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Beach Boys musical sinks in Las Vegas, will close

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A scene from "Surf: The Musical."

Despite a big-name director and an impressive soundtrack featuring the Beach Boys, "Surf:The Musical" is closing in Las Vegas after a disappointing six-week run, reports Las Vegas Weekly. Planet Hollywood pulled the plug on the show, which had a preview opening June 29th and a formal debut July 17th. The musical will close August 15th.

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"Surf: The Musical" had star power behind it, with "Rock of Ages" director Kristin Hanggi steering a production set entirely to the music of the Beach Boys, who never officially endorsed the show. The storyline follows a failed young musician who returns to his beachside hometown only to discover his ex-girlfriend is now with a real rocker.

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The production reportedly never sold more than 200 tickets to any show, with at least one show selling fewer than 50 tickets in a 1,500-seat theater.

In 2005, "Good Vibrations," another musical heavily featuring the Beach Boys' music, left Broadway after 94 performances.


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