Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Musical showtunes

It is possible that I'm slowly morphing into a gay stereotype. As I sneaked a peek at the American Idol series ( yes, the enforced isolation from work is turning me into a serious couch potato! ) where they were going through a Musical-themed night, it soon became apparent to me that most of the finalists hadn't seen any of them! How appalling! :) With the abundance of theaters and halls in America, they should be ashamed of themselves!

Singing in the shower


To my amazement, I realized that I knew all the musicals they mentioned. God, I even knew the words for most of the songs sung. Yes, I am one of those guys who moonlight as shower karaoke singers ( unlike the renowned Von Trapp Family singers ).

All this stems from the fact that I used to stay up late as a kid on weekend nights catching up on old movies. Old, blurry black-and-whites... the old MGM musicals that used to play repeatedly on the late nights over here. And I danced with the King of Siam, walked down the street where you lived with Freddy and sang in the rain with Gene. Next thing you know, I'm gonna stand up and start singing Hello Dolly from Barbra.

God, I am so gay.

10 comments:

'drew said...

I haven't seen any musicals either but I'm dying to see some. When I was in HK, no one would want to come with me to the theatre, so I missed out on so many good shows. Now I'm in Australia and nothing's on...bugger...-_-"

savante said...

Caught quite a few in Melbourne actually. I know I saw Sound of Music over there.

Paul

rapatú said...

you know, i'm not too big on musicals. but, before you all ask if i'm really gay or not, i'm willing to confess that i enjoy going to the ballet and the opera a lot.

i don't dance around in tights and harness, but i do consider myself a bathtub baritone.

savante said...

Bathtub baritone. I like that one.

Paul

Jason said...

Don't let the shock of them never having seen musicals surprise you. Unless you live in New York, LA, or another MAJOR US city, you don't really see musicals. I've NEVER seen a musical, and I've lived here all my life. I'd love to see one, but driving 2 days to NY, or 3 days to LA doesn't appeal much.

Mr. Anon said...

I'm with you there, Jason. I really enjoy musicals, but not enough to drive for hours.

The local performing arts center isn't too bad, but most of the time I settle for the classics on DVD.

rapatú said...

jason: if you ever have the opportunity, i recommend stephen sondheim's stuff. a funny thing happened on the way to the forum and into the woods are great.

Jason said...

PAUL! THEY KILLED OFF BOONE ON LOST! Now I have no real reason to watch that show... ;)

And I just got interested in it too...damn network !#@#$

savante said...

Hey, I travelled hundreds of miles to watch musicals :) London for Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Phantom, Les Mis, Sunset Blvd... Melbourne for Sound of Music - and the King and I, if I recall. Now, is that dedication or what?

I know! They killed off Boone. Now, what reason is there to watch Lost? Now they really have to make Jack gay to regain my interest :)

Paul

rapatú said...

paul, are you subscribed to the lovehasmanyforms yahoo group? do you know that the moderator, who also writes stories, has recommended your stories to the subscribers there? :D