Spice Girls reunite for upcoming musical ‘Viva Forever’

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Britain’s baddest ladies are back together again for another musical venture.

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The Spice Girls, the English pop quintet who made it big in the 90s with hits such as “Spice Up Your Life” and “Wannabe,” have reunited to produce a stage musical based on their famous songs, Fox News reports. The show, which opens in London in December, is said to be based around the ideas of the group’s motto, “girl power” and friendship.

Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, says the group hopes to “introduc[e] a whole new generation to ‘Girl Power,'” and build off the success of female-led shows such as “Mamma Mia.”  The show, much like the band’s ill-fated feature film “Spice World,” will focus on bandmates who lose sight of friendship in their journey to become famous.

Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Beckham have all signed on to be a part of the musical, which will be produced by Judy Craymer, the same woman who brought “Mamma Mia” to the stage.

“There’s just something empowering about women’s stories that interests me a lot,” says Craymer.

This marks the first time all five members have appeared together since a reunion tour in 2008.

Gage Smith