An Empire Records Musical Is Really Happening
Claire Miles - April 18, 2018

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

Empire Records is about to make a major comeback.  The record store employees from the 1995 classic film is going to be turned into a Broadway musical.  According to sources, it will be produced by Bill Weiner together with Carol Heikkinen, who wrote the original film.

 

It’s filled with nostalgia for old record stores where you could talk to the workers all day about your shared loved of music and get to know new bands.  The musical will premiere in 2020 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie.  There has not been any further detailed released, but we do know that they’ve been working hard.