Despite a previously announced guest list that includes David Byrne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natasha Lyonne and more, the teaser focuses entirely on the kids and Mulaney’s behind-the-scenes pursuit of finding the perfect cast, even if it means letting go of some very talented adults.
“Guess what kids: You got the part,” Mulaney tells his elementary school-aged audition attendees before informing the viewer, “I made a children’s musical special.”
John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, which arrives on the streaming service on December 24th, aims to “recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets,” the comedian previously said of the special.
“The result is a collage of Broadway caliber showstoppers, comedy sketches for all ages, meditations on the unknown from children and adults, and a papier-mâché volcano. It’s funny, musical, joyous, anxious and surprisingly profound.”