"Sperm! The Musical" is on the way to the Panida Theatre in Sandpoint. No, I don't think this is a joke.
It's an original musical comedy set in that most romantic of settings, a sperm bank.
It's about "sperm radiation therapy, and killer mutant sperm monsters," or, to put it more directly, about a couple named Willy and Delouise Johnson who are having trouble conceiving. It's written by Sandpoint playwright Ben Olson with music by Brian Hibbard and directed by Andrew Sorg.
If it's anywhere near as entertaining as Olson's press release, this show could be a hoot.
One example: "Brian's songs are so catchy, you'd hum them all day if they weren't written about sperm."
Another example: "This play is going to make you laugh, shout, blow milk out of your nose, cover your children's ears and rush home to tend to your lover, all at once."
You probably shouldn't take the above sentence literally. First, the play is R-rated, so there probably won't be any children present to require ear-covering. Second, you probably shouldn't be drinking milk during a play anyway. As for tending to your lover, well, the "all at once" part may be ill-advised.
It will run Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $15 at the door, but a couple of bucks cheaper if bought in advance at Eichardt's, Eve's Leaves, Main Street Music. Pack River Potions and other spots around Sandpoint