Meals: The Musical – Act 8: Desserts

The Story
Meals: The Musical is an original aFa production is about an important aspect of daily life – eating.

Whether a snack, something on the run, a glorious sit-down feast, or something in between and regardless of the time of day, food is a life necessity. There are three aspects to a truly fantastic meal: the food, the occasion, and the company. We know Meals: The Musical is a festive occasion where friends gather to share wonderful music – thus the acts will focus on what the dining friends encounter.

MealsPlaybillProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Meals
Act 2: Fruit
Act 3: Side Dishes
Act 4: Meat
Act 5: Ingredients
Act 6: Non-alcoholic Drinks
Act 7: Alcoholic Drinks

Act 8: Desserts
We’ve had a wonderful meal, but diners have left room for dessert. After all, history shows that the human sweet tooth has been around a long time. The ancient Chinese, the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Europe of the Middle Ages, and many others have enjoyed sweet delicacies and treats.

For Act 8, song titles must include a dessert. Good examples include (but not limited to) dessert, cake, tart, pastry, pudding, ice cream, pie, and their plural forms.

Notes of Caution

  • No cookies
  • No candy
  • No fruits unless as a descriptor of a dessert: Blueberry Hill (no), Blueberry Pie (yes)

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

We love to open an act with a classic, and this time we venture back to the early days of television. She was a star with a popular variety show, so making her first appearance ever at an aFa musical production, let’s give a rousing welcome to Dinah Shore singing Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy.

59 thoughts on “Meals: The Musical – Act 8: Desserts

  1. Hoping to get your producer to take my name off his ‘watch list,’ here’s the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing “Ice Cream,” a Jazz Standard that originated as a 1920’s vaudeville tune. “Ice Cream” is better known to Dixieland Jazz aficionados as “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream.”


  2. Debra,
    No apologies necessary as I know your life has been more hectic than usual, thus decreasing your presence. Meanwhile, always room for another slice of cake … and this is one that I expected.


    • Robin,
      I’ve got the feeling you’ve had some good Shoo-Fly Pie … and know the spots to get some of the best! … Meanwhile, I enjoy a touch of Taj Mahal for another piece of cake.


  3. I’m always late for the party – in this case – dinner. I think my back surgery serves as a good excuse. The bad part is everyone had posted all the desserts songs that came to my mind. It’s a good thing I’m laid up, I spent the day listening to songs on You Tube. My selection isn’t a favorite but I think it fits the dessert category (I think). Oh, that mighty buzzer is frightening. LOL
    Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie – Jay & The Techniques
    Hope to visit more often as my health progresses. Thanks for hosting these fabulous plays.
    Enjoy ….


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