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




Saturday, February 7, 2015

Reprising our Megan Hilty tribute

In honor of Megan Hilty's tremendous success at American Songbook:

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



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Update on some of Skip's shows


Amazon listing for Skip Kennon's (and Ellen Fitzhugh's and Tom Cone's) show HERRINGBONE - starring BD Wong and directed by Roger Rees - released by Yellow Sound Label on December 2, 2014.



And HERRINGBONE was named one of 2014's Top Ten Cast Albums by Talkin Broadway in its Sound Advice column.



Information on the musical VIVA MAX! (based on the novel by Jim Lehrer, book by Julie Miller & Fred Landau, music & lyrics by Skip Kennon) is here:

Info on TANGLED WEBS (book by Bill Connington, music by Skip Kennon, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz, adapted from the short story "WebCast" by Fred Landau) - including links to synopsis and sound clips - is at:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

OUR LOOK BACK AT 2009-2014 IN THEATER EVENTS THROUGH YOUTUBE PARODY VIDEOS:


OUR LOOK BACK AT 2009-2014 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

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

SPEED THE PLOW, JEREMY PIVEN (the prevailing mood before he was cleared by Equity) 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wFvpx3q6vI   sung by Shauna Hicks

With Emma Stone's triumphant arrival in CABARET:
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 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JxVU5tTxM 



With Hugh Jackman back on Broadway 
in "The River" -
To celebrate:  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) 



And some others (these videos were often more quickly done, though) mostly from later in the period:
I’D RATHER A JEW – Funny Girl casting
The pricing at Carrie Fisher’s WISHFUL DRINKING
Parody of “King of Wishful Thinking”
Roles for Betty White #1:  “Great Auntie Mame”

Roles for Betty White #2: “Much Older Sally”- IN BETTYS EYES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rYtD0aXwVo   (feat. Mary Jay singing "Betty White") 
Parody of WHAT I DID FOR LOVE (KISS THE DOUGH GOODBYE)
WHAT I DID GOT SNUBBED - writer's anthem: Kleban parody 
CABARET CORNER

"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, 

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

Some holiday songs, if you're looking for songs to perform or listen to, and also reprising our Emma Stone parody-tribute


In case you're looking for holiday songs to perform or just listen to:

Here's an original song "In The Season We Love"(sung by Jan Horvath)

For any holiday travel - our FLY ME IN THE NUDE airline scanner spoof [at 44,000 views now]

BEYONCE parody - "KRINGLE LADIES (Put 5 Golden Rings On It)" - parody sung by Leenya Rideout 

And a non-parody ballad "Another Christmas" (which somehow happily got 40,000 views)


Also, with Emma Stone's triumphant arrival in CABARET, it's a good time to reprise
:
Parody-tribute to Emma Stone
CABARET / GO TELL EMMA  - "Don't Tell Mama" parody