Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 in mainly theater-and-cabaret related parody and tribute videos

FIRST, LOOKING BACK:
HERE IS 2010 IN THEATER-RELATED VIDEO PARODIES -



HERE IS 2009'S LIST - 2009 in theater-related video parodies





And here, in reverse order of the year, is 2012 in mainly (almost all) theatre tributes and parodies - not all necessarily funny, some more sincere.   

DEC 2012 – due to the great actor’s birthday being in December, here’s a novelty song, a non-comedy ballad called FROLIC LIKE ELI WALLACH





and also for the holidays: our Adele / SKYFALL take on "Let It Snow, Let It Snow..."    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3SF-Z5wOTg


NOV 2012 - BEYONCE- "KRINGLE LADIES" (Put 5 Golden Rings On It) - Super Bowl version, celebrating Beyonce's "subtle" Super Bowl announcement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f79voylYoBo

OCT 2012 – “MOTOWN THE MUSICAL” shows itself off to the public, our parody-tribute TV ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onIR5WCr5dA

AUG – SEPT 2012 – ED ASNER & GEORGIA ENGEL MAKE FOR AN MTM THEMED SEASON N NY STAGES (MTM THEME PARODY)

JULY 2012 – CLOSER THAN EVER / MISS BYRD PARODY

JUNE 2012 –  IN TRIBUTE TO ALL THE JEWISH HUMOR ON STAGE THESE DAYS: “PUT YOUR PAIN IN THE HANDS OF A JEW”

MAY 2012 – PARODY-TRIBUTE to SMASH, for the greatest answer ever to a marriage proposal:  I’M IN TECH

APRIL 2012 – WE WERE WORKING ON AN ADELE PARODY MUSICAL -  HERE’S A PARODY FROM THAT JUKEBOX SPOOF SHOW, OF HER “ROLLING IN THE DEEP”

MARCH 2012 – PRIOMO FOR THE EDITH PIAF STAMP –
LA VIE EN ROSE PARODY

FEBRUARY 2012 – PETULA CLARK AT FEINSTEIN’S PARODY : 
DON’T SLEEP IN THE SUBWAY SPOOF

JANUARY 2012 – DOWNTOWN ABBY / UPTOWN ANN LANDERS, a parody TV show pitch





OTHER LINKS:

General info on "Theater Squawk" (a parody take-off on Theater Talk) is at http://artsparodies.blogspot.com/

My lookback at this blog's Theater Parody Video Years 2009-2011 is at

For info on the backstage intrigue musical TANGLED WEBS, which is based on my story WebCAST:  This dark but romantic musical comedy is written by Bill Connington, composer Skip Kennon  and lyricist Ellen Schwartz, and lots of details are at the blog at http://tangled-webs-updates.blogspot.com/    

Blog link to a few original (non-parody) songs is at


A QUICK PARODY COMMERCIAL: "Barry Manilow" to return to Bway, per Today Show
PRICE BREAK, tune of DAYBREAK, a new YouTube "parody quickie ad"

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let's Frolic Like Eli Wallach and other December-type songs of joy (and I hope, of hope!)


Happy Thanksgiving!  I think this is the earliest the holiday, and thus the holiday shopping season's start, can possibly be, isn't it?

If anyone's looking for December numbers for acts or revues or piano-bar sets, feel free to use these: (just tell me how they go over after you use them if you can)

LET'S FROLIC LIKE ELI WALLACH - with the great actor's birthday in early December, my audio  novelty-song tribute to seeing his diverse  double features with my uncle (my uncle had adopted the phrase "let's frolic like Eli Wallach" as a philosophy when it was apparently said on a TV talk/variety show and my aunt had kept the thought going)  - original song
Link for the audio is at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONC6oE_v9b4

IN THE SEASON WE LOVE - Duet, with NY shoppers clashing on holiday spirit, but ultimately finding harmony     (original song)

For any holiday travel - there's the "standby" FLY ME IN THE NUDE airline scanner spoof  - parody of Fly Me to the Moon

More Chrsitmas stuff here on my blog at  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The label had run out of CD's last month, but they now have more LAST STARFIGHTER CD's on hand.

(Added Nov 24: The original cast album is also available either as CD or for download 
at amazon and all around the web.)

Also: Bruce Kimmel, whose Kritzerland label did our original cast album, has 
photos and our liner notes on the Kritzerland site.

The page with LAST STARFIGHTER sound clips and quotes about the show  and the Kritzerland     original cast album is at this link
http://kritzerland.com/starfighter.htm

Photos of the Storm Theatre production are at this link
http://kritzerland.com/starfighter_pix.htm

Some descriptive info & the synopsis of Storm Theatre production,  in liner notes    
at this link  http://kritzerland.com/KL_TLS_Notes.pdf

YouTube video of the song REACH OUT (music and lyric by Skip Kennon) 
vocals: Julia Motyka and Charlie Pollack  as Maggie and Alex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoNrjhnVxM 

The Last Starfighter (musical adaptation)
Book by Fred Landau       
Music & lyric by Skip Kennon 
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas material, since everyone's starting already!


For the holidays:

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

For any holiday travel - our FLY ME IN THE NUDE airline scanner spoof 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn3AcCmPL00

Our Adele / SKYFALL take on "Let It Snow, Let It Snow..." 
sung by Sheree Sano
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3SF-Z5wOTg


And this one's not a parody, but we did this show "audition demo" and it turned out timely, so here's a holiday original number (demo sung by Jan Horvath) - from my "Across State Lines"
IN THE SEASON WE LOVE - NY shoppers clash on holiday spirit, but find harmony
The link is at   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmGx8ELYqNs


SOME OTHER LINKS, BASED ON WHAT'S GOTTEN VIEWS IN THE PAST
General info (synopsis, parody lyrics) on "Theater Squawk" (a parody take-off on Theater Talk) now can be found at  http://artsparodies.blogspot.com/

My video lookback at this blog's Theater Parody Video Years 2009-2011 is at

For info on the backstage intrigue musical TANGLED WEBS, which is based on my story WebCAST:  This dark but romantic musical comedy is written by Bill Connington, composer Skip Kennon  and lyricist Ellen Schwartz, and lots of details are at the blog at 
http://tangled-webs-updates.blogspot.com/    


And on the politics end - with Bristol Palin back on DANCING WITH THE STARS, we reprise our FALL 2010 “Chrysanthemum Tea Party Overtures” – done with the gracious OK of Mr. Sondheim’s Pacific Overtues music publisher   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taiPOElxQdc

also You're A Pain,  Tea Party - -parody of "You're So Vain "- a rogue-umentary