Saturday, August 15, 2015

As fall approaches: OUR LOOK BACK AT THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN THEATER EVENTS THROUGH YOUTUBE PARODY VIDEOS:


OUR LOOK BACK AT THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN THEATER EVENTS THROUGH YOUTUBE PARODY VIDEOS:
  

THE CAST OF "HAIR" INVADING THE AUDIENCE 

WE WERE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE DISROBING IN TWYLA THARP'S SINATRA SHOW "COME FLY AWAY" - HERE'S "FLY ME IN THE NUDE"

OUR MINI-MUSICAL "A LITTLE SITE MUSIC, OR EVERY DAY A LITTLE NET" - 
sung by Jan Horvath

"Chatting is a Show's Best Friend" parody-tribute to Megan Hilty's 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes triumph:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUa5GGeLdH8

Al Pacino’s transfer to Broadway was big box office, the producers trying to get him to extend
SHYLOCK, a parody of SKYLARK  

With Emma Stone's triumphant arrival in CABARET: our parody-tribute to Emma Stone
CABARET / GO TELL EMMA  - "Don't Tell Mama" parody

Bette on Broadway as Sue Mengers, to tune of “The Rose”

Bette Midler "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" YouTube parody 



With Hugh Jackman back on Broadway this past year 
updating "I Raid My Keogh" (from when he did his 
one-man show) to tune of "I Go To Rio" 
(parody sung by Jan Horvath) 

I’D RATHER A JEW – Funny Girl casting


CABARET AND POP MUSIC CORNER

"Sir Duke" parody - Stevie Wonder tour pricing and concert seating
parody  (2nd in a series) - parody sung by Sheree Sano


"Piaf" -  postage stamp dedication, a parody of LA VIE EN ROSE  

PETULA'S HIGH-PRICED APPEARANCE AT FEINSTEIN's
TRY EATING AT SUBWAY, DARLING!

A Liza Christmas tribute by way of Beyonce -
ALL THE KRINGLE LADIES:  PUT FIVE GOLDEN RINGS ON IT, 



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To help cheer the Supreme Court's Democrat-friendly decisions this past week

To help cheer the Supreme Court's past week of decisions for this term

With advancement of gay equal rights -  brief reprise of "I'm Still Queer"
(based on the classic "I'm Still Here" from FOLLIES)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt40nQGc1I4

With the resolution of ObamaCare - "Bye Bye Birthers"
(2009 parody of the classic title song to "Bye Bye Birdie")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xjopFriYZg


And just because it's the July 4 weekend:

Once again, our John and Abigail Adams Family theme
(parodying and mashing up "The Addams Family" and "1776")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bUcJKIYFyw



Monday, June 1, 2015

In honor of June wedding time - some love songs

These types of posts have seemed to generate a really good number of clicks in the past, sos here's a love song rundown in honor of June wedding time.

(To any performers, please feel free to use these in your acts if you want - just let me know how they go over if you use any of these.)


An up-tempo number from a show, which got about 30,000 views
RIGHT NEARBY - sung by Janie Smulyan (thanks to Skip Kennon for the orchestration


IS IT MUSHY TO SAY I LOVE YOU? - my music, with lyric by Hunter Prillaman, a quirky love song which somehow got over 70,000 views (I think about 30,000 of those were because a greeting card site picked it up and linked to it)

A traditional power ballad music & lyric by me, ANOTHER CHRISTMAS
In the show it was written for, it's sung during the year looking back, yearning for the love felt at Christmas time to be here again; got about 40,000 views

I LOOK INTO THOSE EYES (about joining of two families)


Saturday, April 18, 2015

The updated version of "Fly Me in the Nude" TSA scandal parody of "Fly Me to the Moon"



With a few updates musing on the current TSA "groping scandal" - here's:

the updated G-rated video of our "Fly Me in the Nude"  (Sinatra parody)


And if you want to see the original version, which got over 45,000 views in its day, it's still at



Friday, April 10, 2015

Re-linking to "At the Chuppah" (parody of Copacabana)

In congratulatory parody-tribute (mainly tribute here) to Barry Manilow announcing his wedding, a re-link to:

"At the Chuppah" (parody of At the Copa)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V6cPuTuRDE



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Remembering the brilliant, gifted Ellen Schwartz with a link to the site her family put up


Linking to a site celebrating the lyrics of our dear late friend Ellen Schwartz:  http://www.ellenschwartzandfriends.com/

Direct link to six of her shows

and also at that site, some highlights from the show TANGLED WEBS which Ellen co-wrote based on a story of mine called WEBCAST:

Ellen Schwartz was (along with so many other talents and abilities) a gifted and dedicated dramatist and so attentive to characters in her writing. It was so great to see the characters and story that I had brought in way back when get such wonderful life by Ellen Schwartz, Skip Kennon and Bill Connington, and as loud and freewheeling as the meetings sometimes got, I think we all enjoyed the back-and-forth over which characters would do, say and sing what they did.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tax work is keeping me from doing a timely HOLLYWOOD GOWN video this year

Since tax work is keeping me from doing a proper and timely HOLLYWOOD GOWN video this year, I'm respectfully reprising the "Angelina Jolie's Leg" parody-tribute from a few years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMe-0U24tw4

and the extended version at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0QN41XBp1g