Sky: The Musical – Act 2: Sun

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky

Act 2: Sun

The sun – the foundation of all living things on Earth.

The sun – it rises, it shines, then it sets …. then a new sun returns.

The sun – it carries all the colors in the world around us, but the objects determine their display.

The sun – the brightness of joy – the guide to brightness and hope while casting the shadow of burden.

The sun – it shines rays of memories, which sadden the heart which we can convert into smiles.

The sun not only displaces the darkness of night, it works to remove hatred.

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Sun, Suns, or Sunny must be in the title
  • Caution: No songs using Sun as a compound word (sunshine, sunbeam, sundown etc)
  • No versions of Son are acceptable
  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

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
The sun not only provides our daily light, it also serves as the basis for many enjoyable songs. Our production team not only works hard at securing a quality opening performance to start each act, they try not to take the most-popular songs. However, this time is an exception because the song title is most fitting for what is to come. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome the great George Harrison and some of his friends with Here Comes the Sun.

Sky: The Musical – Act 1: Sky

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it?

The sky is a place for imagination – imagining the swift flight of a bird – imagining  floating like a butterfly – imagining soaring like an eagle – imagining being on a plane that takes you to an exotic land.

The sky is a place for dreams – the dreams to fly – the dreams to go beyond – the dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – the dreams of the love we have – the dreams of a love that remains – the dreams serving as memories of a loved one who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful, a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

Program
PlaybillSkyAct 1: The Sky

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. (Sonia Gandhi)

The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there. (K. D. Lang)

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. (Jimi Hendrix)

The way of fortune is like the Milky Way in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. (Francis Bacon)

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Sky or Skies must be in the title
  • Caution: No songs using Sky/Skies as a compound word (skyward, skylark, skydive, etc)
  • No duplicates (first-come, first-serve)

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
Welcome to Opening Night for Sky: The Musical. This blog musical has great potential, so let’s get on with the show. Any classic rockers in the crowd? Let’s hear for The Alan Parsons Project with Eye in the Sky.

Meals: The Musical – The Song List

Readers have wondered if this would ever be done, but here it is – the first-ever song list of a musical. For those wanting to make a collection of recordings, a note of caution – this list contains 267 songs. A big shout-out to The Producer for leading this production. More importantly, many thanks to everyone for their contribution in creating the one of the best song lists about food in one place that I’ve seen.

MealsPlaybillAct 1: Meals (28 songs)
St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa)
Breakfast Blues (Unknown)
Supper’s Ready (Genesis)
Breakfast in America (Supertramp/Roger Hogson)
Lunch Will Keep Us Together (Neil Sedaka)
TV Dinners (ZZ Top)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something)
Breakfast Time (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Beans for Breakfast (Johnny Cash)
Blueberries for Breakfast (Mamas and Papas)

Whiskey Before Breakfast (Norman Blake)
It’s Suppertime (Little Shop of Horrors)
Suppertime Reprise (Little Shop of Horrors)
Hey Food (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch (Weird Al Yankovic)
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (Pink Floyd)
Food, Glorious Food (Oliver Twist)
The Food Song (Rae Patalinghug)

Food (Turtles)
Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast (Julie London)
Out to Lunch (Eric Dolphy)
Dinner with Deloris (Prince)
Breakfast at Sweetheart’s (Cold Chisel)
Breakfast in Bed (Dusty Springfield)
Food on the Table (Alabama)
Healthy Food (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Dinner at Eight (Rufus Wainwright)
Soul Food to Go (Manhattan Transfer)

Act 2: Fruit (35 songs)
Peel Me a Grape (Diana Krall)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino, Vladimir Putin)
Raspberry Beret (Prince)
I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas (Raffi)
Kiwi and the Apricot (Keller Williams)
Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)
Peaches and Cream (Beck)
Chiquita Banana Song (The Terry Twins)
Tangerine (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, Dr. John)
Cherry Ripe (Dame Joan Sutherland)
Banana in Your Fruit Basket (Bo Carter)
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Strange Fruit (Beth Hart, Billie Holiday)
Tangerine (Led Zeppelin)
Peaches (The Presidents of the United States)
Grapefruit Juicy Fruit (Jimmy Buffett)
Mandarin Oranges Part 3 (Little Simz)
Apple Bottom Jeans (T-Pain)
Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
Orange Crush (REM)
Watermelon in Easter Hay (Frank Zappa)
Scrapple from the Apple (Charlie Parker)
Pineapple Express (Annette Funicello)
Why is a Carrot More Orange Than an Orange (Amboy Dukes)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Banana Juana – Ralph Robles
Banana Splits Show Theme Song (Banana Splits, The Dickies)
Spontaneous Apple Creation (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
Elderberry Wine (Elton John)
One Bad Apple (The Osmonds)
Little Green Apples (Glen Campbell)
Cherry Bomb (John Mellencamp)
Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond)
Kiwi (Maroon 5)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (CCR)

Act 3: Sides (22 songs)
Broccoli (The Association)
The Potato Song (Cheryl Wheeler)
Captain Vegetable (Sesame Street)
Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa)
Butterbeans (B52s)
Quiche Lorraine (B52s)
Side Dish (Robert Cray)
The Eggplant that Ate Chicago (Dr. West’s Medicine Show Junk Show Band)
Glass Onion (The Beatles)
Hang on Little Tomato (Pink Martini)
Space Nuts (Booker T and the MGs)
Yellow Yam Blues (Yank Rachell, Sonny Boy Williamson)
The Golden Potato Song
Frim Fram Sauce (Diana Krall)
Beans & Cornbread (Louis Jordan)
Pork and Beans (Weezer)
Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp)
Mom’s Spaghetti (Eminem)
Bread and Butter (The Waitresses)
Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)
Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream? (Super Simple Songs)
Collard Green & Cornbread (Fantasia)

Act 4: Meat (41 songs)
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Asleep at the Wheel)
Jive Turkey (Ohio Players)
Burger on a Bun (Wilma & Betty)
Chicken Wing Song
Struttin with some Barbecue (Louis Armstrong)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)
Pickin’ a Chicken (Eve Boswell)
Boiled Beef and Carrots (Harry Champion)
Chicken in Black (Johnny Cash)
Chicken Song (Techno Chicken)
Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
Bacon Blues
Chicken Dance
San Antone Meat House (Woody Guthrie)
Meat and Potatoes (Belle & Sebastian)
All the Meat and No Potatoes (Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald)
Hot Dog (Elvis Presley)
Pork and Beans (Weezer)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charlie Mingus)
Cold Turkey (John Lennon)
One-Eyed Chicken (Beth Hart)
Chicken Pot Pie (Weird Al Yankovic)
Funky Chicken (Rufus Thomas)
Chicken Breast Bone (Manhattan Transfer)
Meat is Murder (The Smiths)
Uncle Meat (Frank Zappa)
Hot Dog Song (Mickey Mouse Club)
Pork Chop Song (Guitar Shorty)
Rump Steak Serenade (Fats Waller)
Ribs (Lorde)
Tastes Like Chicken (The Austin Lounge Lizards)
Fried Chicken and Gasoline (Southern Culture on the Skids)
Pork Chops (Two Gentlemen Band)
Pork Chops and Mustard Greens (Ernie Andrews)
Hot Dog Song (Led Zeppelin)
Eat Steak (Reverend Horton Heat)
Chicken Reel (Les Paul)
On Meatball (Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters)
Meat and Potato Man (Alan Jackson)
Jerky Ribs (Kelis)
T-Bone (Neil Young)

Act 5: Ingredients (20 songs)
Sugar Shack (Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs)
Sugar Sugar (Archies)
Coriander (David Brookes)
Salt and Pepper (Harry Chapin)
Just Like Honey (Jesus and Mary Chain)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)
Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
Oregano Flow (Digital Underground)
I Should Live in Salt (The National)
Salt of the Earth (Rolling Stones)
Sassafras Roots (Green Day)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
The Herbs and Spices Song (Todd Gilbert)
The Garlic Song (Andrew Rouse)
Hot Sauce (Louis Prima & Keely Smith)
Mean Mr. Mustard (Beatles)
Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)
Bar-B-Q Sauce (Sam Price)
Taste of Honey (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass)

Act 6: Non-Alcoholic Drinks (24 songs)
Soda Fountain Rag (Duke Ellington, Shelly Berg)
Apple Cider Reconstitution (Al Stewart)
Tea for Two (Ella Fitzgerald)
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Rufus Wainwright)
Imaginary Tea (Jon McLaughlin)
Lemonade (Coco Rosey)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Black Coffee (Ella Fitzgerald)
Milkshake (Kelis)
You’re the Cream in My Coffee (Marlene Dietrich)
I Like to Buy the World a Coke (Commercial)
Dr. Pepper (Commercial, Garth Brooks)
The Song of Lime Juice and Despair (Shinyribs)
A Nice Cup of Tea (Binnie Hale)
Orange Crush (REM)
Nesbitt’s Lime Soda Song (Negativland)
Proper Cup of Coffee (Trout Fishing in America)
Coffee and TV (Blur)
Black Coffee in Bed (Squeeze)
Cool Water (Johnny Cash)
Java Jive (Ink Spots, Manhattan Transfer)
Horchata (Vampire Weekend)
Juice Box Rap (Preschool Popstars)
The Beverage Song (Judson Brown)

Act 7: Alcoholic Drinks (22 songs)
Bottle of Wine (Fireballs)
Scotch and Soda (Kingston Trio)
Titties and Beer (Rodney Carrington)
Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith & Willie Nelson)
Bourbon in Your Eyes (Devil Doll)
Spill the Wine (Eric Burdon & War)
Tequila (Terrorvision)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer (Billie Holiday)
Rum and Coca Cola (Andrew Sisters)
Blue Champagne (Manhattan Transfer)
‘Piña Colada (Rupert Holmes)
Straight, No Chaser (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
Summer Wine (Lee Hazelwood)
Bourbon and Boys (Laura Bell Bundy)
Days of Wine and Roses (Frank Sinatra)
Strange Brew (Cream)
Titties and Beer (Frank Zappa)
1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer (John Lee Hooker)
Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
Beer Barrel Polka (Valerio Longoria)

Act 8: Desserts (25 songs)
Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy (Dinah Shore)
American Pie (Don McLean)
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked A Cake (Eileen Barton)
Mom’s Apple Pie (Tyrone Davis)
Coconut Cream Pie (Galt MacDermot)
Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake (Irish Rovers)
Key Lime Pie (Kenny Chesney)
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Four Tops)
Custard Pie Led Zeppelin
Gelato Al Cioccolato (Pupo)
Ice Cream (New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Savoy Truffle (The Beatles)
Wild Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Cream Puff (Johnny Nash)
Country Pie (Bob Dylan)
Tutti Fruitti (Little Richard)
Soul Cake (Sting)
Tapioca Tundra by The Monkees
Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
Birthday Cake (Rihanna)
Poundcake (Van Halen)
Cakewalk Into Town (Taj Mahal)
Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie – Jay & The Techniques
Banana Split (Louis Prima)

Act 9: Snacks and Leftovers (24 songs)
Saturday Night Fish Fry (Louis Jordan)
Animal Crackers in My Soup (Shirley Temple)
Animal Crackers (Melanie Safka)
Hold Tight Want Some Seafood Mama (Fats Waller)
Lollipop (Chordettes)
Chocolate (1975)
The Candy Man (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
Cheese (Tim Minchen)
My Nuts Song (Hammy the Singing Hamster)
Candy Shop (Madonna)
Beef Jerky (John Lennon)
Popcorn (Hot Butter)
Mother Popcorn (James Brown)
Rock Lobster (B-52s)
Buttered Popcorn (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
Oysters (Tori Amos)
Pizza Pie (Norman Fox & the Rob Roys)
Candy by Big (Maybelle, Manhattan Transfer)
C is for Cookie (Cookie Monster)
The Black Bat Licorice (Jack White)
My Boy Lollipop (Millie Small)
I’m a Nut by Roger Miller
Song of the Shrimp (Elvis Presley)

Act 10: The Mess (28 songs)
Don’t Go Reachin’ Across My Plate (Albert Collins)
Mack the Knife (Louis Armstrong)
Cuts Like a Knife (Bryan Adams)
Silver Spoon (Kiss)
Pot Kettle Black (Tilly and the Wall)
Spoonman (Soundgarden)
Washing Dishes (Jack Johnson)
Chopsticks (Liberace)
Blue Plate Special (Freddie Cannon)
Eggs on a Plate (Iggy Pop)
Blunt the Knives (from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”)
Dirty Dishes (Scotty McCreery)
Pans in the Kitchen (Patka Pacic)
Love is the Knife (Bonnie Tyler)
Moonlight Over a Spaghetti Plate (Lady Anne Montgomery)
A Spoonful Of Sugar (from “Mary Poppins”)
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate (Louis Jordan)
Dish (Pulp)
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Merrie Melodies)
Glass of Water (Coldplay)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Silver Kettle (Al Stewart)
One more cup of coffee (Bob Dylan with Joan Baez)
Knives (Brad Mehldau Trio)
Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel (Frank Zappa)
Old Black Kettle (Dolly Pardon)
Polly Put the Kettle On (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf)

Life: The Musical – Act 13: Positive Emotions

The Story
Life: The Musical is an original aFa production is a journey featuring songs of about life. Each act features an aspect of life as a theme with music supplied around that theme.

Program (Past Posts)
LifeTheMusicalAct 1: Life
Act 2: Born
Act 3: Names
Act 4: Young
Act 5: Dream
Act 6: Teens
Act 7: School
Act 8: Adulthood
Act 9: Work
Act 10: Play
Act 11: Hope
Act 12: Love

Act 12
Life … the time for the living to live. One’s life starts when one is born. Shortly thereafter, we are given something that stays with us no matter where we go – a name. Immediately, we are nourished, so we grow physically, mentally, and emotionally from babies into young children … and that’s when we start to dream about our future life. Growth never stops, so from children we move on as teens .. but school is still much of life at this point.

Eventually, we move into adulthood as women and men with many things going on in our life. Whether its work, play, or family, life can be complicated, so many times we hope for the best. Maybe above all else, people desire love, and go through many ups and downs in that quest.

No matter the situation, human encounters also provide a wide-range of emotions – so Act 13 features songs with a positive emotion in the title … but because it was the Act 12 feature, love is not acceptable, and using tears will be scrutinized.

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
Back in the early 1960s, they were part of the British Invasion and one of my favorite bands. Ladies and gentleman, a big aFa welcome to the Dave Clark Five with Glad All Over.

On Time: The Musical – Act 4

Time The MusicalThe Story
Time – The Musical is an original A Frank Angle production featuring songs about time.

Program (Past posts)
Act 1: Time
Act 2: Specific Time
Act 3: Years

Act 4
Act 4 only features songs with Month, Months, Monthly or a specific month in the title; but the challenge for attendees is no duplicates.

Production Note
It has come to my attention that past acts have crashed browsers. Please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line. The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video. I will try to establish a pattern to follow in the first few comments.

Announcement
Ladies and gentlemen, to kickoff Act 4, welcome Don Hensley with A Month of Sundays.