As a tween, two of my favorite things in the world were 1. musicals 2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Then the first film adaptationā€”starring Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledelā€”came out and rocked my world. Then I stopped caring about the Sisterhood franchise, but I still love musicals, so a real part of me combined with a long-buried part of me was very much tickled by the news that The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is being developed into a musical!

Deadline reported on Tuesday that itā€™s technically the film franchise that is being adapted into a stage musical. Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment announced the venture and said that Blue Spruce Productions has acquired the theatrical rights from them. Blue Spruce will be the showā€™s lead producer, although Alcon and Alloy will reportedly remain involved in production and development as well. Alcon and Alloy co-produced the films The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) so when it comes to traveling pants Iā€™m pretty sure they know what theyā€™re doing.

Iā€™m kind of foggy on the subsequent books, but the original The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, for those who need the most basic of primers, is a rich and complex structure of summertime coming-of-age stories that hangs upon the marvel of a pair of pants that fits each of the novelā€™s four protagonists.

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In April, rumors circulated that a third Sisterhood movie was possibly in the works. To me, the musical is happier news.