First up, no, this is not that Creed—though the band is also in desperate need of a musical overhaul. This Creed is a film by Ryan Coogler that continues the Rocky saga by focusing on the son of Apollo Creed. But what if, instead of being an emotional underdog story of legacies and striving to be something more, it were an emotional underdog story of legacies and striving to be something more… with musical numbers? That’s the question asked and answered by this Creed musical as created by Jon and Al Kaplan.
The Kaplans have turned in many surprising musical hits in the past, including the Zombeavers theme song and a ditty about the important differences between Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard, but they’ve returned with this rousing retelling of the story of the boxer and his trainer, played by Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone respectively. Both figures get their turn in the spotlight singing about their situations and desires, and the result is a fun reimagining of a world where the sweet science and Broadway can co-exist together on screen