Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eenie Meanie Miney Moe: How Does LOGON Pick a Show?

The perfect show for LOGON to do would include:  a large cast, great music (including at least one or two Great Hits), high name recognition, roles for actors and actresses across a wide range of ages, a limited number of sets, dancing but not the sort that requires the Bolshoi Ballet, and a family-friendly story.  

Shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, Pajama Game, The Music Man, Carousel, Singin' In the Rain, My Fair Lady - all those great shows that LOGON has already done.  

Now is the time to start thinking about what we'll be doing after our 2014 production of "Man of La Mancha".  No, not sleeping for days and then making Pesach - well, we'll do that too - what i meant was, which show to present in 2015.  


Why don't they just do CATS and be done with it?

Many, many shows have been proposed.  A random selection:  Grease, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Showboat, West Side Story, Flower Drum Song, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon, Camelot, Hair, The Rothchilds, Me & My Gal, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Sunday in the Park with George .... the list goes on and on.



I can just see LOGON putting on "Hair"

The more we try to come up with good new ideas, the more creative we get.  How about a local version of "Chicago" - we could call it "Beer Sheva", and Roxie can be in jail for ... stealing camels?  We could combine two shows - what do you get if you cross "Fiddler" with "Cats"? "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", right?  But that's not a musical, too bad.

Some of us loyal members of LOGON are, shall we say, past our first bloom..... which would require modifications of some plays.  GREASE - The 40th CLASS REUNION, anyone?  "West Side Retirement Home Story"?

SO!  Here's where you come in, faithful readers.  Please, please tell us what show(s) you would like to see LOGON perform!  What shows would you come to see? Which shows would you be interested in performing?  Could be something we've done before (Gilbert & Sullivan, anyone?), maybe something from the list above, or some fresh new idea.  All suggestions welcome, we'll worry about whether or not rights are available, and whether or not it's a good 'fit' for LOGON.  

This is your chance!  Make a wish - what would you like to see, or even perform in? - and who knows, it could happen..... The Rocky Horror Show..... Milk & Honey...... the mind boggles.......

Leave your comments below, or send an email to me via negevlightopera@gmail.com

That's it for now, time to go practice my flamenco dancing.


Hasta Luego!


flamenco image from blog.awsumgal.com

13 comments:

  1. go back to G&S???, orrr: MILK & HONEY!!!

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    1. Sure, G & S are great - Gondoliers, Mikado, etc etc....

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    2. thanks for the suggestions!

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    1. Noted, thank you! Others also interested in seeing LOGON go back to G&S? Let us know!

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  3. I have one, The Addams Family Musical its hilarious! :) or the Producers

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  4. How about Damn Yankees?

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    1. a fantastic show indeed! thanks for the suggestion!

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  5. what about the original peter pan (not the disney version)?

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  6. Secret Garden, A Little Night Music, or Into the Woods

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    1. will check out Secret Garden, the other two are already on our "maybe" lists. Thanks!

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  7. Wizard of Oz, Les Mes, Into the Woods!

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