Tag: Musicals

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James O’Keefe, of Project Veritas, will be playing the lead role (‘Curly’) in an outdoor production of of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!.  The production is ‘in solidarity with artists who’ve been cancelled.’  Roseland, Virginia, August 19–September 5. Preview Open

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Getting to Know You

 

After much debate internal, and many brainstorms, I have decided to follow up my introductory post (“Give Me Your Hands, If We Be Friends…”) by pursuing a path of minimal resistance: that of further exposition.

Several months ago, while serving as a fill-in host for The Sub-Beacon podcast, John Podhoretz was asked (by Jonathan Last, if I recall correctly) to provide a ranking of the five superlative Broadway musicals.  As I mentioned in my first post, musical theatre is one of my main points of interest; in fact, it is a major element of my background.  As such, I would like to offer my own list of musicals which have earned my hearty recommendation.

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We are all aware of a certain musical about felines’ feelings, or some such thing. Perhaps it is one of our guilty pleasures. But were you aware of a canine counterpart, of a sort? In the great tradition of This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, and the unforgettable And God Spoke (the Making of…), a short […]

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Fox Doesn’t Pay Rent; NBC Pulls Hair

 

It’s Maria Von Trapp, Y’all. Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music (NBC)

Back in 2013, the executives at NBC decided to hark back to an earlier time in the network’s history and stage a live musical. While the post-show reviews were mixed, The Sound of Music did well, pulling in 18.6M viewers.

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[CHARLIE BROWN (overlapping)] If I start writing nowWhen I’m not really restedIt could upset my thinkingWhich is no good at all.I’ll get a fresh start tomorrowAnd it’s not due till WednesdaySo I’ll have all of TuesdayUnless something should happen.Why does this always happen,I should be outside playingGetting fresh air and sunshine,I work best under pressure,And […]

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Who Wants to Help Write a Dentistry Musical?

 

I had my semi-annual dental cleaning a couple of days ago, and as I spoke with my hygienist and dentist, I thought of something the dental profession needs: Good PR. Not just good PR, but flashy good PR, and what better PR is there than a good musical? I mean look what Kiss Me, Kate! did for touring actors or Lend Me a Tenor did for opera singers or what A Chorus Line did for Broadway performers or what The Greatest Showman did for circus hucksters or La La Land did for Hollywood performers or what The Blues Brothers did for blues bands or…um…what the “Poor Judd is Dead” song did for Harvey Weinstein types in Oklahoma. (All of the sudden, I’m realizing how self-focused that this whole business is.)

Anyway, the point is, that a good musical could be great PR for dentistry. When we currently think of musicals and dentistry, what currently comes to mind? You immediately thought of Little Shop of Horrors, didn’t you? First, the dentist is only a peripheral character in that musical, and even more so in the original movie the musical is based on. Second, this character is not good PR for dentistry, not by a long shot. No, we need something much better, much more positive.