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24 October 2008

Dreamed Up Performances You Want To See [More:]Sometimes I think on performances I want to see- things that may never happen, but things that if I had my druthers would be performed to my specifications. A track from the musical "1776" came up on Yahoo! Music, and it reminded me of my long-standing desire to see an all-female production of "1776". I don't know why, I just want to see that really bad. I also keep hoping someone will soon revive "Lil' Abner" and cast Cheyenne Jackson in the title role before he gets too old (and that time might be coming very soon, he might be there already).

What about you? Are there covers you want to hear done, bands you want to see unite with other bands, theatre productions you're dying to cast? Do share.
Cats performed by dogs.
posted by stynxno 24 October | 14:15
There were a lot of dogs in Cats.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 14:20
Bea Arthur staring in Love Story.
posted by arse_hat 24 October | 14:25
i'd like to see a lot of casts reassembled and made to read it off on stage, which i think is a fabulous fundraiser idea.

Think of the possibilities of reuniting ensemble casts of movies from when they were young to now, or even sitcom episodes.
The mind boggles at the selections.

i've never seen 1776 but i'd like to see an all female version.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 14:26
Bea Arthur staring in Love Story.

As Ryan O'Neal?
posted by ethylene 24 October | 14:28
ethylene, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS often does stuff like that with Broadway musicals- staged readings with original cast members, or funny stunt casting.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 24 October | 14:29
And i love it, but never get to see it.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 14:31
an all-female production of "1776"

Bizzare. Yet... Hmmm...

Possible Movie Cast:
John Adams: Joan Fucking Jett
Abigail Adams: Alison Krauss
Ben Franklin: Queen Latifah
Thomas Jefferson: Tori Amos
Rutledge: Shania Twain
Dickinson: Faith Hill
Caesar Rodney: Amy Winehouse
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 24 October | 14:34
I would like to hear Opeth cover Bat Out of Hell, the album, start to finish.
posted by Wolfdog 24 October | 14:34
Bolero as a dog dance between performed between a large, mostly-black border collie with a white blaze and ruff, and Simone Simons in jeans, a black t-shirt, and pair of fuzzy collie ears, backed by Blind Guardian and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra circa 1949.
posted by Wolfdog 24 October | 15:02
i have never seen cats, don't know what the story is about, and i'm unaware of any casting decisions associated with it. i just like saying cats.
posted by stynxno 24 October | 15:11
I always liked the idea of that Point Break performance that had a random member of the audience cast in the Keanu Reeves part.

posted by small_ruminant 24 October | 15:26
i saw Cats when i ten or something. It's great, if you're ten or something. i just had to make a Cats joke. Laugh, cry, Argentina.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 15:55
i have never seen cats, don't know what the story is about

I heard a story, maybe it's apochryphal, about how someone was asking Andrew Lloyd Webber about what Cats was about- is it about power, politics, modern society? And ALW just looked blankly and said, it's about cats.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 24 October | 16:00
I wanna see Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal as Javert and Valjean, respectively. Dudes, seriously. I want them to finish "Confrontation" for me so badly.
posted by TrishaLynn 24 October | 16:03
I want to see the Rolling Stones perform their greatest hits in concert, but all the members should be replaced by famous apes. Cheeta (the chimp from the Tarzan movies) as Mick, Clyde (the orangutan from Every Which Way But Loose) as Keef, Koko the signing gorilla as Charlie Watts, King Kong as Bill Wyman, and Ham the Astrochimp as Brian Jones.

They would play each song perfectly and sound exactly the same, but they would be apes. It would be awesome.
posted by kyleg 24 October | 16:38
One night only, one-man show, one last gasp of patriotism - George W. Bush stars in Seppuku - Mission Accomplished!
posted by Hellbient 24 October | 16:47
Valjean, suit up! Your current togs are scary!
This night, will be, le-gen wait for it daaaaaaaary.

Before you say another word, Javert!
Before I slap your pretty face again!
Listen to me! Ted Moesby, architect!
This woman works for Channel 1, New York
Her old ex-boyfriend's James Van Der Beek
In mercy's name! A cool job's she seeks!
Then she'll return, I pledge my word!
Then she'll return

You must think me mad!
I've loved her now for a few months
Men like me can never change
Upcoming... duet high fiiiiiive!

And such and such.
posted by SpiffyRob 24 October | 16:49
i keep thinking of things, but then people are dead.

posted by ethylene 24 October | 16:56
i keep thinking of things, but then people are dead.
Hmph. I certainly didn't let any concerns about plausibility or practicality constrain my effort there.
posted by Wolfdog 24 October | 17:10
These days, i like a little plausible every once in a while.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 17:24
A reggae cover of 'Rockin' Robin' would be neat.
posted by jonmc 24 October | 19:57
I think "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" would make a great Broadway Musical. Less so, but still cool and with potential would be "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." FLY THAT SHIT. And sing.

posted by rainbaby 24 October | 21:11
I think "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" would make a great Broadway Musical.

Already happened! Played Broadway, what, two-three years ago?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 25 October | 23:52
i thought rainbaby was being funny.
Goddammit, my humour monitor is completely out of whack.
i like to think many of you are being ironic.
Now i'ma jus' more scared.
posted by ethylene 26 October | 01:09
Get your a$$ in the shower || A place for everything, and everything in its place.