For being coined “the town with pep,” Riverdale is something however — besides once they put collectively a musically-charged episode.
Much to the shock of followers, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) lent his voice as soon as once more to Riverdale‘s song-filled episode this season as Riverdale High took on the Broadway hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The Riverdale High selection present
As a collection, Riverdale has change into recognized for together with an episode that’s jam-packed with musical numbers. This season, show-runners modified the situation up a bit for the musical episode.
Instead of getting the drama division placed on a musical, Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) determined to host a range present. But, after refusing to adjust to Principal Honey’s (Kerr Smith) guidelines, the kids of Riverdale had been compelled to improvise.
‘Riverdale’ did songs from ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
When Riverdale Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa thought in regards to the musical episode for Season 4, he thought of every part they hadn’t executed but. “Grease is a highschool musical. West Side Story is about highschool college students. But none of them felt proper,” Aguirre-Sacasa informed Entertainment Weekly.
After lyricist Stephen Trask linked with Aguirre-Sacasa, it solely made sense to incorporate the politically charged songs in Riverdale‘s musically-centric episode. Aside from Hedwig Schmidt and Jughead Jones sharing many parallels, together with grappling with their very own respective identities, Aguirre-Sacasa defined how “When you have a song called ‘Wicked Little Town,’ it’s describing Riverdale.”
Despite having their selection present canceled, the kids of Riverdale High went on to carry out songs from the hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in “Chapter Seventy-Four: Wicked Little Town.”
Cole Sprouse has executed his personal vocals earlier than
The Riverdale aren’t strangers to breaking out in music, and Sprouse is not any stranger to singing for the CW drama. While Sprouse nor his character, Jughead Jones, are a lot into singing, they’ll each do it for Riverdale.
“I had asked Cole a while ago, I was like, ‘Cole, if we do a musical, would you be willing to sing?’” Aguirre-Sacasa shared with Bustle. “He was like, ‘You know man, I didn’t sing for Disney after I was doing Suite Life, however for you, I’ll sing,’” Aguirre-Sacasa added. “For Cole to be like, ‘I want to sing,’ it was like, ‘We have to do this,” he concluded.
In the previous, when Riverdale High did their manufacturing of the Carrie musical, Jughead stayed out of it. But when the varsity’s manufacturing of Heathers got here round, showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa had different plans for the darkish and brooding character. So, Sprouse sang on Riverdale, each within the Heathers episode in Season three and the Season Four episode showcasing tunes from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Jughead joined ‘The Archies’
As they did with the Carrie musical episode, the writers needed to discover a solution to creatively work Jughead into singing. In “Chapter Seventy-Four,” that got here within the type of Jughead agreeing to be in The Archies, a band impressed plucked proper out of the unique Archie Comics.
Together with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa), his girlfriend, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and Jughead’s beau Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), The Archies carried out at the highschool selection present with the assistance of Kevin on keyboards. The iconic group sang “Midnight Radio,” a robust anthem for the “misfits and the losers.”
Excited in regards to the episode, Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted about it saying, “BTW, @colesprouse singing is AMAZING in #Riverdale musical ep on the 15th!!”
With this season’s musical quantity over with, followers are questioning what Jughead can be belting out subsequent season on Riverdale.