I Would Love to See an Industrial Musical!

fbueller
Stand-by
joined:9/30/07
I have only recently discovered industrial musicals from the past which were private shows for corporations. I would love to see the staging of an industrial musical with songs/clips from a number of shows. I think this show would be a success. Some of the songs from the industrial musicals are really good. Whenever I need a laugh, I listen to "My Bathroom is a Private Kind of Place".
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
whatever2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/25/06
did you happen to catch the NPR Fresh Air piece on industrials:

http://www.npr.org/2013/11/09/243938782/fresh-air-weekend-roy-choi-industrial-musicals-and-the-story-of-a-new-name

it aired in November but was highlighted in a best-of year end show this week.

also, a book on the topic was published this Fall: Everything's Coming Up Profits.
"You, sir, are a moron." (PlayItAgain)
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
The closest thing we've seen to an industrial musical in a while is the NBC "Brotherhood of Man" commercial with the entire NBC stable singing and dancing at the Super Bowl to introduce their new season. Part commercial, part industrial musical, part satire on NBC's perpetual failing ratings.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I love to go to my bathroom to dream and cream.
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
I fairly certain these still have happen at many large banks. They have like "wow" Award appreciation days for their best and brightest. I kind of remember my friend being in one.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Yes but do they hire Broadway gypsies and actual Broadway composers?
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Gotta love Google! Well the composer/lyricist for that show hasn't done Broadway (yet) but was in BMI.

"TD BANK WOW AWARDS (Music, lyrics) annual award show. Feb 17-18 BEACON THEATER, NY, NY Zakarack Productions: Julianna Schauerman, Producer."
His CV
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Wow. How can you not go? (I hope they have a bar.)
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
If you folks have read Everything's Coming Up Profits or heard the NPR "Fresh Air" piece with the author, you might also be interested in knowing that there are now multi-volume collections of songs from these shows available on iTunes. Look for "The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals" to find them, and enjoy!
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