Monday, June 9, 2008

Sing Along With Saint Albert

Just when I think the world can't get any goofier....

For years, I've had a running joke with a co-worker about going to see a production of "Silence Of The Lambs - On Ice". It cracks me up to imagine Hannibal Lecter skating around an arena in his straitjacket and goalie mask during an Ice Capades production number.

I got a similar kick out of "Backdraft - The Musical", as parodied in Christopher Guest's movie "Waiting For Guffman".

The movie "The Producers" centers around an intentionally bad musical about the life of Adolph Hitler.

I love the idea of taking one art form and cramming it into another that just doesn't fit. It cracks me up every time.

But this? Can it be for real? And who will play Saint Albert, The Goracle of Music City Tennessee? Garth Brooks? Toby Keith? George Strait? Can they cast Placido Domingo as a Polar Bear? Are they going to have a real set and stage, or just use a PowerPoint?

It's a pity they can't give Pavarotti a small role as an iceberg.

Hat Tip to NickM at Counting Cats for alerting me to this opportunity.


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

"Gore: An Inconvenient Musical" is the worst idea for musical theater/opera since The Springfield Musical Theater Performers on "The Simpsons" presented "Planet of the Apes: The Musical!".

My favorite song was performed by the Charlton Heston character when he sang..."I hate every ape you see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z!! But you'll never make a money out of meeee!"

Dr Ralph said...

A musical adaptation of a movie adaptation of a PowerPoint presentation: oh, the horror, the horror...

I've been working on a piece I call "Second Quarter Employee Portal Usage Patterns Broken Down By Business Unit: The Musical." It's sort of a Brechtian thing.

The third act drags a little.

(Full disclosure: I actually like Al Gore.)

Dr Ralph said...

Speaking of cramming one thing into another that doesn't fit, does anyone remember the Abu Ghraib Halloween costume that came out a few years ago?

This originally appeared in an article entitled 2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.

Jay@Soob said...

Oh for f*&$'s sake. Cabbage Patch Kids, Beanie Babies, Grand Theft Auto IV, Global Warming... Cha-Ching! Ridiculous.

The Whited Sepulchre said...


I wish I'd thought of that.