Cher is known for her incredible vocal power, soufulness, and showmanship. To demonstrate her versatility, she played all of the major roles in a mini production of the musical West Side Story for her 1978 show Cher… Special. The same show featured a heaven vs. hell musical battle between Dolly Parton and The Tubes.
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Inspired by Andre Antunes, musician Brandon Ethridge likes to add melodies to voices expressed in current events. In this short clip, he turns televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s impassioned sermon about a COVID-19 vaccine into an epic mini-musical. If this doesn’t get people stoked for vaccination, we don’t know what will.
“Weird Al” Yankovic has already done a great send-up of the musical juggernaut Hamilton with “The Hamilton Polka.” As good as that is, we also love The Weird Alphabet’s parody, which is more of a prototypical novelty song, changing the lyrics to tell the origin story of the man behind “Another One Rides the Bus.”
With its release on Disney+, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton is once again the talk of the town. Perhaps seeing a rainbow connection, Ricky Downes III recorded the entire musical in the voices of The Muppets. When Beaker started rapping, coffee came out of our nose. Act two here.
John Mulaney rounds out his Diner Lobster and Bodega Bathroom trilogy with another thing none of us should ever do – eat raw seafood at New York LaGuardia Airport, or for that matter, even fly out of the place. This time, Jake Gyllenhal and David Byrne come along and take that ride.
“I’m sure they’d cut it, but the leads are backstage changing, and they need a lot of time…” If you’ve been to the theater to see a musical, you know exactly what Upright Citizens Brigade performer Sarah Smallwood Parsons is singing about in her hilarious parody of that one song that nobody cares about or remembers.
A group of interns working at Microsoft wanted to say thanks to the company that gave them a home for the summer and something good for their resumes. But what do you give the company that’s got everything – and on an intern’s budget? You put on a Broadway show, that’s what!