The Summer episode (Episode 3) of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the Gilmore Girls revival for Netflix, will include Stars Hollow: The Musical, a musical rendition celebrating the history of Stars Hollow. As we outlined in earlier posts, we know that the 3 “stars” of the show are all Broadway stars themselves, with highly-anticipated guest star Sutton Foster as a struggling actress who gets her big break in this, Stars Hollow: The Musical.
Thanks to a new magazine feature in EW, we now have our first look at Sutton Foster and Christian Borle in Stars Hollow: The Musical sporting their period-costumes, contrasting with the pilgrim-era costumes we caught briefly during the trailer.
Playbill also released an insider look at the filming of the musical-within-the-show, having been invited on set during the filming. Sutton, an admitted huge fan of the show, has always made it clear what a special time it was for her to be on set and a part of the show:
“There’s something about the generations, the idea of a mom, her daughter, and the mom’s mother,” said Foster, explaining why she was drawn to Gilmore Girls. “There’s nothing else that exists on television that’s like it. Amy Sherman-Palladino has such a voice, and her writing has such a voice.”
According to the Playbill article, Stars Hollow: The Musical includes 4 songs, penned by Jeanine Tesori with lyrics by Amy Sherman-Palladino, including songs called “Working on Building Stars Hollow” and “Love Revolution.” Choreography by Marguerite Derricks includes improv by the actors, which may or may not include falling off stools, throwing bottles or a round of patty-cake.
Playbill reveals that Sutton’s character is named Violet; Christian’s character is named Carl. Lyrics for “Love Revolution” include:
VIOLET: You are me in pants.
CARL: You are me in a dress. / I tried it on.
VIOLET: It fits a bit askance.
CHORUS (both): “It’s a love, love, love revolution in a revolutionary time!”
Playbill says that the scene begins with Taylor Doose Michael Winters) trying his material on an audience of townsfolk (which we’ve seen in the previews).