Monthly Archives: December 2011

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.

The Muppet Christmas Carol – It Feels Like Christmas

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If there is one holiday movie musical that makes everyone smile and laugh it has to be the Muppet Christmas Carol. Not only do the Muppets take this classic story and add all of their own twists and jokes to it, but you absolutely have to love the reactions from the actor that plays Scrooge. Not only does he get to live in a world of ghosts and spirits, but the ghosts and spirits are also Muppets which are a bit crazy and extremely off. Not only do I love the Muppets, but when you take one of the most well known holiday stories, add in music and showtunes and then take an Actor who can play along and keep up with them, you have a guaranteed classic Muppet Movie. One of my favorite scenes from the Muppet Christmas Carol has to be when Scrooge meets the ghost of Christmas Present.

The Ghost of Christmas Present in the Muppets Christmas Carol is a bit off. Not only is he happy and perky, but he lacks almost any short term memory. He can change size and teleport himself and others as well as almost appear to be alive. Something about the people controlling this muppet make him almost believable as a real person. Everything from the voice and the emotion behind him when he is sitting in the room where Scrooge meets him to watching him walk down the street and have an amazing presence that takes your eyes off of everything else. For some reason you cannot stop watching him and he just makes you want to smile and be happy. Everything about the ghost of Christmas present in the Muppets Christmas Carol is happy and everything he talks about is why Christmas is an amazing time. Even his song is about how the holidays should make you happy.

It feels like Christmas is one of my favorite songs from the Muppet Christmas Carol. Not only is it fun to sing along with, but when you add in the ghost of Christmas present and a ton of the other muppets, you have a great holiday classic. I absolutely love The Muppets Christmas Carol and will probably try to find it online to watch this weekend. The Muppets Christmas Carol is a great version of the story of Scrooge and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.

2011 was the year of the male ballad on broadway

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When I was thinking about what I wanted to write about broadway for 2011, I realized that 2011 was a year for leading men to own broadway. Even the leading ladies were men with Priscilla and La Cage. Not only were some of the most memorable songs and ballads all male, but the men owned broadway this year and took it by storm.

You have The Book of Mormon with an amazing song I Believe. You had Catch Me if You Can the Musical with Goodbye and tons of other great songs. What If from the Addams Family. I Am What I Am from La Cage for revivals and who doesn’t love the ladies in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Daniel Radcliff completely stole the stage in How to Succeed In Business Without Ever Really Trying and even some of the music from Spiderman was amazing. Somehow the guys stole broadway back this year and turned the ballad into an amazing type of song for men to sing again.

Not only do men have a ton of great new songs to sing at showtunes, but there is an entirely new list of musicals for them to tryout for and songs to use for auditions. I’m not saying there weren’t a ton of talented women performing or singing amazing songs, but the guys definitely stole broadway this year and even stole some of the best female parts.

2012 was an awesome year for musical theatre. Glee still helped bring showtunes to main stream media and you started seeing more and more broadway stars moving out of theatre and helping grow shows by performing at the Captiol Building in Washington DC as well as many other events and tours. The male stars on broadway definitely stole the show and helped create a new generation of theatre fans by making musicals popular again. 2011 was definitely a year for men on broadway and we got to hear a ton of amazing music and ballads. I can’t wait to see what new shows open next year and see if the women can start to take back the broadway ballad or if the guys will continue to steal the stage.

Camilla Chicken Forget You Video from the Muppets Movie

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If you’ve been wondering if you should see the Muppets movie or not, you have to. I was embarrassed wanting to go because its a kids movie, but when I posted on Facebook, I got about 12 responses from friends who wanted to go. The Muppets movie is 100% worth going to see. I don’t care if you’re an adult or a kid, everyone loves the Muppets and this movie was great. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s fun to watch the movie and remember them from when you were a kid. If you need another reason to go, watch this video. It’s Gonzo’s chicken Camilla singing Forget You by Cee Lo Green.

Not only is this video freaking hilarious, but it almost puts the Cee Lo Green performance at the Grammy’s with Gwenyth Paltrow to shame. How can you compete with back up muppets when you have the real muppets coming in and performing the song…except it is a completely poultry sung version? Not only was I cracking up watching the Camilla Forget You Video from the Muppet Movie, but my friends were also laughing their butts off.

The one thing that I love about the Muppets is that they are for everyone of all ages. They also bring broadway stars to the main screen and main stream media outlets because they have always been huge supporters of theatre. Back when they were popular, Ethel Merman and many others were already huge, but when you combine them with the Muppets, the show is amazing. I think that everyone on earth has to love the Muppets. It is almost impossible to not love at least one of them. Everyone from the Swedish Chef to Kermit, Miss Piggy and even the skating rats are hilarious and fun to watch.

Anyways, there were a ton of great songs and showtunes from the new muppets movie. I think the one that best describes the movie and the muppets in general is the Muppets version of Forget You by Camilla the chicken. Not only does she completely work the song, but they actually get you singing a long with it. It wasn’t the best song or most memorable song from the movie, but if there was one song that would make you want to go see the new muppets movie, it has to be Camilla singing Forget You from the Muppets Movie. Anyways, if you haven’t seen the new muppets movie, you have to. It is absolutely worth seeing. Feel free to leave a comment below with your favorite muppets song or movie or part from this movie.

Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo from South Park

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I was helping my friend set up his Christmas tree today when we were listening to his holiday soundtrack and all of the sudden Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo from South Park came on. I cannot believe I had actually forgotten about this song. Not only do I love Mr. Hanky, but the song is hilarious. Sort of gross, but completely funny. Especially if you like toilet humor.

If you used to watch South Park, then you’ll remember the holiday episodes when Kyle was feeling alone because he is Jewish on Christmas. Because he felt alone, he was able to meet his new friend, because he had a lot of fiber in his diet, Mr Hanky The Christmas Poo. Not only did Mr. Hanky help to cheer Kyle up, and sort of make everyone think he was insane, but he also created one of the most addictive and memorable holiday songs of all time. The nice thing about Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo from South Park is that he doesn’t care what religion or color you are. As long as you are a good person who eats a lot of fiber, he’ll visit you on Christmas.

I remember in one episode he went missing so Kyle and his friends went looking for him. When they found him, he ended up becoming depressed because kids and people didn’t believe in Christmas anymore, however he ended up having a family and the family was just as funny. Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo from South Park is one of my all time favorite holiday characters, along with Frosty and all of the other ones and his episodes on South Park always crack me up. Although it isn’t technically a showtune from broadway, I definitely think some TV showtunes can be added to this blog everyonce in a while, so here is Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo from South Park. I apologize for the video I am showing. I couldn’t find a good recording of it, but I did find a video of someone who recorded the Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo song from South Park from their tv.