Next year will be the 30th anniversary of Back To The Future—arguably the greatest movie ever made about a kid trying to convince his parents to have sex—and while Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale will be celebrating the occasion by turning their movie into a musical, some fans in Switzerland are going to turn it into an orchestral performance. This comes from Variety, which reports that an orchestra in Switzerland is going to stage a handful of special screenings of the movie in May that will have Alan Silvestri’s original score edited out and replaced by a live performance of the music. Silvestri himself will also apparently be contributing 15 minutes of newly written Back To The Future music “exclusively for these special presentations.”
The Variety article doesn’t mention how the orchestra will handle the movie’s Huey Lewis songs or Marty McFly’s performance of “Johnny B. Goode,” but we think those could easily be replaced by an orchestra as well. They’ll just have to re-dub some of the dialog so it makes more sense. Something like: “Hey, Wolfgang. It’s Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Amadeus Mozart. You know that new sound you’ve been looking for? Well, listen to this!” Then it’ll cut to Marty jumping around on stage with a violin as a bunch of ‘50s high school students look on in horror.