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"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
What can I say? I had lots of fun. ^_^ 
25th-Jan-2009 09:08 pm
If you think it's all about ripping into aging stage divas like Patti Lupone and Liza Minnelli, stars Baby Boomers are more likely to recognize than twentysomethings, you'd be wrong. Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab also sustains a critique of the "Disney-fication" of Broadway that invokes the cartoons cum stage musicals I grew up on.

Great for big laughs in the first half was a The Little Mermaid spoof with a cabaret act performed in a mermaid suit (and scruffy red wig). There were also digs about the ubiquity of puppets and neck injuries from headdresses in The Lion King.

But the best sketch of them all just had to be the send up of Daniel Radcliffe's full-frontal nudity in Equus, remixed with the striptease song, "Let Me Entertain You," from Gypsy. The actor James Donegan comes out wearing a Gryffindor school uniform (robes and scarf), and by the end of the number ("Let me enter naked / Let me strut uncut. / Girls don't ask their mama / To see a classic drama; / they come to see my bu~tt..." Uhhh...you get the point.) the only thing he has on is a pointy, sequined witch hat positioned strategically in front of his privates. If you're a Harry Potter fan (or foe), this is just not to be missed. You can listen to the song free here. (That means you, ariss_tenoh.)

Anyway, sitting in the front row was lots of fun, especially when the stage is so small. It's a bit disconcerting, though, to have every actor lock eyes with you at one point or another. You wonder how just how closely they're looking. I guess we've gotten so used to the screen; knowing that the woman doing the dead-on impersonation of Liza you're watching and judging might also be watching and judging you back can be...weird.
26th-Jan-2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
If you're a Harry Potter fan (or foe), this is just not to be missed. You can listen to the song free here. (That means you, ariss_tenoh.)

I will. Tomorrow. Going to bed now^_~
26th-Jan-2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Don't. Forget. It's seriously hilarious. XD
30th-Jan-2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry. turns out it's US only^^

BTW, did you get a card in the mail?
30th-Jan-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
BTW, did you get a card in the mail?

Yes, I did. Thank you. It's hanging up on the wall facing my desk. ^__^
30th-Jan-2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Glad it reached you^_^
30th-Jan-2009 08:27 pm (UTC) - Check Gmail
Man, sucks that I can't get the song to you. I think you'd love it.
EDIT: I sent you a sound file of the song playing on my laptop. BTW, so you understand the musical context, "Let Me Entertain You" (original version) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ReTc3ALA4
Let me know if it works!

Speaking of microphones for your new laptop, I forgot to mention this earlier: if you have a set of headphones/earbuds/etc., plugging them into a microphone jack should allow you to use them as a microphone. Try it. ^_~

Edited at 2009-01-30 08:39 pm (UTC)
30th-Jan-2009 09:10 pm (UTC) - Re: Check Gmail
Interesting, I didn't know you could use earbuds like that. Will have to try.
27th-Jan-2009 04:14 am (UTC)
I've been Slytherin! *falls on the floor laughing*
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