Saturday, August 23, 2008

Quote of the Day: The Theatre Blogger's Creed

The Theatre Blogger's Creed
From Sister Sarah, with Father Kevin:

I believe in Rodgers & Hammerstein, the almighty, creator of musical theatre heaven. I believe in Stephen Sondheim, their only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the composer and born of the Divas. He suffered under the critics, was crucified, died, and was buried. At the the Tony Awards he rose again. He ascended into theatre heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Fathers. He will come again with a revival and will judge the living and the dead ticket buyers. I believe in the original cast recording, the holy revival cast recording, the Tony Award, the forgiveness of critics, the proliferation of the Divas, and the eleven o’clock number. As it was at the overture and shall be at the exit music, bliss without end. Amen.


SarahB said...

Now all we need is the Gloria Patri and the doxology. Jonathan Tunick can orchestrate it. Amen and amen.

Joseph Gomez said...

This is quite brilliant.

And Sarah's comment adds to the brilliance of the post while being brilliant in and of itself.


Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

You know, I was thinking perhaps we can find some settings from Rodgers' "Sound of Music" trunk for the Exultet and Doxology.

And we can borrow Maury Yeston's "Kyrie eleison" from Nine. Already orchestrated by Tunick!

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Anita Levy-Sisk said...

May I use this quote on my own blog? It is a delight!



New Old Friends said...

Nice. Poetic. Like it. Why am I using so many short sentances? No idea.