I'm going through some boxes of old books I had in storage and came across this one
, which isn't what it seems
. I suspect it was created as a prop fro a play, but I can't think of a play I worked on, or have read that features this book. What play might have used this book prop?
posted by Toekneesan
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I saw a 10-second clip from an old movie or television program, where a man is singing in front of a dirty window with multiple panes. As he sings, he wipes each windowpane with his rag, and behind each dusty windowpane is a woman singing.
What was I watching?
posted by wivy
on Jul 3, 2013 -
The film was a musical/sing along deal featuring some kids who are transported to a black and white world that used to be in color, but lost color because everyone was sad or intolerant or something. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on Jun 4, 2013 -
I'm seeing The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London this week. I've never been to a musical before. How should I dress? I did find this question
in the archives, do the same rules apply here in the UK? The current plan is to go with what I typically wear: checked shirt/jeans/chucks.
posted by A Kingdom for a Donkey
on May 1, 2013 -
In AFTER EVER AFTER, make no doubt about it he uses the melodies and harmonic progressions of no less than five copyrighted Disney songs, slanders and tarnishes the good name of BP, and uses a lot of character names that are probably registered trademarks of a very powerful company. How legal is that? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I understand that a lot of musicals are basically theatrical performances with lots of music; however, what about musicals like Les Miserables that are told entirely through song? Why don't we call them operas as well?
posted by jamincan
on Jan 18, 2013 -
In Bollywood films, should I think of the musical numbers as something that exist in-story -- that is, the characters literally stop talking and break into a dance number, then return to normal -- or as fantasies that exist only in the lead actor's mind? Or would the best way to parse them be as kind of a Greek Chorus meta-comment?
posted by Shepherd
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Metafilter, do you have any thoughts or ideas on what might be a good instrument to buy for Chrismas, that the kids (6 and 3.5) can play with on their own (i.e. there won't be lessons) but can still gain skill and enjyment, that I can find second hand for under, say, $100. Recorder? auto harp? trupet? drums? We already have a piano and bells. Thank you!
posted by hollyanderbody
on Nov 29, 2012 -
In the extended cut of Ken Lonergan's Margaret
, there is a new scene in which Lisa's high school drama club is rehearsing a play. What play are they rehearsing? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Oct 14, 2012 -
Broadway-musical-meta-performance-filter: In "shows within a show," do actors/singers/dancers typically play down from their top standard, if the character is not at the top of the profession? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike
on Jul 29, 2012 -
What movies are like "The Blues Brothers" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" in that they have music, but not in the "show tunes" style of most musicals?
posted by TheophileEscargot
on May 21, 2012 -
Is there a simple way to find out if a particular play will be performed near me? I have an itch to see The Music Man
on stage and I don't care whether it's a school production, community theater, or further up the chain, I just want to see it. [more inside]
posted by apparently
on May 17, 2012 -
Settle A Couple's Fight: Has there ever seen a case , in a situation where the composer of the music and the writer of the words are separate people, the librettist is more famous and his contribution is popularly viewed as superior to the composer?
posted by The Whelk
on Apr 20, 2012 -
[Singing Filter] I was just cast in a musical. I generally sing alto but the role I'm playing (Rapunzel in Into the Woods) is soprano. I'm having some difficulty getting her highest note - it is one or two notes out of my range, depending on the day. Looking for tips, tricks, advice - anything! [more inside]
posted by firei
on Feb 22, 2012 -
I am looking for a copy of the script for Once Upon A Mattress
. Where can I get a copy for free? [more inside]
posted by Vinegaroon
on Nov 14, 2011 -
I wish for a musical instrument case, that also transforms into a music stand for holding sheet music. Does such a beast exist? [more inside]
posted by sandking
on Oct 27, 2011 -
I'm picking up the clarinet again after more than a decade off and need some help improving my tone / getting my breath back. Are there any online resources that will help with this?
posted by youcancallmeal
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
posted by asockpuppet
on Jun 30, 2011 -
I love the musical "Chess." It is rarely ever produced, though. How or where can I get alerts in my email when a production of "Chess" is in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Apr 27, 2011 -
What are some melodies or samples that everyone recognizes but most people don't know the origin of? [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Apr 25, 2011 -
In Bob & Ray's soap opera parody "Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife" the characters put on a show, and during one rehearsal a musical number is played, called "In Your Hat". It's obviously an original cast recording from some obscure musical, but what? Google returns no results except for references to the Bob & Ray usage itself. The lyrics are odd and the meter is strange, and the featured male singer sings off-key several times, but its no amateur production, as it has a full orchestra and chorus. Can anyone recognize it from the lyrics below? [more inside]
posted by bigguy1960
on Jan 28, 2011 -
Do you know anything about the man whose experimental musical instruments were shown during interstitials on M2 (became MTV2) in the late '90s? I don't remember much about the instruments, but they were obviously handmade, mostly constructed out of household items. I seem to remember stringed instruments and organ-like things.
posted by anarch
on Jan 19, 2011 -
So, theatre and music folks, question for you - if a venue is hosting two presentations only of a concert/performance, and they're two nights in a row, on which night am I more likely to see the better show? [more inside]
posted by analog
on Dec 20, 2010 -
I want to be involved in some sort of theater company, but my high school's theater program is less than enviable. Is there any youth musical theater group in New York I would be interested in? [more inside]
posted by auiricle
on Oct 24, 2010 -
A small, cheerful, talented group of strangers will run into my girlfriend & I somewhere in NYC and break into song to help me propose to her. How do I find these fine folks? [more inside]
posted by shazzam
on Sep 20, 2010 -
Comedy sketch filter. I'm trying to identify an American TV musical comedy sketch in which a man says something like "X is a whole lot easier to be around now that she's getting it
regularly" and a woman responds, "Do you know that that offends me on about 9 different levels?" and then goes into a big musical number explaining the levels. [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde
on Aug 21, 2010 -
BirthdayPresentFilter: looking for a a musical gift for my 35-yo brother (and possibly his son). [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Does anyone know if there is a recording of the original opening night of the "RENT" Musical; from the night after Jonathan Larson passed away, and if so, where I might find it? [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo
on May 28, 2010 -
Help me be the next Dr. Horrible...or at least Mr. Terrible. Oh, did I mention the zombies? [more inside]
posted by markblasco
on May 25, 2010 -