Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Brian Holden with additional writing by Stepien; music and lyrics by Meredith Stepien and Mark Swiderski; musical direction by Swiderski.
This was StarKid Productions’ tenth stage production. We follow certain characters back to the time when they first discovered how to use fire.
The concert opened on July 6 and closed on August 7 at Stage 773 in Chicago, Illinois.
On December 31, 2016, a recording of the performance was posted to YouTube. On November 22, 2016, an iTunes recording of the entire cast was made available.
About the Song From the musical Firebringer, the catchy song “I don’t really want to do the work today” became well known after a live recording of the show was made available to the public.
The musical’s clip went viral on video-sharing websites after viewers said they could identify with its themes.
About The Song
StarKid Productions staged a musical called Firebringer, which follows prehistoric people as they investigate the discovery of fire.
Starting on July 6th, 2016 and ending on August 7th, 2016, the exhibition was on display in Chicago, Illinois.
On January 1, 2017, a recording of the performance was posted to YouTube, where it has already amassed more than 4.6 million views.
Character Zazzalil says “I don’t really want to do the work today” in the show’s opening piece, “We Got Work to Do” (shown below).
Spread of The Song
This one-off moment was shared by YouTube user Sebastian Andras on June 14, 2017, and it has now received over 4 million views (shown below, left).
Later, user alex dlc shared the video on Reddit’s /r/videos, where it quickly racked up 1,500 upvotes.
On June 26, 2017, YouTube user lungthief uploaded a clip of the cast of The Book of Mormon replicating the video, which has since amassed over 500,000 views (shown below, right).
The video went viral on Tumblr, where it was mostly used as a reaction GIF or copypasta. On September 17, 2017, for instance, Tumblr user salazar-slanderin posted it as a copypasta and it quickly went viral.
Accumulating over 1,500 notes (shown below, left). TikTok was another platform where it saw massive growth in its popularity.
There, it was uploaded by user @ciaraconnick and has been utilised in over 1,900 videos (see an example by Roxy D’Olivera on the right).
Despite the questionable premise, Firebringer is a surprisingly enjoyable comedy. The actors work well together and navigate the tight space on stage with ease.
Finding the venue in the dark can feel like trying to locate a flickering light in a cave, but once you do, you will be glad you made the effort.