Link to a warm parody-tribute to Bette Midler in Hello Dolly
(a parody by Fred Landau & Jan Horvath, with a vocal by Bruce Horvath) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv4JujI26zM
in the spirit of the fan who fainted at "Hello Dolly" the other night, but told the paramedics "I'd sooner die than miss Act 2!"
(I'm told you have to have "Flash" on your computer to play this, but that most computers do.)
"Family Music" is a musical I'm co-writing with the extremely talented Marian Weiner, whom I met when we were both students of Harriet Schock's great writing class.
The show takes place in 2008 on Long Island, and it's about the impact of the war on a family that runs a music business, when the younger son comes home wounded, having been saved by his older brother who died while saving him.
It's an original musical drama, but there is a good balance of lighter moments, and I thought I'd put up a couple of Marian's songs that will be in the show. (subject to rewrites, of course!)
Hope you like this slightly tongue-in-cheek salute!
SOME "LAST STARFIGHTER" PICTURES
Photo from talkback at Seattle's Village Theatre, The Last Starfighter, moderated by Brian Yorkey, special guests Jon Betuel and Lance Guest: Fred Landau (Book), Skip Kennon (Music and Lyrics), David Bennett (Director), Tim Symons (Music Director), Jonathan Betuel (Original Screenplay writer), Lance Guest (Star ofThe Last Starfighterfilm), and Brian Yorkey.