Being caught belting out the entirety of Phantom of the Opera in your living room can be pretty embarrassing. (In my defence, I was nine and I could, in fact, hit those notes. Mostly.) This fall, you can at least try to recapture some of your dignity (you won't succeed, but you can try) by claiming the Wii made you do it.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance, which has been in the works for several years, is now due on September 14, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ambitious players with Broadway dreams can play the career mode, singing and dancing their way to success, fame and imaginary Tony awards.
For those who have a more competitive musical streak, up to four players can compete against each other in singing and dancing routines, or solo players with high self-confidence can try "sing-offs" against well-known Broadway performers Elaine Paige, Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford and Donny Osmond.
The game promises to feature 32 songs from 13 musicals, including Phantom, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, and others. Including Cats. Of course Cats. And yet even the ghostly memory of my shameless nine-year-old self is not sure the competitive singing of Cats is a good idea. For the sake of my many neighbours, I don't think I'll try.
Original top photo: 2007-2008 Cats US tour/official site