Margaret Lyons
August 13, 2009 AT 08:13 PM EDT

Composer Anne Chmelewsky started writing a musical version of the adventures of David Brent as part of an assignment for a classical composition course, and the opera version of The Office took off from there, gaining the blessings of Steven Merchant and Ricky Gervais and eventually raising around $6,000 for Comic Relief.

Between this and the Harry Potter musical from a few weeks ago, music-oriented adaptations are having quite the run.

What are you adapting for the stage, PopWatchers? I for one am dying for a Wire opera, but I’ll settle for an Ugly Betty musical.

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