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April 06 2009

Israeli fans get creative - an original musical about the life and times of... Angel! A new musical from the fans of Joss Whedon's works in Israel is playing this weekend and next week (04/11 and 04/13) in Tel-Aviv.

This time it's not a "Dr. Horrible" or a "Once More, With Feeling" sing a-long, but an original musical, with original music and text about our broody vampire with a soul and his life as Liam O'Leary, a young lad from the town of Galway, Ireland, onto his becoming one of the most murderous vampires in history, and eventually to him getting his soul back and his dealing with the dark deeds he has done.

On their site you can read more about the plot and listen to a few samples from the music.
There are no spoilers on the site beyond Angel season 5 and its open-to-interpretation ending.

Wow, this looks awesome.
I'd love to see this, I hope they film it and put it online with subtitles. It sounds beautiful.
I second that, J.I.G.! I would love to see this on YouTube or something, since I won't be traveling anytime soon.

The website also says the Whedon fag group there is called The Sunnydale Embassy in Israel--supershiny =)
I'm from Israel,I don't think I'll go but I can try and ask people who will if they can film that.
That sounds amazing. LOVE the plot!
Does anyone else remember the last time someone tried to make a play from a FOX property? Better hope they are not lurking. Copyright is international.
Sounds wonderful, I just wish I could understand it. :(

And I'd love to think Fox wouldn't be petty enough to sue over something like this. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes the fandom wonderful, and therefore enduring. Copyright was originally designed to encourage creativity; it's a shame it can now be used for the opposite effect. Local rights issues, like TV stations, might be a concern too.
Does anyone else remember the last time someone tried to make a play from a FOX property? Better hope they are not lurking.

Well, we don't know for sure that they didn't get permission (although it doesn't sound like it).

Copyright is international.

No, it isn't. Copyrights are strictly national. There have been copyright agreements between different countries, and international copyright treaties signed by many countries around the world, but it's not universal.
Invisible Green wrote : No, it isn't. Copyrights are strictly national. There have been copyright agreements between different countries, and international copyright treaties signed by many countries around the world, but it's not universal.

In the case of studios like Fox it is international because their rights are based on the Berne Convention requirements of copyright laws. Which Israel has been inforcing since 1950.
This fandom never ceases to amaze me. ;)

And I'd love to think Fox wouldn't be petty enough to sue over something like this.
MattK | April 06, 18:32 CET


I'd like to be less cynical,but my immediate reaction was to think "right .... in your dreams, Fox wouldn't be petty".
Ever notice how fast you have to grab a spuffy.... um, BtVS music video, before it's taken down "due to copyright issues"? (paraphrasing).
The sound clips are beautiful, if only I could understand the language.

As far as the copyright goes, they may be able to squeak by because they have written their own story, and as far as I know not used any direct lines of dialog from the canon. The only copyright that seems claimable would be the use of the characters names.
That's some beautiful music. I hope they don't get shut down.

Darn, but I'd like to hear Spike in Hebrew.
you can see a few bits of video here. Spike is there! :)

http://liamthemusical.com/?page_id=2
Wow! This is SO cool. I, too, hope this is filmed. I love their storyline.
I bet Joss would love this. :)
angry_puppy:

That video is actually one of the promo videos the musical made together with another fan-production - "Angel: A day at the office", which is mockumentary combining "Angel" and "The Office :)

These promos are based on the Mac VS. PC adds, and you can see Angel from "The Death and Life of Liam O'Leary" to the left, and Angel from "Angel: A day at the Office" to the right.
And the last ones are Spike from the musical VS. Spike from "the office". :)
O'Leary, huh? Tres creative`. >snicker<

[ edited by DaddyCatALSO on 2009-04-08 01:13 ]
I am hoping for a DVD release with English subtitles, but YouTube videos would do! An Angel musical... from ISRAEL... *dies*

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