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Saturday, June 16, 2007

O Bless the Lord…

posted by on June 16 at 11:58 AM

When was the last time you attended a high school production of Godspell? Well now, through the magic of YouTube, you can attend one anytime you like. Enjoy…

Thanks to Slog tipper Hank.

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a beautiful city indeed.

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | June 16, 2007 12:44 PM

I wonder if this is what it was like when Stravinsky debuted The Rite of Spring?

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | June 16, 2007 2:43 PM

Isn't that Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life"?

Posted by acolyte | June 16, 2007 7:26 PM

Sweet Jesus, indeed! My ears are bleeding. I don't think one person was singing in tune. Oy.

Posted by Michigan Matt | June 16, 2007 8:44 PM

I am just glad Nietsche did not live long enought to see this.
He would have rested his case and rightfully so.

Posted by Zander | June 16, 2007 8:51 PM

As a former high school theatre queen, I try to be sympathetic to amatuers, but that was really awful. It might have had something to do with the quality of the recording equipment, but there was some real caterwauling and bad direction at the root of it.

I never cared much for Godspell anyway.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | June 17, 2007 10:16 AM

We are not talking about the real problem with the video, THE KIDS ARE TUBS OF LARD!!!! MY GOD!!! Instead of Godspell they should be doing Sweating to the Oldies!!!!

Posted by Just Me | June 17, 2007 2:00 PM

If you liked color-blind casting, you'll love tone-deaf casting.

Posted by J.R. | June 17, 2007 5:25 PM

Go ahead and cast fat kids if you want to, but pleeeease do not put the fattest of them all in a tight t-shirt. ecch.

Posted by The CHZA | June 17, 2007 8:24 PM

If you REALLY want to see high-school theatre geeks geek out on a number from Godspell, complete with a drama queen that reminds me of myself back in the early 80's, check out this little gem. As a bonus, it was evidentially filmed entirely in a Wal-Mart parking lot (someplace I would never be caught dead in. I had standards, even then. I was strictly a Pamida boy)

Posted by Catalina vel-duray | June 17, 2007 9:04 PM


and thank you, Catalina, for making me vomit twice. Delicious!

Posted by Sara | June 17, 2007 11:00 PM

add a ford logo to that and you have yourself another American Idol commercial from this season- only the singing is even better than this yrs' finalists. love it at :10 when the girl pulls down her shirt in an attempt to look less fat.

Posted by brad | June 18, 2007 11:26 AM

Dan, I hope your son grows up to be as talented and handsome as you. Meantime, may I suggest school theatre is for the personal development of the kids. Even fat ones. It isn't about achievement in musical theatre. Ready to post your son's school pagent?

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