Meals: The Musical – Act 10: The Mess

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
Act 9: Snacks and Leftovers

Act 10: The Mess
The meal is done – the guest are gone – the host is left with the mess. It’s been a grand time but, so much work is necessary to bring order back to the house. This act features songs with the following in the title: fork/forks, knife/knives, spoon/spoons, bowl/bowls, cup/cups, glass/glasses, dish/dishes, pot/pots, pan/pans, and kettle/kettles.

Caution: These items have multiple meaning, so make sure the term is used in proper context. (EX) Heart of Glass (Blondie) is NOT acceptable because “glass” is not in the correct context.

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.

Announcement
Thanks for attending Meals: The Musical. on closing night. The mere sight of the mess can give anyone the blues – so a touch of the blues is here to start the final act. Let’s give a big hand to Albert Collins … and Don’t Go Reaching Across My Plate.

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.

Announcement
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.

Meals: The Musical – Act 7: Alcoholic Beverages

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
Whether a refreshment, nourishment, or accompaniment, drinks are part of the meal. Not everyone likes alcoholic drinks, but we took care of them in Act 6. This act features alcoholic beverages, so all song titles must include an alcoholic beverage.

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.

Announcement
Regulars here know I like wine – especially red wine. The wine I refer with dinner primarily depends on the meal’s flavors. Ladies and gentlemen, aFa Productions presents The Fireballs singing their hit – Bottle of Wine.

Meals: The Musical – Act 6: Non-alcoholic Drinks

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
Whether a refreshment, nourishment, or accompaniment, drinks are part of the meal. Not everyone likes alcoholic drinks, so we are going to take care of them first. This act features non-alcoholic beverages, so all song titles must include a non-alcoholic beverage without including any alcohol. For instance, the song Rum & Coke is not permissible.

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.

Announcement
Ladies and gentleman, we love it when we to feature a classic for the opening act. Everyone knows Duke Ellington as a musical giant, but do you know the first song he wrote? Mr. Ellington couldn’t be here tonight, so here’s Shelly Berg with Ellington’s first composition – Soda Fountain Rag.

Meals: The Musical – Act 5: Ingredients

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 will encounter.

MealsPlaybillProgram (Past Posts)
Act 1: Meals
Act 2: Fruit
Act 3: Side Dishes
Act 4: Meat

Act 5: Ingredients
No matter if its fish, beef, rice, or pasta, each has many ways to be served as a meal. Not only different ways of cooking, but with an outstanding variety of flavors. Act 5 is about the ingredients that the cook uses to prepare the meal. Spices, herbs, extracts, sweeteners, and other common ingredients meld together to produce the unique flavor for the dish. This act is about the ingredients that do not stand alone as a meal on their own. All song titles must include one of the ingredients that qualifies.

Note: The following are not acceptable:

  • Previous acts, (fruits, vegetables, meats, pastas, grains, side dishes), seafoods, main courses
  • Chocolate

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.

Announcement
Ladies and gentleman, this one goes back to my childhood when I owned the 45. Here’s Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs with Sugar Shack.