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Olive, the awkward-but-lovable little girl at the center of the indie comedy Little Miss Sunshine, dreamed of being onstage. And now, she may get her chance.
According to Broadwayworld.com, a stage adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine will be workshopped at the Sundance Institute this fall. The writers behind the show include composer William Finn, who's no stranger to writing nerdy starstruck teenagers. He did the songs for the Broadway hit Spelling Bee.
Little Miss Sunshine, the surprise summer hit of 2006, follows a dysfunctional family's road trip to their daughter's beauty pageant. In addition to the wannabe beauty queen played by Abigail Breslin, the characters include a suicidal academic (played in the film by Steve Carrell), a foul-mouthed, drug-addicted grandpa (Alan Arkin, who won an Oscar for the role), and a nihilistic teenager who's taken a vow of silence. Not exactly the stock characters for a musical -- then again, if Broadway could turn a John Waters film like Hairspray into good family fun, anything's possible!
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