Monthly Archives: September 2013

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.

Into The Woods Movie Trailer Must See! Buy Into The Woods Here

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I was completely excited when they announced that they were filming a new stage version of Into the Woods for BlueRay and DVD and even more excited when I found out they were/are supposed to shoot a new movie version starring Maryl Streep.  I never actually did get to see the trailer for the new Into The Woods movie, but when I was going into YouTube to get a different showtune to share today, I came across and Into the woods movie trailer with a live stage version that is actually available and the show looks amazing.

Compared to the previous stage recording of Into the woods starring Bernadette Peters, they redid the set, went overboard with the costumes (wait until you see the witch in the movie trailer) and really did an amazing job.  I almost wish I went to see this stage version when I was in London instead of going to see The Bodyguard Musical, but The Bodyguard did turn out to be a great show, after you survive the first act which is horrible.  Anyways, unlike The Bodyguard which went from being a movie to a show, Into The Woods is another show that was turned into a Movie.  In the Into The Woods movie trailer above, it unfortunately isn’t the movie version that I thought was coming out or being filmed but instead is a stage recording of the revival with an amazing cast and incredible updates to the set and costuming.

If you aren’t familiar with the show, Into The Woods is about a bunch of fairytale characters and how they are all mixed together, react with each other and try to solve problems.  Each one has their own goals, their own issues and each one uses a different approach to get what they want.  The show is filled with amazing showtunes and classic broadway songs including Into The Woods, On the Steps of the Palace, No one is Alone, Lament and of course Children Will Listen which is probably the most famous showtune from Into The Woods.  The new stage recording looks amazing and is definitely worth checking out.  Feel free to leave a comment about the Into The Woods Movie Trailer and feel free to share this post on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Happy Labor Day – Two Songs About Two Types of Co-Workers

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Almost 6 years ago I got tired of back stabbers, kiss asses and everything else that makes jobs suck!  I hated the boss that only cared about the people that would kiss his butt and even worse, watching lazy people get promoted above people that could actually do their job.  Instead of sitting down and bitching about it like most people, I got up and quit.  It was as easy as that.  To be honest, it was extremely terrifying but insanely rewarding.  The thing I couldn’t stand most was being stabbed in the back, having people take credit for the work I was doing and the people above me thanking them for everything I did.  That is why for Labor Day I wanted to wish everyone who has these people in their lives a nice and relaxing day off.

I struggled a few times over the first few years worrying about paying rent, other agencies and “friends” trying to steal clients (you learn fast who you can and cannot trust) and sometimes how I was going to keep my sanity.  That’s one of the reasons I started this blog.  What I learned is that I would never give up on anything, I learned that if you are good at what you do you can survive and do it for yourself and that I would never want any of my employees to have to deal with the insane people that try to climb the corporate ladder.  Now that I have a couple of people who work for me, I can give them the job I would have killed for and loved and I hope they enjoy it.  For those of you who are stuck in the word world, remember, if you work hard, stay late every day and really kick ass, you can move ahead (I was a VP by the time I hit 25 or 26) and even when people try and stab you in the back, don’t go for revenge.  Instead, let them fall on their face.  It’s ok to forgive, but don’t give them your trust without them really earning it and remember, the first chance they get they will stab you again and never think twice about it.  Here are two broadway songs that I think anyone who has dealt with these people or are one can relate to.

OMG You Guys from Legally Blond the Musical

OMG You Guys from Legally Blond the Musical is about Elle getting ready to get engaged.  We all know she is about to get dumped, but instead of moping and pouting, she gets back on top and gets ready to kick some ass.  Instead of sleeping with a professor, stabbing the girl who is engaged to her boyfriend or even being a b*tch, she works hard, studies and goes for it.  She doesn’t hurt anyone, she has a positive attitude and she makes it in the end…not to mention falls in love.  Elle reminds me of the person who works hard and continues to fight, even when everyone else is against her.  She is that hard working person that never gives up and makes it in the real world.  I have never met anyone that had the drive, wasn’t lazy and couldn’t make it.  That’s why I love Elle and the song OMG You Guys from Legally Blond the Musical.

Killer Instinct from Bring it On the Musical.

This showtune is about the exact opposite type of person.  The girl in this show idolized her neighbor Campbell and the minute she had her chance, she stabbed her in the back, took over her life, her boyfriend, her best friends, her school and her spot as the head cheerleader.  The entire showtune is about stabbing people in the back and not stopping until you get everything you want in life.  Unfortunately there are a million people out there like this and almost all of us know them.  I personally hate them and when I find someone like this, I instantly remove them from my life.  They are horrible people and usually the bosses and higher ups know about it, but they never do anything and this person wins.  You shouldn’t try to take revenge on them, but by doing what Elle or Campbell did which is work hard and move ahead, you can put these people in their places.  I never stabbed anyone in the back during my career and still moved ahead.  I had people against me at a lot of places and people who stabbed me in the back.  I let it get me down, but then I used the depression and anger to work even harder and move ahead of them.  It isn’t easy to do, but if you don’t let them get you down and you can kick butt at what you do, you can win in the end.  The people that Elle and Campbell had to deal with are horrible.  Unfortunately there are a ton of them out there.  Relax and have a great day off this Labor Day and when you get back to work, remember to not worry about stabbing them in the back, forget about revenge and focus on being better at your job and working your ass off so you can move ahead without being one of those people.