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Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday Five: Broadway

This week we have a treat: a guest Friday Five composed by NotShyChiRev. Enjoy!

1. Describe the last play or musical you saw. (At least provide the what, when, where, and why). What was your opinion of it?

2. All time favorite play? Musical?

3. “The Producers,” “The Philadelphia Story,” “Hairspray,” “The Wedding Singer”…all were movies before they were musicals (okay “The Philadelphia Story” was a play and then a movie, and they changed its name when it became a musical, but whatever). What non-musical movie do you think should next get the musical treatment?

4. Favorite song from a musical? Why?

5. The most recent trend in Broadway musical revues is to construct a show around the oeuvre of a particular super-group or composer, where existing songs are woven together with some kind of through story. The most successful of these (“Jersey Boys” (The Four Seasons), “Mamma Mia” (ABBA), “Movin’ Out” (Billy Joel)) have made a mint, but many (“All Shook Up” (Elvis), “Hot Feet” (Earth, Wind and Fire)) have bombed. What great pop/rock singer/composer or super-group should be the next to be featured, and what might the story-line be for such a show?

Bonus question for singer/actors. Favorite part you’ve ever played/sung.

As always, let us know in the comments if you play! And standing ovations (as well as more visits, no doubt) for those who link directly to their posts.

39 comments:

  1. To link directly to your blog, use the code below, just replace these
    [ ]
    with these
    < >

    [a href=http://www.websiteaddress.com]what you want the link to say[/a]

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  2. I think you have to put quotes around the URL for the HTML to work.

    [a href="http://www.websiteaddress.com]what you want the link to say"[/a] But with the change in braces you mention.

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  4. can't fathom out the link... but I'm playing!

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  5. I played, lamely. But I did last week's bonus question.

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  6. I am like totally “in tune” with this one. Check me out!!!

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  7. Side note, NotShyChiRev this Friday Five is SOOOOOOOOO you. I love it.

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  9. Oh, I am SO on this.

    And Songbird's code is right. You only need quotes if you're going to do the 'target = blank' stuff and open it in a new window.

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  11. Sara from Transplanted Buckeye played here

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  12. Spiritmists played! Fun one since I just got back from a show last night!

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  13. You're right Bad Alice. I cut-and-pasted from last week's comments. Sorry!

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  14. That should say, "Did my own varaint of" the Friday Five.

    But, hey, the link does work!

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  15. See, y'all got me so worked up over the link business (afraid you will stop reading my blog if I don't link) that my speelr os braken.

    ;-)

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  16. I played, but I can't get the durned link to work (sorry).

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  17. Thanks, Songbird! for the help. I still always have to look it up!

    Here's mine.

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  18. I got my favorite Rev to play too,here.

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  19. I played I played, I wasn't sure I was going to or could, but I played

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  20. Ok, I played and here it is.

    Well, methinks this weekend's trivia tournament theme is going to tie into Friday Five. Be on the lookout here.

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  21. I played here, and learned some code, to boot!

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  22. You can find my modification of the Friday Five

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  23. NotShy? I know nothing about this but I think your questions are great and you are, too.

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  24. i played too! thanks! that was fun! i hope to one day see wicked! i read the book many moons ago and fell in love with it! love the pic!

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  25. Here's mine.

    I hope the link works this time. If not:
    http://www.clevertitle.net/towanda/?p=884

    I need to get my act together and actually join this site...

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