If you’re a fan of Glee, it’s okay. The story might be preposterous, the acting might be over-the-top, and some of the characters are scrapbooks of stereotypes… but it’s addicting and highly entertaining. If you’ve seen even a few episodes, you’ll know that the song’s are cleverly used (“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” into “Young Girl” is a laugh riot) and the production is, for the most part, on target — even if they look like they’re lip syncing half the time.
That’s why the idea of a tour is pretty intriguing. Because it gives these kids a chance to prove they have “what it takes”. Wouldn’t you know it, FOX is hip to the idea, and come May, the the talented students of William McKinley High School — Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt) — will take the road for a short and inordinately special run of dates. After all, they gotta be back in the studio for filming.
Tickets hit the streets March 13th at 10 a.m., when it’ll probably sell out in mere seconds. If you have an American Express card, however, you might have a better chance on the March 5th pre-sale.
Naturally, they’re all available on… groans… Ticketmaster.
Glee Cast 2010 Tour Dates:
05/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
05/25 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
05/26 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
05/28 – New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
05/29 – New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall