BroadwayGirlNYC: #MyThreeShowtunes Contest

BroadwayGirlNYC: #MyThreeShowtunes Contest

Hello, lovelies!

I've been digging through my Broadway prize box -- where I collect show merchandise, theatre-relatedbooks, cast albums, and other goodies.  It is overflowing!  Which means only one thing: 

It's time for another BroadwayGirlNYC contest.
 
This contest will be a creative one.  It's going to take some effort to win this package.  But trust me, it will be worth it!
 
Writers and creative thinkers, this one's for you.
 
Step 1) Tweet me the phrase Hey @BroadwayGirlNYC! Give me #MyThreeShowtunes!
 
Step 2) I will tweet you back the names of three showtunes, chosen from a list of 30 from specially-selected, well known musicals.  These three songs become the Original Cast Album of a new musical, conceived and written by YOU.
 
Step 3) You create an original story that connects the songs with a storyline that incorporates all three.  You can use the songs in any order you like, and the story can be as long or as short as you want.
 
Step 4) You email the story to BroadwayGirlNYC@gmail.com by 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, March 19.  
 
Step 5) I will post my favorite stories in my column on Thursday, March 22.  Once the finalists are posted, voting will take place via twitter using the hashtag #MyThreeShowtunes along with the twitter ID of the author.  Voting will go until midnight (Eastern) on Sunday, March 25.
 
Step 6) One author will win a grand prize of the biggest & best Broadway prize pack I've ever given away!  Runner-up prizes will be awarded at my discretion to other stories that I deem particularly worthy.  Everyone else will have the pleasure of knowing they created an original #MyThreeShowtunesmusical.
 
YOU MUST FOLLOW @BROADWAYGIRLNYC TO WIN.
 
 
Here is an example of my very own example of such a story.
 
 
My Three Showtunes: 
Characters:

LITTLE RED, age 19
CHITA, Red's mom
MR. USNAVI WOLF, about 40
DANIELA, Vanessa's Grandma

 

CHITA
Little Red!  Take this bread and bring it to your grandma’s house.

LITTLE RED
Are you kidding me?  It’s freezing out there.  And there’s a Gristedes on the corner by her apartment.  Can’t she ger her own bread there?

CHITA
You know she’s gluten free now.  I spent three hours figuring out how to get the stupid dough to rise.  And I spent $50 on this, so if you’re cold, wear it –

[Passes Red a Billy Elliot hooded sweatshirt

[RED puts on the sweatshirt and leaves with a reusable shopping bag that contains the bread.  She’s on her way to the subway when she passes Wolf’s Deli on the corner.  Outside sorting bunches of flowers is Usnavi, who runs the store.  He has an animalistic quality about him and is creepy, but attractive.]

USNAVI
Hi there Red.  Where’re you headed?

LITTLE RED
Hello Usnavi… I mean, Mr. Wolf.  I’m taking this bread to my Grandma downtown… she’s on this G-free kick.  No wheat products of any kind.  So you-know-who gets to play delivery girl three times a week.  I’m actually moving down there so we can spend some time together, but in the mean time, the trek…

USNAVI
You’re good to do it.  You’re sweet to do it.  Swwwweet.  [He steps back, watches her as she looks at the fruit salad selection sitting in ice in front of the store]

HELLO LITTLE GIRL

[She descends the staircase into the subway station, a bouquet of flowers now sticking up out of the shopping bag that also contains the bread.]

LITTLE RED [sitting in a subway car, addressing the audience]
That Usnavi Wolf.  When I was a kid I always called him the Wolfman.  He has always given me the shivers.  But lately that hasn’t been entirely a bad thing.   Over the last couple of weeks he’s been doing little things, like giving my extra cheese on my egg sandwich and not charging for it, or suddenly stocking raw sugar when I mentioned off-hand that I was done using chemical sweetners in my coffee.  He’s obvs too old for me, but somehow… something… I can’t get him out of my mind…

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM

[LITTLE RED runs up the subway stairs, looking frazzled, holding the bag with the flowers & the bread.  She approaches an apartment building and presses a buzzer.]

DANIELA [over the intercom]
Red!! It’s amazing!!  How did you ever do this?

LITTLE RED
I’m sorry I’m late – er, what?  What is amazing?  I didn’t do… what?  Can you buzz me in?

GRANDMA
Of course dear – [the buzzer goes, she enters]

[LITTLE RED enters GRANDMA’S apartment.  It is filled with baskets that are filled with bread, crackers, cupcakes, noodles and other carbs, all labeled Gluten Free.]

LITTLE RED
What is all this?!

DANIELA
As if you didn’t know!!  Only you would have put something like this together.  And here I thought you were secretly annoyed by the new wheat-free lifestyle.

LITTLE RED
I’m… I mean, I…

[She picks up a basket and turns it around.  A label is revealed that says WOLF’S DELI & CATERING.]

LITTLE RED
…You’re welcome, Grandma!!  [They embrace]

[LITTLE RED runs up the subway stairs in her own neighborhood.  This time, her reusable shopping bag is weighed down with a glass bottle.  She runs right to WOLF’S DELI, where she finds Usnavi.]

CHAMPAGNE

USNAVI
Too late? No, you’re just in time. 

[He pops the champagne, takes a swig, and hands her the bottle.]

USNAVI
Howwwwwwwwwwwwwwl! 

[His mouth connects with her neck.  She swoons.]

BLACKOUT

 

*****UPDATE: Read the 5 finalists and cast your vote for the winner here!!*****



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BroadwayGirl NYC A passionate observer of all things theatrical, @BroadwayGirlNYC via her blog and on Twitter has helped to lead the way of interaction between fans, shows, industry insiders and performers in the brave new world of Showcial Networking. Her unique and positive take on Broadway has broken news, gossip and has helped to shine a light on the ever-growing presence of all things theatrical on Twitter and beyond to her thousands of followers. Along with constant updates, she also pioneered the extremely popular #SingleOnBway campaign which brought together theatre fans in a new and unique way, setting up 'blind dates' as part of a ticket giveaway.