March 2005 Archives

Dessa Rose


A few days late, but here is Dessa Rose, a heartwarming story about... you know... racial harmony and the like. How do I say anything without offending somebody on this one? Well, it's actually nice to see that some people still do non-comedy musical theatre anymore.

Short blog today. Come back April 18th, opening night for the next Broadway Abridge: "The Lack of Plot in the Piazza".

By the way, have people seen the most recent version of Forbidden Broadway? If you haven't, see it. A great version is running right now. Click for discounts. And support the best theatrical comedy ever to grace the stage.

Spamalot

Cheap Tickets: Ha!

What do you get when you take a hilarious movie, remove some of its funniest scenes, and then add in a bunch of scenes, only some of which are as funny as those which were removed? Why, it's Spamalot, by 17% of Monty Python! Part Two of our two-part series, Musicals This Season That Want To Assure You That They Are Definitely The Next "Producers".

Next up for purposeless ridicules: come back April 18th, opening night of Light in the Piazza, and then again April 28th on the opening night of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Why does Light in the Piazza have practically no buzz around it? What awful pun of a name will there be for the abridged version of "Chitty"? Send a blank message to join the mailing list and you'll be the first to find out! Also, if I'm not lazy, I'll get a "Dessa Rose" one up for opening night.

I've been planning on doing some new section of this site for quite awhile, but the one thing I keep meaning to do is a FAQ. I'll have that up by the end of the month, but feel free to e-mail me any questions you'd like added to that besides the "Do you hate everything?".

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Cheap Tickets: Try Rush or Discounts

Okay, so I'm pretty happy with the visitorship to the site and I absolutely love receiving comments. But I realized recently that if I ever want people on repeat visits, I'm going to have to be on a schedule. So as a new thing, I'm going to post scripts the evening of Opening Night. So when you go online morning after a show opening to see what all of the newspaper critics had to say, you can also hop on over here and be sure to be treated to an "abridge". And as always, feel free to subscribe to the listserve to receive updates.

Tonight's update of Dirty Rotten Shock Value is PART ONE of a two-part series entitled Musicals This Season That Want To Assure You That They Are Definitely The Next "Producers". Naturally, it is hosted by Mel Brooks. Please join just after Spamalot's opening on Thursday, March 17 for the thrilling PART TWO featuring "Spamalot Abridged"!

By the way... if anybody missed the Good Vibrations script because they didn't see the show, it's really short and you don't have to have seen the show in order to enjoy.

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