just finished my listen-through of avenue q last night!
the raunchy humor was a ton of fun, and most songs actually did have a lot of truth to them - it never felt like they were trying to be offensive for the sake of making an offensive song (even with christmas eve - it seemed like a loving parody). however, i do have to say that most of the songs sounded a lot alike. it might have just been me, but i can only remember the tunes to ‘it sucks to be me,’ and ‘theres a fine, fine line.’ this really makes me sad because the lyrics are humorous and fun! there just wasn’t a lot of variety or distinct tunes that your brain can latch onto. i guess its a ‘lyrics over melody’ kind of musical, which i don’t mind too much. the content is good enough for it to rely on that! i did feel like some songs were unnecessary/pointless such as ‘im not wearing any underwear today,’ ‘my girlfriend who lives in canada,’ ‘there is life outside your apartment,’ (to an extent) and ‘schadenfreude.’ they don’t establish any plot points, develop character, or provide exposition. they’re just kind of… there.
on a happier note, gary coleman was definitely my favorite character. his voice had me in stitches! it was unique without being annoying or hard to understand (like rob, trekkie monster, and nicky.) I’m still not sure if he’s a puppet or a real person in the stage production, but I can just imagine a sassy puppet in a messily put together suit (necktie undone, etc) for some reason.
i would definitely suggest it to anyone who’s not too sensitive to rude humor, as you’ll most certainly get a laugh like I did. the 4th wall breaking during ‘the money song’ was more than hilarious. if i was at the actual stage production, i probably would have thrown some cash up on the stage for fun!
up next on my list for a full listen through is bye bye birdie!
kidzbop is gonna be like “my anaconda don’t want none unless u like fun, hun!!”
"oh my gosh. look at her heart!"
I’m reading SotL for the first time and Chilton just got described as a “thirsty chicken” I AM DYING
a person complaining about puns basically invites every pun enthusiast in the vicinity to come snapping rhythmically from the shadows
a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.
yup, the Libra one is pretty accurate
marius humming the mission impossible theme song while he runs around paris searching for cosette
cosette enjoying the sun in her garden when she suddenly hears this odd humming noise coming from her rose bushes
let’s play a game called “are you staring at me because im hot or ugly”
Art is hard and you never cease to learn something new everyday. There is no artist that hasnt encountered a wall, dont turn around, climb it. Believe you can.
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I’m so sorry but its just that time of year
so totally not soorrryyyy YHEAAAA!!!!!!!!!
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