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Mar. 20th, 2011 @ 01:55 pm the pleasure of the text
Current Mood: uncomfortably aroused
Current Music: Ella Fitzgerald - It's Only A Paper Moon
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Saw Sleep No More with aesvir last night. For those of you not familiar with the play, it's a loose adaptation of Macbeth that draws heavily from the imagery and thematic associations of Hitchcock's films and substitutes out most of the dialogue with interpretive dance. For the most part, neither the audience nor the cast are allowed to speak. That would be interesting enough if Sleep No More was a typical stage play. But this show is anything but.

in which kevin is seduced by a witchCollapse )
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dd2guy
Nov. 11th, 2010 @ 05:32 pm plug! shameless!
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Anna Leuchtenberger, Shawn Roggenkamp, Jon Good, and Noah Booth performing at The Tank for Josh Luxembourg and Nick Aszling's Puppet Playlist. These guys are frickin' amazing and I'm not just saying that because they're my friends. Video speaks for itself.

There's another Puppet Playlist this weekend, with the theme "One Hit Wonders." Tonight's sold out, but there's still tickets left for tomorrow night at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. If you're in the city, you should go.
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cavestory
Sep. 29th, 2010 @ 10:57 pm rosencrantz and guildenstern are single
Current Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Current Music: an ironic cover of Empire State of Mind
other bards play. SHAKESPEARE KILLS.Collapse )
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cavestory
Dec. 29th, 2009 @ 06:35 am stars: a neo-kaiju one-act
Current Music: Sophie Madeleine - Stars
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cut, due to excessive awesomeCollapse )
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cavestory
Nov. 4th, 2008 @ 01:05 am everyone else on your friendslist is reminding you to vote
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so I'm posting these mildly amusing videos from Obama campaign headquarters a small Los Angeles improv group instead.

Thanks Erica!

(Go. Pull levers. Decide the fate of America--and may the best candidate win.)
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dd2guy
Sep. 3rd, 2008 @ 01:03 am under the sea!
Current Mood: five years old!
Current Music: Your Song Is Good - Under The Sea (Mosh Pit On Disney)
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Nothing funny or ironic about this one. I just wanted to post this because it makes me so, so happy.

If I had a few hundred bucks to spare I'd go see this.
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megadance
Sep. 2nd, 2008 @ 02:08 pm live on broadway, it's...the man!
Current Music: Drupa International Printing and Paper Fair - 1986 Theme
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Those of you who know me personally may know of my fondness for stupid corporate anthems--anyone who spent a considerable amount of time in my room in junior year of college has had the displeasure of hearing me belt out the infamous 1986 Drupa theme song. Drupa, Drupa International Printing and Paper Fair! We welcome you to Dusseldorf, Germany, to see what's new in the graphics industryyyyyy!

But the Drupa song is hardly The Man's first foray into the realm of song--nay, it is more of a tribute to a veritable Golden Bakelite Age of over-the-top corporate music. And I'm not even talking about the World Glaucoma Association's "Glaucoma Hymn" or "KAY PEE EM GEE! WE'RE AS STRONG AS CAN BEEE!" (though both of those are gut-bustingly roflworthy). I'm talking about America's least appreciated and (thankfully) least remembered genre: the industrial musical.

How can you not love shows with names like The Bathrooms Are Coming? Got to Investigate Silicones? With productions so high budget that they put their Broadway contemporaries to shame?

I mean, just listen to this synopsis (from the 1966 General Electric musical Go Fly A Kite):

"While George attends the Conference, Richard responds to Martha's wish to see the past, and particularly, Marie Antoinette. They end up in Hell, where the devil indignantly refuses to let Martha visit "that woman in the bakery." Unabashed, Martha tells the Devil his Hell isn't so hot, his transportation system is all snarled up, and, in general, he's operating inefficiently and uneconomically. She and Richard persuade the devil to electrify Hell through Richard's magic powers. Instantly, the air is purified, the furnaces operate efficiently, and traffic is unsnarled at the River Styx. Horrified, the devil realizes he has been tricked into making a Heaven out of Hell through electricity."


Hot shit do I have some listening to do when I get off from work.

(edit) I've just listened to "Heaven Out of Hell," and oh man this song totally does not disappoint. Also catchy: "I heard that silicones stop things from sticking to things, and yet release things from things, aha, aha, aha!"
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hiromi
Jul. 31st, 2008 @ 11:20 pm i miss these guys
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Siskel and Ebert's legendary hostile-affectionate chemistry, off the air:



And on stage:

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cavestory
Apr. 28th, 2008 @ 01:05 am in the category of "so terrible it goes right back around to being awesome again"
Current Music: Three Dog Night - One Is The Loneliest Number
Shakespeare isn't rolling in his grave. He's ROCKIN' in his grave.

OthE.L.O.:



Twelfth Dog Night:



Fleetwood Macbeth:



They've also done Romeo Hall and Juliet Oates, A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream, and Hamlet: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Of Denmark. Alas, there are no videos for those.

From my high school physics teacher Mr. Genest, of all people.
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megadance
Mar. 13th, 2008 @ 01:44 am i really want to know people who do stuff like this
Current Location: everywhere
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dd2guy