Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Musical Interlude

No time for much blogging today, but here's a fun link.

The play Xanadu -- which yes, is that movie with Olivia Newton-John from the 1980s, but redone as a campy musical comedy, and yes, is the play to which my mother and nine of her high school friends not only went, but got seats literally in the middle of the stage (and yes, is that play, out of all the plays we could have seen, which I dragged my friend Emily to when she came from out of town to see a Broadway show, because it was the one I hadn't seen, at the beginning of which, when we saw the cast dressed up like Greek gods and zipping around on roller skates, we were both so horrified at the dough we had shelled out for what looked like a Greek roller derby that we sat there totally still, trying not to convey how completely disappointed we were (though it turned out to be pretty darn good) -- is trying to win the Best Musical Tony this year.

As part of the effort, they're putting out these crazy videos about a ten year old boy named Cubby Bernstein who is responsible for all the great Tony successes of the last 40 years. If you like the video above, there are a whole bunch of others there (at Youtube), too. Apparently, the whole thing has been immensely popular online. Enjoy.

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