What a weekend it’s been. The Olympics have drawn to a close and provided us with a massive high light during the closing Ceremony: The return of the Spice Girls! Yes it was definitely worth the wait and while it was a one off (for now), we are extremely looking forward to see their musical Viva Forever in November. So what a better way to commemorate the biggest girl band ever, by letting the writer in ourselves think about our own Spice Girls tribute musical, accompanied with the ultimate Spice Girls Spotify playlist!
Act 1: Our story kicks off on the melodies of ‘Let Love Lead the Way‘ where we meet five different girls, all about to enjoy the life in the big city. As they all appear in the station, their ambitions surface: They want to be huge superstars.
In act 2: The five girls have each found a room in the city, and are gearing up to take part in an audition for a girl band: Money is tight, so they are determined to go for it, and sing ‘Never Give Up On The Good Times‘ on their way to the studio, where they start talking. The talent scout asks all five of them to show him why they should be the five members. In order to impress him the girls perform individually a medley of songs, that show a particular trait of their character ( ‘Not such an Innocent Girl /Tell Me/What I Am /I Turn To You) Impressed by the vocals of the other girls and afraid she might lose out, the last girldemonstrates a cheeky, outspoken side in her with a song called ‘Shake Your Bootie Cutie‘. So the scout agrees these five are the girls he’s looking for. The girls are hugely excited and so pleased they swear they’ll always be there for each other and look out for themselves (Say You’ll Be There‘)
Act 3: But things take for the worse when the five don’t get along with their manager, and decide to part with him. It takes some seriously guts to do so, so the girls pump each other up with a smashing rendition of ‘Do It‘, followed by a rough version of ‘Wannabe’ in which they express their friendship. A mash up of several versions of ‘Wannabe‘ follow until the girls are being approached by a music producer who wants them to record the song. They are reluctant at first but do it in the end and it turns out to be a huge hit. So time for a huge party. The Girls sing and dance while getting dressed, and on their way to the club. (My Strongest Suit/Saturday Night Divas/Holler) Once their in the club they show the other attendants and the boys what girl power really is like by singing ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, especially when one of the guys gets a bit stalky with one of the members. But it turns out this girl does fancy the boy too, and ‘2 Become 1‘ sets the mood for a romantic part of the story.
Act 4: With such rapid success, and hardly any time for themselves, the girl and her lover have a massive argument which affects the whole group, so the girls take a moment back to visit their mums at home, and tell them how much they appreciate what they have done for them. (‘Mama’) Even though they’d like to stay a bit longer with their families all girls have to get back together and during their performance of ‘Stop’ it daunts to them that they have been neglecting their families and that ‘Too Much‘ time together as friends could be disastrous.
Act 5: So the inevitable happens, and one girl really can’t take the pressure anymore and alone in her room, she sings the track ‘Walk Away‘ in which she expresses she can’t go on like this any longer. As a reply the four other girls, clearly hurt, sing ‘Goodbye‘ to her before it daunts on them they can’t continue either as there is someone missing and decide to split up, looking back at the good times (‘Viva Forever’).
Act 6: Then the play jumps to three years later where the five girls bump into each other in a coffee shop by accident, talking about what happened. Even though the situation is awkward at first, they agree to talk about what happened and after a very long discussion, they forgive each other. One of them, then comes up with the idea to reform one last time, introducing the idea by singing ‘The Moment You Believe‘. Not really sure what to do they each go home to think about it. Once they are in bed, they know they just have to do it, and they start singing ‘Headlines’…. But the real conclusion follows with a smashing glittery performance of ‘Spice Up Your Life‘.
And of course if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the Olympic performance of the ladies of girl power for you to watch: Enjoy!