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The Mario Opera returning for a one-night show...and maybe more

by rawmeatcowboy
10 August 2013
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"My Song A Day thing has gotten pretty big, but the thing that I get recognized the most for on the street randomly is The Mario Opera. People will be like, 'Oh, you're the guy that made The Mario Opera,' and [I'll be] like, 'Yep.' And that's really strange to me, but that's what it is." - creator Jonathan Mann

We covered The Mario Opera back when it first hit, but now it seems that the production is being revived. An off-broadway producer caught wind of the Mario Opera, and he's interested in bringing the show back for a night. Mann is up for the idea as well, but he says the show will have some changes this time.

"I'm 31 now; I was 23, 24 when I wrote it. I think anybody who's making stuff looks back at the stuff that they made when they were younger and kind of cringes a little bit. [...] So I sort of see this as a strange conversation with my 23-year-old self. Back then, I was trying to be really fancy. Now, a lot of the fanciness, the fancy-pantsiness, I'm kind of over it."