Second grunge era musical retrospective in a year hits Seattle – Balagan’s NIRVANOV timed for 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death

Coming almost exactly one year after Seattle’s ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) mounted THESE STREETS, a musical about forgotten female grunge rockers (which apparently generated so much debate about authenticity that the Stranger review generated 29 comments), another early 90’s rock drama is heading to the stage of SEA’s Balagan Theatre in March 2014.

But this one is targeting a rather better known subject.

Opening just before the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s death (April 5, 1994), NIRVANOV has, if nothing else, good timing and a brilliant name.

With the likely inter galactic level of interest (how could it get much higher?) in NIRVANA as the 20th anniversary approaches, it would appear this one is Balagan’s to lose.

And if it’s good, watch out.

It was bound to happen.
It was bound to happen.
"Weather changes moods."
“Weather changes moods.”