What's the beef? The students did a good job in "Black Patent Shoes..." It's simply a dated show full of cliches and forgettable tunes.
I love the "beefy baritone" description. Hope for fat guys at last! :)
I don't get what you don't get. I wish I could give you a better answer. Obviously, I don't blame the students and react to things "unevenly" because some things are insipid, some things merely silly.
So you're blaming the kids for the choice of the play? They didn't write it. They didn't pick it. Would've been nice if you'd talked more about the quality of the performances instead. Look at the differences in the way you reviewed the TM show--which you admit, is "For diehard fans with a good ear and a keen sense of silliness"--and the way you reviewed the U of M show. So the U of M show can't be "For diehard fans with a good ear and a keen sense of silliness" too? I just don't get your uneven reactions.
No cover, but I recall a rendition of "I feel Pretty" by the one and only Little Richard. (Can't get on youtube at the moment.) I think he ended saying, "Shut up!"
And, of course The Supremes...
And Little Richard...
Glad you specified "Fantistic" because the Barbra Streisand, Phil Collins, and Il Divo covers of "Somewhere" are somewhat less.
Pet Shop Boys - Somewhere for the dance electronica lovers!
This was suggested. Not exactly a cover, but it still probably belongs here. Larry David likes wearing women's underpants. And West Side Story.
Oh, yeah...I know....was trying to be a smart-ass. And got my smart-ass handed right back to me....Geez Louise. Have my very own DVD of "Reefer Madness". Haven't watched it in a while, though...
meijep: The line is taken from a 1930's propaganda film turned into an exploitation film. Context matters.
The guys get to be "hooligans" but the gals are "whores". Sounds about par for the course. Geez Louise.
Seeing this tonight. Loved "Red."
You and me both Kell.
So glad this show is being produced here in Memphis. So glad it has such a great director and great cast!
I was going to write something witty, but I decided to soft-shoe it instead. You should have been there. It was hilarious. Comment of the Year material.
Yep. Performing without a net is fun though.
"...to find those same angles and set them free." I have the same issue with "angles" and "angels," Chris...and Spellcheck ain't worth a flip for words like this.
...right. You're phonophobic. LOL
...maybe I am too.
And this weekend ONLY, "A Streetcar Named Desire" presented by Bartlett Repertory Company at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center. http://www.cityofbartlett.org/index.aspx?n…
Just saw the matinee. Way too many empty seats. Yes, Tony is good, but Onken is equally good.
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