The Office! A Musical Parody

Julia Conant, Staff Writer

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“The Office! A Musical Parody”

“Did I stutter?!” That’s right, the Emmy award-winning comedy series, The Office (U.S.), has an off-broadway musical spin-off.

The show hit The Jerry Orbach Theater last Thursday, Sept. 20. Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of the musical, are also the men behind “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” “Bayside! The Saved By the Bell Musical” and many others.

“The Office! A Musical Parody” follows the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, as a camera crew spontaneously shows up in the office and starts filming for no apparent reason. The show features many songs based on the original series, some of the titles being “Welcome to Diversity Day,” “Goodbye Toby, You’re The Worsty,” “Crazy From The Rabies” and “Threat Level Mid Afternoon.”

It comes as no surprise that the TV show has enough of a following to be made into a musical. The NBC comedy television show premiered from 2005 to 2013, earning more than 45 awards during that time. The show is outstanding in comedy, has a heartwarming subplot and features likable characters who were played by an amazing cast of actors and actresses.

Although the original cast will not star in “The Office! A Musical Parody,” The new cast seems promising. The most exciting and progressive change that was made to the cast list is that Michael Scott, regional manager of Dunder Mifflin, will now be played by a woman.

In regards to casting Sarah Mackenzie Baron for the role, the creators said, “Because Dunder Mifflin firmly believes in Diversity Day, all genders, ages and races were considered for the role. Baron is just the regional manager we’ve been looking for to run Scranton’s third-largest paper company.” It will be refreshing to see a female’s take on Steve Carell’s eccentric boss character.

Overall, the show is bound to leave the entire audience, “satisfied and smiling” as Jim Halpert would say. For tickets and more information, visit