Posts Categorized: Cabaret

The Money Song from Cabaret – F*cking Lazy People

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One thing that annoyed the crap out of me and still does are the people that bitch that they don’t get paid enough or make enough and never actually work a full day in their life. I remember when I used to work for another company one of my employees would constantly bitch about not making enough and always say how he/she deserved a promotion. I was always shocked when this person would complain about it because this person not only either clocked out on time every day instead of staying late, but the person never actually did anything at work or met a single deadline. It was almost amazing the amount of confidence this person had when he/she would request a raise every couple of weeks and complain about not getting paid enough when they actually had zero relevant skills and couldn’t actually get any work done. It always made me kind of pissed and also think of The Money Song from Cabaret.

The Money Song from Cabaret is all about money and wanting or getting more. It’s an awesome song that completely shows this new generation of people who are in the work force and automatically expect to get promotions, raises and extra bonuses without actually having to work. In The Money Song from Cabaret, Liza Minelli and Joel Grey both sing about money and wanting and having more. They sing about different currencies and how they love having a ton of it. It’s almost like each of these people that are entering the work force are these two people singing about money and not realizing that until they actually learn enough to be promoted or actually sell enough of the company’s services, generate enough revenue, work long enough, they don’t actually deserve a raise. Showing up for work on time is what you are supposed to do, not something that should get you a promotion. It’s kind of funny how the new generation of people going into corporate America think that just because they show up on time, stay until they are supposed to leave, not later, and because they don’t take their entire lunch they should get paid more. It’s called doing their job, not doing extra. It always shocks me when I hear them talk and complain about doing a project on time and not getting a thank you for it. They are getting paid for doing a good job, not for completing something and then expecting praise. HR departments and other people are making excuses for them, but it’s freaking ridiculous that they think this way and it’s almost sad to see that these people are going to be in charge of our economy one day. Listening to them talk is actually like listening to The Money Song from Cabaret and although it’s funny to watch and sing a long to, it’s kind of scary that these people actually think like this. Anyways, just wanted to vent about it for a minute.

Kristin Chenoweth – Maybe This Time and I Could Have Danced All Night

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If there was one video that I wanted to save for the final post of the year on it has to be one of my favorite broadway stars of all times Kristin Chenoweth singing a mash-up of Maybe This Time from Cabaret and I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady. Not only is Kristin Chenoweth amazing, but these two songs combined are the perfect way to describe a new year and how to move into the next one.

Maybe This Time from Cabaret starts off with Maybe This Time, I’ll Be Lucky, Maybe This Time He’ll Stay. Not only could that be talking about a relationship you broke up with in the last year, but it could also be anything that didn’t come through for you or that you didn’t do from your check list of New Years Resolutions. Maybe This Time is an amazing song to start with because it is about putting all of the things you didn’t accomplish from last years New Years Resolutions and making sure that you do them this coming year. That is why I love that in this version of Maybe This Time by Kristin Chenoweth it starts out with her singing the song and then ends up with her singing I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady.

I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady is an incredible song. It is about the main character singing about a party she just went to and had an amazing time at. Not only did she sing and dance and enjoy every moment of the party, but she is in love and very excited about seeing the person she is falling for. If you think about it for New Years Eve, the song could be about being excited for the new year to come and enjoying welcoming the new year in.

Krisitin Chenoweth’s performance of Maybe This Time and I Could Have Danced All Night on Dancing With The Stars was not only amazing, but it is perfect for the last post on for New Years Eve. It starts with knowing that the next year is going to be even better and then ends with you being ready to celebrate and welcome in the new year. Thank you all for reading Broadway Reviewed and have a great New Years.

Cabaret – Two Ladies, A Show Ahead Of It’s Time.

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When I did the post about I Can Cook Too I was thinking about other shows that were way ahead of their times.  Cabaret is definitely one of those shows.  Not only was it in your face for the time period it was in, and went live on broadway, but it also dealt with a ton of taboo issues.  It had racism with the song about Jews.  The song don’t tell mama which is one of my favorites for karaoke and more importantly the scene where the main character finds out that her lover is also sleeping with her best friend who happens to be a guy.

Cabaret did an amazing job of bringing gay people into the main stream.  Although it was in your face and really kind of in a bad way, it showed that gay people are there and that it is ok to love them.  Then again, Cabaret also did their own spoofs on gays and polygomy (without the marriage) with their song Two Ladies.  I tried to get the Joel Grey version of this song but they are all blocked from sharing on Youtube so I am doing a cast showing instead of the movie.

Two ladies is about a guy who gets to live with two ladies.  Instead of doing it like three’s company, he’s actually sleeping with them.  For them it works and they try to make the song sound like it is ok.  Back when the show came out and even more important when it was supposed to be taking place, this would have been insane and unheard of.  Not only did it address gay guys and bi guys, but now you have two women and a man all sleeping together and not getting married…how horrible for old fashioned values.  Skip 50 years later to today and this isn’t necessarily as out of the ordinary.   It’s sort of funny how things that were made to shock people 50 years ago become passe now and we have to use other things like purely offensive songs and special effects to get an audience to react.  It’ll be fun to see what shows are like in another 50 years and what producers and actors will do to shock their audiences.  Anyways, here is Two Ladies from Cabaret.