in general, i can’t stand falsettos. HATE. and in general, i can’t stand musicals that are built around the music of a band ala Mamma Mia or We Will Rock You…”Jukebox Shows”, if you will. Combine those two factors with the obvious lounge act-y music that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sang…think: Can’t Take My Eyes off of You….and i was all set to HATE Jersey Boys.
but i didn’t. for the most part, the music did nothing for me. i did enjoy recognizing the songs i DID know (about 3/4 of them) and linking them to the movies i know them from…like Big Girls Don’t Cry from Dirty Dancing and big credit goes to my sister-in-law Adina for correctly pairing up Can’t Take My Eyes off of You with Love Actually. and i did enjoy watching the couple in front of me shoulder-bopping their way through the entire production.
but i’m a history girl. and a music girl. so, the history of a band, and its rise and fall, LOVE. and, i mean, a teenaged Joe Pesci is in it. seriously. you can’t get much better than that. and it’s NEW JERSEY. you gotta love a production that uses a BROWN skyline and tattered fences as a backdrop. and, of course, Oh What a Night…was a gigantenormous part of my teen years. (i’m sorry. i hate the word gigantenormous. almost as much as i hate the word redonkulous. what the fuck people?)
so, yes, didn’t HATE it. but don’t think for a single second that you will ever get me into the theater to see Mamma Mia. because for that, i will put my foot down. i do, however, have no shame in forcing my husband to buy us a theater subscription and force him to see Sound of Music AND A Chorus Line. the poor, poor guy. good thing he has a flask he can sneak into the theater….
so…on the way home we stopped to pick me up a coffee. at 11:30pm. i had a blanket order that i needed to fill by Friday morning, and it needed a good 2 hours of work. GREAT. so, i pumped up the caffeine, pumped up the Grey’s Anatomy and the Survivor and the Office and got to work.
and then i was up until 3, listening to Sex on Fire on repeat. because coffee after 5pm and Ali DO NOT MIX WELL.
oh yeah. i’ve been a fan of Kings of Leon for a LONG time. and i’ve been trying to get anyone and everyone to listen to them. i even sent FADKOG about 7 emails containing files from their Because of the Times album…because FANS? one of the best. songs. ever. (sure beats the pants off of Frankie Valli’s Sherry. hahaha)
so…what about you on this lovely Friday. your take on musicals? love ‘em? hate ‘em? best show you’ve seen? worst? (and you can’t say CATS…that’s too easy an answer! dear god the very WORST ever) and what are you listening to on repeat these days?