monkeybard: (autumn blessings)
Now don't get me wrong.  I love "Psych" and "Monk", and there are three or four gems on Disney Channel, but frankly television is shit these days.  (I will not forgive those who took away "Life", cursed be they all.)  But now I have "Glee".  It is fricking hilarious!  Are the plots simple?  Yes.  Sometimes too easily solved?  Yes.  Are the characters closer to charicatures at times?  Yes!  Is it in many ways completely ridiculous?  Absolutely!  Must you have your schadenfreude on to watch it?  Hell yeah!  So why do I love this show?  Because of all those things.  It's musical theatre, people, masquerading as prime time television.  At last, I am the target audience of something that I actually like.  It's...refreshing.  Looking forward to seeing Kristin Chenoweth in the lastest ep.  Will she be as funny as Josh Groban?  I somehow suspect so.

"Hordes of screaming teenagers don't do it for Josh Groban.  Josh Groban likes a blousy alcholic."  Bwahahahaha!

Jane Lynch as the cheerleading coach:  "You think this is hard?  Try waterboarding.  That's hard!"  Bwahahahaha!  I think Sanafi is right that at times they just put her on camera and let her riff.  I mean, why not?  We all know how great she is at it, right?  Who didn't find her hilarious in Best in Show?

The only character I could really do without is Terri Schuester.  The actress is great, but I want to shoot the character in the head as it could only make her smarter and less selfish.  But again--musical theatre, charicature.  And if they got rid of her, there'd be no obstacle keeping Will and Emma apart, and where would be their incredible cuteness then?

Thank gods for Hulu so I could watch all four eps in two days so I'm all caught up for when tonight's goes online tomorrow.  (D'you follow that? ;-) )  I'll be watching Part 4 of Ken Burns's new series on the National Parks when "Glee" airs tonight, so of course I needs must watch it online tomorrow.  I *heart* the intarwebs. :-D

Show Update

Aug. 1st, 2008 12:57 pm
monkeybard: (summer solstice)
Whee!  I got featured ensemble!  And I think it's even the ensemble role I specifically wanted.  Yay!  :D


Apr. 25th, 2008 01:32 pm
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I haven't done a musical since...2000?  2001?  A while, at any rate.  But there's one coming up this fall that I really want to be in.  So I need to get back into the habit of singing.  I've started by singing along with CDs or mp3s in the car.  Today, it's musical soundtracks, starting with Assassins.  Yeah, it's a little crazy to dive straight into Sondeihm (or Mozart for the Modern Age, as I consider him), but it's amazing how much of the lyrics I can remember after not even listening to it for years.  It's also amazing how much of my voice training I still remember.  Muscle memory, really.  Admittedly, three summers of outdoor theatre have had an effect on my vocal chords.  Not irreparable, though, and not to my upper range.  After this, I think I'll pop in Chess or Into the Woods or The Producers.

I need a copy of the more recent production of Assassins, the one with Neil Patrick Harris as the Balladeer.  The original soundtrack doesn't have the song "Something Just Broke".  It's so gorgeous, but it wasn't written until the show played in London.

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