Little Miss Sunshine'Legally Blonde' and 'The Addams Family' have already been told in song. So why not 'Little Miss Sunshine,' as well? The La Jolla Playhouse is set to premiere a musical version of the critically acclaimed 2006 film next February.

The quirky indie, a darling of the film festival circuit, was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and told the story of the Hoovers, a dysfunctional family who took a road trip in a dysfunctional lemon yellow Volkswagen van so that bespectacled Olive could compete for the title of Little Miss Sunshine in a regional beauty pageant. The 2006 movie starred Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell and Alan Arkin, in an Oscar-winning role as the porn reading, drug-addled Grandpa. Michael Arndt also picked up an Academy Award for best original screenplay.
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