13 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'musicals':


Interviewed by The Collective

It's been over a week since The Collective invited readers to be interviewed. I asked for questions then forgot about it for a while, but here - at last - are my answers to their questions. From Jennie!: 1) Why does Ohio insist on throwing more snow at us? Why? From heather! anne!: 2) What is the all-time best Christmas movie? The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It makes me tear up every time I see Imogene taking her earrings out to look more like Mary, or hear that Leroy left the ham behind for the Baby Jesus. "It's a present....

srah - Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 6:46 PM
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Oscar countdown!

You have about 24 hours left to locate and watch the movie Once before it is no longer "the movie Once" and is instead "the Academy Award-winning film Once." You have been warned! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mIpwx5lA5I It's such a sweet, lovely movie and I would love for everyone to see it. It manages to be romantic without being Romantic - that is, it's a wonderful story about the relationship between two people, but it's also very realistic. It felt very real - possibly influenced by the fact that the leading actor and actress fell in love during the making of the movie....

srah - Saturday, 23 February 2008 - 8:49 PM
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I started life as an orphan, a child of the streets

Every one we capture says he's an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums - which we know is not the case.-Frederic, The Pirates of Penzance But what if it were the case? I like to imagine the Pirates of Penzance capturing the HMS Pinafore, only to find that it is crewed by orphans from the workhouse in Oliver!, all barely able to dance a proper hornpipe because they're suffering...

srah - Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 7:15 PM
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Ceci n'est pas un NaBloPoMo post

All you musicals-lovers looking for another outlet for your talents might want to head over to my sister's blog, where she is hosting her Musicals Quiz VII. My mother is already stomping me into the dust, it would seem, so go over there and give her the competition that I am evidently unable to!...

srah - Saturday, 3 November 2007 - 11:15 AM
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'Mr Blythe: no one cuter in the Maritimes!'

Holy crap. In my series of embarassing revelations about my fascination with Anne of Green Gables, I shall tell you that I have just discovered Anne & Gilbert: The Island Love Story, a musical based on Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. It makes me feel like I could... I don't know... sing in a saloon? (Why is this music so catchy? I really want to hate this more than I do! Don't tell.) [via... um, ahem, L.M. Montgomery Fan Fiction]...

srah - Thursday, 30 June 2005 - 1:06 PM
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'I feel something now - a terrible fright/ Danger looms ahead. Something is not right.'

Looking for exact lyrics from 1776 and The Sound of Music, I came across another musical beginning with S: WEDGE: I can't shake him off! Luke, he's on my tail! Luke, if I should die here then you must not fail! LUKE: Wedge, I'll be alright! You get yourself clear! What good would it do us if you die here? Um, yeah. I want to play the narrator... R2-D2???...

srah - Sunday, 20 June 2004 - 1:00 PM
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Hey baby, wanna walk in Cupid's grove together? *wink*

Listen, you freaking whores. I grew up watching musicals. Musicals have a lot of sex in them, but like good humour, it appeals to people on different levels. Jokes in Animaniacs were funny on one level to kids and on another to adults. Sex hidden in flowery language is understood by adults and kids just accept the words, sing along, and don't worry about getting it. That's why I didn't realize until about 1999 exactly what Aunt Alicia was training Gigi for. You can't go mindlessly banning one of the best musicals on Earth and the one thing that makes...

srah - Monday, 22 March 2004 - 11:21 AM
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Me, well, I wouldn't holler if he were as handsome as anything

I spent the weekend listening to the soundtrack from Fiddler on the Roof. I keep wondering what the town thought of Motel and Tzeitel getting married. Did Golde really believe in the dream, or did she just play along so that her daughter would be happy? I suspect that she did believe, because the girls seemed to think that her main concern was finding a wealthy husband ("For Mama, make him rich as a king") and I don't think she'd give up the butcher for a poor tailor without a sewing machine. And yet... why would she believe Tevye? How...

srah - Monday, 13 October 2003 - 10:27 AM
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'I want to play all the parts, including Mabel'

One of the things that I have found myself missing during my two extended experiences abroad is the ability to kick out the jams and sing. Ha ha, I said "kick out the jams". I am so not cool. As you may already know, I am by no means a singer of any talent whatsoever. The only places I feel comfortable singing are in the car - because I can be in an enclosed space all alone and no one need hear me when I sing at the top of my lungs - and in the privacy of my own...

srah - Friday, 8 November 2002 - 4:14 AM
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srah on Broadway

I saw My Fair Lady last night at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian. It was okay, except the orchestra STANK as usual (if anyone in charge of decision-making is out there, either raise some money to hire professional musicians or get some canned music, because this crap really takes away from the rest of the performance) and no one could handle any accent. I think that's the most important part of My Fair Lady. If Eliza doesn't have a convincing Cockney accent, Freddy doesn't sound upper-class enough, Alfie Doolittle has a southern-US accent and even Henry Higgins can't talk...

srah - Monday, 5 August 2002 - 10:27 AM
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Episode II: Attack of the Musical Trivia

You did so well on the previous set, I've done another. I will give you a hint - one of them is a repeat from last time (a different song from the same musical). Have a guess! 1. What's that?/It's a candy bar wrapper [RENT] 2. Just one look and I can hear a bell ring [MAMMA MIA!] 3. With my razor and my basin I can always earn my pay [MAN OF LA MANCHA] 4. He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling and listen to the merry village chime [PIRATES OF PENZANCE] 5. Husbands are a boring lot...

srah - Monday, 20 May 2002 - 4:43 PM
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Srah's Musical Trivia

I'm not boutsta do this every day, but here's a quick quiz, as I'm listening to musicals right now. You've got the quote, now name the song and the musical it's from. 1. You are the girl whose eyes met mine just as your boat sailed by [Flower Drum Song] 2. At last, all too well, I can see where we all soon will be [Jesus Christ Superstar] 3. There are shrines I should be sacking, ribs I should be cracking, eyes to gouge and booty to divide [A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum] 4. Would...

srah - Thursday, 16 May 2002 - 3:41 PM
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srah has musical trivia of her own

Name three movie musicals that involve people pretending to be cows or bulls. There may be more than the three I'm thinking of......

srah - Sunday, 28 April 2002 - 2:04 PM
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