And now. A musical.
Only THIS musical is romaticising the BOOKING PROCESS. Which we're not sure brings along quite the same emotional, er, baggage. Can we really wax lyrical about price comparison websites or negotiating cancellation fees? Jim Strong, president of Strong Travel Services in (of course) America believes we can. So much so that he has commissioned a one-act musical set in the offices of a travel agency.
Titled 'Craving For Travel', Strong had Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg whip up a show designed to re-energise the image of lowly travel agents - for too long now squashed under the might of online booking sites. The show "features the characters Gary and Joanne, rival travel agents and former spouses, competing to outdo each other by fulfilling ever more outlandish requests from their demanding clients."
It's - predictably? - Off Broadway for now. Whether it will be (artistically) Going Anywhere Nice in the future remains to be seen. You can read more HERE.