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It’s Back to the Future Day! Here’s what Marty McFly would have done if he were a theater kid…

21 October 2020 by Ali Bloomston
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Back to the Future Day is October 21 and commemorates the day in 2015 that Marty McFly, Dr. Emmett Brown, and Jennifer Parker traveled to in Back to The Future 2. With Back to the Future: The Musical opening on the West End in May 2021, we thought we’d spend this Back to the Future Day fantasizing about what Marty McFly could have done in October 2015, if only he were a theater kid. We know teenage badass McFly is probably way too cool to be a theater kid, but we miss theater so let us use this fan-fiction to reminisce, ok?

He would stand outside of the Richard Rodgers Theater for several hours to get a prime viewing spot at this Ham4Ham performance

He would probably be just a little bit disappointed because he’s definitely not a Dames at Sea musical theater bro. Especially considering the Ham4Ham a few days earlier was Anthony Ramos and Jasmine Cephas Jones performing their rendition of “No Air.”

October 21, 2015 was a Wednesday so y’all know that would mean a two-show Broadway day for theater kid Marty McFly

There’s no way he could have walked up to the box office to casually purchase a day-of Hamilton ticket to see the original Broadway cast, but he could have gotten lucky in the SRO line for the matinee. His evening performance would have been Fun Home at Circle in the Square Theater, and he definitely would have cried his eyes out.

His between show meal would be at the Times Square McDonald’s, RIP

He would have no idea how lucky he is for landing in October 2015 and not October 2020, for more reasons than just that this Times Square landmark is now a thing of the past.

He would see Alfie Boe in the 30th anniversary of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre

We’re confident that Doc could figure out a way to get the DeLorean to travel internationally, and any theater kid knows that Alfie Boe’s performance was too iconic to miss. Marty would mouth all the words to Les Mis to the point where it’s distracting to others, especially when attempting to sing both parts of “The Confrontation.”

He would see Cats at the London Palladium to see how it holds up

Obviously Marty would need to see a revival of Cats, because he definitely would have seen the original production at some point in his present day of 1985. He would be curious to see how it was updated for the modern era, but he would come to discover that it’s still singing and dancing cats and it still makes him a little bit uncomfortable.

2015 was a great year for theater… but 2021 promises to be the best yet. Book tickets for Back to the Future: The Musical on TodayTix.