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Title: THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 12:01:22 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know which key the notes are in, you've unlocked the notes and now you are ready to post until the cows come home.  Countdown to 40,000 posts!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 01:51:55 AM
Well, the comedy of errors that is this production of Children of Eden for which I'm vocal director hit unbelievable heights today.  I arrived at the high school for our final dress rehearsal to learn that the little $#!% who was playing Abel decided to quit the show TODAY.  This kid had shown up for all of ONE vocal rehearsal, and missed a number of stage rehearsals as well.  Unfortunately, we had only 6 males in the show at it was (and had to go begging for 2 of them), so the director decided not to cut him.  He had no clue what he was doing much of his time on stage, and looked like a jackass... which he apparently realized, and simply decided to screw everyone else over rather than suffer his consequences.

Seeing where this was leading, my mind started racing trying to figure out some sort of solution to this whole debacle without getting roped into filling the role myself.  Well, no great epiphany came, so... I'm now playing Abel in this high school production.  (Really thought I was done with high school theatre when I graduated 6 years ago!)  I, who have never played a young-ish role in my life (due to my 6-foot, 250lb build and booming bass voice), am now supposed to be portraying a 15-year-old, while a scrawny, true 15-year-old is portraying my father. :)  Just beyond ridiculous.

Thankfully, it's a small role (and is not doubled with one of the Act II brothers, as is usually done).  I have some memorizing to get to... opening night curtain is 17 hours away!  (Plenty of time to learn this role, really, but sounds good and dramatic)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 04:14:40 AM
Now I really want to see the video of the production Jed.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 04:38:39 AM
Mandy, Kiri, Jose and Sarah?
Maybe Justin T and Janet J would be a good start!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:09:17 AM
Good morning, all!  I'm quite puzzled over the strange posting count yesteray; when I signed off on the East Coast it was 11 pm, which is 8:00 PST, and we were on page 8!  I was certain I'd get up this morning and find one or two more pages to read through.  So what happened?  Did my Dear Friend BK's gallop off to his reading let the troops wander in the wilderness?  Most unsettling, I fear.

My allergies/cold continue to make me unhappy and uncomfortable, I have to find something new to read, but after the Kritzer saga, what?  Maybe the new mystery about the young Edgar Allen Poe, AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME.  I'll take it with me today and see how I like it

My comments about Kritzer and Copperfield have me wondering, did the USA ever produce a writer of popular fiction as good as Charles Dickens?  He's the author I feel the Kritzer books are closest to, but just as Dickens' field of writing is probably Richardson, Fielding, Bronte, Austen, Thackeray, and current writers like Willkie Collins, Bruce has another century on him, so there's some Ray Bradbury in Kritzer's literary world, but who else?

Worst casting for SOUTH PACIFIC?  I feel it's already been done on tv with the world's oldest Nelie Forbush and on discs with the when-I-sing-pop-music-I-listen-to-Streisand Kiri (I know; I've been there).

Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 29, 2004, 05:12:19 AM
DR Jed,

Forgive me, but your latest chronicle had me in stitches.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2004, 05:13:56 AM
DR Danise, re: tipping. It was covered pretty well yesterday. Just remember as DR Jose said, it's easy enough to figure out a tip for a meal here in NY if you double the tax which will make a tip of slightly more than 17%. If you throw in another  dollar and change you'll be in the 20% range. DR Jose also mentioned the subway for Joe's Pub at the Public. I would recommend that as well unless  you really want to take a cab. Take the Number 6 Train. If you're staying at the Milford Plaza go to the 7th Avenue 42nd Street station and take the shuttle to Grand Central Station. From there take the Number 6 Train DOWNTOWN to Astor Place and you'll be just two blocks from the Public and Joe's Pub. It will only cost you $2 (or if you buy an unlimited ride subway card, it will be even less). If you want to take a cab remember that if you get stuck in traffic your fare will be somewhat higher because the meter adds time if you're just sitting in non-moving traffic. Also there is a 50 cent surcharge on taxi fares after 8pm in the evening. What you might want to do is take the subway to Joe's Pub and then take a cab home. You should be able to get a taxi around the Public Theatre easily enough. As the others mentioned, I always round up when I'm paying my taxi fare. I don't want to figure out change so as DR Elmore mentioned, a $5.50 fare would round up to $6 w/a 90 cent tip and round that up to $7. I usually over-tip in a taxi cause it's a luxury (IMHO) that I allow myself every so often just to get home more quickly when it's late at night.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 29, 2004, 05:23:13 AM
South Pacific casting? To start: Barry Humphries/Edna Everage as Luther (There Is Nothing Like A Dame).  
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 29, 2004, 06:05:45 AM
And Nathan Lane as Lt. Max Bialystok Cable singing Younger Than Springtime to Elaine Stritch's Liat.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 29, 2004, 06:14:23 AM
Nathan's understudy: DR Jed.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 29, 2004, 06:16:13 AM
A crosss-dressing William Hung as Bloody Mary?

BK - Was the "Cinderella" you watched in b&w or color?  Supposedly there are no color copies available.  I also find it interesting that the original Julie Andrews is being televised and released about the same time that New York City Opera is reviving the show.

According to Rhino Handmade, the "LucyMame" soundtrack has completely sold out.  They have released about two dozen limited edition soundtracks over the last few years and to my knowledge this is the only one that has sold out.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 06:18:17 AM
And Nathan Lane as Lt. Max Bialystok Cable singing Younger Than Springtime to Elaine Stritch's Liat.

I feel supremely lousy this morning, but that made me laugh. (As did the image of 250 lb. Jed and his scrawny 15-year-old pappy.) Two laughs at 6 AM. Not bad.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 07:43:25 AM
A bad SOUTH PACIFIC:

Nellie: Harvey Fierstein (hey, he did it in HAIRSPRAY)
Emile: Sean Hayes
Joe: the ever reliable Mickey Rooney
Bloody Mary: Kristin Chenoweth
Luther Billis: Brent Barrett
Liat: Rosie O'Donnell
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:49:44 AM
DRJED you have put a star in your crown - and the audience will appreciate it more than you know!

Oh my SOUTH PACIFIC -

Nellie - Lucie Arnaz
Emile - Bill Dana
Bloody Mary - Angie Dickinson
Liat - Mary Kate & Asnley (Wed & Sat matinee) Olsen
Lt Cable - Tommy Tune
Luther Billis - Gary Coleman
Men's Chorus - Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Str8 Guy
Nurse's Chorus - Barker's Beauties from The Price is Right
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 07:52:58 AM
The theme of next week's AMERICAN IDOL:

Big Bands
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2004, 08:13:53 AM
Well I can combine todays topic with DR Jed's predicament:  in my high school production of South Pacific, I played Emil's son (whose name I have thankfully forgotten)--I'm not quite Jed's size, but close to 6 feet and around 200 lbs, plus even then I was a bit on hirsute side of things, while the guy playing Emil was about 5'6", scrawny as all get out and, worst of all, was, even though he must have been 18, going through his change of voice.  We all used to wonder exactly where each evening his voice would crack--usually it was in Twin Soliloquoys.

Hey, does anyone have a URL for a *decent* review of the Universal Monster Legacy set?  I am seeing such divergent opinions (surprise, surprise), I'd like to see something definitive.  BK, maybe you'd like to tackle this one on the DVD site?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 08:14:13 AM
I have been watching some of the WB Detective shows that DRMBARNUM has sent me.

Those shows really depended a lot on MUSIC.  There was Marguerite Sierra on SURFSIDE 6 in the Boom Boom Room - she was a pretty good entertainer.  Connie Stevens in HAWAIIAN EYE in the Tiki Room and over at Dino's on 77 SUNSET STRIP the Ortega Trio played some hot jazz.  Most of the music came from the Warner's catalog - even the underscoring - but is interesting to hear.  The Ortega Trio did a mean "Begin the Beguine" on an episode I watched last night....that featured Rhodes Reason, Sherry Jackson, Carol Ohmart, AND Douglas Dick.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2004, 08:17:51 AM
JR, please remember to tell the extras they need to wear Polynesian makeup #23.  LOL.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JMK on April 29, 2004, 08:20:15 AM
Hey, I forgot to mention--we had Gabe's last ostepath appointment yesterday and he is "officially healed."  And, I wasn't crazy (or at least, not about this)--our doctor was indeed a former NFL player for the Denver Broncos.  I knew I had recognized his name.  Is that weird or what?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2004, 08:42:37 AM
Tipping:  I have found that if I leave a note on the first day telling the maid how long I'm planning to stay, plus a tip commensurate with that stay, I get extra mints on my pillow and extra towels in the bathroom, plus other amenities one might get only in luxury suites (I once had a vase of flowers placed on my dresser!!!).
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2004, 08:45:13 AM
Last night's "American Idol":  I'm glad they didn't drag the program out.  Instead, for every two minutes of program, we got a 6-minute station break.  Fair trade-off for less inanity, if you ask me.

Of course, there WAS the group Estefan number -- the less about which is said the better!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 09:12:17 AM
I actually thought Diana led that medley very well. For me, she was the overall best this week of all the contestants, and I was delighted that she was in the upper half of the vote getters.

Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2004, 09:18:09 AM
DR Jed: The thought of you in this musical is making me laugh so hard.  I'm sorry to laugh at your misery.  But your story is just too good.  Break a leg.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2004, 09:24:50 AM
Re: last night's American Idol

Well I was sad to see red-head go.

I was not surprised though with the top 3.  I was pretty sure that after last week, Fantasia and LaToya would be in the top group. And Diana was my favorite this week, so I expected her there as well.

I have two comments.

1. Why did they announce group A one after another?  I thought it was the stupidest thing they've ever done.  The whole excitement of it is having them put alternate contestants in each group.

2.  How on earth are people voting?  Either the power voters are going crazy, or people have no clue who they like.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 09:27:28 AM


According to Rhino Handmade, the "LucyMame" soundtrack has completely sold out.  They have released about two dozen limited edition soundtracks over the last few years and to my knowledge this is the only one that has sold out.

Perhaps the Lucille Ball estate, aware of the quality of the soundtrack, wisely decided to by up all available copies (which is something my son, Jed, might want to consider for the video version of CHILDREN OF EDEN).
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 09:33:30 AM
Hey, I forgot to mention--we had Gabe's last ostepath appointment yesterday and he is "officially healed."  And, I wasn't crazy (or at least, not about this)--our doctor was indeed a former NFL player for the Denver Broncos.  I knew I had recognized his name.  Is that weird or what?

Well, I knew John Elway wound find his true (or is it Tru) calling sooner or later.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 09:41:33 AM
Where in tarnation IS everyone?  Love Elaine Stritch as Liat, perfect casting.  I will get to the Universal Monsters Collection soon, I promise.  Meanwhile, if any other dear readers have watched, please post your thoughts at The DVD Place (there's already a thread for it).

Countdown to 40,000 posts - we might make it today, but not if we continue at this pace.  This pace is slooooooow.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 09:43:32 AM
Worst cast scenario for South Pacific:

Glenn Close, Harry Connick, Jr., ......

Oh.  Never mind.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 09:48:44 AM
I've wiped out that TV version - the horror is coming back.  How about an all-Black cast?  Whoopi Goldberg as Nellie, James Earl Jones as Emile, Puff Daddy as Lt. Cable.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 09:48:58 AM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2004, 09:54:07 AM
Jed, please know we will all be thinking about you today. We want a full report.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 29, 2004, 09:54:50 AM
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for all of you who wished a Happy Birthday to my DR by proxy, Joe, and especially DearReaderLaura whose California Condor was a delightful birthday present.

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Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:12:23 AM
JMK - Great news about Gabe!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 10:17:19 AM
From JoseSPiano last night “OK, enough talk about ticks.  After my possible diagnosis of Lyme disease last week”  Once, according to my blood work, I had a possible diagnosis.  Is the blood test more accurate now?  

SWW when Keith came home yesterday I had his assistance with my problem & felt much better afterwards. ;)

BEEKAY welcome.  Come on in and keep Tomovoz company.

And welcome atess who signed in this morning.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 10:22:05 AM
Welcome ten GUESTS.  Come join us in our countdown to 40,000 posts.  Additional topic of the day: What is your favorite opera and favorite ballet?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:24:15 AM

Nellie - Elsa Lanchester
Emile - Boris Karloff
Bloody Mary - Tor Johnson
Liat - Maria Ouspenskaya
Lt Cable - Bela Lugosi
Luther Billis - Charles Laughton

(Choreography by James Whale)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 10:26:33 AM
DR Jed,
Forgive me, but your latest chronicle had me in stitches.

Oh please, laugh away, one and all, all and one.  Goodness knows I am!!! :D  This entire production has had a disconcerting Waiting for Guffman-esque feel since day one, so now I get to be like Corky going on for Johnny Savage!  Nothing left to do but laugh, laugh, laugh.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 10:29:02 AM
Nightmare SoPac casting... Loving the suggestions so far, particularly Stritch as Liat.  Ha!  Going off JMK's post, I think I'd have to cast myself as Emile's young son, Jerome.  That is, of course, unless JMK wants to reprise his prized role. :D

Opera... Carmen

I don't really know from ballet.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 29, 2004, 10:35:20 AM
Nellie:  Madonna
Emile:  Tony Bennet
Cable:  Justin Timberlake
Bloody Mary:  Carol Channing
Liat:  Britney Spears (did everyone hear the rumor that she tried to push to become the next Bond Girl, and Ms. Broccoli laughed at her?)
Billis:  Eddie Murphy
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 10:35:34 AM
FOX TELEVISION  

presents

SOUTH PACIFIC

featuring

 
Nellie:  Melanie Griffith  
            Emile:  Alec Baldwin
 Bloody Mary:  Roseanne
                Liat:  Jennifer Lopez
        Lt. Cable:  Ben Affleck
              Billis:  Harvey Firestein
         Stewpot:  Bruce Vilanch
The Professor:  Sean Hayes
[/color]
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 10:36:24 AM

Nellie - Elsa Lanchester
Emile - Boris Karloff
Bloody Mary - Tor Johnson
Liat - Maria Ouspenskaya
Lt Cable - Bela Lugosi
Luther Billis - Charles Laughton

(Choreography by James Whale)


I see dead people.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 10:36:30 AM
Elmore3003 and Panni hope you feel better by the end of the day.

JMK-great Gabe news!  

RPL I like your idea of the note & tipping ahead of time.  I am a bit curious that it works since more than not I find the maids at hotels don’t speak English.

Not to forget Jed-  ;D ;D  You should be happy since you have made so many people laugh today.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William F. Orr on April 29, 2004, 10:36:48 AM
Opera:  Turandot except the last two scenes, which Pucini never set and are decidedly inferior.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 10:39:11 AM

Joseph Cable -  Ray Ramano

Luther -  Andy Dick

Emile  -  Simon Cowell

Nellie  -  Jessica Simpson

Bloody Mary   -  Rosie O'Donnell

Stewport  -  Emmanuel Lewis
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:40:46 AM
Favorite Opera - Don't have one favorite - but have a few special ones - DER ROSENKAVALIER, THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, LA BOHEME, DON GIOVANNI, AIDA, HARY JANOS (Kodaly)
Ballets - Again, can't pick just one - ROMEO AND JULIET, SWAN LAKE, SLEEPING BEAUTY, GISELLE, THE NUTCRACKER (just because it's the very first thing I ever saw in the theater - when I was two - what a thrill!)...and I like some of the "modern" stuff, Robbins (FANCY FREE), Tharp (PUSH COMES TO SHOVE), Balanchine, etc...
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:43:10 AM
Jane - Thank you, I'm fine.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:45:43 AM
And PORGY AND BESS is an opera, (although it never comes instantly to mind when the word "opera" is brought up) - so I'll add it to my list.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:48:35 AM
According to my calculations we're only 88 posts (after this 87) from 40,000!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 10:51:42 AM
Too many favorite operas to list.  If I had to say just one, I'd cheat and pick Wagner's Der Ring des Nibilungen, which is really a cycle of four operas.  Four really long operas.

I don't know ballet nearly as well as opera.  Faves include Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake, the latter whether it is choreographed traditionally or as by Matthew Bourne.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 10:55:15 AM
Hmmm...I don't know many operas by name, but I enjoy listening to them.

For ballet's probably Swan Lake is my favorite in that I love the music.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 10:58:33 AM
BK, was transcribing the interivew I did with Kenny Miller and he talks about you (I had forgotten all about that)!

Of course he calls you Bruce Himmel, but I will make sure you name is spelled right in the article! LOL!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 10:59:23 AM
DR Jed,  send photos!  If you're Abel.

Hee hee hee!

Favorite operas:
RAKE'S PROGRESS
CARMEN
RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY
DON GIOVANNI
NOZZE DI FIGARO
PETER GRIMES
ALBERT HERRING

Favorite ballets:
NUTCRACKER
SWAN LAKE
SLEEPING BEAUTY
COPPELIA
FANCY FREE
PETRUCHKA
Balanchine's SERENADE
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 11:03:52 AM
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE

No, I live on Buchanan Avenue, not Tenth.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 29, 2004, 11:04:41 AM
Just a suggestion --- and before anyone complains I admit that I am just as guilty as everyone else --- but can we do our stunt casting without Nathan, Rosie and Harvey who have been mentioned in just about every stunt casting we've ever had.  That makes it too easy.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 11:08:41 AM
Does anyone know when Danise is leaving for New York?

I wanted to tell her one thing about the Milford Plaza.

**NOTE TO DANISE:  Although 99% of all the rooms at the Milford are very nice, they have one or two rooms on each floor that I am sure must have originally been linen closets.  I think that they usually push them off on the latecomers, but it wouldn't surprise me if they tried to pass one off on some sweet, innocent single woman on her first trip to New York.  If they try to give you a room that requires you to go out in the hall to change your socks -- Be assertive.  Tell them the room is totally unacceptable.  If they tell you there are no other rooms available on that day, tell them you will expect to be moved the first thing the next day.  They gave me one of those rooms one time, they didn’t get away with it, nor have they ever tried it on me again.  I am only telling you this, Danise, because you are such a sweet person, and I don’t want anyone to take advantage of that sweetness.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 11:10:53 AM
Just a suggestion --- and before anyone complains I admit that I am just as guilty as everyone else --- but can we do our stunt casting without Nathan, Rosie and Harvey who have been mentioned in just about every stunt casting we've ever had.  That makes it too easy.

That still leaves Lea, Carol and Britney, though.

Indeed, the list of the usual suspects is a long one!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:17:47 AM
Who is Kenny Miller and Why Is He Talking About Me?

RLP: Have you seen joecaps' latest?  Check out the West Side Story CD thread - he is now saying that WSS in its roadshow engagement in NY had no intermission.  This, of course, is nonsense.  It played twice a day, just as it did in LA and it had an intermission just as it did in all its two a day roadshow runs.  
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2004, 11:28:02 AM
1. Why did they announce group A one after another?  I thought it was the stupidest thing they've ever done.  The whole excitement of it is having them put alternate contestants in each group.

2.  How on earth are people voting?  Either the power voters are going crazy, or people have no clue who they like.

By leaving Group B seated, Ryan/producer/director was trying to create doubts in our minds....meaning if he left them seated then the standing group MUST be the low vote-getters.

But I doubt anyone was fooled...two of the bottom three belonged there.  I'm not sure Jasmine should have been in there since I thought her performance was second best of the Estefan debacle.  But I was certain she was safe, and she was.

As far as voting is concerned, people are apparently voting correctly this week.  
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2004, 11:29:47 AM
Who is Kenny Miller and Why Is He Talking About Me?

RLP: Have you seen joecaps' latest?  Check out the West Side Story CD thread - he is now saying that WSS in its roadshow engagement in NY had no intermission.  This, of course, is nonsense.  It played twice a day, just as it did in LA and it had an intermission just as it did in all its two a day roadshow runs.  

Surely someone can find an ad for this one that shows two performances daily.

Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 11:30:32 AM
Hey, does anyone have a URL for a *decent* review of the Universal Monster Legacy set?  I am seeing such divergent opinions (surprise, surprise), I'd like to see something definitive.  BK, maybe you'd like to tackle this one on the DVD site?

I don't know if a review for this specific title is on the site, but I like www.dvdjournal.com for reviews.  They are very thorough and even-handed in their reviews.  It's one of the first places I go when I'm looking for info about DVDs...not necessarily thee first, but one of the first. ;)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 11:31:32 AM
Who is Kenny Miller?!!!  Oh for goodness sake, he is the ex Mr Molly Bee for one thing.  He also appeared in both Attack of the Puppet People AND I Was a Teenage Werewolf....or Pete's sake.  I am sure MBARNUM will have MORE information, Gott in Mr Himmel!

Favorite operas:  Madama Butterfly, Carmen, and The Car Man

Favorite ballets:  Swan Lake and The Nutcracker
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ron Pulliam on April 29, 2004, 11:32:11 AM
Does anyone out there have the hardbound collection of N.Y. Times movie reviews that was published in the late 70s-early 80s?

I have it in storage.  I'm sure there is a Crowther review of WSS in there and it will probably mention an intermission.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2004, 11:32:16 AM
Somewhere in the mid-70s until we hit 40,000. We should be able to do this today. We are at 60 (or thereabouts) right now and by midnight CA time we can get 70 more posts, I think.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2004, 11:32:30 AM
I am having casting block.  I usually love playing Bad Casting, but I cannot come up with a truely horrific cast for SP.  The best (or worst) I can come up with is:

NBC Theater presents

Your Favorite NBC Comedy Stars (circa 1988)
in

SOUTH PACIFIC!

Starring...

Shelley Long as Ensign Nellie Forbush
John Larroquette as Emile De Beque
Michael J Fox as Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
ALF as Luther Billis
Nell Carter as Bloody Mary
Lisa Bonet as Liat

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Post by: Ben on April 29, 2004, 11:33:42 AM
Well, DTM, that's a pretty good bad cast, if you ask me.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 11:34:46 AM
Page Three Dance!   8)

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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 11:34:56 AM

RLP: Have you seen joecaps' latest?  Check out the West Side Story CD thread - he is now saying that WSS in its roadshow engagement in NY had no intermission.  This, of course, is nonsense.  It played twice a day, just as it did in LA and it had an intermission just as it did in all its two a day roadshow runs.  

It certainly had an intermission in Cincinnati when I saw it!  Am I correct that an Entr'Acted played as well before the second part began?  There was definitely an Entr'Acte for MY FAIR LADY, which I saw at the same theatre around four years later.

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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:43:28 AM
I'm fairly certain WSS had an intermission when it played Toronto. I found movie intermissions very annoying! I liked sitting there for hours. I did NOT want to leave the story and get up. I guess it was (is) different for the male of the species. (Not as if a woman could get into the Restroom unless she sprinted for the door the moment intermission started.)
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:46:18 AM
RLP: He's not saying it wasn't two shows a day, he's saying it had no intermission in NY (at the Rivoli, I believe).  He is, as always, full of it.  I believe it had the intermission everywhere where it played a two show a day roadshow engagement.

He's saying Mr. Wise told him it wasn't supposed to have an intermission.  PLEASE.  Or that it was "optional" for each theater where it played roadshow (again, PLEASE).  The theaters would have demanded an intermission because at two shows a day they needed the concession business.  It's quite simple really.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:48:44 AM
Welcome twelve GUESTS.  Today we're casting each and every one of you in South Pacific.
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Post by: Laura II on April 29, 2004, 11:49:02 AM
Happy belated birthday to Joe! :D

Jed, your story cracked me up! I, like Tomovoz, want the video! I also enjoyed JMK's story. :) Your stories are preparing me for the outcome of my workplace's summer camps that I foresee occurring: I'm probably going to be on stage with 7-9 year olds performing Broadway Jr. shows. I've already been told that I might be cast as "any of the three sisters...or Golde" in Fiddler.  Oh, this also has reminded me that I am currently in a scene at work with a 7 year old in which we play 10 and tease each other about our crushes. Sure, that phase might start at 10 years old, but for some, it never ends. :)
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:49:53 AM
I guess one of the GUESTS didn't want to BE in South Pacific.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:50:57 AM
Countdown to 40,000 posts.  I do believe we'll make it this very day.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 11:54:16 AM
BK,
Kenny Miller is an actor and singer who performed the song Eeny Meeny Miny Moe in I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF and he is the young man that Marlene Willis sings YOU’RE A DOLLY to in ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE both songs of which are on your most recent CD Jeepers Creepers of which Kenny evidently owns a copy of.

He also starred in:
ROCKABILLY BABY
SURF PARTY
GOING STEADY
LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME
BATTLE FLAME
THE YOUNG GUNS
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 11:57:50 AM
Well, here's one more post toward 40,000!  I'm already wearing my party hat and rouge, so let's get on with it!

Dear Friend BK, this bedlamite raving about an intermissionless WSS is a boob.  As Dr Pangloss says in Hellman's script, the uneducated say a great many foolish things.  The man's a boob.
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Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2004, 12:01:27 PM
I will second what DR TCB wrote for Danise.

These hotels have a few smaller rooms. Under no circumstances should you accept one of them.  I always ask for a room with two doubles beds.  That way the room has to be at least as big as can hold them. :)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Stuart on April 29, 2004, 12:03:56 PM
Brenda Vacarro IS Nellie Forbush!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 12:04:57 PM
He's a well-known boob.  But you'd be shocked at the reaction I got when I took him on recently about the Valley of the Dolls soundtrack.  Despite many people offering proof he still would not admit defeat until we finally printed a newspaper ad that he could not refute.  Even then, he did not admit defeat immediately, he had to look up the ad for the film's opening - once he'd done that he knew he was done for and he begrudgingly admitted defeat and apologized.  Then everyone came on and said he had no reason to apologize and that I was somehow the meanie.  Hopeless people.  This guy does this all the time - he knows everything - he is the grand poobah of everything.  No one in the industry will go anywhere near him - they hate him and think him a dangerous buffoon.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 12:12:03 PM
I don't know from opera, and about as much from ballet.

That said, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake and Cinderella were both amazing theatrical experiences when they played in Los Angeles.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 12:24:42 PM
RE: South Pacific:

NELLIE: Marissa Jaret Winokur
EMILE: Matthew Broderick
LT. CABLE: Billy Joel
BLOODY MARY: Judi Dench
LIAT: Bette Midler
LUTHOR: Robert Redford

And, as STEWPOT, our very own Able-bodied seaman, DR Jed!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 12:27:36 PM
With a special appearance by Victor Garber as President FDR!
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Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 12:29:45 PM
Opera and ballet are really outside of my field of knowledge.

I love Carmen, and I like Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, and Pagliacci. That is just about the extent of my opera experience and knowledge.

I don’t care much for Nutcracker (which I guess somehow makes me anti-Christmas), but I enjoy Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake.  I used to love the works of the Joffrey Ballet, in particular The Green Table, and one that was called Olympics or The Olympics (or something like that).
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 12:33:11 PM
Side effect to this Children of Eden mess...
It's seems so odd for me to be sans-facial hair!!!

*Note - The photo to the left hasn't been an accurate representation in this regard for a few months, as I'd gotten rid of the full beard, but still had the moustache and goatee... rather like DR George.  But this newly naked face of mine is just strange!!! :D
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Post by: William E. Lurie on April 29, 2004, 12:39:18 PM
If I remember, WSS was not supposed to have an intermission but one was added at the last minute.  The reason given for switching the position of "Cool" with "Officer Krupke" was to put the comedy number before the tragedy of the rumble so that when it was shown without an intermission it would flow better.  I seem to remember being surprised that it was done with no intermission in the Roadshow engagement in Chicago at the Michael Todd, but it's been over 40 years and I may be wrong.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 12:43:05 PM
The South Pacific Kitchen.

Starring Julia Child as Bloody Mary
Rachel Ray as Liat
Mario Batali as Luthor
Rocco DiSpirito as Lt. Cable
Emeril Lagasse as Emile
and
Martha Stewart as Nellie
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 12:48:32 PM
Today so far has been very unproductive. :P
I've been sitting in front of the computer like so much fish. Just got delivery of a large stack of scripts that I'm to read and judge for a major award. So I have to write AND I have to read. I have done neither, so far. I'm putting all this in print so I will be shamed into DOING IT. Someone down the line (Jane, for example) will ask how the work's going. It would be quite embarrassing to say, "It isn't. I'm still sitting here like a herring." No herring moi.
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Post by: William F. Orr on April 29, 2004, 12:52:20 PM
From today's Salon:

 
Morning Briefing:
No P.R. virgin she: Madonna is lashing out at Warner Music Group, with whom she and two other investors co-own Maverick Records and whom she is now both suing and being sued by. She's released the following statement to the press: "I find myself in the ludicrous position of being sued by my own record company, whom I have been loyal, industrious and reliable to for over 20 years. For them to behave this way is nothing short of treason." A Warner rep responded that the legal scuffle is "not about Madonna, an artist with whom we have a long-standing and very successful relationship." To which Madonna's manager, Caresse Henry, quipped: "It's like serving somebody divorce papers and then asking them when they want to go to dinner." (N.Y. Times)



Sound familiar?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 12:58:35 PM
Well, I saw WSS with an intermission, but clicking on the link below provides a UA memo about its presentation that does not include an intermission.

And in Hollis Alpert's notes on the original gatefold soundtrack album he writes:  "...with the intermission between acts eliminated, one rising line of tension from beginning to end was required...."

So for what it's worth....I present this information.  :P

http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/wss_presentation.htm (http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/wss_presentation.htm)
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Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 12:58:38 PM
Side effect to this Children of Eden mess...
It's seems so odd for me to be sans-facial hair!!!

*Note - The photo to the left hasn't been an accurate representation in this regard for a few months, as I'd gotten rid of the full beard, but still had the moustache and goatee... rather like DR George.  But this newly naked face of mine is just strange!!! :D

Well Jed, I guess we will have to nickname you Baby Butt!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 01:12:14 PM
Does anyone out there have the hardbound collection of N.Y. Times movie reviews that was published in the late 70s-early 80s?

I have it in storage.  I'm sure there is a Crowther review of WSS in there and it will probably mention an intermission.

I have it and just read the review. It does not mention an intermission nor is there any mention of its division in the pic info and cast list that precedes the review.
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Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 01:19:09 PM
I didn't see WSS in its original engagement. I saw a reissue in 1967 (I believe), and there was an intermission inserted after the rumble, but there was no special intermission card created for WSS. There was just a generic slide that said "intermission" put up on the screen, and after about ten minutes, the movie started again with no entre'act.
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 01:23:43 PM
Today's Topic of the Day:

A Sondheim Players South Pacific

Nellie:  Bernadette Peters
Emile:  Mandy Patinkin
Bloody Mary:  Danielle Ferland
Joe:  Larry Kert
Liat:  Dean Jones
Luther:  Patti LuPone
Men’s Chorus:  Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jason Alexander, Nathan Lane
Nurse’s Chorus:  Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bette Midler
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 01:30:27 PM
I don't know how to tell you this: WSS had an intermission in its roadshow engagement.  I saw the film fourteen times in a row (those who've read Kritzer Time know this fact) and my memory is absolute.  

Jrand, the manual you link to has NOTHING about the intermission - only the author's supposition at the top of the page - he's wrong.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2004, 01:31:49 PM
*Note - The photo to the left hasn't been an accurate representation in this regard for a few months, as I'd gotten rid of the full beard, but still had the moustache and goatee... rather like DR George.  But this newly naked face of mine is just strange!!! :D

I used to sport a full beard when I was in college, and with every role I played the director inevitably told me to shave it all off.  The first few days it seems like you can detect the breeze created by the flapping of a butterfly's wings from miles away.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 01:32:25 PM

Well, I saw WSS with an intermission, but clicking on the link below provides a UA memo about its presentation that does not include an intermission.


I just looked at the latest edition of the soundtrack CD, which claims to be all the music recorded for WSS, and there's no Entr'Acte.  Maybe I imagined it, maybe it's Alzheimers, maybe I just wanted there to be one.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2004, 01:37:48 PM
Countdown to 40,000 posts.  I do believe we'll make it this very day.

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Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 01:38:33 PM
As long as everyone is arguing about WSS, let's imagine the film cast reuniting for South Pacific:

(Working from the first billed at IMDB)

Natalie Wood as Nellie
Richard Beymer as Emile
Russ Tamblyn as Lt. Cable
Rita Moreno as Bloody Mary
George Chakiris as Luthor
and
Simon Oakland as Liat!
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 01:42:56 PM
A little more seriously, pulling directly from IMDB:

Alternate Versions for
West Side Story (1961)
 
The Special Limited Edition DVD released by MGM in 2003 restores the original intermission that was included in the original roadshow version but dropped for all subsequent prints, the intermission sequence takes place right after the song 'Maria' and brings the film's total running time to approximately 152 minutes


Huh?  The intermission takes place right after "Maria"?  THAT MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER!  That's like putting the intermission in Oklahoma! immediately after "I Cain't Say No"!
 
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Post by: Ann on April 29, 2004, 01:47:02 PM
RE: South Pacific:

NELLIE: Marissa Jaret Winokur
EMILE: Matthew Broderick
LT. CABLE: Billy Joel
BLOODY MARY: Judi Dench
LIAT: Bette Midler
LUTHOR: Robert Redford

And, as STEWPOT, our very own Able-bodied seaman, DR Jed!


Or should we say, our Abel-bodied seaman? :D
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 01:48:51 PM
As I said, I saw it with an intermission.....I was just supplying some information.

I would guess that contemporary information - including BK's memory - would supersede anything written today.

I NEVER saw a RoadShow movie without an intermission included and my guess is that it had one.

Elmore, I think the nature of the beast precluded an Entracte.
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Post by: Maya on April 29, 2004, 01:55:17 PM
Well, the comedy of errors that is this production of Children of Eden for which I'm vocal director hit unbelievable heights today.  I arrived at the high school for our final dress rehearsal to learn that the little $#!% who was playing Abel decided to quit the show TODAY.  This kid had shown up for all of ONE vocal rehearsal, and missed a number of stage rehearsals as well.  Unfortunately, we had only 6 males in the show at it was (and had to go begging for 2 of them), so the director decided not to cut him.  He had no clue what he was doing much of his time on stage, and looked like a jackass... which he apparently realized, and simply decided to screw everyone else over rather than suffer his consequences.

Seeing where this was leading, my mind started racing trying to figure out some sort of solution to this whole debacle without getting roped into filling the role myself.  Well, no great epiphany came, so... I'm now playing Abel in this high school production.  (Really thought I was done with high school theatre when I graduated 6 years ago!)  I, who have never played a young-ish role in my life (due to my 6-foot, 250lb build and booming bass voice), am now supposed to be portraying a 15-year-old, while a scrawny, true 15-year-old is portraying my father. :)  Just beyond ridiculous.

Thankfully, it's a small role (and is not doubled with one of the Act II brothers, as is usually done).  I have some memorizing to get to... opening night curtain is 17 hours away!  (Plenty of time to learn this role, really, but sounds good and dramatic)

Oh, wow, Jed!  It's too bad there's no such thing as "youth makeup"...you know, since they have age makeup and all.  I am expecting pics too!!

Today's Topic of the Day:

A Sondheim Players South Pacific

Nellie:  Bernadette Peters
Emile:  Mandy Patinkin
Bloody Mary:  Danielle Ferland
Joe:  Larry Kert
Liat:  Dean Jones
Luther:  Patti LuPone
Men’s Chorus:  Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jason Alexander, Nathan Lane
Nurse’s Chorus:  Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bette Midler

LMAO!!

South Pacific

Nellie--Sarah Brightman
Emile--John Stamos
Bloody Mary--Lea Salonga
Liat--Linda Eder
Luther--Neil Patrick Harris
Joe Cable--P Diddy

I really don't know from opera, but I like "The Magic Flute" and "La Boheme."
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 29, 2004, 01:56:13 PM
Well it seems to me that the WSS intermission must have been up to the individual theatre.  When the intermission was mentioned in KRITZER TIME, I thought that maybe that was wrong as I swore I saw it without an intermission.  I remember being surprised that there was none.  But obviously in some cities there was one.  It was not an uncommon practice for theatres to add intermissions for longer movies even when none was intended.
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 01:57:27 PM
Panni glad your feeling fine.  I think you were just up too early this morning.

I don’t have a favorite opera and I’m not very good at choosing “bad” casts, thought I enjoy reading them.

My favorite ballets are ROMEO AND JULIET & SWAN LAKE.  I enjoy the music, but am not a fan of THE NUTCRACKER

TCB Danise is still here and should see your message.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 01:58:49 PM
Just read that WICKED got 11 Drama Desk nominiations today, and ASSASSINS got 7.

As with the Outer Critics Circle nominations, both Idina and Kristin received Best Actress nominations, but neither Joel Grey nor Carole Shelley received DD noms though they did get them from the OCC.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2004, 02:20:58 PM
Good Afternoon!

DR Jane - Regarding the blood test for Lyme disease... Apparently, the new tests are very accurate.  In my case, they never ran them since the meds I was on for the bacterial infections would have skewed the tests results.  However, I had four major symptoms of Lyme disease - including the tell-tale rash, so the diagnosis was "empiric" as my doctor stated.  Thankfully, after a few days, my symptoms leveled out, and the rash turned out to be a reaction to the meds.  Whew!

As for SOUTH PACIFIC casting...

Emile - Scott Baio
Nellie - Erin Moran
Lt. Cable - Henry Winkler
Luther Billis - Donny Most (which might actually work?!?)
Bloody Mary - Marion Ross
Liat - hmmm... whoever played Pinky Tuscadero

-Or Henry Winkler could be Emile opposite Marion Ross' Nellie, with Cable and Liat being played by Mr. Baio and Ms. Moran.

-But what about MR. C.?

;)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 02:22:55 PM
Assassins.  Quite predictable.  Whether one likes or dislikes the show, what critics found bad ten years ago they are now slathering butter all over.  Some things are no-brainers.

I suppose it's possible that some roadshow theaters didn't have the info, or, as someone elsewhere suggested, maybe it was late in the roadshow run and they'd gone to three showings a day.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 02:24:37 PM
I wasn't being snippy, Jrand - it's just that those guys at sites like that are frequently incorrect.  Heaven knows, the imdb is littered with mistakes of every kind.  And they never correct them.

Countdown to 40,000 posts.  We may just be having our celebration this very evening.  It may even call for an impromptu chat.

Donald has informed me that he is experiencing computer woes and this week's radio show will be delayed one week.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 02:34:01 PM
Oh, wow, Jed!  It's too bad there's no such thing as "youth makeup"...you know, since they have age makeup and all.  I am expecting pics too!!LMAO!!

Last night, our makeup lady, Pat, a good friend of mine for a number of years, said, "Making you look 15 was NOT in my contract!" :D
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 02:38:21 PM
LOL.....snippy?  Wasn't that an Australian Television series?

I have been watching EARTH vs THE SPIDER on VHS.  Some time between BEGINNGING OF THE END and this picture, Mr Bert I Gordon and his assistant Flora M Gordon certainly improved their Special Effects skills.

Did anyone see EARTH vs THE SPIDER at the theatre?  I remember seeing it on television several times and I remember the coming attraction on television during its original run.....mostly I remember that screaming ninny who had her skirt caught in the door of her Buick!  There are some actual scary scenes in the movie - and Ed Kemmer is a great hero.  MBARNUM favorite the MIA June Kenney and Gene Persson make a cute "teen" couple.

My favorite moment is when Carol's mother - after the death of her husband (Carol's father) - puts on a apron and goes upstairs to cook dinner.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 02:40:06 PM
Last night, our makeup lady, Pat, a good friend of mine for a number of years, said, "Making you look 15 was NOT in my contract!" :D

Can't they shoot you through a layer of vaseline or linoleum?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2004, 02:45:08 PM
OH!  DR Jed!

BREAK A LEG!!!

:)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 02:45:23 PM
To make me look 15, they'd have to shoot through a layer of concrete.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 02:46:36 PM
I love Earth Vs. The Spider! Especially that skinny little giant spider leg that tries to scare Sally Fraser and the sceaming little toddler!

And of course the spider's size changes tremendously from scene to scene...but the panic scenes are quite well done, and anything with Miss June Kenney rates a 10+ in my book!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 02:53:26 PM
I think "Snippy" was a TV show around the same time as "Slipper" JRand.
Operas: Tried for a few seasons but seing as they are in Opera repertoirs these days - "Sweeney Todd"& "Candide".
Ballet: "Giselle".
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 02:55:42 PM
I love Earth Vs. The Spider! Especially that skinny little giant spider leg that tries to scare Sally Fraser and the sceaming little toddler!

This was a drive-in movie for me, and I still confuse its sequences with TARANTULA, which I also thought was a hoot.
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Post by: VinTek on April 29, 2004, 02:57:59 PM
Making my small contribution toward Post 40K.  As for operas, I've always been fond of La Boheme.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 03:07:20 PM
This was a drive-in movie for me, and I still confuse its sequences with TARANTULA, which I also thought was a hoot.

TARANTUAL = boring and no June Kenney

EARTH VS. SPIDER = fun, excitement, and June Kenney
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Ann on April 29, 2004, 03:07:59 PM
Last night, our makeup lady, Pat, a good friend of mine for a number of years, said, "Making you look 15 was NOT in my contract!" :D

LOL!  That poor woman...what a task.  In all the roles I've seen you play, I think the youngest probably been...oh, as seabee in SoPac, I think.  But titles roles, probably Higgins was the youngest, and that's midforties at least.  hehehehe...this whole thing just tickles me pink :D
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 03:11:37 PM
Things could be worse, Dear Reader Jed.  The show could have been Annie and the AWOL player could have been the one cast in the titular role.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:13:39 PM
Countdown to 40,000 posts.  We could be there within the hour.  Damn them, damn them all to hell, those who thought we were a flash in the pan or a flash in the bulb or a flash in the garden.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:14:02 PM
Things could be worse, Dear Reader Jed.  The show could have been Annie and the AWOL player could have been the one cast in the titular role.

Same thing my mother said when I told her about all this! :D

*Post #39,985!!!* Oops!  39,986!!!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:18:28 PM
Just how many Perry Mason shows did Leslie Parrish do?  There was another on just now - gorgeous beyond belief she was.  And there's another on in a day or two - that's three they've shown this month.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:21:33 PM
Things could be worse, Dear Reader Jed.  The show could have been Annie and the AWOL player could have been the one cast in the titular role.

I would crawl over broken glass to the west coast to catch that performance!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:22:25 PM
Someone find me Leslie Parrish - who will be seventy next year.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:23:46 PM
Welcome nine GUESTS.  Countdown to 40,000 posts.  I believe ten posts will do it.
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:24:12 PM
9...
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:24:15 PM
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Well,  did  I do the Page 5 dance or not?  I feel like Columbus finding the world was flat!

How many posts to go?
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:24:49 PM
Eight?  Get your party hats!!!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:25:00 PM
Seven posts after this one.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:25:31 PM
I feel like Dick Clark on New Year's Eve!!!!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:25:58 PM
Any minute now!
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:26:03 PM
Pantaloons and pointy party hats at the ready...

...3...
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:26:10 PM
Feel free to jump in any time, folks!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:26:47 PM
Ready...
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:26:53 PM
I Cahn't Stahnd it!!!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:27:01 PM
Set...
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:27:13 PM
GO!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:27:28 PM
Party hats and rouge!
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 03:27:29 PM
Almost there...
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:28:13 PM
And the 40,000th post award goes to elmore3003 with today's post #134!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:28:15 PM
The suspense is killing me!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:28:17 PM
Congratulations to one and all and also all and one.  This is a towering achievement or a towering inferno or a towering something.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:29:10 PM
You like me! You really like me!  I'd like to thank my producer BK and my agent and . . .
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on April 29, 2004, 03:29:25 PM
Well, I was going to post a picture to help us get to the 40,000 mark, but now I see I don't need to.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:29:47 PM
I need a cigarette
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:30:19 PM
Well, I was going to post a picture to help us get to the 40,000 mark, but now I see I don't need to.

We always need a picture from you
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:30:34 PM
Now, on to 50,000.

Let's have some reflections on how you found us, what fun we've had, etc.  It's pretty amazing when you think of how short a time this new board has been up.  Of course, if we were to add all the postings from our old notes, well, we would be even higher in the stratosphere.

I think this calls for a GUEST or two to come out of lurkdom, don't you?  Even if you're an uncouth interloper, you come right out and say howdy do.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:34:04 PM
And perhaps one or two of the GUESTS who pretend they don't read this here site when we all know they do - perhaps they should come back and say hello, too!  We know you want to, you dear, dear people out there in the lurking dark.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:35:02 PM
Maybe even the Dead Rodents (you know who you are) will come and say hello or at least stink up the joint.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 03:35:04 PM


               PARTAY!!!
(My "almost there" already was, but who cares...)

  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D[/move]


                  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]40,000!  40,000!  40,000!  40,000!  40,000![/move]
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 03:36:26 PM
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]40,000+ Posts!![/move]

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Congratulations One and All!![/move]
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:36:36 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/party/party-smiley-038.gif)
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Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 03:37:16 PM
Congratulations, Dear BK, and thank you for sponsoring the swellest on-line salon in all of internetdom!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:37:28 PM
It's Liz Callaway's fault I found this site!  I was helping her last autumn get a symphony concert together, and she mentioned Bruce's site.  I had no idea our BK had done this, since we hadn't worked together since I turned down Brent Barrett's Lerner album (another loooong story!) and we'd lost touch.  Being nosey, I looked up the HHW site and I believe I sent Dear Friend BK a congratulatory note.  This is how I learned about BENJAMIN KRITZER, which I ordered from Barnes and Noble.  We occasionally communicated by email.  I sent him a holiday greeting, he asked me to do an interview, I did, and now this has become my favorite place to be.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:37:55 PM
Oh, and I totally forgot to mention:

Soon we will be the most popular site on all the Internet.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 03:38:22 PM
I need a cigarette

And I refrained from any inuendo regarding my mistimed "almost there" remark. Should've known you'd pick up the slack, Elmoore. ;)
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:38:28 PM


               PARTAY!!!
(My "almost there" already was, but who cares...)

  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D[/move]


                  [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]40,000!  40,000!  40,000!  40,000!  40,000![/move]

DR Panni, wherever you are, it's a gala event!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:39:30 PM
Oh, and I totally forgot to mention:

Soon we will be the most popular site on all the Internet.

It isn't already?
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:40:08 PM
(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/party/party-smiley-049.gif)
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:41:33 PM
Welcome eleven GUESTS.  The GUESTS are multiplying.  Come on, you KNOW you want to come in and say hello and congrats, you KNOW you do.  
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 03:41:56 PM
Break out the Diet Coke!
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:42:07 PM
Let's see - if I had to guess who TWO of our GUESTS were, I'd guess...  I'd guess...  
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 03:42:44 PM
Well, that got rid of one of them.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:44:00 PM
Where the hell are all the other DRs logged on right now!  I kept waiting for them to take some of my posting frenzy.  DR Jed,  you have got to have photos from this show on this site.  Promise us that!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 29, 2004, 03:44:35 PM
Jrand....MOLLY BEE!  Gee, I haven't heard that name in forever.  Wasn't she a blonde country singer?  The main thing I connect her name to is a movie called THE CHARTROOSE CABOOSE...a movie I've never seen.
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 03:45:13 PM
I had to delete my last post.  I need a blue background.
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:45:15 PM
How did I find HHW?  Well, I'd been a loyal reader of the Real A over at the sondheim.com board since 1998.  I later found BK's inimitable (though goodness knows we've tried) writing style at some record label or other.  I just happened to stumble upon a link to this here site sometime in November 2001, just a week or two after the wonderful zaniness of HHW began.

Of course, we all know what good times we've had here.  I never imagined that I'd be a regular reader (let alone poster) to an internet group, but the folks around here are just so great you can't help yourself!  Made many friends through this site, none of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting yet, but I shall!  Heck, I've even found a father! :D  I've actually come to think of many of the HHW denizens as basically aunts, uncles, and cousins (with the exception of a few females whom I will claim no relation to in case I ever get to meet them ;)).

Thanks to BK for providing this cyberhome for us, and thanks to all my fellow H/K's for keeping things just grand.  Here's to 50,000!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 03:46:25 PM
Dear Friend BK and DRs George and Panni, I envy your ease with the computer.  I love all the party atmosphere you're creating.  I'm lucky to get the smilies to dance, and even that's pretty shoddy!
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 03:46:51 PM
PARTY!!
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 03:51:05 PM
and:
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 03:52:44 PM
Just how many Perry Mason shows did Leslie Parrish do?  There was another on just now - gorgeous beyond belief she was.  And there's another on in a day or two - that's three they've shown this month.

I only recall her being in that one with Dorothy Neumann and Marie Windsor.

I do know that she pops up in some of the Warner Bros. detective shows now and again. If I happen to tape any I will let you know.

Did DR Kerry ever send you that Leslie Parrish episode of Surfside 6?
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Post by: Stuart on April 29, 2004, 03:56:48 PM
I found this site, as I have mentioned previously, as a link on the BroadwayStars website many moons ago (oooh, a MARY Rodgers reference!).  I had also been a regular reader on Mr. Mark Bakalor's site at the time....and the synergy between the two first intrigued, then delighted me.  This must have been, oh, at least 4 years ago, as I recall reading HHW when I was still at CAMI.

As some of you may have caught on, I mentioned this site to my dear brother Jay, who I thought would also delight in the soigne tones and general subject matter of this forum.  So, of course, he is now the HHW GOd, and I am just a Jr. Member.

But through three job changes and a move to Rochester since I found you, and being E&T for a good chunk of time, due to the above, I felt several months ago that I was ready to -- as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi so aptly puts it -- "rejoin the human race."

So congratulations, dear BK, on reaching 40,000.  You don't look a day over 39,999.

And as long as I am quoting, or paraphrasing in this case, please remember:  147 (number of members) goes into 40,000 more than 40,000 goes into 147.

Mazel Tov!
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 03:57:08 PM
I just left for a short while (breakfast etc) and I return to such celebrations. Congratulations to us all.
I too arrived via the "Real A" route. It just took me a while longer to track down BK (eventually thought Mr Barkalot) as for some reason my attempts through another site (questions etc) were met with no response at all.
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 03:57:14 PM
Well, I should probably wrap things up and head off for the theater!  Gotta run the chorus through a bit of last-minute review on a couple numbers and such before the show.  Will surely let all y'all know how it goes.
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 03:59:15 PM
Yes it is a gala day.....and a gal a day should be enough for any man.
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Post by: MBarnum on April 29, 2004, 04:00:37 PM
Congarats on 40,000 posts! Wow!

I found this sight, as I have mentioned before, after being referred to it by DR JRand53 and DR Susan (aka DenMother).

....and it is such a wonderful place and so many people have educated me about theater...I have even retained some of that knowledge! And if it weren't for this sight I would have never discovered the joys of Bollywood (and my credit card bills would also be much, much lower).
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Post by: Jay on April 29, 2004, 04:00:41 PM
Well, I should probably wrap things up and head off for the theater!  Gotta run the chorus through a bit of last-minute review on a couple numbers and such before the show.  Will surely let all y'all know how it goes.

Merde, Dear Reader Jed.  Merde.
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Post by: Emily on April 29, 2004, 04:03:11 PM
Huzzah!  Hooray!  40000 is quite the landmark!!!  :D

Jed - your CoE story made me burst out laughing as I surreptiously logged in this morning from the office.  I had to suddenly close screens and pretend that I found data entry to be hilarious ;)

I'm off to watch the Habs get (almost certainly) eliminated from the playoffs by none other than the TAMPA BAY Lightning.  Something is just WRONG about that sentence, isn't it?  Sigh.  
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 04:08:37 PM
I found This Site (http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/) that has static and animated gifs.  The balloon and "Party" gifs came from that site.  (There is a message asking not to link images directly to the site, to download them first, that's why I had to modify my previous post.)  Anyway, one that is particularly cool is this one (even though it's a little late...and it needs a dark background to look better):
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 04:09:00 PM
No, Kerry has not sent me Surfside Six.  Perhaps he's still reading Kritzer Time, which he began about six or seven weeks ago.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 04:09:01 PM
Well, I should probably wrap things up and head off for the theater!  Gotta run the chorus through a bit of last-minute review on a couple numbers and such before the show.  Will surely let all y'all know how it goes.

DR Jed, is this your opening night?  Kisses you know where!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 04:10:06 PM
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Page 7 !!! Everybody dance!
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 04:15:18 PM
Yes indeed MRCP, Molly Bee was in Chartroose Caboose, a movie she once claimed was so awful it wasn't released, it escaped!  ;D

She started out on the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show as a youngster and was also later on The Jimmy Dean Show.

Kenny Miller writes in his book, that he was seeing her for a time and she came to him and announced she was pregnant and they had to get married....it wouldn't do for America's Oldest Teenager at age 29 to have a baby out of wedlock.  Miller and Bee married and as he suspected the father of Bee's son was a famous Las Vegas performer.

In the early 1970's Bee lost her nose to cancer, so they made her a new one out of part of her ear (shades of Michael Jackson) and she and her fifth husband lived in Hawaii for a time and now live in Oceanside.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 04:19:04 PM
New entries are up in Juliana's Journal, check 'em out.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 04:21:50 PM
I found this here site, the Happiest Site on the Internet, through bk, who urged me to post. (Was still living in Boulder at the time.)
I resisted, even when he posed questions of the day such as "What is your favorite television movie?"... I resisted some more...then finally dipped a cyber toe and was shocked by the warm welcomes. Believe it or not, I'm a pretty shy and private person and have never done this sort of thing before. It took me a while to build momentum - even retired for a bit - but here I am. And happy to be here. Especially since moving back to LA and starting a new life. This isn't the easiest place to live and it's nice to know that there are friends around, just a keystroke away. It IS strange to have friends I've never met in person, but friends I do consider you.
 Congrats on the 40,000, bk and for keeping the home fries burning in such a warm, inviting place with such a great group of denizens.
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Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 04:29:05 PM
How did I find this site?  I'm not exactly sure anymore. ::) I remember discovering the CDs that BK had produced for Varèse Sarabande and loving those (I didn't know about The Real A or Sondheim.com until several years later).  Then I remember learning about the (then) new (now unmentioned) label and loving that (at the time).  However, after "The Separation", I didn't find out about HHW until quite a few months after it had been up and running, but I've been here ever since!  And I wouldn't have it any other way. ;D

In honor of our celebration, and because I have them here at work, I'm going to listen to all three of the Benjamin Kritzer CDs, as recorded by our very own Guy Haines, produced by our very own BK!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 04:35:02 PM
Believe it or not, I'm a pretty shy and private person and have never done this sort of thing before.

No! No! Say it ain't so!
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Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 04:37:11 PM
Miss Leslie Parrish appeared in three episodes of Perry Mason...."Modiste", "The Case of the Left Handed Liar", and "The Case of the Impatient Partner."
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 04:38:26 PM
Because I sent out two of my last few copies of Haines His Way today, I listened to it on the way to the post office - it's really a very nice album.  I wish I had more copies - at the time, I was accused (and I do mean ACCUSED) of having stolen something like 500 copies of the CD.  All I ever had was two and a half boxes - that was it.  Before Black Saturday, I'd been asking where they were, all these boxes of Haines CDs, and no one in the office could tell me - they'd just disappeared.  I've always thought they were somehow mis-labeled, and given the fact that "the company" said they had no copies, and then suddenly were selling them for five bucks a pop recently might just mean that they found them, which might just mean that the little peckerheads owe someone an apology (well, that would be 1% of the apology I am owed and will never get - well, I'll get it karma-wise).
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 04:38:28 PM
DR JMK: Just caught up with the early posts. Good news about Gabe.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 29, 2004, 04:39:01 PM
Bk, a full page ad for the Kritzer books in Scarlet Street!
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Post by: Charles Pogue on April 29, 2004, 04:43:30 PM
BK, Haines His Way is a terrific album. You should get the guy to record more often...And I still think you should sent some to the standard stations in town and get some air time for them.
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 04:45:28 PM
I, too, believe it's time for Guy to do something new and fun.  We shall see what we can whip up.

Welcome eleven GUESTS.  
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 05:03:13 PM
Maybe GH could do a "Randy Newman" album. His "Marie" is a glorious track.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 05:06:42 PM
I am now going to leave my house for the first time today - other than taking Wussberger (aka Abie) to the park. Being a writer is a solitary profession. Well, it is and it isn't. You're always surrounded in your head by dozens of interesting people, that's true. But the nature of the beast necessitates spending huge periods of time alone. Sometimes the only living, breathing people I talk to for days are on the phone. A friend of mine just finished a book. He tells me he left his house maybe six times in three months (he doesn’t have a dog). Food was brought over and left every few days and that was it. (He gained lots of weight. When eating is the only outside activity, you tend to do a lot of it).
But I'm now actually going out into the world -- to the grocery store --- and will see PEOPLE - might even talk to a few. I like to engage strangers in conversation. Part of this is the writer in me - curious about who they are; part of it is just needing to talk to someone not in my head or on the other end of a phone line.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on April 29, 2004, 05:17:08 PM
So how did I find HHW? Warning: Long intro.

Years ago I was chatting a new neighbor, Nancy. I was moaning that I faced an impossible deadline, editing a huge (and boring) textbook. To make things worse, the publisher wanted different sections coded in different colors. It was a Sunday, and I asked Nancy if she had a green pen. No she didn't. But an hour later she knocked on my door. She had gone out and bought me one. I hold a special place in my heart for Nancy and a few other special people who have performed similar acts of kindness.

Fast forward to last summer when I got to chatting with with a DR on another site. She talked me into visiting HHW - the friendliest and smartest place on the Internet. That was definitely a green pen gesture. Thanks, Maya.


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Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 05:31:51 PM
Talk about April In Paris!
It's raining like mad right now!
Paris-on-Thames for sure!

For better weather i might move to the south pacific!....

Well, let's see:

Emile: Victor Garber.
Nellie:Audra McDonald.

Lt. Cable: Matthew Broderick.
Liat: Kristin Chenoweth.

Bloody Mary: Kathy Bates.
Stewpot: Harry Connick Jr.

Something tells me that ABC/Disney would love that cast..... ;)

"Heard" that, along with the Special DVD Edition of Mary Poppins to come, there might be a new cd with loads of bonus tracks!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:34:30 PM
I, too, believe it's time for Guy to do something new and fun.  We shall see what we can whip up.

Dear Friend BK, long ago we talked about the talented Mr Haines doing "Guy and Dolls."  I thought that was a clever idea and title.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: George on April 29, 2004, 05:36:36 PM
Dear Friend BK, long ago we talked about the talented Mr Haines doing "Guy and Dolls."  I thought that was a clever idea and title.

Would he sing all of the parts? :D
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Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 05:37:40 PM
I'm fairly certain WSS had an intermission when it played Toronto. I found movie intermissions very annoying! I liked sitting there for hours. I did NOT want to leave the story and get up. I guess it was (is) different for the male of the species. (Not as if a woman could get into the Restroom unless she sprinted for the door the moment intermission started.)

I use to like double bills also-don't think I can sit that long anymore.  Now I know why my father was pleased when he could go to one movie at a time.  I didn't understand at the time.
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:38:07 PM
Still trying to figure out how to work the gizmos.  My friend Sukunthy in the recording office sent me this.  I hope I don't send us into cinemascope.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 05:39:06 PM
No! Guy would only do the Guys part!!!!...........
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:40:15 PM
Would he sing all of the parts? :D

As I recall, DR George, BK was talking to Mr Haines about a duet album with some lovely ladies on the Varese Sarabande albums.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 05:41:23 PM
... and what would the Frog say;

"It started with a pimple up my a...!"

Sorry!
Excuse my French!
Could NoT help it!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 05:42:42 PM
I would love to have a NEW Guy Haines album...and Guy and Dolls is a great concept!   ;D

I loved MR BK's selections on the Haines His Way album....just more of the same would be fine for me.   :D

I came to HHW when Gabe's father JMK pointed me in this direction.  I started posting right away, and have made some great friends and acquaintances, and come to find out, I had several of Mr BK's CD's, and had even purchsed BENJAMIN KRITZER from Amazon just because I read the sample pages and liked it.

As we head to 100,000 posts - press on!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 05:42:52 PM
Panni how is the work going? ;D

I'm just up to reading page three since my server locked me out of HHW earlier today. >:(
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 05:43:52 PM
Was that picture taken at the Frog & Cat Pub?

Or is it the Cat & Frog Pub?

A French/English joint I guess!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 05:44:07 PM
DRELMORE that picture is freaking me out!
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Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:49:23 PM
DRELMORE that picture is freaking me out!

I'm sorry!  I feel so inadequate about the dancing smilies, I thought I'd play around with some of the gizmos and see if I could improve my skills.  That photo was the only thing I could locate, and it's my favorite of all the other bizarre cats in costumes she sent me.  Take some heavy drugs and groove!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 05:51:24 PM
To paraphrase Juanita the Cuban Comer, the photo ees so huge!  But at least I didn't send us into technirama 70 or cinemascope.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 05:55:03 PM
JoseSPiano thanks for the info, and I’m glad you didn’t have it and are feeling better.

I can’t remember if SWW had an intermission or not.  I recall the day I saw the movie, for my best friend’s birthday party.  I remember her brother was one of the drivers and I wasn’t permitted to ride in a car with him so we had to maneuver me into a car with one of her parents.  All this detail, yet I can’t remember if there was an intermission.  My guess would be there was.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: William E. Lurie on April 29, 2004, 05:55:50 PM
Question:  I assume it is 40,000 posts since the re-design of the site.  How many posts were there from Day 1 over two years ago until the re-design?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:00:00 PM
I missed the celebration.  Good going elmore.

40,000 posts WOW!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:15:28 PM
I found this here site, the Happiest Site on the Internet, through bk, who urged me to post. (Was still living in Boulder at the time.)
I resisted, even when he posed questions of the day such as "What is your favorite television movie?"...

I find that so sweet and am very happy you stopped resisting.  How did you meet Bruce?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 06:32:12 PM
I find that so sweet and am very happy you stopped resisting.  How did you meet Bruce?

Guy Haines introduced us.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:33:55 PM
Cute.  So how did you meet Guy Haines?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:34:39 PM
Dan in Toronto I enjoyed your stories.

Does anyone here not know how I joined this site?  I don’t want to repeat the story too often.

Elmore-so cute.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 06:35:12 PM
Favourite opera: Carmen.

Favourite ballet: La Sylphide. -- not Les Sylphides.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 06:37:16 PM

Does anyone here not know how I joined this site?  I don’t want to repeat the story too often.


Me! Me! Me!  I don't know!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:40:58 PM
Once again CONGRATULATIONS BRUCE!  


I tried inserting a special image here to add to the celebration, but alas, I am only getting a red x again.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jennifer on April 29, 2004, 06:41:40 PM
Congrats on reaching 40, 000 posts!

I cannot believe how many posts there are for me to catch up on.  Been watching Survivor.  Unfortunately very predictable.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 06:42:22 PM
Some radio show here in France does a tribute to Stephen Sondheim with a half hour every day; all weel long.

The host mentioned how stunned Angela was when she had to sing some songs for Sweeney Todd; she wondered where she would catch her breath for "A Little Priest"...
Patti LuPone takes part in the show, and, when retold that trivia, she said:
"Well, the songs are hard to sing. But I'm a singer; Angela Lansbury is not!"

Comments??????
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 06:43:47 PM
"All weel??"

Hmmmm... all week, bien sûr!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 06:48:42 PM
I wouldn't dare comment! I know who copes with the role and who doesn't.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 06:55:50 PM
WEL: Yes, since the new board.  I have no way of calculating what we had on the old save for taking several weeks to go back and IF they were all accessible, add 'em up, Bobby, add 'em up.

What a day of beautiful postings.

Guy and Dolls was going to be the original Haines album - we'd even begun choosing songs and talked about it publicly.  And then, another label, a teeny-tiny would be label did the same exact concept, even using some of our gals.  That was that.  But things work out and I'm glad we did Haines His Way.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 06:57:06 PM
Some radio show here in France does a tribute to Stephen Sondheim with a half hour every day; all weel long.

The host mentioned how stunned Angela was when she had to sing some songs for Sweeney Todd; she wondered where she would catch her breath for "A Little Priest"...
Patti LuPone takes part in the show, and, when retold that trivia, she said:
"Well, the songs are hard to sing. But I'm a singer; Angela Lansbury is not!"

Comments??????

Francois, I've seen them both do the role along with several other ladies, and as far as I'm concerned, Lansbury was definitive.  I saw her and Cariou and the original cast seven times in New York, the first year I moved here, and no one has yet matched them.   Miss LuPone has class with a capital K to make that comment.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 06:59:03 PM
A story of serendipity and my first post:

“Bruce, If you want to get in touch with Susan Gordon, give me a call or write. Keith & I are still good friends with her. I have known Susan since 4th grade.
Jane”
           Posted by Jane @ 11/15/2001 05:51 PM PST


That was the day Penny O called and asked for Bruce’s phone number, which I gave her.  Then I went exploring on the internet to find a new work number for him, and to my surprise found HHW on the same day Bruce inquired about Susan.  
Little did I know at the time I would one day become a happy member of this wonderful family
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 07:01:46 PM
DR Jane, thank you!

DR Francois, if Miss Lupone had said, "I am an actress, Madonna is not," I'd buy that!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 07:13:37 PM
Susan who?  Susan Gordon?  Hi Susan, if you're reading this, and we know you are.  Hope you're well, Susan Gordon.  Sorry that the Den Mother had to move on to other Dens.  She was a load of fun while she was here.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:15:44 PM
LOL perhaps Ms Lupone thought that up while swimming in her Andrew Lloyd Webber swimming pool.

One comment on Glenn Close playing the role of Norma Desmond in ALW's version of SUNSET BOULEVARD, the Time magazine reviewer said:  "...Miss Close at least looks like that at one time she might have been a beautiful film star....."
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:16:54 PM
DRMBARNUM - A Child Is Waiting will be on TCM in about 30 minutes.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:17:40 PM
DRJANE email me the photo and I will post it for you.  

I am trying Elmore....but MEEE-OOWWW!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jane on April 29, 2004, 07:22:47 PM
Thanks JRand, you are so nice, but I now have to admit I was trying something from the site you shared with me.  In fact I tried several somethings and they didn’t work.  I thought Garfield partying would be cute.  I don’t want to be greedy and use up all the files you were so nice to share with me, so maybe some force was preventing me from posting.  :D
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:28:07 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm.....I think that strange credit for APPLAUSE had something to do with a royalty arrangement whereby the copyright owner of the material ALL ABOUT EVE (the movie) 20th Century Fox was getting a royalty and its writer was not because only elements from the original story were used in the play (though embellished) - no character created specifically for the movie was in the play (i.e. Addison DeWitt), and a larger royalty would have had to go to Mankiewicz.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Maya on April 29, 2004, 07:46:59 PM
So how did I find HHW? Warning: Long intro.

Fast forward to last summer when I got to chatting with with a DR on another site. She talked me into visiting HHW - the friendliest and smartest place on the Internet. That was definitely a green pen gesture. Thanks, Maya.


 :-*  My pleasure, Dan!!!

Gee, I think I've been at HHW for about a year now, or almost that.  It all started when I found a banner link at another site (I think it may have been ATC), and BK and everyone else was so kind and knowledgeable that I had no choice but to join the family.  I was errant and truant for a while, but it IS good to be back.  

I don't think I've had a chance to welcome François back, so let me do that now...welcome back, François!

What a catty comment Patti made!  Umm...Angela Lansbury may not be a virtuoso singer, but she's won 4 Tonys...ALL for musical theatre roles.

Has anyone seen "The Shape of Things?"  I just saw the movie version and I was wondering what you all think of the films and plays of Neil LaBute.  I liked the film a lot, and I thought Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd were fabulous.  It's very dark and cynical about the relations between men and women, and Rachel Weisz' character has to be the most cold-hearted bitch I've ever seen in any movie.  Thoughts?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:47:39 PM
Singer Fiona Apple is the daughter of Brandon Maggert and Diane McAfee who did not marry.  Diane has worked as a dancer, nutritionist, fitness trainer, and cook.

One website says that Diane dropped out of APPLAUSE due to extenuating circumstances.

Here is a magazine article devoted to Brandon and his family that mentions Diane.  Scroll down to start to read....

http://www.betsysellsvenice.com/Nav.aspx?Page=%2fPageManager%2fDefault.aspx%3fPageID%3d182558 (http://www.betsysellsvenice.com/Nav.aspx?Page=%2fPageManager%2fDefault.aspx%3fPageID%3d182558)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 07:48:26 PM
I can’t remember if SWW had an intermission or not.
I can't remember ever having an intermission.  But thanks for the thoughts.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Charles Pogue on April 29, 2004, 07:49:16 PM
Personally, I opt for Mr. Haines as a solo artist, I don't mind the occasional duet, but he does okay on his own.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jenny on April 29, 2004, 07:49:36 PM
Hurrah for 40,000   posts!

I must admit that when I saw today's topic of discussion, I thought that we were casting "South Pacific" using HHW posters!  Can't you just see it?  BK as Bloody Mary!

Favorite operas: "The Consul", "La Boheme", "The Medium", and "Nabucco".

Favorite dance pieces: "Cry", "Fancy Free", "Revelations", and "Carousel (A Dance)".
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 07:51:10 PM
Is this the one you meant Jane?   ???

(http://www.gifs.net/animate/101-101_ani.gif)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Maya on April 29, 2004, 07:54:54 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm.....I think that strange credit for APPLAUSE had something to do with a royalty arrangement whereby the copyright owner of the material ALL ABOUT EVE (the movie) 20th Century Fox was getting a royalty and its writer was not because only elements from the original story were used in the play (though embellished) - no character created specifically for the movie was in the play (i.e. Addison DeWitt), and a larger royalty would have had to go to Mankiewicz.

I HATE that they cut out Addison DeWitt.  One of the all-time great villains.  

I do like the score to Applause though, dated as it is.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 08:00:30 PM
For those who care and who can understand French, here is today's show about Sondheim; -- see one of my previous posts! --
Just click on "écouter" to get the show running: it's dedicated to Follies, and Liliane Montevecchi confides she hated doing her song because of the wait to perform that would give her stagefright.
A few times she completely blocked out, not remembering the first words -- New York... -- and thought she'd have a heart-attack -- she says it in English "J'ai failli avoir un heart-attack!".

She even once run of the stage and cried; they had to stop the show, and get her back.....
Aaah, aahhh, aaahhh, Paris!

http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-culture2/emissions/chemins_musique/index.php?emission_id=72

You'l have to paste everything back on one line!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 08:01:46 PM
Ooops... here's the whole link!


http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-culture2/emissions/chemins_musique/index.php?emission_id=72
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 08:03:27 PM
Nevermind; the URL is much longer when I "copy" it....

As such it works!
Yeah!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 08:04:40 PM
BK as Bloody Mary - now THAT'S comedy.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 08:18:23 PM
BK as Bloody Mary - now THAT'S comedy.

I'd be there in a second!  And if you had a great success, you could take on other Juanita Hall roles like Madame Liang in FLOWER DRUM SONG, and then DR MBarnum would come to the theatre for someone else besides Tom Wopat.
However, I do believe there are many roles I'd love to see you do.

Maybe Guy Haines could be persuaded to do a full album of Kritzer songs?  Since Barnes and Noble only sells the Kritzer books and not the CDs, I don't have the first two collections.  I liked the "Guy and Dolls" idea because of the title and concept, but I could see Guy giving Sinatra and Connick a run for their money on something like "A Wonderful Guy:  Haines does it to Rodgers and Hammerstein"  or "A Guy Like That:  Haines mixes with Bernstein."
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: elmore3003 on April 29, 2004, 08:24:36 PM
246 posts today!  This is good.  This is also good night!  Sleep well, all.

I have my fingers crossed, Dear Friend BK!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2004, 08:40:47 PM
Good Evening!

WOW!  I go to the show tonight, and I come back to such a celebration!  40,000 posts!!  Partay! Partay! Partay!

-And welcome back François!  Comment çava?

As for how I found HHW... I believe it was a banner link on Sondheim.com...  I'm not sure when I came on here to the "new board", but I know there was a little lag between the "old board" and now...???

In any case, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time on here - and it's always nice coming back after my various hiatuses (sp?) for various reasons.

-And there truly is nothing like H/K Vibes!  Good for anything that ails ya'!

(Hmmm.. "ails" looks so strange when you/I type it out - ???)

Well, the two-show day today really tuckered me out.  Actually, I'm finally realizing just how sick I was the past two weeks.  I really have to watch myself from hour to hour - make sure I eat properly, make sure I rest, make sure I don't push myself too much.  But I know I'm making progress, and now that weather is finally supposed to be truly warming up, that should help with my recuperation.  -And, of course, make sure I'm receptive to all those wonderful H/K Vibes!

So.. I'm off to bed shortly....

Once again, Congratulations on breaking the 40,000 mark!

50,000 - Ready or Not, Here We Come!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 08:47:30 PM
I'm a little early for the media check, but I've listening today to the film soundtrack of FLOWER DRUM SONG recently released on CD.

Did someone forget to put in the bass? It sounds very treble-centered to my ears.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 08:56:03 PM
I was so glad to get it DRMATTH, I gave them pass on it.  I compared it to the album, and the levels are pretty much the same.  Maybe they didn't have much time or money to deal with it.

Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Matt H. on April 29, 2004, 08:59:23 PM
Yes, I don't mean to sound like I'm complaining. I'm glad to have it for sure, especially since it looks like we won't be getting the movie on DVD any time soon. My taped-off-AMC (when it was a decent movie channel) letterboxed tape will have to tide me over for now.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2004, 09:18:51 PM
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]HAPPY 40,000!!![/move]

Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Dan (the Man) on April 29, 2004, 09:28:49 PM
Wish I could stay up and post till the bovines return to their abode along with the rest of y'all, but I've had this low-grade headache all day and I need to go to bed.  I just wanted to say congrats to us all and to thank everyone here for being the wonderful folk that you are, and BK for creating the vibes that let us all thrive and groove!  Keep on keepin' on, people!  To 50, 000 and beyond!

BTW (internet lingo!), anyone who is at all interested in All About Eve should read all about "all about eve" by Sam Staggs.  A fun and dishy book that goes into all the details about this movie (and about the creation of Applause, too.)
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 09:32:04 PM
Nine thousand, eight hundred and eighty to go.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 09:43:18 PM
I well remember the good old days of The Real A at Sondheim.com.  There was a time when BK and I were the only ones writing columns for that site.  Now they don't have anyone writing columns, just their chat board.

Such is life.  The good old days are not old, they are here at HHW.

And I mean that.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: François de Paris on April 29, 2004, 10:01:36 PM
If anyone wants to see pictures of Dame Julie taken at the same book fair DRBK attended, go to

http://www.julieandrews.co.uk/news.htm

and click, if you please, on "latest news"...
Scrolldown and enjoy the many pics at diverse events!

Ain't this site resourceful?
Only at HHHW.com, I tell ya!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: JoseSPiano on April 29, 2004, 10:08:53 PM
Well... Just catching some of the "early" reviews of Bombay Dreams on the web...  So far, my favorite quotes are from the USA Today review...

"Lloyd Webber is only Dreams' producer, but he has a fellow spirit in A.R. Rahman, whose music, a syrupy stew of faintly spiced pop clichés, suggests the equivalent of a Big Mac sprinkled with curry powder."

and...

"It's tough to say whose lines are lamer: librettists Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan or lyricist Don Black, whose contributes this doozy, sung by Akaash to his fellow villagers: "I'll come back with china plates for you to eat on/Some Persian rugs for you to wipe your feet on/And a toilet that has a toilet seat on." "

Of course, there's also the headline:

"'Bombay Dreams': A plain old bomb"

DR MBarnum - ???

We shall see what happens...

OK - Now I'm off to <yawn> bed...

Goodnight.  Bonne nuit.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:10:06 PM
Wonder if we'll get to Page 10 on this special day?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 10:40:03 PM
We won't get to page 10 with WUSSBURGERS, let me tell you that.  

I just watched a motion picture on DVD, one I somehow had missed all these years.  A great film on so many levels with some of the best performances I've ever seen.  How about them eggrolls, Mr. Goldstone.  I'll have a bit to say about it in tomorrow's notes.

Until then, let's kick this partay into gear, shall we?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 10:40:15 PM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:46:19 PM
Ten?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:47:18 PM
No...  Good thing I didn't do the dance.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:49:40 PM
My back is killing me (the LAPD should really know about this) - so I'm going to take a break from the desk. Will be back in a bit.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 10:52:11 PM
According to my calculations -- only 7 more after this to Page 10 - so we'll definitely get there.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:06:35 PM
If your calculations are correct there are only six more now. Must go check out my recent "media" playlist to post in a couple of hours. I have just been shopping and came home with "It's A Mad Mad Mad World". I don't think I have seen it. My memories tell me I saw "The Great Race" and not this or "Those Magnificnent Men..."
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:15:23 PM
Well, given those three films, I've never really cared for IaM4W.  Just not my horserace.

When the other two films came out, I was more impressed with Those Magnificent Men... but it hasn't aged well.  The pacing is dreadfully slow.  On the other hand, The Great Race hasn't lost any of it's luster.  If anything, it is shinier now than it was originally.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:19:18 PM
Der Brucer has all sorts of plans for what he wants me to concoct in the kitchen.  Tonight, we returned to the Crab Barn for their lobster special.  He's insisting that we collect lobster shells, so I can try my hand at making lobster bisque.  That means having to eat lobster, of course.  

It would help if I had a recipe for bisque.  But that's a picky little detail.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:19:58 PM
So close and yet so far.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:20:13 PM
Or should that be so far and yet so close?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:21:52 PM
So far and yet so close...
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:23:05 PM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:23:58 PM
Warped Great minds think alike. We were posting the same thing at the same time.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:24:16 PM
By gum and by golly and buy bonds, we've done it, we've cracked page ten - haven't done that in a 'coon's age.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]THE DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS OR THE TEN PAGES[/move]
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:25:16 PM
 [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%];D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D[/move]
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:25:16 PM
Mahler should be well and truly Franz Liszt by now.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:26:11 PM
We need a Jed report from Eden.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:27:11 PM




              NOW I get to do my Page Ten Dance...

                 [move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%] :o ;D :D :) ;) :-* :P ::) [/move]
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:29:42 PM
Looks like I was also posting a dance at the same time. I'm beginning to feel redundant! ("Been there rendun-dat.")
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:31:44 PM
What IS a coon's age? ...17? 35? 54?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 11:35:50 PM
Logged on to see if we had Jed Report....but nothing as yet.

Page 10!!!!

I am watching Judgment at Nuremberg....have never seen it from start to finish.  I might make it this time.  William Shatner!!!!
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 11:37:19 PM
The life expectancy of a racoon is 5-8 years in captivity and a maximum of 13 years in the wild.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:38:57 PM
Raccoons can live something like thirteen years, in the wild.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jrand69 on April 29, 2004, 11:39:08 PM
PANNI I liked your face sequence for the dance.  
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:39:55 PM
The life expectancy of a racoon is 5-8 years in captivity and a maximum of 13 years in the wild.
Show off.









 ::) ;D
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:43:01 PM
Less than 20 minutes to crash the 300 barrier!
Can't add to the racoon discussion. Anyone for Wombats?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:46:01 PM
I TIVOd A Child is Waiting - I don't know that I've ever sat through that whole film.  Is it good?  I did have to get rid of Big Fish - I just hated what I saw - the first thirty-five minutes of it.  Maybe I'll try it again some other time - oh, a Comden and Green reference.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 11:46:13 PM
Now that I've caught up on all the posts since I left this afternoon, I'm here with the news from Eden, as Tomovoz requested...

All in all, I'd say it was a reasonable high school final dress rehearsal... just happened to be on opening night. :D  Some very nice moments, some very un-nice moments, with the rest ranging everywhere in between.  Still, definitely a step above last night, and far beyond the total crapfest we were seeing last week.  We were pleased with the overall tonight, and have 5 more performances to fix the rest.  My bit as Abel went off without a hitch, so that's good.

Orchestra and conductor more than earned their paychecks tonight (of course, this being a student pit, they're not being paid, but...).  A number of spots tonight where they were having to jump a few beats or measures in any given direction to find the singers.  The extreme lack of counting abilities by the singers in those spots can probably be chalked up largely to nerves, so should hopefully be better tomorrow.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:46:22 PM
Nike shorts and a One from Column A t-shirt.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:46:59 PM
Guess it's not going to happen.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:48:17 PM
I thought very little of "Big Fish". Maybe the world that liked Gump likes it. Give me "Being There" any time.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:49:42 PM
Thanks Jed. Did the makeup succeed? Can you sing falsetto?
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:49:48 PM
Not going to happen you say?  Are we going to take that lying down or even standing up?
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:50:05 PM
So far, digging through my cookbook collection, I've found four recipes for Lobster Bisque.  All are different, of course.

Strangely, I didn't find recipes in the books by Julia Child that I have, nor by Jacques Pepin.  Lobster Bisque must not be French.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:50:30 PM
Surely we can have ten posts in ten minutes, can we not?  If we have girls slathered in butter we certainly can have ten posts in ten minutes, can we not?
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:51:05 PM
I think if we all believe we can do it - let's all clap our hands together and say, "I believe in fairies"
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Post by: TCB on April 29, 2004, 11:51:11 PM
What the Hell happened around here?  I go away for a few hours, and when I come back there are almost 300 posts?  AND, to make matters worse, I end up missing the big 40,000 celebration and dance!
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:51:39 PM
Green cotton shapeless thing...
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:52:05 PM
Well I am not lying down - too risky in that position. I'm standing up to be counted.
Hope we manage to get new guy Beekay to post at the weekend (if he is not working).
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:52:10 PM
I think if we all clap our hands and say, "I have three recipes for Lobster Bisque, all different" that we will make 300 count them 300 posts.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:52:17 PM
Not in a Wombat's age somehow doesn't do it, Tomovoz.
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:52:30 PM
I'm wearing jeans.  Madeline Kahn would be happy.  (A Mel Brooks reference.)
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:52:41 PM
And one for Mahler.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:52:50 PM
I believe in so many of my friends.
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Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:53:28 PM
How did all that happen so quickly? The Effect of TCB on board?
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Post by: bk on April 29, 2004, 11:53:42 PM
Well, by gum and by golly and buy war bonds, not only did we make 300 we made page eleven.  Won't the WUSSBURGERS be surprised when they awake in the morning.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:54:10 PM
     

              Post 305 AND page 11!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: S. Woody White on April 29, 2004, 11:55:18 PM
Eleventh Page Dance!

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]CAN-CAN[/size][/move]
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]MAMBO[/size][/move]
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]CHA-CHA-CHA[/size][/move]
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]CHARLESTON[/size][/move]
[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]TWIST[/size][/move]
[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%][size=20]HOKEY-POKEY![/size][/move]
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:55:23 PM
Strangely enough "not in a racoon's age" is not a saying used in this country.
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Post by: Panni on April 29, 2004, 11:55:45 PM
   


       Warped Great minds once more thinking alike....
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 11:55:54 PM
Thanks Jed. Did the makeup succeed? Can you sing falsetto?

Shaving helped quite a bit, and I tried to play it young... the audience didn't laugh at the notion, so I'll take that as a good sign. :)  As for falsetto, luckily the role isn't THAT young!  Pretty much just an upper baritone role, very doable by my bass-baritone self.
Title: Re:THE KEY TO THE NOTES
Post by: Tomovoz on April 29, 2004, 11:57:21 PM
Maybe we could say "not in a cockatoo's age". They have been known to live until 80 in captivity!
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Post by: Jed on April 29, 2004, 11:59:53 PM
Good golly, it's an old-fashioned late night posting frenzy!!!