Dance music’s king of trolling is getting parodied in the new Deadmau5-inspired musical, unsurprisingly titled Deadmouse: The Musical. Opening next month at the Toronto Fringe Arts Festival, the play will star Chris Baker as Joel Zimmermouse – a house-obsessed mouse who’s looking to break into the human-dominated world of electronic music production.
Zimmermouse teams up with his best friend David Goudda (get it?) to defeat the rodent-hating bad guy Avicheese (get it?), and show people that mice are people, too. Kind of.
The musical was written by Ralf Malach and directed by Dale Miller, and it’s set to run from July 3-11 at the Al Green Theatre. Aside from a satirical likeness, Canadian-born producer Joel ‘Deadmau5′ Zimmerman has nothing to do with the play, as the man himself confirmed in a tweet he posted yesterday.
To be honest, we’re interested to see what the real Joel has to tweet once the musical comes out. Click here for a full list of characters and showings. As the website reads: “Just so there’s no confusion Deadmouse the Musical is not written by Deadmau5 or endorsed by Deadmau5. It is a parody. It was written out of love of house music culture.”