Pronouns 2: The Musical – Act 1: My

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns 2: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

Why a sequel to Pronouns? Again, “Why not!”

Program

Act 1: My

My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future. (Vladimir Horowitz, musician)

I have shared my whole life. My private and my show business life. It helps me actually to feel my songs and to go on with my dreams. (Celine Dion, singer)

My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot. (Richard Dawkins, scientist)

What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion. (Geraldine Ferraro, politician)

I was scared when I lost my mother, my father, my brother, my sister. (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, musician)

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. (Oscar Wilde, dramatist)

My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being. (John Coltrane, musician)

I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife’s family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me. (Tiger Woods, athlete)

Guidelines

Songs must have My in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
    Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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 Pronouns 2: The Musical. Never before in aFa Productions history have we ever had this fast of a turnaround. Then again, we feed off the enthusiasm of attendees. Thank you!

Act 1’s My theme offers many opportunities. Our production staff decided to go outside the box for this one. He’s a star – and he’s joined forces with a living legend for this song. Ladies and gentlemen – let’s make some noise for Toby Keith and the great Willie Nelson with Beer For My Horses. (Note: for the impatient, start at 50 seconds).

Next – Act 2: Mine (FYI: Not easy)

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On Pronouns: The Musical – Encore

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They
Act 11: Them
Act 12: It

Encore

Guidelines

Songs must have two or more different pronouns (from this musical) in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  • Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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

Wow! Encores don’t happen very often, and this may be an aFa first. Before introducing the next act, remember the following points about the theme about the song titles: a) two or more pronouns, b) pronouns must be different, and c) acceptable pronouns must be one of the 12 on the graphic.

Ladies and gentlemen, right here on this stage and for your enjoyment, with I’m Happy Just to Dance With You – it’s The Beatles!

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 12: It

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They
Act 11: Them

Act 12: It

It – a pronoun referring to something previously mentioned or easily identified

It – an abstract identity

It – an explicit or implicit circumstance, situation, abstract idea, or

It – slang for appeal, latest fads, or understanding

It – a Stephen King novel and movie

It – a cousin to the Addams family

Guidelines

Songs must have It in the title (beware of Its)

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  • Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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 the final act of Pronouns: The Musical. We at aFa Productions weren’t sure how this one would go, so we greatly appreciate the response.

The list of songs we considered to open this act is lengthy – but when all was said and done, one song featuring a guest performer stood above the rest. The song was a mega-hit by a megastar. Featuring Jeff Davis, a Delaware police officer, here’s Taylor Swift with Shake It Off.

 

Encore?

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 11: Them

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They

Act 11: Them

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou, poet)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)

There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully. (Juhi Chawla, actress)

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. (William Arthur Ward, writer)

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. (Richard Bach, novelist)

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. (Alana Stewart, actor)

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. (Albert Einstein, physicist)

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. (Mother Teresa, humanitarian)

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. (Mitch Hedberg, comedian)

Guidelines

Songs must have Them in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

Production Note

  • To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
  • Include the song title and artist in your text, and
  • 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 the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

To some of us, them is similar to they because both are opposites of us. They and them are both pronouns. They and them are both third-person in reference – but they is a subject pronoun while them is an object pronoun. That’s enough grammar, so let’s get to the music.

He was recognized as a skilled drummer who played with many greats. Although he went on to have some solo recordings, those of us who remember the claymation California Raisins commercials probably didn’t know he was the lead vocalist. Because I loved this song during my youth, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use this song to introduce Act 11. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear some loud cheers for Them Changes by the great Buddy Miles.

Bonus video: Eric Clapton & Stevie Winwood in their tribute to Buddy Miles

The last act: Act 12: – It (next Saturday) – PS: It includes it’s but not its

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 10: They

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us

Act 10: They

They succeed, because they think they can. (Virgil, Roman poet)

If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance. (Frances Wright, writer)

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery. (Bertrand Russell, philosopher)

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. (Martha Graham, dancer)

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. (Mahatma Gandhi, leader)

When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. (Gertrude Stein, author)

Men fall in love with their eyes – they like what they see – and women fall in love with their ears – they like what they hear! (Zsa Zsa Gabor, author)

Guidelines

Songs must have They in the title

Cautions

  1. No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  2. Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  3. Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Notes

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).
  3. 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 the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

They is an interesting word because some see it as the opposite of us (the previous act). They is a third-person reference to others, both generically and negatively. Nonetheless, they is a common pronoun. For the opening act, we are fortunate to secure a true American classic. Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for a loud welcome to one of music’s favorite crooner – Tony Bennett with They All Laugh.

Act 10: Them (next Saturday)

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 9: Us

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We

Act 9: Us

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. (Mother Teresa, humanitarian)

The power of imagination makes us infinite. (John Muir, naturalist)

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. (Barbara Bush, First Lady)

Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. (Stevie Wonder, musician)

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. (Marilyn Monroe, actor)

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity. (Haile Selassie, leader)

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. (Niels Bohr, physicist)

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. (Marie Curie, chemist)

Guidelines

Songs must have Us in the title

Cautions

  1. No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  2. Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  3. Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Notes

  1. To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
    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 the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

We are all gathered at this wonderful theater for Act 9 because it’s all about us. Having a chance to have this group here, well – the aFa production staff couldn’t pass the chance. Ladies and gentlemen, if this doesn’t get you moving, you have a problem. Welcome to one of my favorite groups and favorite songs, so let’s hear those loud cheers for Asleep at the Wheel with Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens.

Act 10: They (Date TBA)

Pronouns: The Musical – Act 8: We

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her

Act 8: We

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. (Helen Keller, author and activist)

We’re all working together; that’s the secret. (Sam Walton, business leader)

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. (John Muir, naturalist)

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. (Sarah Ban Breathnach, author)

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. (Sitting Bull, leader)

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. (Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights leader)

Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together. (Linda Thompson, actor)

Guidelines

Songs must have We in the title

Cautions

  1. No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  2. Foreign language equivalents unacceptable
  3. Contractions are acceptable at the discretion of The Producer

Production Note

  1. To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please
    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 the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

I’ve said it before, but establishing blogging friendships is one of the unexpected joys that I’ve encountered in my 10 years here at my little corner of the world. With that thought in mind, one particular song comes to mind for my faithful readers and commenters through the years – so, I contacted a group of sisters from Philadelphia to open Act 8. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Sister Sledge with We are Family.

Act 9: Us