean you were alive in 2008?
Sherman Ave: Who is your least favorite member of the cast.
Producer to other producer: Don’t say anything.
Sherman Ave: What does it mean to be a producer?
Producer: As artistic producer I facilitate communication between all of the different design teams and across the board as a company as a whole. We are learning it and doing a good job.
Other Producer: I handle the budget, all of the money. And then I work with the fundraising and marketing teams to facilitate communication between them.
Sherman Ave: What does facilitate even mean?
Producer: It’s a good word! You should know what it means.
Sherman Ave: …
Sherman Ave: You couldn’t get the rights to Hamilton?
Producer: Correct. We did try.
Sherman Ave: Can you imagine. That’s a show I would see.
Sherman Ave: We’ve never seen Camp Rock, can you give us a one sentence summary of what it’s about?
Producer: Bros and Hoes at camp.
Other Producer: The relationships and merits of music and people.
Sherman Ave: Which Jonas Brothers did you want to have sex with?
Producer: Shane Grey. That’s his Camp Rock name. Joe Jonas.
Other Producer: Nick, 100 percent all the way.
Sherman Ave: No one ever says Kevin :/
Sherman Ave: How much time do you guys put into this?
Producer: I’d say at least an hour a day.
Sherman Ave: In seconds, please.
Producer: Like a billion.
Sherman Ave: Who do you regret casting?
Producer: I regret not casting myself?
Sherman Ave: For real?
Other Producer: At one of the shows I’m gonna run on stage during a group number.
Producer: We can’t do that.
Other Producer: We can’t do that at all.
Sherman Ave: What do you want out of this?
Producer: I hope to create an accurate reenactment of the vibes of 2008. I want people to feel it. Bops and slams.
Other Producer: A nostalgic run through the audience. On a more serious note, I hope it’s something we can all be proud of as a freshman class and it’s something that brings us together.
Producer: I just hope for bops and slams.
Sherman Ave: Do you guys think this will be better or worse than Pippin?
Producer: The same.
The Freshman Musical: Camp Rock is showing on May 18th at 7:30 & 10, and on May 19th at 7:30. Alternatively, Camp Rock the movie is showing at any time, for just $2.99 on Amazon.