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Contact: The Musical

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSep 21, 2009 11:30 PM


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Yeah, I know, the skepticism is strong with this one, but I have to admit I'm intrigued: "Contact: The Musical" is playing in Seattle from September 25 - October 18. Here's the synopsis according to the site:

Ellie Arroway, the director of "Project Argus" is in search of extraterrestrial intelligence. After encountering the first confirmed communication from extraterrestrial beings, what she discovers is more dramatic and unexpected than anyone could ever have predicted. A thrilling new musical with a score by European Composer of the Year, Peter Sipos, Lyrics by Amy Engelhardt. Adapted by Centerstage Artistic Director, Alan Bryce.

At the end she sings all the digits of pi in eleven dimensions. Actually, I hope they do the Foucault pendulum scene that the movie left out. One of my favorites in the book. Anyway, if you're in Seattle at that time you might want to investigate. It's supported by the SETI Institute and they say Sagan's widow, Ann Druyan, was consulted with it.

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