you've never heard of showtunes?

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you've never heard of showtunes?#0
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:08pm
I was at work yesterday and while on my lunch i sat back listening to Side Show on my CD player and a woman w/ me in the breakroom asked what I was listening to:

Natalie: What's that you're listening to?
Lauren (Me): Side Show? It's a musical.
N: A musical?
L: You know, a Broadway musical...
N: They make CDs of those things?
L: Yes...
N: That's weird. I've never- what does it sound like? is it like "oooh ohhhhhhhoohhh" *imitating opera-sounding 80s music*
L: no, not really *lets natalie listen to the song (Private Conversation)*
N: Oh, um....ok. I've never heard of someone like, buying and listening to that stuff.
L: Yeah, it's pretty common...you know, showtunes?
N: I know what West Side Story is.
L:....um....*blank face*....OK.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#1
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:09pm
HAHHHHH!!! I love it! wheee for you, fellow showtune craver.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#2
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:13pm
...Wow.
What is Broadway? A street? Some say it's a street. Some say it is the best street in the world. Others think its terrible. That's the beauty of it, it's terribly beautiful. Some hate it and don't know why. Others love it and don't know why. That's what makes it so wonderful, it's a mystery.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#3
Posted: 8/8/04 at 10:57pm
....No Comment
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#4
Posted: 8/8/04 at 11:22pm
There was this girl at my school who was very confused about what broadway was. I was talking to another buddy of mine about planning a NYC trip to see some shows and suddenly this girl asks, "Wait, there's more than one theatre?"
Me: What do you mean?
Girl: Well, Broadway's a theatre right
Me: Broadway's Theatre, is that what you mean?
G: But there's more than one
M: No, there's only one Broadway
G: How can there be only one Broadway but there be more than one theatre
M: Broadway in New York City is a street full of theatres
G: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, well you keep refering to "The Broadway Theatre" so I though there was only one

It was a good thing my other buddy was there or I might have either attacked this girl for not knowing or slit my wrists at the sad state of theatre education in today's school systems.
Updated On: 8/8/04 at 11:22 PM
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#5
Posted: 8/8/04 at 11:29pm
Good thing you didn't also try to explain that there is a theatre called the Broadway.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#6
Posted: 8/8/04 at 11:35pm
And confuse her fisher-price brain even more so?
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#7
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:06am
I'm so very frightened...
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#8
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:21am
I have those conversations too, but they usually go like this:
Other Person: Whats that your listening to?
Me: Broadway showtunes
Other Person: Thats nice
(conversation ends)
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#9
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:35am
That "Other Person" is obviously homophobic.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#10
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:40am
Relentless...
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#11
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:42am
Well, as a gay man, I'm bobophobic myself. I'm gay.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#12
Posted: 8/9/04 at 2:33am
Namo, go find yourself.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#13
Posted: 8/9/04 at 2:35am
It makes me fear for the future of the world whenever I hear of people who have never been exposed to showtunes.

A little less emo + A lot more showtunes = A lot of better people
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#14
Posted: 8/9/04 at 8:45am
broadwaystar2b...do I know about this conversation? Is it the one I'm thinking of? ::shakes head::

I also love how people think RENT is a typical opera...highly amusing.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#15
Posted: 8/9/04 at 9:39am
I'm not sure if you were there or not, but it was on the way to some pep rally or some "event" in the gym.

I love how the family season subscribers go to Rent thinking it's just another Broadway musical. Then the amps come on...
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#16
Posted: 8/9/04 at 12:33pm
Not exactly on topic but when I have the army call and ask me what I am majoring in (Music Ed with a minor in theatre), they get really quiet for a few seconds, then quickly say thank you and goodbye. I LOVE MY MAJOR! re: you've never heard of showtunes?
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#17
Posted: 8/9/04 at 12:39pm
"A little less emo + A lot more showtunes = A lot of better people"

Can I get an amen? My ex-boyfriend would go to countless hard core emo shows to scream songs about hating girlfriends and so on. He'd always ask me, why do you like Broadway shows? "Well, I don't know, they make me happy, as opposed to making me want to slit my wrists?" Emo is fine in moderation but come on now...
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#18
Posted: 8/9/04 at 12:44pm
I love showtunes because of the lyrics, personally. Some of the music out there is just mindless, repetitive, too loud junk, but showtunes have to tell a story, so the lyrics are usually much more thoughtful.

Soccer moms and eight year olds at Rent make me laugh.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#19
Posted: 8/9/04 at 12:47pm
Son of- I love the story!

And guys, although showtunes are wonderful, you can't expect everyone to know what it is, and listen to it. To them, showtunes are stupid, cheesy, boring, etc. Of course they're wrong, but we're all different. If this whole world listened to musicals...hmm..
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#20
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:10pm
That is one of the reasons I tell people I love broadway. The music tells a story. I am a sucker for music that tells a story. I mean if you really listen to a lot of crap that is out there. It is saying the same thing over and over again. That's not interesting to me. Peole who only listen to one style of music baffle me too. That's like only watching football only and no other sport. You are missing a lot of great stuff. That is the synonym I like to use because it is one most people I know can relate.
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#21
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:19pm
haha those are hilarious. I get them sometimes.
when people ask me what what song I am listening to (which happens to be a showtune) I tell them and then they just say oh and walk away. lol
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#22
Posted: 8/9/04 at 1:33pm
NightLaughs- thank you so much for understanding the over amounts of emo out there!
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#23
Posted: 8/9/04 at 5:00pm
broadwaystar2b, I thought you were referring to the incident at lunch..."So where is Broadway anyway? Is it like an actual place?" It makes me even sadder that there's another one...

And yeah, subscribers and RENT...last time I went the entire orchestra section was full of little old ladies and the balcony was filled with people my age...twas amusing. Most of the orchestra seats were empty after intermission...
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re: you've never heard of showtunes?#24
Posted: 8/9/04 at 5:25pm
i was listening to AIDA the other day at camp while flipping through my lyrics panthlet looking at the pictures and one of the counselors was like:
'Whatcha listening to?'

Me: AIDA
Counselor: Oh, the opera?
Me: No the broadway musical.
Counselor: oh. *looks at picture* nice picture.
Me: Yeah. That's Adam Pascal. He plays Radames.
Counselor: Oh...he's ugly.
Me: *long pause......* *me trying to hold back myself from jumping on top of her and beating her up*
Counselor: Maybe i should see that.
Me: it's fantastic you definitely should go see it.
Counselor: isn't the met closed for the summer though?
Me: it's at the palace theatre. on broadway. i gotta go. *shakes head and walks away*

i wanted to kill her so much.
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