|Written by||Erik Forrest Jackson|
|Published||October 17, 2017|
Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera is a Muppet book released by Penguin Workshop on October 17, 2017. The 288-page book stars the Muppet cast in an adaptation of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera.
“What do you get when you cross the Muppets and the classics? A monster hit! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Uncle Deadly, and the other Muppets as they bring this gripping tale of mystery and suspense to life in their own hilarious way.
This classic tale of love, intrigue, and jealousy at the Paris Opera House, which has thrilled readers, musical lovers, and movie goers for more than a century, has now been reimagined with the cast of the Muppets. Readers will gasp, cry, laugh, and laugh again as Kermit (as Raoul), Miss Piggy (as Christine), Uncle Deadly (as the phantom), and the chickens (as the ballet corps) give a whole new meaning to the word "classic." This imaginative tale is sure to win the hearts of all Muppets fans, as well as fans of literary classics.”
In this book, it is always written so that the reader knows which Muppets are involved in the plot. In fact most of the characters simply use their own names. Only a few have mild name adjustments to accommodate character names.
- Janice Sorelli- Janice
- Pepino Rodrigo Serrano Gonzales- Pepe the King Prawn
- Comte Constantine de Chagny- Constantine
- Monsieur Viscount Kermit de Chagny- Kermit the Frog
- Piggy Daae- Miss Piggy
- The Phantom- Uncle Deadly
- Professor Sweetums Valerius- Sweetums
- Andrew Floyd Webber- Floyd
As themselves (in approximate order of appearance): J.P. Grosse, Johnny Fiama, Camilla, Beauregard, Beaker, Seymour, Mama Fiama, Wayne and Wanda, Sam the Eagle, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Scooter, Rizzo the Rat, The Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, Big Tiny Tallsaddle, Clueless Morgan, Polly Lobster, Rowlf the Dog, Mildred Huxtetter, Fozzie Bear, Jacques Roach, Yolanda Rat, Bean Bunny, Lew Zealand, Annie Sue, Lenny the Lizard, Angus MacGregor, Winky Pinkerton, The Great Gonzo, Quongo, Chip, Animal, Chickens, Penguins, Sheep, Rats