“Katdashians! The Musical!” is everything you’d want in a completely unauthorized parody musical that combines the reality queens of Calabasas and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” In one word: it’s purrfect.
From the brilliantly twisted minds of Bob and Tobly McSmith, who also penned “Bayside! The Musical!,” “Full House! The Musical!” and “Showgirls! The Musical!,” the two-hour pop-culture extravaganza follows the Kardashian story from their early years on reality TV through Caitlyn Jenner’s transition (called Catlyn in the musical) and lampoons the family in just the right way.
The Huffington Post caught up with the McSmiths (no relation), who said the inspiration for such a musical kind of “came out of nowhere” after talking with friends Bailey Nolan, who stars as Kris Jenner, and Viva Soudan, who plays Kylie and is the show’s choreographer.
The writers were anything but Kardashian fans when they began writing the musical, which required hours of “mind-numbing” research: watching the family’s reality show, Googling them and watching Kim’s sex tape — again.