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Spice Girls Reunite to Debut Their Stage Musical 'Viva Forever!'

December 12, 2012 (4:55 am) GMT
British-pop girlband Spice Girls reunited for the London premiere of their stage musical 'Viva Forever!' on Tuesday night, December 11.
Melanie C, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Spice Girls

Their group folded up more than a decade ago, but the five members of took the stage once again for a curtain call for the musical premiere of "Viva Forever!" on Tuesday, December 11 at London's West End. The Piccadilly Theatre was filled with fans and followers of "Girl Power" to support Posh Spice (), Scary Spice (), Baby Spice (), Sporty Spice () and Ginger Spice ().

Set to some of the group's hits including "Wannabe", "Spice Up Your Life" and the title track, the stage musical was loosely-based on the girls' sudden rise to stardom in the 1990s. It was the idea of producer Judy Craymer, who also produced the worldwide hit musical "", and British comedian Jennifer Saunders, who used the group's "Girl Power" theme while setting it in today's world of Twitter and TV talent shows.

The story follows Viva, a highly-spirited teenager who, together with her friends, joins a talent show resembling "". Then, in a surprising twist, their mentor on the show throws out the other three members of the group, leaving Viva on her own. It compels audiences to reflect on what is more important - family, friends or fame.

For the premiere, Victoria Adams brought along her husband, soccer superstar , and their three sons. She posed separately from the other members of the girlband on the red carpet.

Spice Girls have sold over 55 million records and had nine British No. 1 singles during their heyday, but broke up due to internal squabbles and power struggles within the group. They last performed together in this year's summer Olympics held in London as well.






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