Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Musical Theatre Meme

Eden's Movie Quote meme made me think of doing a Musical Theatre meme along the same lines.

Everybody who's nerdy can come and play. There might be a couple of you somewhere.

Same rules - identify the musical that the song snippet is from and quote a song snippet you like from the same show. I'm going from classics to contemporary here. I don't think there's anything too obscure.

Since blogger doesn't allow a cut like livejournal and wordpress do (at least, I haven't found out how to create one), once I start getting answers I will just hide them so you'll have to highlight to read.

1. "Why not both instead/there's the answer if you're clever/have a child for warmth/and a baker for bread/and a prince for...whatever"

2. "I'll show you the proper ploys/when you talk to boys/little ways to flirt and flounce"

3. "I'm a girl men go mad for/love's a game I can play/with a cool and confident sort of air"

4. "What we have here is an ethical dilemma/'Less I help him get the mask removed/He doesn't have a prayer/True the gun as never fired/But the way events transpired/I could finish him with simple laissez faire"

5. "He'd go out every night trying to find himself/and along the way he found Ruth, Rosemary, Gladys, and IRVING/I guess you could say we broke up because of artistic differences/he saw himself as alive/and I saw him dead."

6. "Down once more to the dungeon of my black despair/down we plunge to the prison of my mind"

7. "Did you ever laugh when a waitress falls/and drops a tray of glasses/"
"And ain't it fun to watch figure skaters/falling on their asses?"
"Don't you feel all warm and cozy/watching people out in the rain"
"That's schaudenfreude/people taking pleasure in your pain"

8. "I have confidence in sunshine/I have confidence in rain/I have confidence that spring will come again/besides which you see/I have confidence in me!"

9. "Prove to me that you're no fool/walk across my swimming pool/if you do that for me/then I'll let you go free"

10. "Find - Glory/one last refrain/glory/from a pretty boy frontman/who wasted opportunity"

11. "Tonight, tonight/it all began tonight/I saw you and the world went away/tonight, tonight/it's only you tonight/who you are/what you do/what you say"

12. "Macavity's a mystery cat/he's called the hidden paw/for he's the master criminal/who can defy the law/he's the bafflement of Scotland Yard/the Flying Squad's despair/cuz whatever time the deed took place/Macavity wasn't there"

13. "Mama/Doesn't even have an inkling/That I'm working in a Nightclub/In a pair of Lacy pants."

14. "Shan't I have the normal life a maiden should?/Shall I never be rescued in the wood?/Shall two knights never tilt for me/and let their blood be spilt for me?/Oh where are the simple joys of maidenhood?"


Anonymous said...

Damn! I'm geekier than I realized!

(I'll name the singer because I usually can.)

1. The Baker's Wife
2. Galinda?
3. dunno
4. dunno
5. The former Mrs. Irving Lipschitz
6. The Phantom of the Opera
7. Nicky, Princeton, and Gary Coleman
8. Maria von Trapp
9. King Herod
10. dunno
11. Tony
12. The cast of "Cats"
13. Angel Dumont?
14. Guinevere

-The One Responsible Here

Eden said...

#8. is just about my fave song from The Sound of Music: "I Have Confidence" (which they used to cut up on broadcast TV). Another line I like: "I am sixteen going on seventeen. I know that I'm naive. Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet and willingly I believe"

#9. from "Herod's Song" from my fave musical, JCS. Another line: "He's a man. He's just a man. And I've had so many men before, in very many ways -- he's just one more."

#11. Ah, "Tonight" from WSS. I like: "I like the shores of America! Comfort is yours in America! Knobs on the doors in America! Wall-to-wall floors in America!"

#12. Cats "Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer have a very unusual gift of the gab. We are highly efficient cat burglars as well and remarkably smart at a smash and grab"

That's all I know.

Anonymous said...

1 - Into the Woods???
6 is Phantom, of course
7 is Avenue Q (I would have gone with the Internet is for Porn!)
9 is Jesus Christ Superstar
10 - Rent
11 - West Side Story
12 - Cat's
13 - Cabaret
14 - Camelot!

Mandi said...

I'll refrain from super nerdiness and leave you only with my favorite ...

#10 ... There's only us/There's only this/Forget regret/For life is yours to miss.

Eden said...

Oh I knew #5 & #6 as well. Don't know why I missed them.

#5 another line from Chicago would be "They say that life is tit for tat and that's the way I live. So I deserve a lotta tat for what I've got to give."

#6: Another line from TPotO is: "You'd never get away with all this in a play but if it's loudly sung and in a foreign tongue, it's just the sort of story audiences adore. In fact, a perfect opera!"

Amy said...

I think I got most of them! A bit of a musical theatre geek.....

1. Into the Woods
2. Wicked
3. Cinderella ???
4. Little Shop of Horrors
5. Chicago
6. The Phantom Of The Opera
7. Avenue Q ???
8. Sound of Music
9. Jesus Christ Superstar
10. Rent
11. West Side Story
12. Cats
13. Caberet ???
14. Camelot

Heather said...

Amy for the win *G*