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Did You Ever Wonder What Happened tp NPH’s Trouser Weasel?

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With Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and everyone going crazy over it, did you ever wonder what happened to Neil Patrick Harris’s “Trouser Weasel”?  Let’s face it, he doesn’t look too much like a bottom and he has a hot boyfriend so that huge “cock” hiding under his “gown” has got to be pretty impressive to help his husband have fun.  So with such an impressive thing hiding under his “robe” you’d have to wonder how he can hide it when on stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Luckily for you we did our research (i.e. wasted time on Facebook) and found out what really exists between NPH’s legs.  A big, energetic and hairy beast that can wake up to stand at attention, do tricks and please almost any man…or woman.  No sure what I mean?  Watch the video below about Neil Patrick Harris’s best buddy and you may wonder as well how he hides it for Hedwig

Ok, so I went a bit overboard with the description, but if you haven’t ever watched Neil Patrick Harris’s puppet dream series from Nerdist you have to. It is all about really bad jokes…most of them are about being gay or sex so we’ll all love them, funny random puppets and of course our favorite crush from the 80’s or 90’s NPH. Dr. Horrible gets worse in these videos and you’ll love being distracted for about an hour when you need a break from work while watching Neil Patrick Harris’s Puppet dreams.

Once you’re done watching Neil’s Puppet Dreams, make sure to come back and watch the preview for Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.  We haven’t seen it yet but we are going in August and can’t wait.  If you have seen Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, feel free to leave a comment below, but also please don’t spoil anything for the rest of us.  Thank you again for reading and coming to our site and I hope you love Neil’s Puppet Dreams as much as we do.  If you need tickets to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, don’t forget to check out our tickets page where you can find broadway tickets on sale.

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I Wasn’t Going to See Stomp, Until I Saw This Video – OMG

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It’s very rare that I post a non broadway, showtune or movie musical video on this blog, but I love when you can find someone that has amazing rhythm and that can turn every day things into something that sounds like something else.  This guy not only turned buckets and pavement into something that sounds like a very expensive drum set, but he rocked them like there was nothing else in the world that mattered.  That made me think of the show Stomp which is coming or was just at the National Theatre and is currently touring across the US.  (You can find discount tickets to Stomp on tour here.  You’ll need to find the show and then log in to find when it is coming to your city).

I never really get excited for shows like stomp and usually don’t go out of my way to buy tickets to them.  I always forget how much I really enjoy percussion shows and the cool sounds and effects they can make.  Then I see videos of really talented musicians like the guy above and it makes me remember how much I love percussion shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group and others.

It’s absolutely amazing what they can do with regular things like pvc pipes, buckets and even saws and metal.  The scenes with the brushes going across the floor or even when they are just banging on everything are amazing.  I kind of wish I did buy tickets to stomp but unfortunately I think it has left DC already because I went to look for tickets to Stomp and found Rock of Ages and American Idiot instead.  Anyways, watch the video above and if that doesn’t get you excited to buy tickets to stomp, I don’t think anything will, unless you watch the trailer.  Stomp isn’t normally a show you get excited about because there aren’t any big songs or always famous celebrities, but there are a ton of talented musicians that can put on an amazing show with normal things that you can find in almost any hardware store or even your house.  If you didn’t buy tickets to stomp when it was in or didn’t want to buy tickets to stomp when it is coming to your city, the video above will probably help to convince you why you should.  Click here to buy broadway tickets as well as touring casts and local shows.

Broadway Proposals – You have to watch these!

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Before anyone thinks I’m getting married, unfortunately nope, not yet, but I did meet someone…who will hopefully do something like this for me one day.  I always thought I knew how I’d want someone to propose to me.  We’d be dancing or at a show or even showtunes night and one of my favorite showtunes would play (I’m not saying which one), right after he would get on his knee and ask me to marry him.  The song, the food and the showtunes would be the perfect engagement.  If the guy knows me well enough he knows that is the perfect way to do it.  I always thought that having one of my favorite showtunes playing when I got engaged would be perfect, until I saw this.  The only thing I hope that would happen when I get engaged is that the orchestra would play one of my favorite showtunes about love, getting engaged or falling in love right after I say yes.

Apparently there are more people out there than me who love broadway and think that it is the perfect way to get engaged.  Broadway is filled with probably the most creative people in the world.  The musicians, costume designers, actors and everyone from the choreographers to the writers and even the producers.  When you combine all of it together, along with the love of 4D theatre and getting an audience involved you get some amazing proposals.  Here are 5 of the best proposals that people used a broadway show as a ploy to get their partner to say yes.  I actually cried while watching each.  Before you watch them, both gay and straight, try and guess how many said yes or no and then also guess how many are cast members with a partner and how many will be audience members getting engaged.

(BTW, this week is all about falling in love and engagement songs).

Cinderella – A Gay Marriage Proposal…Impossible?

This is the first one that I saw which inspired this post.  What do you think, will he say yes or no?  As your fairy godmother might say…”Impossible things are happening every day“.  Could you imagine someone asking you to marry them while standing in between Cinderella and the Prince and the entire cast dressed for a ball?

Godspell wedding proposal

Godspell is a 4D styled show that gets the audience involved at any chance possible.  Check out this couple which finds themselves getting engaged during a game of charades.  I won’t how nervous the groom was when waiting for the right page to turn.

The Lion King – Because sometimes you have a baby first

They already had a baby born on stage, let’s hope the couple doesn’t hold their first kid over the edge of a cliff with wild animals everywhere.  How cool would it be to get engaged in front of a giant cast of animals and then plan a honeymoon in Africa to celebrate.  That would be completely amazing!

Wonderland wedding proposal – Because you don’t know how far down the rabbit hole you’ll go.

Just like Alice, this lady didn’t know what she was getting into when she went to the theatre that night.

A Priscilla Wedding Proposal – Because it doesn’t get gayer or more fabulous than this.

Enough said, if you’re going to have a gay engagement, have it during a show that Better Midler produced, that is full of drag queens and tons of glitter, sequins and dance music.

Cinderella Parody – Baby Got Back – The Shoes Version!

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If there is one thing we know about Cinderella on broadway, it’s all about the shoes.  In this parody of Baby Got Back the Broadway cast of Cinderella parody Baby Got Back and make it all about shoes.  Because who doesn’t love a pair of venetian glass slippers…unless they break.  There is actually a reason why I’m posting this on a Sunday.  It’s a way to lead into this week’s theme of showtunes.  I’m actually writing the posts right now so I make sure I don’t get lazy and forget.

There are some shows about love and some about falling in love.  There are others where you wait the entire time for the engagement and the wedding and that is what Cinderella is all about.  It’s about the poor girl who has a hard life getting to meet and marry the man of her dreams.  Yesterday my friend posted a broadway wedding proposal on my Facebook wall and I started crying.  It was absolutely amazing.

Although I’m not getting married, I did finally meet someone and was going to do a week of posts about falling in love, dating or meeting someone.  Instead after seeing the broadway propsal, I decided to do a week of showtunes about getting engaged or showtunes to listen to after or when you are engaged.  Weddings are some of my favorite things and I actually cried while writing tomorrow’s post.  (I was going to use this Cinderella parody with the cast of Cinderella singing Baby Got Back about shoes instead of butts, but decided to do this post today so I could keep the week all about  showtunes and broadway songs about getting engaged.)

Anyways, I am sure we’ll be seeing the Cinderella Shoes Song at every showtunes night now that the VJ has seen this post…since I’m sending it to him and because it is freaking hilarious.  The Cinderella shoes song is an awesome parody of Baby Got Back and even if you aren’t a huge broadway fan, but you did love the 90’s you’ll love this parody.  Thank you again for reading and share this post on Facebook and Twitter if you liked it.

Disney Hipster Princess the Musical – Well Song.

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Of all the theater districts in the world, Time Square is probably the most mainstream of them all. But this doesn’t mean there is no room left for a little edginess and irony. Hipster Disney Princess the Musical (if a single song can be called a musical) shows Time Square still has plenty of room for alternativeness. In Hipster Disney Princess the Musical, Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White take over Time Square to show off how quirky, edgy and of course, hipster Disney characters can be with hilarious results.

Considering that the song is less than a minute and a half in its entirety, I was pretty impressed with how many jokes they were able to squeeze into it. From Kombucha tea and thrift stores to vinyl records and poetry readings, this song touches on an incredible amount of hipster stereotypes at a rapid fire pace. While Hipster Disney Princess the Musical certainly isn’t the funniest number I’ve seen, it may just take the cake for having more punch lines per second of song.

Although the cast of beloved childhood characters begins lampooning the hipster culture right off the bat, I found they really hit their stride at about 33 seconds into the video. This is where Snow White boasts about talking to birds before Twitter and Ariel proclaims her love of sushi. I’m not sure if eating sushi makes Ariel a cannibal or not, but as Belle points out, it is at least ironic at some level.

My personal favorite part was when Snow White sings:

See when a tree falls in the forest
And there is no one there to hear it
You can bet we’ve bought the vinyl

In a close second was Ariel asking, “Do you like my bra?/It’s organic!” I’ve yet to see seashell bras in Wholefoods, but if this video gets enough traction, they might start popping up.

Ariel and Snow White continue to dominate the comedic bits through out the rest of the song. And even when they aren’t cracking jokes, I thought they were the best actresses. All of the princesses are clearly trying to look smug, self important and bored at the same time, but Snow White definitely pulled it off the best — especially with her half-hearted dance at 1:06. And when Ariel isn’t being funny, she’s at least being adorable.

Belle and Cinderella, on the other hand, seemed pretty lackluster. They didn’t have as many lines and probably with good reason. However, I may be somewhat biased as The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves were the only two Disney Princess movies I’d allow my sisters to make me watch while growing up. If I didn’t have the time or inclination to watch Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella as a small child, I certainly don’t care about Belle or Cinderella now.

While the song does nail a whole lot of jokes in a very brief amount of time, I thought that if they had made it a little longer it could have been far better. For example, a slightly longer version may have allowed for more variation within the melody. As it is, I kind of felt like the entirety of Hipster Disney Princess the Musical was the build up for a part of the song that just never occurred. Another reason I wish it were longer is so that the chorus could have been stronger. Finally, instead of a quick succession of one-liners, the lyrics and jokes may have benefited from a bit more depth if the song were fleshed out more.

Even though the song is short and mostly one quick joke after another, it does have a little bit of an overriding theme to it. Namely that the Hipster Disney Princesses are all trying so hard to make themselves individual, that they are all turning into the same person. This is definitely shown with their matching Starbucks cups and oversized plastic glasses, and n case you weren’t paying attention, the lines “We are so unique/We are all the same!”

I don’t really blame them or think they are any worse off as hipsters. In my eyes the real Disney Princesses are all pretty much the same too. They’re a bunch of tall, thin, pretty girls with beautiful voices and an evil parent/step-parent/fiancé. They then disobey or run away from said evil person. Cast away from their family/town/castle, they find the man of their dreams through a few song and dance numbers. If my whole peer group was that similar I’d try my best to distinguish myself too. Where they go wrong in Hipster Disney Princess the Musical is by all trying to distinguish themselves in the same way.