First, Somali pirates, now Jesus Christ? The music of Britney Spears is winding up in some surprising places.
For one night only, fans of Britney Spears can see the pop star’s music set to the story of Jesus Christ in SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney.
The musical, which is the brainchild of 23-year-old Pat Blute, debuted in April at Columbia University. Brute describes the show as “a piece that reconciles a lot of the anxiety 20-somethings feel about living in a society that has thousands of statements and not much substance. It appeals to those from a religious background because it tells an essential story using fragments of pop culture in a non-offensive way.”
Spears’s popular hits like Stronger, One More Time, and Crazy, help tell the story of Jesus’s life from birth to resurrection. Musical director Max Druz reveled in the chance to work with Spears’s songs. “Juxtaposing Britney’s music with the story of Christ has been an amazing voyage, and I’m thrilled to present my musical spin on the mega-hits of the one-and-only goddess Britney Spears,” he wrote in a statement.