(This is a duo post since I’m on Team Bette, but the author is on Team Annie…it’s a death match over which is better.)
Halloween is right around the corner and we are all watching and listening to traditional Halloween classics.
If you are anything like me, the soundtracks of Edward Scissorhands, Bettlejuice and Hocus Pocus are probably on repeat at your house. Hocus Pocus is a fantastic Halloween movie and the mega hit song , “I Put A Spell On You” from the movie Hocus Pocus has been remastered by 80’s legend Annie Lennox.
The original is by the incomparable Bette Midler and now the fierce Annie Lennox has offered her twist on the hit. (more…)
After coming back from Vegas I had to go to NYC for a couple of meetings. Since I was in NYC anyways it had to take a lot of convincing me, but I ended up deciding to see a show. Instead of going to see Follies with Elaine Page and Bernadette Peters, I decided to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical because I wanted something happy and fun. I had a great seat in the center of the first balcony which was absolutely the best place to buy a ticket for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. But should you buy Priscilla Queen of the Desert tickets?
Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical is a show produced by Bette Midler. If you have ever seen a Bette Midler show then you know to expect a ton of foul humor and jokes, tacky but fun music and everything done over the top. If you’re a fan then you’ll probably love the show. If you liked the movie version then you may enjoy the show. If you hate bright lights, glitter, beads, sequins and feathers, do not go to this show. Would I recommend going to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert on broadway, yes, but only if there isn’t another show that you are dying to see.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical is a fun filled and high energy dance musical with as much shiney things as you could ever want to see. The only way to fit anymore sequins on the stage would be to actually bedazzle it, but the actors would probably have an issue with that. The show stays very true to the movie and they keep all of the important scenes, but they do update the show to include cell phones, they changed Abba to Madonna and also upated some of the jokes which are from when the movie was produced. One thing that I absolutely loved was that Bette added in her own sense of humor and took it overboard. Not only did they add a ton of new jokes in, but they added in a few new props as well.
When Bernadette is driving the bus, she ends up killing a few things. You see a street sign go by with a Kangaroo and all of the sudden a dead kangaroo goes by with glitter blood all over it. Then you see a sign for Koala’s and a giant dead Koala goes by covered in glitter blood. After the Koala you get Tinky Winky and sure enough, a giant Tinky Winky from Teletubbies goes by covered in glitter blood. The show is absolutely hilarious and with the new jokes is even better.
Bette Midler keeps everything from the ping pong ball routine in the bar to Felicia singing on the high heel on the bus. If you want a great seat for Priscilla Queen of the Desert on broadway, you shouldn’t sit in the orchestra, but you should sit in the first balcony. You will not only get to see Felicia come out over the middle of the crowd in front of you, but you’ll get to see everything on stage better as well. Tickets for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical are reasonably priced and you can order them through this site by clicking on the banners to the right. If you want a fun show that is really off beat and will get you singing, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical is a good fit for you. I probably wouldn’t see it again, but I would recommend going at least once if you are looking for a show to see. If you’ve seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical on broadway, feel free to leave a comment below and if you haven’t order your Priscilla Queen of the Desert tickets by clicking on the banners to the right.
I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from Halloween and I still haven’t figured out what costume I want to buy. Miss Adams Morgan is already over and the HRC dinner happened, but luckily I still have time to get my costume because we still have a few weeks until the Washington DC drag races. I’ve already done a post about halloween musicals here so I’m not going to do another list, but one song that I didn’t put on the list that should have been on it was I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus.
I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus isn’t technically a showtune because it isn’t from a broadway musical, but it is a good version of the song sung by three gay and broadway friendly actresses, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and my favorite The Divine Miss M, Better Midler.
Bette Midler plays a wicked witch, the older sister of the three Sanderson sisters, that has come back from the dead to take over the world and eat the souls of kids everywhere to survive. Along with her two sisters she needs to “suck the lives out of little children” to survive the night and break the curse. The way she gets the parents out of the picture is by chasing the main characters to a party where all of the parents are having a dance. While they are there, the main character tries to distract Bette and escape by introducing her on stage as a guest performer. In pure Divine Miss M fashion, she thanks him for his introduction and begins casting a spell on all of the parents (including the character’s mom who is dressed as Madonna) where the parents will be stuck dancing until they die.
Eventually the kids escape the witches and kill them by making sure they don’t get anyone’s life before the sun comes up. I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus is one of the most memorable and fun parts of the movie and you cannot go wrong with the three of them singing it. Better Midler did an amazing job with the song and everyone loves it. I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus is a great song that I think everyone loved. Here is I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus.