One Character Will Not Be Singing In The Riverdale Musical … And It Might Be Exactly Who You Expect

by Erik Amaya


An upcoming episode of Riverdale will feature a special performance of Carrie: The Musical. Considering Josie (Ashleigh Murray), Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) have already proven their chops, the high school musical will be an opportunity for the rest of the cast to get in on the all-singing, all dancing action.

Well, except for one character. And his identity might be extremely obvious.

While talking with TVLine, executive producer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa explained why Jughead Jones (and actor Cole Sprouse) is sitting out the stage show. “Cole and I talked about it a while ago, and I said, ‘How do you feel about musicals?’ At that time, we were going to do Little Shop of Horrors. And he basically said, ‘Listen, I never sang for Disney. It would take a lot,'” said the producer. Sprouse also declined the opportunity to sing during the season one wrap party, so maybe he knows best about this vocal abilities.

Nonetheless, Jughead will still be involved and do something “quintessentially” Jughead in the April 18th episode.

Riverdale returns March 7th on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.