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Title: TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 12:07:47 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know the big announcement, you're now lusty and prepared to post until the cows come home, so do it, and do it now.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 12:10:46 AM
Huzzah!  ;D!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 12:17:38 AM
(http://www.gifs.net/animate/anigorilla.gif)

Yes, I stayed up late so that I could have the FIRST POST of MAY!

In more than 40,000 posts, I have only done the First Post Dance Once....and now twice!

Yes it is too bad that we cannot see Porgy & Bess on the big screen.  I have the LP, but I have never seen the movie.  :'(

And what an intriguing TOD.

Movies - well I would love to see THE HIGH POWERED RIFLE, a 1960 film produced and directed by Mr Maury Dexter and featuring a performance by Miss Allison Hayes.  The film seems to have disappeared, so that will be at the top of my list.

Musicals - I would love to see a top drawer professional production of THE PAJAMA GAME.

Plays - I would like to see a top drawer professional production of The Country Girl by Mr Clifford Odets.

Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 12:19:55 AM
Excellent choices, Jrand.  I'd like to see The Third Voice, which I've only seen bits of, directed by the very strange Hubert Cornfield.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 12:20:38 AM
I'm about to eat some ice cream with C.C. Brown's hot fudge, since that is the only thing I have to eat in my house.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 12:21:13 AM
Personally, I think the Evil Eye was responsible for planting the Unseemly Rodent.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 12:22:41 AM
I must to bed.  I have many plants to plant in planters tomorrow, and his lordship Der Brucer is requesting Tollhouse cookies as well.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 12:40:42 AM
I forgot about the CC Hot Fudge that they sent you!  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 01:00:42 AM
Sad to be all alone in the world.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 01:36:11 AM
I would love to see productions of "The Good Companions", "Pacific Overtures", and, believe it or not, "Whistle Down The Wind". I guess there is still a chance that I will get to see "Wicked" and "Ragtime".
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 01:38:51 AM
Play I would like to see: "Getting Away With Murder".
"Bounce" and "Saturday Night" are also on my list of wishes for musicals but I think they will be done here at some time.
I get to see a production of "Urinetown" next Saturday.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Charles Pogue on May 01, 2004, 01:40:04 AM
I would like to see a production of John Webster's  Jacobean Tragedy,THE WHITE DEVIL.  I would also like to see a first-class production of THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN by Peter Shaffer.  And would also love to see a production of a play that Mr. Shaffer wrote that was done in at the National in the mid-nineties with Judi Dench and Michael Pennington called THE GIFT OF THE GORGON.  I think it is thus far the only major production of the play.  But it is the best play that I've read in the last dozen or so years.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 01:40:15 AM
I"ve always wanted to see "Children Of Eden". I believe there are some interesting productions around.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Michael on May 01, 2004, 01:54:55 AM
Guenevere)
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year!
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear

It's May! It's May!
That gorgeous holiday
When ev'ry maiden prays that her lad
Will be a cad!

It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes
Ev'ryone breaks
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!

Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?
What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?
Whence this perfume floating ev'rywhere?
Don't you know it's that dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la. That dear forbidden fruit!
Tra la la la la

(Knights and Ladies) Tra la la la la!
(Guenevere) Tra la la la la!
(Knights and Ladies) Tra la la la la!
(Guenevere) Tra la!
(Knights and Ladies) Tra la!
(Guenevere) Tra la!
(Knights and Ladies) Tra la!

(Guenevere)
Tra la la la la la la la la la la la
La la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That darling month when ev'ryone throws
Self-control away
It's time to do
A wretched thing or two
And try to make each precious day
One you'll always rue

It's May! It's May!
The month of "yes, you may,"
The time for ev'ry frivolous whim
Proper or "im"

It's wild! It's gay!
A blot in ev'ry way
The birds and the bees with all of their vast
Amorous past
Gaze at the human race aghast

(Guenevere, Knights and Ladies) The lusty month of May!

(Guenevere)
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!

(Knights and Ladies)
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year!
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear

It's May! It's May!
The month of great dismay

(Guenevere)
When all the world is brimming with fun
Wholesome or "un"

(Guenevere, Knights and Ladies)
It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes
Ev'ryone breaks
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!


***All lyrics posted copyright 1960 Alan Jay Lerner and
Frederick Loewe Chappell & Co., Inc., Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc***
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: elmore3003 on May 01, 2004, 03:56:10 AM
Good morning, all!  As Rodgers and Hart put it:

On the first of May
It is moving day

And I believe there's a Kern song in OH, BOY! about May 1 being Moving Day, a curious custom from earlier Manhattan apartment legislation.

I would love to see the film of PORGY AND BESS; I remember a Life Magazine photo spread and I had the soundtrack recording; since I'm not a fan of the Glyndebourne production on commercial release with its fraudulent Porgy-gets-up-and-walks-out -the-door ending (how did they allow Trevor Nunn to pull that?), it's time to offer an alternative. I've seen both the Met and City Opera productions, and I want to see the film.  Perhaps now that Leonore and Ira Gershwin are no longer living,  the new executive powers wil reconsider its being released.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 05:02:25 AM
The Bees Gees did write a quite lovely song "First Of May" IMHO one of the few times that the lyrics have ever been any good.

Just finished watching "Whale Rider". Highly recommended.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2004, 06:01:27 AM
I'd really, really like to see Anyone Can Whistle on-stage.  The OCR is, to say the least, interesting, and has some of my favorite individual Sondheim songs ("Anyone Can Whistle" and "There Won't be Trumpets").  

Like every other horror junkie, I'd love to see the now-lost London After Midnight with Lon Chaney, Sr.  

But if we're only dealing with what's actually possible, I'd have to say, The Seven Minutes, Russ Meyer's follow-up to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.  Have I mentioned that Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is one of my all-time favorite movies?  Well, if I haven't, I am now.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 06:41:31 AM
I saw Getting Away With Murder on Broadway - it was one of the absolute worst shows I've ever seen - both in the writing and the directing.  The cast was game, but that was about it.  Still, I'm glad I saw it.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 06:42:04 AM
Now, where in tarnation IS everyone?  Oh, it's only six-thirty in the morning.  Couldn't sleep anymore.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Robin on May 01, 2004, 06:45:41 AM
If I died, and were reborn as a hillbilly, would that be called REINTARNATION???
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Matt H. on May 01, 2004, 07:10:33 AM
I've never seen ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, SATURDAY NIGHT, or MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. I could kick myself black and blue for not booking a flight to Washington DC to see it as part of the Sondheim Festival, but I mistakenly thought all the performances were sold out, and I have been dispondent ever since upon learning that there were tickets to be had.

I did see PORGY AND BESS as a kid, but obviously haven't seen it in many decades and would love to see it now as an adult. I know I did rush right out and bought that soundtrack album as soon as I got out of the theater. Have always loved that version of the score as it makes it more "people friendly" and doesn't omit any of my favorite parts of the score.

I'm sure the Gershwin estate has been begged and prodded about this over the years, but I don't hold out much hope in their changing their minds. I Would LOVE to be proven wrong.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Michael on May 01, 2004, 07:23:32 AM
Talking about the lusty month of May. Brent Barrett as Arthur

(http://www.brentbarrett.com/images/camelot10f.jpg)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 01, 2004, 07:31:00 AM
Two that I'd love to see: Mack and Mabel; 70 Girls 70.

It's a dreary day, and I've promised myself that I'll do filing. My papers are in a chaotic state, and I've run out of excuses. (Which means I'll be checking in regularly.)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 07:56:04 AM
Just posted a longer and slightly modified version of the Porgy and Bess thoughts over at http://dvds.allaccessworld.com.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 08:00:25 AM
I got to NYC about 5 minutes after Follies closed, and have been depressed about it ever since.  So that would be my choice.

Re:  Royal Hunt of the Sun.  I just sold the DVD (one of the very first I ever bought years and years ago) of the film on eBay for an astounding sum.  I had no idea it was such a sought-after item.  Unfortunately, the print the DVD was made from is really horrid--I'm guessing the film was massively cut sometime after its opening, because there are completely inexplicable edits throughout.  The DVD was released by the film's producer, Phillip Yordan.  You'd think he would have an uncut print, wouldn't you?  Maybe not.   ???
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: PennyO on May 01, 2004, 08:01:24 AM
Oh! yes! I did see Mack and Mabel as a kid, when it was in LA - I still remember what fun it was, and I STILL remember Bernadette singing Time Heals Everything! Thanks for the lovely memory.

TCB - yes, auditions are NEXT Sunday, Seattle Center, Center House, studio C, 4th floor. Email the production company at <chaspen@aol.com>, and I'll send you the letter. We still have times around 4 pm and 5 pm. Tell me your preference and I'll set it up.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 01, 2004, 08:07:50 AM
GOOD MORNING-WOODY and DER BRUCER et al

Mosey over to BroadwayWorld.com and see and hear a song from the planned Musical of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN performed by Marc Shaiman called FIFTY CHECKS. This was at a benefit for Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman at a Bound Brook,New Jersey Benefit.

Woody and Der Brucer I know you were there!!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Danise on May 01, 2004, 08:08:15 AM
Morning all!  

I'm sorry I have been E & T.  Not my choice.  Of all times, my computer is really messing up.  I’ve got/had a virus and couldn't make the pop up ads stop.  I swear that for every one I closed, ten more came up.

The McAfee software I have couldn’t seem to do the trick of fixing the problem. I spoke with a computer guy at work and he said to use Norton.  It’s better.  I didn’t want to spend that kind of money right now but I  don't want to off the net.

I bought  Norton and installed it last night.  I finely managed to make it to my e-mail account and sent Jane a quick message to tell her and all of you what was going on.   I also warned her that if any of you got an e-mail from me in the past two days,  please delete it.  It won't be from me.

I had the Norton do a scan last night so (hopefully) everything is ok now.  The net is still acting a little odd and I still get some pop ups.

I'm worried that someone may have my credit card info and passwords now.  I've been flying around to all the sites I use and changing my passwords as fast as I can.

Sigh.  Such is life.

Enough of my troubles.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Happy May Day! [/move]

Did you know that on May Day, you should give a flower to someone you like/love?  Be it a friend/lover/mother/father/etc?  Here is one for you!

(http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/travesmilies/smilie_blume1.gif)

I've bought or picked flowers for my Mother for May Day for as long as I can remember.  When I go out today, I'll find her something pretty.

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]Congrats to Daddy Mark!!![/move]

Best wishes for the new little one!  I WANT A PICTURE!

I've been told there are a lot of NYC post for me to read so let me go back and get to them.  

Have a GREAT day, everyone!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Matt H. on May 01, 2004, 08:10:59 AM
I still have my ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN DVD but I have to admit I've never made it all the way through it. It's a very poorly directed, ponderous production, but one of these days, I'll screw up my courage and try it again.

BTW, I hate those blue letterbox bars used on this DVD. Black has never been a problem for me, but the blue I find very distracting. It IS a miserable print of the film used for this transfer, too.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 08:14:35 AM
Matt H:  if you're short on retirement funds, consider eBay for Royal Hunt.  You won't be disappointed.   :P
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 08:16:21 AM
And one for Mahler.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Matt H. on May 01, 2004, 08:26:17 AM
Wonder what the most valuable DVD is at the moment?

I'm guessing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS that has the original ending. Any others that folks know for a fact are in short supply and being searched for by fans?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 01, 2004, 08:31:46 AM
I got to NYC about 5 minutes after Follies closed, and have been depressed about it ever since.  So that would be my choice.


I had tickets to the original She Loves Me. But it closed, without any real notice, before I got to see it. I was getting my refund as they carted out the sets - very sad. Years later I saw the revival with Sally Mayes as Ilona. It was a sweet production, but lacking in real magic. I did get to see Barbara Cook twice in Toronto. She sang several songs from She Loves Me, and that was some consolation. But I know what you mean about feeling depressed, JMK.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 08:35:23 AM
Re:  Little Shop.  As with all these "rare" DVDs, etc., that get listed with great regularity on eBay, it's a crapshoot on how much they'll go for.  I got my Little Shop on eBay several years ago for a mere $25.00, more or less what I would have paid for it in a store.  But I have seen them go regularly for upwards of $100.  I am continually amazed by the lack of logic on eBay--I have listed incredibly rare items that fail to get a bid, and watched as readily available items are fought over in bidding wars that get the ultimate sale price to stratospheric levels.  I guess that's part of the fun.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: William E. Lurie on May 01, 2004, 08:36:03 AM
So many shows that would have been on my list five or six years ago have been done by Encores!, Musicals in Mufti or Musicals Tonight (everything from KELLY to 70 GIRLS 70 to BLOOMER GIRL) that the list has been narrowed down.  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE is (allegedly) being done by Encores! next season.  I guess I'd say one that I'd still love to see is WHOOP UP!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 08:42:37 AM
I have been to Moscow;

It's very gay.

Well anyway

On the first of May!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 08:45:10 AM
Despite several tries, I could not get to page 2 of today's column, Dear BK.  The Unseemly Button seems to be in a very unseemly mood today.

Could you (or a Dear Reader) kindly relay its gist, including the topic of the day?  Humble thanks.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Michael on May 01, 2004, 08:46:46 AM
I remember driving to NYC from Montreal. We left just before midnight May 11, 1983 and arrived around 8am May 12, 1983. I had planned to see Dance A Little Closer. Which became Close a Little Faster. It opened and closed on May 11th. Missed it by 12 hours!!!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 08:47:23 AM
clear you cache and try it.  is anyone else having a prob?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Michael on May 01, 2004, 08:52:14 AM
I also would to have liked to seen a Doll's Life as A Doll's House is  a favorite play of mine. There was some beautiful music in yhe show. I understand it was reworked and they dropped what was in my opinion the best song in the show. Nora's "11 o'clock number (5 o'clock on matinees) Can You Hear Me Now?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 01, 2004, 09:15:34 AM
DR Jay,

Check your e-mail (but hopefully you've resolved the today's notes prob).
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Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 09:23:53 AM
Very strange.  I cleared my cache.  No luck.  No new e-mail waiting for me, either.  

I have to run right now, but will check back when I return this afternoon.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 09:39:56 AM
DR JAY - TOD is the movie, play, and musical you haven't seen that you would most like to...see.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 09:43:48 AM
GOOD MORNING-WOODY and DER BRUCER et al

Mosey over to BroadwayWorld.com and see and hear a song from the planned Musical of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN performed by Marc Shaiman called FIFTY CHECKS. This was at a benefit for Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman at a Bound Brook,New Jersey Benefit.

Woody and Der Brucer I know you were there!!
That's the benefit we went to, and that's the song!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 09:47:13 AM
BK, I am dealing with your recorded legacy right now--I'm doing a reader's theater presentation of Bells Are Ringing, with Adair Chappell (who sang Judy in Starcrossed) starring and directing.  Adair is in love (with a man, double oh--oh, never mind) with your Faith Prince recording, which of course has new arrangements which do not match the published score.  So guess who gets to recreate them?   ;)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 01, 2004, 10:02:36 AM
Good Morning!

I would love to see a fully, over-the-top, budget is no concern production of Follies.  -Well, I would have loved to seen the original.  But since I would have only been about four or five years old at the time... Hmmm...

Strangely enough, I've never seen a Jerry Herman show on stage.  I've had the opportunity to see some community theatre productions in the past, but... And I wasn't keen on seeing Carol Channing in her various and sundried Hello, Dolly! tours.  One of the guys in Eden just got cast in the La Cage revival, so, maybe I'll see that.  However, I would love to see Mack & Mabel - happy and/or sad ending.

OK - Well, I puttered around the apartment this morning, and now I need to get ready to head in for the matinee.  -Something tells me I'll be taking advantage of that Equity cot between shows again today.

Laters...

Congratulations, New Daddy Mark Bakalor!
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 10:03:58 AM
Der Brucer and I have seen Anyone Can Whistle, in Los Angeles.  Not in a spectacular, first class production, but it's not a first class show.  Still, it was enjoyable.

I would have loved to see the original production of Follies.  On the other hand, we saw the London rewrite, which not everyone can claim.  I'd also love to see a good live production of A Little Night Music, although we have the New York City Opera (or was it the Met) production on tape somewhere.  Pacific Overtures we saw in London, a matinee the same day as Follies in fact.  Company I saw in college, with a young Bob Westenberg in the lead.  Merrily We Roll Along was another college production, original script, when I was living in Fullerton.  Come to think of it, the only Sondheim I haven't seen in some form are Saturday Night, Do I Hear a Waltz, and Assassins, and the last we'll be seeing in June.

I really would like to see a good production of Lady in the Dark, but feminists today would be screaming about the ending, I'm sure.

I remember seeing Porgy and Bess on television when I was wee/spring/twig.  Don't know how the Gershwin people let that screening slip by.

Set the way-back machine to 1936, Sherman, and load everybody in, because we're going to London to see Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in Tonight at 8:30, all three nights worth!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 01, 2004, 10:08:02 AM
BK-

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE..I saw every performance in New York. I don't know if it was 7 or 9, The Show worked for me.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 10:12:36 AM
Who was the wag who said if everyone who claims to have seen Anyone Can Whistle actually had, it would have run forever?  :)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Emily on May 01, 2004, 10:13:45 AM
Congratulations Mark! :D
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: VinTek on May 01, 2004, 10:35:38 AM
The net is still acting a little odd and I still get some pop ups.

Danise, get Ad-Aware or Spybot Search and Destroy.  Both do a good job of detecting spyware and eliminating random pop-ups (as opposed to those that are strictly associated with a site you're visiting) and both are free.  Post back if you need more information.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: George on May 01, 2004, 10:58:07 AM
Wonder what the most valuable DVD is at the moment?

I'm guessing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS that has the original ending. Any others that folks know for a fact are in short supply and being searched for by fans?

I have this! :D

Re:  Little Shop.  As with all these "rare" DVDs, etc., that get listed with great regularity on eBay, it's a crapshoot on how much they'll go for.  I got my Little Shop on eBay several years ago for a mere $25.00, more or less what I would have paid for it in a store.  But I have seen them go regularly for upwards of $100.  I am continually amazed by the lack of logic on eBay--I have listed incredibly rare items that fail to get a bid, and watched as readily available items are fought over in bidding wars that get the ultimate sale price to stratospheric levels.  I guess that's part of the fun.

Several years ago, within a week of each other, two copies Betty Buckley's first CD (on Rizzoli, not the reissue) sold for $304 and $305!  (I bought it new for probably $13.)  I've never seen the vinyl album go for more than $25.  (However, I paid more than $25 for my "special edition" DVD of Little Shop of Horrors. ::)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: George on May 01, 2004, 11:00:36 AM
As for today’s official Topic of the Day:  “What plays, musicals and movies that you’ve never seen are you most dying to see?”  I’ve never seen Something’s Afoot.  I’ve heard that it’s pretty darned funny.

Specific performances of shows that I’d love to see:  any (every?) original production of every Sondheim show (duh)...although a friend of mine has a videotape of the original Merrily We Roll Along!
the Japanese production of Pacific Overtures, performed in Japanese
the opening night performance of the original Show Boat
the original production of A Chorus Line
Mack and Mabel with Bernadette and Robert

I can’t think of any movies that I’m dying to see.  Maybe later in the day.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 11:18:03 AM
Tomovoz I’m sure glad you figured out I meant Danise’s computer and not Danise.  I guess it was my comment about the pop-ups that did it.  Sorry, I didn’t explain that better, but of course I knew what I was talking about.

Elmore, I think it was you who mentioned a Chinese restaurant in NY with good bean curd.  Not that it was actually a vegetarian restaurant.  If I can get to NY in October to see my nieces, and also meet you and the rest of the NY HWW gang, I doubt Keith will be with me.

Mark Bakalor CONGRATULATIONS!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 11:31:51 AM
JRand-great first post dance :)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 11:58:31 AM
LOL Thanks, Jane!

JMK I love Bells Are Ringing!  And of course Mr BK's CD!  In fact, I'm going back....back....to the Bonjour Tristesse Brassiere Company.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 12:22:06 PM
Now, waiddasecond here!   :o

Der Brucer and I were at the Bound Brook benefit, where Marc Shaiman was performing to help raise funds for the Brook Arts Center.

Craig Brockman was clearly also at the benefit; how else could he have got the pics and the concert details (http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=841) to publish over at BroadwayWorld.com?  

And everyone was given name tags as they entered the reception hall, so Der Brucer was tagged with his name, and I was tagged with mine.

And Brockman couldn't even be bothered to come over and say hello?  

I mean, it's one thing that our esteemed BK didn't recognize us the first time we met, because he didn't know who we were and we didn't know who he was.

But der B and I were wearing nametags this time!

That does it, from now on whenever I go someplace I'm going to wear a neon sign, just to make SURE people know who I am!

 ::)
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Post by: Robin on May 01, 2004, 12:27:06 PM
Who was the wag who said if everyone who claims to have seen Anyone Can Whistle actually had, it would have run forever?

Me.
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Post by: George on May 01, 2004, 12:35:05 PM
Congratulations to Mr. Mark (the father) Bakalor!

I subscribe to the Sondheim list-serve newsgroup and he posted a URL to a website that he created which has pictures of his baby.  Does anyone who is also on the list-serve know the site?  I'm at work and I don't remember it.  But then, would it be inappropriate for someone other than Mr. Mark (the father) Bakalor to post the site URL?  Is this too public a place for that?  Just asking.  They are really cute pictures, though!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 01, 2004, 12:36:39 PM
Up at my buddy Mark's house in Wilsonville. Just finished watching The Lucille Ball Roast that DR JRand53 sent me. It was hilarious! That Totie Fields just cracks me up!

Shortly I will go to Tigard to my brother Jeff's house for my mom's surprise 75th birthday partay!

Topic of the day:

Like JRand53 I would most like to see Allison Hayes' HIGH POWERED RIFLE. I would also desire to see her film COUNTERPLOT, a film that seems to remain hidden from public view.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 01, 2004, 12:38:23 PM
Robin, as a fellow fan of BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS I must alert you to Cynthia Myer's website. You can send her an e-mail and she seems to enjoy responding to fan mail! She is a very sweet lass!

www.cynthiamyers.com

She says that Criterion is working on a DVD, and it looks like cast members might be contributing to if for commentary or interviews! I for one am very excited, particularly if they can dig up David Gurian!! What a hottie!
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 12:53:53 PM
OMG!... as they say in the US of A!

That Brent Barrett picture looks like it's from EXCALIBUR and not Camelot!
Very impressive!

I'd like to see a stage version of COLETTE COLLAGE!
Someone produced a cast recording album of it -- forgot the name <wink!> -- with orchestrations by our own DRElmore... and it's faboo!
The cast is fantastic, and the 2 Judies and Mr Jason G. are terrific..
BTW -- by the way, in internet lingo -- I have 2 copies of such cd and one is longing for adoption... Anyone interested?

Congratulations to the parents and "welcome" to baby Maegan Estelle... a future Broadway Baby i'm sure!

Back to reading all of your posts!............
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 01:06:43 PM
DRTomovoz,

I did see the original production of THE GOOD COMPAGNIONS back in 1975, with -- they were on the stage, not next to me!! -- Judi Dench -- before she became Dame -- John Mills -- before he became Sir --, Christopher Gable after he had danced with Twiggy and vivacious Marty Webb.........

The opening number, as I recall, was stunning... because the actors were singing and dancing with their BACKS to us since we -- the audience were supposed to be the back of some stage!
Marvellous souvenir of when i was.... much younger ;D
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 01:32:39 PM
Watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
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Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 01:51:06 PM
Hearty congrats to Mr. Mark B. and family!

Shows I'd like to see: MACK AND MABEL - I read it several times when I was going to write a movie about Mabel (for Liza M.) which fell through. So I feel like I've seen it, but actually haven't.

I've never seen A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC or FOLLIES on stage.

Haven't seen COMPANY since I saw it decades ago in Toronto in a touring production with George Chakiris. Want to see it again.

A comedy called 42 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY which lasted about that long even though it starred a young actor named Henry Winkler.

I'll think about others...

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Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 01:54:17 PM
A thought about PORGY AND BESS... I've always liked Sidney Poitier, but what I was most impressed by in the film was the way he listens -- which is so much of what good acting is all about.
In one scene, he's just watching Bess with the baby. Not one word of dialogue from him. But the way he looks at her speaks volumes about love, happiness, contentment -- of finding the person he's been waiting for his whole life. Just beautiful.
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Post by: Dan-in-Toronto on May 01, 2004, 02:09:08 PM
DR Panni,

I saw the same touring production of Company, and felt it did not do the show justice. But also at the Royal Alex theatre I saw a marvelous production of A Little Night Music starring Jean Simmons, though for much of the audience the most recognizable star was Margaret Hamilton as her mother.

I was lucky to see Follies in New York. It had just opened, and I was able to get an excellent seat for its first matinee. I left the Winter Garden theatre entranced and thought the show would run forever. The next morning I read Walter Kerr's less than ecstatic review, and could not believe he was writing about the same show that had taken my breath away.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 01, 2004, 02:11:29 PM

Elmore, I think it was you who mentioned a Chinese restaurant in NY with good bean curd.  Not that it was actually a vegetarian restaurant.  If I can get to NY in October to see my nieces, and also meet you and the rest of the NY HWW gang, I doubt Keith will be with me.


Yes! DR Jane, yes!  It was Ollie's.  They have fantastic "country style bean curd," which I love and great dim sum and wonton.  Let's do it.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 02:27:51 PM
Guess I have been lucky! I've seen quite good productions of all the Sondheim shows (musicals)except. "Saturday Night", "Bounce" and "The Frogs".
Would love to see a few more Kander & Ebb shows:
"Zorba", "70 Girls 70", "Steel Pier", "Flora.." and "Over and Over"
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Post by: td on May 01, 2004, 02:43:14 PM
I had tickets to see NICK & NORA two days later than the day that it closed.   :'(
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 02:54:31 PM
td: Was it your good self that gave "Whale Rider" such a good review? I thought it was very good indeed. Terrific performance by a young actress.
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Post by: William F. Orr on May 01, 2004, 02:55:16 PM
I really would like to see a good production of Lady in the Dark, but feminists today would be screaming about the ending, I'm sure.

Actually, I don't see the problem, since she ends up deciding to make what's-hiz-name the co-editor, an equal partnership.  Only one line would need to be dropped:  "And maybe some day I'll step aside and..."

On the other hand, even in its original incarnation the ending of Applause turned off many women I knew at the time.  Sure, "a woman is unfulfilled without a husband and a baby and a kitchen full of lasagne" worked in All About Eve, but in a different era...  I always thought the logical ending to  Applause was for Margot to take that part she had been offered as somebody's grandmother--finally coming to terms with her age and that she could still be a star without being the ingenue.  Of course, "There's Something Better" would have to be rewritten.

Who am I, David Henry Hwang, all of a sudden, wanting to write revisals of everything?

And by the bye,

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. MARK BAKALOR AND WIFE ON YOUR NEW ARRIVAL!!!

And let me add the news that our lovely niece Andrea and her partner Debby are the proud parents of a daughter Cody, who arrived last Sunday, just three days before my Joe and Andrea's common birthday.  [Nothing common about it!]  You remember, Andrea is the one who used to protest, "Uncle Joe, I am not a lesbian!"
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 03:05:56 PM
Added to our collection, having found a used CD/DVD store downtown:

Edward Scissorhands, in widescreen.  (Been looking for this for a while.)

Dracula - the Legacy Collection with all the other films.  At some point, the grandlads are going to need this kind of stuff.  Heck, they're almost seven and four, seems like now would be about right.   ;D :o :D
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 03:11:00 PM
Speaking of Dracula, I don't know about anyone else but I used to regularly watch these films on Saturday afternoon television.  I'd guess I was somewhere between ten to fifteen.  There were the good ol' horror movies, and the good ol' comedies (like Abbot and Costello or Red Skelton).  Then at about five they'd show some of the Avengers episodes.  The whole family would gather round, with cheese and crackers, sodas for myself and sister, stronger drinks for my parents.

Do they even show these films when kids would be watching these days?  In a family-friendly environment?  Or are they considered too dangerous for youngsters?
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 03:14:40 PM
Actually, I don't see the problem, since she ends up deciding to make what's-hiz-name the co-editor, an equal partnership.  Only one line would need to be dropped:  "And maybe some day I'll step aside and..."
I will admit, I've had to bite my tongue a few times, to avoid calling any supervisor I've had who didn't like being called Mister "Boss Lady" instead.

Quote
And let me add the news that our lovely niece Andrea and her partner Debby are the proud parents of a daughter Cody, who arrived last Sunday, just three days before my Joe and Andrea's common birthday.  [Nothing common about it!]  You remember, Andrea is the one who used to protest, "Uncle Joe, I am not a lesbian!"
Clearly, she was waiting until she found someone she could be called Lesbians instead.  There's something to be said about being part of a plural.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Matt H. on May 01, 2004, 03:16:39 PM
Have not decided what on DVD I'll be enjoying tonight. There's a fair amount to choose from.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 03:17:04 PM
I need to find something to snack on.  We're doing more cabaret stuff tonight, and I need something to de-peckish me.
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Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 03:20:33 PM
I've never seen A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC or FOLLIES on stage.

Haven't seen COMPANY since I saw it decades ago in Toronto in a touring production with George Chakiris. Want to see it again.

You can see A Little Night Music this July at the L.A. Opera and Reprise! (dang that exclamation point!) is doing Company later this month, so you will no longer have an excuse in either case, Dear Reader Panni!
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 03:21:48 PM
Pretzels
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Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 03:24:48 PM
I have returned, quite obviously, and can see page 2 of today's column.  Thank you, Dear Readers Dan-In-Toronto and JRand53 for coming to my rescue.

Confidential to Dan-In-Toronto:  Who's your astrologer and can I kiss his/her hand?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: td on May 01, 2004, 03:34:10 PM
td: Was it your good self that gave "Whale Rider" such a good review? I thought it was very good indeed. Terrific performance by a young actress.

Yes, that would have been me!  I enjoyed this film immensely on dvd.  I also thought that the script was a remarkable look at adolescence - - not that I can remember mine, too long ago.
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Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 03:35:57 PM
On the topic o' the day:

Some musicals I would really, really, really (that is three reallys) like to see that to date have somehow eluded me:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Pacific Overtures

Merrily We Roll Along

The Boys from Syracuse

Mack and Mabel


In the play department, I have never seen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and would like to, with a killer cast.

As for movies, I keep a loooooooong list of movies that I've never seen that I'd like to see that I take with me when I go Blockbuster.  It's embarrassing to list--for this crowd--some of the flix I've yet to lay eyes on:

The Maltese Falcon

The Manchurian Candidate

Breakfast at Tiffany's


The Janet Gaynor A Star is Born

The Irene Dunn Showboat

Humoresque

A Farewell to Arms


Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?  (Again!)

And of more recent vintage:

Amelie

Cider House Rules
(I've been to the location where it was shot)

Dead Man Walking

Thelma and Louise

Shrek

Monsters, Inc.


And the list goes on and on and on.  You'd think I wasn't devoted to the art of cinema!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 03:43:01 PM
I guess we should be listing the operas we would like to see Jay. Can't do it. That gene thing again.
I've yet to see "E.T." (Not the opera!)
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 03:43:40 PM
Got my Collector' Choice Music Catalog.....all three of the Joanie Sommers CD's are on sale for 7.95 each!

And I understand:  The Essential Bing Crosby, The Essential Frank Sinatra, and EVEN The Essential Donovan, BUT The Essential Ricky Skaggs?  The Essential Eddie Money?  The Essential Joe Diffie?

All good artists, but is ANY of their work essential?  I don't know....I just don't know.  Of course, I am waiting for someone to bring out The Essential Allison Hayes on DVD....
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Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 03:46:12 PM



        WFO -  Congratulations on grand-niece, Cody! 8)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jay on May 01, 2004, 03:55:18 PM
I guess we should be listing the operas we would like to see Jay. Can't do it. That gene thing again.
I've yet to see "E.T." (Not the opera!)

Ya know, I meant to include opera on my list.  There's one standard repertory piece (well, a standard repertory piece at any opera house with gazillions of dollars and a roster of world-class singers), the score of which I quite enjoy, that I've never seen:  Wagner's Tannhauser.
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Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 03:59:06 PM
Yes! DR Jane, yes!  It was Ollie's.  They have fantastic "country style bean curd," which I love and great dim sum and wonton.  Let's do it.

It’s a date.  Now all I have to do is get to New York in October.
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Post by: Ben on May 01, 2004, 04:04:03 PM
DR Jane, there are many vegetarian restaurants all over New York and one of them is called Zen Palate. It's Asian (meaning more than just Chinese). It's excellent. There is more than one location but there is one near me on 16th Street and Park Avenue South, just across from Union Square Park.

HAPPY THOUGHTS AND CONGRATS TO MR. BAKALOR AND NEW BABY!!! YEAH!!! HOO AND RAY!!!

Would love to see a fully staged Anyone Can Whistle. I saw a concert version benefit for GMHC in 1995 (I think) and as BK said, even though I know there are problems I would like to see it. I would also like to see How Now Dow Jones. I know it's not very good, but I remember hearing the cast recording years ago and enjoying it. It was one of the very first cast recordings I ever remember hearing.

We are off to a party tonight so I'm checking out. Later, gaters.
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Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 04:06:54 PM
WFO CONGRATULATIONS  on your new grand-niece.

Ben, then I will let you and elmore decide which restaurant we shall meet at.  Now I'm getting very hungry.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 04:23:55 PM
I'm back and to prove it, I'm here.  Did lots of errands today, plus stopped by our very own Pogue's home environment where he was having his annual Kentucky Derby do.  I arrived and stayed just long enough to place a small wager and watch the race.  And guess what?  I won.  Smarty Jones - I knew when I looked at that name it was the winner.  Hoo and ray - won me some small cash.

I have both adaware and spybot and wouldn't be without them.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 04:46:35 PM
I get home and suddenly there's a lull?  No more lulls!  More hot pies!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 04:46:53 PM
Well, somebody had to get us to page four.
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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 04:52:15 PM
Stop this lull now.  Stop it I say.  Stop it, stop it, stop it (that is three stop its).  I won the Kentucky Derby, isn't that cause for a partay?  Don't just sit there like so much fish, twiddling your collective thumbs and other digits.  Put those fingers on the keyboard, won't you?

Jay, did you ever get to page two of the notes?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 04:54:04 PM
Go -- it's an order! :o -- to this site and listen to the last edition of FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT, you hear?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/fridaynight/

Here's the.... menu!

Part One

Friday Night is Music Night
Williams

Overture
Sondheim

Company (Company)
Maria Ewing | Jacqui Dankworth | Brian Kennedy (vocals)
 
Putting It Together (Sunday in the Park with George)
Sondheim arr. Starobin
Jacqui Dankworth (vocals)
 
Something's Coming (West Side Story)
Sondheim/Bernstein
Brian Kennedy (vocals)

One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)
Jacqui Dankworth | Brian Kennedy (vocals)
 
Being Alive (Company)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Maria Ewing (vocals)

Comedy Tonight (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Sondheim arr. Sebesky

Anyone Can Whistle (Anyone Can Whistle)
Sondheim arr. Roper
Brian Kennedy (vocals)
 
Everybody Says Don't (Anyone Can Whistle)
Sondheim arr. Forgie
Jacqui Dankworth (vocals)
 
Not a Day Goes By (Merrily We Roll Along)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Maria Ewing (vocals)
 
Into The Woods (suite)
Sondheim arr. Sebesky

Part Two

Overture (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Sondheim arr. Kostal/Ramin

Rose's Turn (Gypsy)
Sondheim/Styne arr. Ramin
Maria Ewing (vocals)
 
Not While I'm Around (Sweeney Todd)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Brian Kennedy (vocals)

The Miller's Son (A Little Night Music)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Jacqui Dankworth (vocals)

Waltz: A Little Night Music
Sondheim arr. Tunick

Good Thing Going (Merrily We Roll Along)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Brian Kennedy (vocals)
 
Too Many Mornings (Follies)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Jacqui Dankworth | Brian Kennedy (vocals)

Losing My Mind (Follies)
Sondheim arr. Pearson
Maria Ewing (vocals) | James Pearson (piano)
 
I'm Still Here (Follies)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Maria Ewing (vocals)

Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Sondheim arr. Kelehenh
Side By Side (Side By Side By Sondheim)
Sondheim
Maria Ewing | Jacqui Dankworth | Brian Kennedy (vocals)

Old Friends (Merrily We Roll Along)
Sondheim arr. Tunick
Maria Ewing | Jacqui Dankworth | Brian Kennedy (vocals)
 
Friday Night is Music Night
Williams
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 04:56:43 PM
Forgot to say; the show's online until next Friday!

Tra La!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 04:58:15 PM
... and you can still post while listening to ze musique, si si!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 04:58:36 PM
But, but, but (that is three buts or one big butt) where is Brent Barrett, where is Dorothy Loudon, where is Liz Callaway, where is Guy Haines?  Damn them, damn them all to hell.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 05:01:49 PM
DR Jane, there are many vegetarian restaurants all over New York and one of them is called Zen Palate.

I second the recommendation. It's excellent.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:03:36 PM
I have eaten at Zen Palate.  Blechhh.  Vegetarian + BK = Blechhh.

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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:04:00 PM
I shall be my own frenzy.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:05:10 PM
BK;

They refused to make the trip to London just for one show!

Divas! I'm telling you! just divas!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:08:33 PM
I shall post until the cows come home.   Wait a minute, someone's at the door...

Well, you won't believe it - the cows are back home, but you know what.  I'm going to keep on posting anyway
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:08:44 PM
Silly me! I forgot to mention that the Friday Night show  is LIVE with the BBC Radio Orchestra!

As it says on the site:

Friday night has, in fact, been music night for half a century, first of all on the Light Programme and then on BBC Radio 2, making it the world's longest-running 'live music' programme on radio. It features the famously versatile BBC Concert Orchestra, and is frequently broadcast from theatres and concert halls throughout the UK.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:09:36 PM
I like New York in June, how about you?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:09:49 PM
I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:10:06 PM
I'm on a roll I tell you - a kaiser roll.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:10:30 PM
I shall not stop - I have the frenzy.  I've got a post on my back.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:12:04 PM
I see you Jrand.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:12:29 PM
Are we playing hide and go seek?  Yes or no?  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:12:52 PM
Do cows like to listen to music on the radio?
They supposedly produce better milk that way!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:13:03 PM
Panni must be writing a novel.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:13:44 PM
The new thing with cows is rap music.  They love rap music.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:14:33 PM
Panni must be writing War and Peace or War an' Beatty.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:15:42 PM
I shall not stop, oh, no, I shall not stop.  It is five-fifteen and I'm feeling my oats.  How randy of me.  That reminds me, shall I tell the story of The Randy Vicar and the Cotto Salami?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:16:48 PM
jillysbeans is back, searching the forum.  I don't know that jillysbeans actually reads our posts, but I think jillysbeans should say hello.  Meanwhile, Panni is writing a novel in parts.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:18:26 PM
I'm sure they'd like to listen to Baby June and her Farmboys!

Do you know what i'm talking about?
Good!'cause I do!
I feel like I'm losing my mind!
Ben! Look at me!
See? What did I tell you?
Me and my cows just want to be loved!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:18:39 PM
I saw Jrand and then he just disappeared.  I shall have to bitch-slap him from here to eternity and hell and back when he arrives again.   Oh, well, people come, people go, like Grand Hotel.   Meanwhile, Panni is writing a Thomas Pynchon novel.
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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:19:37 PM
And now Panni, apparently not satisfied with her novel, has left the building.  Go know.
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:24:05 PM
Anyway... I sent a long email to Ben the other day and he still has not answered me!!

I wanted to make that public! Yes!
Thought using the National Enquirer but their rates are too high and cows don't like high rates! That irritates them, oh yes!
And then they fart, they do!
And that destroys the ozone layer and that's bad! Real bad!
Ben! Look at me!

Someone should call a doctor!
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:40:35 PM
Now, DRTomovoz is raving to me about Della Reese but that has nothing to do with cows, right?

Unless she sang Cow Cow Boogie and that was Ella's specialty!
Oh I'm so confused that I don't to get married today!
I just want to be loved, loved, loved! not Lowett! Loved!
And the lusty month of may is the month to be loved, the month of yes you may, Sir Lancelot!
Do you dance a lot?
Dance a little closer, please!
Dance the olf fashioned way, would say dear olf -- 80 -- Charles!
Not Prince Charles, Ben!
Aznavour, biensûr! Mike Connors' pal!
They're both Armenian, you know...

Oh, here comes the ambulance!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:41:55 PM
Okay it's taking me too long to go through all today' s posts. So let me write this before I start reading Page Three.

It was so hot here today. Crazy weather. I think it was like 75F+. Wonderful!

Did lots of shopping.  Did some bad eating (the free food at Club Price is a killer) and sat out in the sun for a while.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:44:25 PM
Page five, that's what I'M talkin' about
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:45:19 PM
Musicals that I would love to see on stage:  She Loves Me.

This is one of my favorite musicals to listen to on cd.  And I have never seen a live production.

Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:46:06 PM
What did you say Charles?
Something's coming? No? ... burning?
Is Paris burning?

Oh, I know! It's the humphries, hmmm, home fries!
They're for BK!
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Post by: François de Paris on May 01, 2004, 05:48:32 PM
DR Jennifer:

I saw a dead production of it once, and it was deadful!
Dreadful!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:53:29 PM
I also watched the Kentucky Derby. BK, how much did you win?
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Post by: td on May 01, 2004, 05:54:19 PM
IF DR Francois sees deadful productions, does he also see dead people?  Dead rodents?
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Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:56:05 PM
I would also like to see all the Sondheim musicals that I have not seen.  So far I've seen: S. Todd in concert (but would like to see a full production), A Little Night Music, Putting It Together, Forum, and Company. I want to see all the rest.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 05:57:12 PM
I was not writing a novel, folks. My trackball - pardon the expression - was sluggish, so I started to clean it while it was still attached to the keyboard - which landed me in the Reply mode - which I didn't notice - and when I finally did - I logged off.
Mystery solved. The butler did it. :o
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:58:30 PM
I also saw Whale Rider a few months ago, and liked it.
But it was a very different type of film, which I'm sure would not be everybody's cup of tea.

It was quite interesting though that the little girl got nominated for an Oscar.
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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 05:58:51 PM
I won seventeen dollars and seventy cents.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 01, 2004, 05:59:26 PM
I am very sleepy now.  So I'm off.
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Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 06:04:53 PM
How did you cope with the NZ accents Jennifer? I wondered if the movie needed subtitles in North America. I can recommend "Once Were Warriers" as another great NZ movie (Maori culture again!) and of course Peter Jackson's "Beautiful Creatures" (I think that's the title) is really interesting too. The TV movie "An Angel At My Table" is also worthy of international attention.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 06:05:11 PM
Jennifer you finally have your warm weather, how nice.

I checked out the Zan Palate web site.  For the most part it looked good, however, as much as I enjoy tofu I’m not too sure about tofu pie.  :-\http://www.zenpalate.com/1menu.htm
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 06:06:05 PM
So I'm off.

I'll say nothing.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 06:07:38 PM
I also saw Whale Rider a few months ago, and liked it.
But it was a very different type of film, which I'm sure would not be everybody's cup of tea.

It was quite interesting though that the little girl got nominated for an Oscar.

I was also surprised she was nominated, though I enjoyed the movie and her performance.
I also found the movie to be very sad.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 06:12:44 PM
Has anybody read the tragic MOW story of Smarty Jones - bk's winning Kentucky Derby horse?
Better than Seabiscuit!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 06:14:25 PM
bk - last year you would have picked the winner, too. His name was Funny Cide.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Danise on May 01, 2004, 06:22:25 PM
Evening all!

I had to go out before I finished catching up on all the posts I missed.  I just finished.  Thank you all for the wonderful tips on my NYC trip.  I copied and pasted them all into a MS Word doc and downloaded them to my PDA so I can refer back to them.

The computer is still acting a little strange.  Or at least it seems to be acting strange.  I would like more info on those two programs.  If it's free, it's for me!  

Norton does seem to be doing a pretty good job--so far.

Well, I ran here and there today.  Then I ran there and here.  I found some treasures.  

At the dollar store I found the following DVD's.  Yes, I said DVD's and they were all a dollar each!

Little Shop of Horror   B&W  77 minutes Staring Jack Nicholson

His Girl Friday  B&W 92 minutes Staring Cary Grant; Rosaland Russell

Santa Fe Trail  B&W 90 minutes Staring Errol Flynn (! sigh! :) ) and Ronald Reagan

Escape from Sobibor Color 1 hour 58 minutes staring Rutger Hauer (sigh)

Beyond Justice Color 113 minutes Staring Rutger Hauer (sigh)

The Inspector General B&W 102 minutes Starring Danny Kaye

And a VHS tape of The Greatest Story Ever Sung  With Michael Crawford (double sigh)

I don't know how good they are  but I will let you know.  They had tons of old tv shows-Burns and Allen, cartoons, Dick Van Dyke to name a few.  .John Wayne movies like Angel and the Badman and (much to my suprise) McLintock!.  I already had those so I passed them by.  

I bought Mom a little flower for May Day which she liked very much.  Hope you all had a good day!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 06:23:31 PM
Smarty Jones' story:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/horses/triple/derby/2004-04-29-smarty-jones_x.htm
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Danise on May 01, 2004, 06:27:06 PM
I forgot the Derby was today.  Shucks.  I always try to watch it.

I won a whole $5.00 in last weeks lotto.  I bought a pizza with it.

Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 06:29:39 PM
Has anybody read the tragic MOW story of Smarty Jones - bk's winning Kentucky Derby horse?
Better than Seabiscuit!


I went and read the story. Thanks.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 06:32:28 PM
Maybe what we need is some girls slathered in butter.

Danssssse Ssssssalome.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 06:37:23 PM
Welcome ten GUESTS.  Today's soup of the day is cream of mushroom.
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 06:44:07 PM
Ouch!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 06:44:38 PM
Sorting my DVD's and looking at all the stuff on EBAY.  What a way to spend a rainy Saturday.

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Post by: Tomovoz on May 01, 2004, 06:53:16 PM
Sorry BK. Have to leave. It's the thought of mushroom soup.
Visitors here for the afternoon!
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Post by: JMK on May 01, 2004, 06:55:07 PM
JR:  you know you need that DVD of Royal Hunt of the Sun that Matt H just listed.   ;)

It's funny you should say that (ooh, a very obscure Lambert & Potter by Sergio Mendes reference), because I have been thinking about sorting my DVDs.  They are all over our house and are completely unsorted.  Quite unseemly.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 07:05:33 PM
BBC is also playing this (according to their schedule) tomorrow May 2.  (If I can figure out what 1800 British time is here in los angeles.)

SUNSET BOULEVARD
Where: Opera House, Cork
When: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April
On air: Sunday 2 May at 1800-2030
[Please note the earlier start time]
 

By arrangement with The Really Useful Group and in association with West End International Ltd.

Petula Clark and Michael Ball star in this world-exclusive version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical. Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Martin Yates, Petula Clark reprises her critically acclaimed role of Norma Desmond, while Michael Ball takes on the role of Joe Gillis for the first time.

Based on the 50s film of the same name, Sunset Boulevard weaves a tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs to return to the big screen after the advent of the 'talkies'. She meets struggling Hollywood screen writer Joe Gillis, with tragic consequences. Music featured includes 'With One Look', 'The Perfect Year', 'Surrender', 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'New Ways To Dream'.
 
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jane on May 01, 2004, 07:08:28 PM
Welcome ten GUESTS.  Today's soup of the day is cream of mushroom.

Sounds good to me.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 07:09:27 PM
And I believe that WNYC is broadcasting next Friday's NY Phil's "Candide" live.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 07:10:02 PM
6th page dance?   (looking at 2 left feet...sigh)
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 07:15:53 PM
I have eaten at Zen Palate.  Blechhh.  Vegetarian + BK = Blechhh.
You're sounding like der Brucer.  Tofu is too fooey.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 07:29:39 PM
Oh...link to WNYC
http://www.wnyc.org/
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Post by: jillysbeans on May 01, 2004, 07:38:52 PM
Is that Graham from the play Prymate?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 07:39:46 PM
Der Brucer and I are back from the cabaretfest.  Talk about a disappointment!  (Just for tonight, last night's gigs were very good.)

Tonight we went to an Italian joint in town where the food was overpriced and the pasta was tough.  The entertainment was some gal named Susan who had played the lead in the off-Broadway production of Tony and Tina's Wedding, but somehow I think she thought that was a realistic play, because her singing was...well, my bet is that her next gig is going to be singing backup for William Hung.  As for her patter, she just plain wasn't funny.  She was condescending to rednecks, and then she was condescending to drag queens.  Her pianist looked like he was aiming for Richard Carpenter's pageboy, but hadn't had a trim for at least eight months.  The whole act was shrill, loud, and pathetic.

After we left, der Brucer decided he had to wash the taste out of his mouth with a white Russian at the Purple Parrot, where it was kareoke night.  Upon our arrival, a redneck drag queen friend of his immediately came over to make sure we were all right.  It pays to have friends like that, to set the world back in balance.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 07:52:57 PM
Gee...I can count my redneck drag queen friends on one hand.  But I guess three is enough.  

SWW...are the places doing the cabaret thing big enough to host shows comfortably?  Most restaurants usually don't have enough room.  And bad cabaret with with your pasta and meatballs...is like bad cabernet with your meatballs....errr...something like that.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 07:53:14 PM
The Quest For
Lobster Bisque

So far, I've got something like eleven recipes for the bisque, plus one for making lobster stock.  They range from the sublime (involving a "white consomme" and three pounds of diced lobster tail) to the simple ("Make Crab Bisque, substituting 1 6 oz. can lobster meat for the crabmeat.")

Running through all the recipes may take a while, and figuring out which parts are good ideas and which parts are just plain silly will take a little longer.

In other words, my idea of fun!
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:03:51 PM
Listening to the BBC Sondheim concert....think I'll take a time out to watch "kill bill"... will check back periodically after the big dance numbers.
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Post by: Noel on May 01, 2004, 08:03:58 PM
I've been most e & t, several days behind in my reading of this here site.  And then, of course, the mere mention of girls slathered in butter distracts.

But, the principal painting is done, the apartment is utterly transformed and I finished the second of the Kritzer trilogy this morning.  Cried in front of the blind children, which, I guess, will be our little secret (oh, a Promises Promises reference).

Having everything under tarps for so long, the latest package from Amazon was almost sent back . . . and what did it turn out to be?  The lovely wife ordered us up one Kritzer Time.  So, I'm taking in the saga without a break.  Remember, I'm an extremely slow reader, but, during this e & t phase, it's not that I haven't been thinking about someone initialed B.K.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 08:05:11 PM
Gee...I can count my redneck drag queen friends on one hand.  But I guess three is enough.  

SWW...are the places doing the cabaret thing big enough to host shows comfortably?  Most restaurants usually don't have enough room.  And bad cabaret with with your pasta and meatballs...is like bad cabernet with your meatballs....errr...something like that.  
Most of the places are apparently doing a good job.  Yes, there is enough room in most of them, by fitting a temporary stage into a corner or, in a surprising number of cases, having a stage area that's used on a frequent basis.

Sydney's, for example, is known for both it's Southern cuisine and it's jazz performers.  On the other hand, Abstractions, the sushi restaurant we went to for dinner and the soulful singer last night, simply set up her audio system in the front of the house, and let her move around the tables for her gig.

What is still amazing to both der Brucer and myself is the number of good restaurants in town, at both the high end and mid-range.  Rehoboth Beach isn't that large a town, but there are at least fifteen, if not more, high ticket eateries where the two of us could blow over a hundred buck on a good meal and wine.  Per capita, that's a large ratio.  Adding entertainment is just the next step.

Now, if we could figure out how to get Guy Haines himself to put together a gig for next year's Cabaret Festival...
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:08:59 PM
Rehoboth Beach for Guy sounds like a plan...but he wouldn't have to perform facing the crowd, would he?  He has a very expressive back (I've been told).
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:19:55 PM
AMB...thanks for the BroadwayW link...enjoyed the song.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:26:24 PM
Three vanity posts....getting up to 198....(I didn't win any money on the Kentucky Derby...sigh)
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:27:10 PM
199...Ummm....All About Eve as a Bollywood film.....thoughts?
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:28:45 PM
200.....time to Kill Bill...and eat a little something.   (What does one eat while watching Kill Bill?)   Freezer surprise....I guess.  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:54:47 PM
Gee first dead body in Kill Bill....think it's chicken and veggies...trying to keep the posts up...
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 08:55:37 PM
Uh....don't expect a post at every dead body in Kill Bill....think that would make a new record here...or so I'm told
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: elmore3003 on May 01, 2004, 09:01:37 PM
Now, DRTomovoz is raving to me about Della Reese but that has nothing to do with cows, right?

Unless she sang Cow Cow Boogie and that was Ella's specialty!
Oh I'm so confused that I don't to get married today!
I just want to be loved, loved, loved! not Lowett! Loved!
And the lusty month of may is the month to be loved, the month of yes you may, Sir Lancelot!
Do you dance a lot?
Dance a little closer, please!
Dance the olf fashioned way, would say dear olf -- 80 -- Charles!
Not Prince Charles, Ben!
Aznavour, biensûr! Mike Connors' pal!
They're both Armenian, you know...

Oh, here comes the ambulance!

Honey, that chick is bananas.  Oh, waiter! Another banana daiquiri, please!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 01, 2004, 09:08:24 PM
Dear Friend BK, your package arrived today.  Thank you!  It's 12:15 am.  Sweet dreams, all!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 01, 2004, 09:35:00 PM
Good Evening!

-Whew!  These two shows days really do take it out of me!  -The "joys' of recuperation.  However, I did get a nice hour and a half nap at the theatre between shows.  Very nice.  Very peaceful.  And very much needed.  Alas, I ended up not getting dinner, but my stomach wasn't feeling too well, anyway, so...  but we had good shows today.  -And no inappropriate gospel organ sounds today either!  ;)

After I got back to the apartment, I headed out to CVS to pick up some more "medicinals" - again, the joys of recuperation.  However, since I had had not dinner, I also picked up one of those snack pack-size packages of Pepperidge Farm Milanos, as well as a box of Russell Stover (the Dark Chocolate Assortment).  And then I stopped at a great Chinese place (bare bones, but great(!) food - and open late(!)), and picked up some braised bean curd with chinese vegetables.  And once I got back to the apartment I supped on said Chinese Food (very good), and desserted on some cookies and a few pieces of chocolate.  I know I shouldn't be eating so much food so late, but I was hungry - and I also wanted to treat myself tonight - it's been a while.  And I deserve it!  -Hopefully, this late night dinner will not come back to haunt me come morning.

I like Zen Palate too - very creative vegetarian cooking.  I also like Ollie's too.  *Just be sure to ask to make your vegetarian dishes "vegetarian" - sometimes they'll use chicken and/or beef stock.  There's also a great vegetarian Chinese place on 48th, I think close to 5th Avenue.  I have it listed in a notebook someplace - I'll try my best to post the name sometime.  *And, of course, there are some pretty good vegetarian Indian places in NYC too.

DRs DerBrucer and SWW - Rehoboth does have some great places to eat.  -I'm just waiting to see how you guys will handle the your first summer season there.  -Then you'll find out why there are some truly great places to eat.  It's a very "picky" clientele <ahem>.  -Just be sure to have your cameras ready.  ;)

-OK - that almost makes no sense at all... guess that's a sign...

Well, I need to tidy up my apartment and tidy up myself before heading to bed...  But I'll check in after my tidying...

So, for now, I'll say "au revoir"....
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Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 10:00:43 PM
Great links....I am going to try to catch that SUNSET BLVD.

Well....I just read the Juliana's Journal update, and it is a great one.  Again, I want to the BK and HHW and Miss Juliana for sharing her tour with us.  It was like being there with her, from casting, to rehearsals, to performances, to GOING ON AS MILLIE!!!  I hope it will be archived somewhere because it's a lesson in theatre for anyone who wants to do it for a living!  
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 10:02:50 PM
LOL DR JOSE, I loved your story about the keyboard yesterday.  LOL...a couple of seasons ago when we were doing OKLAHOMA! the synthesizer player pressed the wrong button and instead of getting a few birds to open the show....OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING began with the calvary charge!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 10:03:38 PM
JRand you'd make a GREAT Millie...maybe after the second week in L.A...you'll get your chance....<wink>
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 10:04:36 PM
I keep getting phone calls...the body count in Kill Bill is still in single digits...but I think it's going to escalate....anytime now
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 10:09:25 PM
Wljab hmmmmmmm.....6 pm in London (which I think is 1800) is 10 a.m. in Los Angeles.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jrand69 on May 01, 2004, 10:10:06 PM
I do know that Soy Sauce makes a great stain remover!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 10:42:27 PM
Mr. Haines is available for the Cabaret venue - just book it and he'll be there, I promise.

Decided last minute to run over to my friend's screening room to take a gander at Man on Fire.  I was prepared to leave after ten minutes, so bad was Mr. Tony Scott's direction, but the film has a script by Brian Helgeland or whatever his name is, so I endured a bit more.  I thought about leaving every ten minutes, but I liked Denzel and the girl.  But every time you start to get involved, Mr. Tony Scott, a director truly from hunger, starts with the "style" - fast, slow, black-and-white, color, out of focus, rack focus, zooming in and out and for what?  Certainly not to serve the story, since he does this in every film he makes.  So, one can only surmise it's to show off.  Heaven forbid he should trust his material and just do the movie.  Basically, he ruins what could have been an okay revenge film (I haven't seen the other Man on Fire from twelve years ago, so I don't know how close this resembles that film).  I will have more to say in tomorrow's notes, especially my shock seeing what Mickey Rourke looks like these days.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 10:43:22 PM
Welcome jillysbeans - who are you and how did you find our merry site?

Welcome back wlajb from your long errant and truant vacation.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 10:43:44 PM
We haven't had a Saturday like this in a 'coon's age.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 10:50:36 PM
It's not like being e & t BK...it's more like...not posting....my body count on Kill Bill is up to like triple digits....(I'm usually one of the little people out there in the dark...)  But I DO write fan letters...letting Max off the hook.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 01, 2004, 10:54:17 PM
Good evening! (again)

Well, I tidy'd up mysef, and I tidy'd up some of the apartment - the rest shall wait until morning.  And since morning is not too many hours away....

Goodnight.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 10:58:14 PM
Rule of thumb: Any recipe that calls for chicken stock or veal stock when you're trying to make Lobster Bisque is full of the wrong liquids!  Lobster Bisque requires Lobster Stock!

I don't mind that my father's first cookbook called for chicken stock, but for Escoffier to call for veal stock is scandalous!

Fortunately, Jasper White has a good Lobster Stock recipe in his book 50 Chowders.  He starts with splitting two pounds of lobster carcasses lengthwise and removing the head sac from each.  He then puts the carcases and shells in an 8-qt. stockpot, covering them with water and bringing the whole mess to a boil.  After skimming the skum off the water, he reduces the heat to a simmer, then adds a cup of white wine, another cup of chopped tomatoes with their juice, a couple of thinly sliced onions, two small carrots and two stalks celery (also thinly sliced), four crushed cloves of garlic, four fresh thyme sprigs, two bay leaves, a teaspoon of black pepper corns, and a quarter teaspoon of fennel seeds.  This all simmers for about an hour, adding water if too much evaporates.

Salt the stock towards the end with salt, and taste.  If it tastes rich enough, strain with a fine mesh strainer; otherwise, simmer for maybe twenty minutes longer.  Chill the stock quickly, refrigerate or freeze.

Hey, simple!  And it sure beats chicken stock for what I want to do!

On to finding out what I'm supposed to do with the stock once I've made it!
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:01:37 PM
What other site tonight had the phrase...."skimming the scum..."....it can only be HHW...and in the GOOD sense.
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 11:01:39 PM
We haven't had a Saturday like this in a 'coon's age.
Somewhere in my cookbook collection I've probably got something on proper 'coon cookage, but I'm gonna pass on that for a bit.   :-\
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Jed on May 01, 2004, 11:02:02 PM
Jose - Loved your keyboard mishap story last night!  I can just imagine hearing the gospel organ as Noah hands off the staff to Japheth... I love it!  I'm not sure how exactly it happened, but our percussionist ended up about 50 measures ( :o ) ahead at one point last night, and was really pounding away on 1 and 3 while Eve was in lovely ballad mode on "Children of Eden."  Quite comical.

Last night's show was surprisingly good (smoother than any of us had hoped), and tonight's was nearly as good.  Guess the kids just needed an audience to scare 'em into shape! :D
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 11:06:31 PM
Mr. Haines is available for the Cabaret venue - just book it and he'll be there, I promise.
The Cabaret Fest is an annual event.  Tell Mr. Haines that by this time next year we hope to have the house in order so he'll have a place to stay, and we'll find a suitable venue for him.  He'd be sure to be a hit.
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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 11:07:41 PM
I'm very hungry right about now.  I think I may have to go get me something to munch on.  
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Post by: S. Woody White on May 01, 2004, 11:10:22 PM
I'd dispatch Tollhouse cookies to you, but the post office is closed until Monday.   :-[
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Post by: Laura II on May 01, 2004, 11:11:02 PM
Congratulations, New Daddy Mark!

Congratulations on your new grand-niece, WFO!

:D
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:13:48 PM
Well...no surprise...but "Bill" doesn't get "killed" in "Kill Bill"...guess I'll just have wait.   <G>
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:14:16 PM
Sorry....shoulda said "spoiler".....YIKES
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:19:18 PM
Forecast for tomorrow in Los Angeles...uh...97?
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Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 11:19:23 PM
Just grabbed some food from McDonald's.  Now, dinner report, please.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 11:21:07 PM
Saw a wonderful movie tonight. I'M NOT SCARED, an Italian film directed by Gabriele Salvatores, with gorgeous cinematography by Italo Petriccione. I love movies (well, good movies) from a child's POV, and this one is almost totally seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. It's about so many things - not the least of which is the end of innocence. The film is based on a novel and the screenplay was co-written by the novelist. The movie played at an art-house, so most of the previews were of European and South American films - and they all looked interesting. No remakes. no sequels, no TV show adaptations.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:23:06 PM
What no car chases....sword fights...e.t.'s or zombies?
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Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 11:25:52 PM
Had a Japanese dinner after the movie. Chicken teriyaki/salmon teriyaki combo. Tasty.
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Post by: Jed on May 01, 2004, 11:29:25 PM
Spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:29:48 PM
Isn't it fish OR fowl...rather than fish AND fowl?... Or am I 'fused.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:30:48 PM
couple of chick thighs...with some veggies....nothing too much with the cooking.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:41:56 PM
Oh...never did the TOD.

Follies...or course with a mega-budget.
But would like to see a production of Windy City and Witches of Eastwick
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: bk on May 01, 2004, 11:42:34 PM
I feel better now - AND Fate is the Hunter is on and I'm TIVOing it.  Have never seen it, and we do love the airplane stories.
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Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:44:43 PM
Glad McD's hit the spot...BK...<G>
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:48:15 PM
I apologize for not getting up to the Fest. of Books last weekend.  It wasn't one of my best.  Felt really lousy in most ways.  Even flaked on a friend of a friends b'day.  But I wanted to get the 3 BK books.  
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Post by: Panni on May 01, 2004, 11:49:45 PM
I just lost everything I wrote, so here I go again...

Reading David Denby's New Yorker review of I'M NOT SCARED, which I put it aside to read after I'd seen the film. (Why do even good reviewers insist on giving away major plot points? I'm SO glad I didn't read this before seeing the movie.) He writes that the film is "a throwback to such movies as FORBIDDEN GAMES and other works of the humanist European cinema of a half century ago. Like FORBIDDEN GAMES, the movie reveals the sordidness if adult behavior as it appears to half-comprehending but pure-hearted children."

This movie once again made me think of how  innocent children used to be not that long agao,. Certainly innocent compared to children today. Something vital has been lost along with that innocence.
I'll post this ASAP before losing it again.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:54:43 PM
Innocence and wonder and in most cases "love" has been lost DR P.  So many parents have placed things in front of family...that when it intrudes...if baffles them.
Title: Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
Post by: wlajb on May 01, 2004, 11:58:27 PM
I know too many parents who treat their 10 year olds like peers...when they should be 10 year olds...and adjusted annually.