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TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 12:10:46 AM »

Huzzah!  ;D!
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2004, 12:17:38 AM »



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.

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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #3 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.  
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2004, 12:21:13 AM »

Personally, I think the Evil Eye was responsible for planting the Unseemly Rodent.
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« Reply #6 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2004, 12:40:42 AM »

I forgot about the CC Hot Fudge that they sent you!  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2004, 01:00:42 AM »

Sad to be all alone in the world.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #9 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".
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #13 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***
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #14 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #15 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #16 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.  
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« Reply #17 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #18 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.
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2004, 06:45:41 AM »

If I died, and were reborn as a hillbilly, would that be called REINTARNATION???
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« Reply #20 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.
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2004, 07:23:32 AM »

Talking about the lusty month of May. Brent Barrett as Arthur

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« Reply #22 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.)
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« Reply #23 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.  
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« Reply #24 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.   ???
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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!!
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #27 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.  Iíve 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 couldnít seem to do the trick of fixing the problem. I spoke with a computer guy at work and he said to use Norton.  Itís better.  I didnít 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!


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!
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Re:TRA LA, TRA LA, THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 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
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