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  • Long Live the Loin Cloth!!!

    ORDDU: Greetings to all you swinging ducks out there--who know how to appreciate a man in a loin cloth almost as much as yours truly!! Have any of you heard the good news, yet? That, while TARZAN ROCKS may be taken away from us at Animal Kingdom, we'll at least be able to travel to New York and watch our favorite hunk swinging over the heads of audiences on BROADWAY?!?!

    ORWEN: And Phil Collins is, supposedly, writing more songs for the stage version of TARZAN--to help round out the show.

    ORDDU: Guess we'll have to find some freshly made broomsticks if we want to make the flight all the way from Morva to New York City!! In the meantime, we're just so happy to hear that Tarzan's career isn't over, after all--even though they no longer allow him to make appearances at the Disney theme parks. (sigh.)

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    Originally posted by Witches of Morva
    ORDDU: Greetings to all you swinging ducks out there--who know how to appreciate a man in a loin cloth almost as much as yours truly!! Have any of you heard the good news, yet? That, while TARZAN ROCKS may be taken away from us at Animal Kingdom, we'll at least be able to travel to New York and watch our favorite hunk swinging over the heads of audiences on BROADWAY?!?!

    ORWEN: And Phil Collins is, supposedly, writing more songs for the stage version of TARZAN--to help round out the show.

    ORDDU: Guess we'll have to find some freshly made broomsticks if we want to make the flight all the way from Morva to New York City!! In the meantime, we're just so happy to hear that Tarzan's career isn't over, after all--even though they no longer allow him to make appearances at the Disney theme parks. (sigh.)
    Well accoriding to everybody's favorite book, it's ment to be coming out in the middle of this year.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Witches of Morva
      ...And Phil Collins is, supposedly, writing more songs for the stage version of TARZAN--to help round out the show.
      Just what the world needs... more songs by Phil Collins... sigh...
      "George Bush... is only for now."
      Avenue Q

      Just because it's gone doesn't mean I changed my mind! :cwink:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Witches of Morva
        ORDDU: Guess we'll have to find some freshly made broomsticks if we want to make the flight all the way from Morva to New York City!! In the meantime, we're just so happy to hear that Tarzan's career isn't over, after all--even though they no longer allow him to make appearances at the Disney theme parks. (sigh.)
        Since when can't Tarzan make theme park appearances? I saw one of the last two times I was at Disneyland in Anaheim... I belive he was signing autographs with Jane by Tarzan's Treehouse as I was heading towards the Haunted Mansion on May 5. So, I'm pretty sure he's still around... unless they -JUST- decided no more Tarzan

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        • #5
          What has become of Broadway? Endless Cartoons and Movies becoming plays. At the beginning of the last century, stage actors wouldn't even do movies as they were so low brows and considered illegitimate. Now it's tv show to movie, then on to Broadway.
          When Bewitched wins all the Tonys, then it's a mattter of time till commercials become musicals. Doughboy- the musical.
          "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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          • #6
            I'm looking forward to the Claritin, Zoloft, and Viagra musicals myself.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MickeyJCA
              Just what the world needs... more songs by Phil Collins... sigh...
              Hear ya there... "You'll Be In My Heart" wasn't so bad... but man.... The "Tarzan" score is just not one of my favorites.

              I'm goin' to WDW in a few weeks with some friends and will have to sit through "Tarzan Rocks!" one last time because one of my friends is absolutely nutty for it.

              ......Which is OK because I'm going to drag him to an Arlo Guthrie show at Epcot!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ron10036
                Hear ya there... "You'll Be In My Heart" wasn't so bad... but man.... The "Tarzan" score is just not one of my favorites.
                I'll have to agree with that. Honestly though, if it wasn't for the loincloth and muscles I wouldn't have much reason to watch the movie. Rosie's not even a big enough draw for me. :o
                "George Bush... is only for now."
                Avenue Q

                Just because it's gone doesn't mean I changed my mind! :cwink:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cousin Orville
                  What has become of Broadway? Endless Cartoons and Movies becoming plays. At the beginning of the last century, stage actors wouldn't even do movies as they were so low brows and considered illegitimate. Now it's tv show to movie, then on to Broadway.
                  When Bewitched wins all the Tonys, then it's a mattter of time till commercials become musicals. Doughboy- the musical.
                  It's been a trend for years. As shows have become more expensive to produce, producers tend to go with either a property that the general public knows to adapt, and/or bring in TV stars to headline them. Tourists drive the business on Broadway.

                  But, if you think about it, most musicals throughout the history of Broadway have been based on some sort of source material... generally books and plays, but musicals based on films have become more popular in the past several years.

                  Not all are bad. "The Producers", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", and "The Full Monty" being three I can think of off the top of my head that are pretty good musicals in ther own right.

                  But crap like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" also sees the light of day... and I hear there's a musical of "Shrek" in the works.

                  I dunno about "Tarzan". It could surprise me. "The Lion King" certainly did. I don't think it has a great book, the music is OK, but the fact that Disney let Julie Taymor put a highly stylized vision on stage was the best thing about it. I saw that show seven years ago and still remember emotions brought about inside me based on its design and staging. "The Circle of Life" 15 minute opening number was worth the ticket price alone...
                  Last edited by RonNYC; 05-15-2005, 02:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    ORDDU: Yoo-hoo!! Master Gracey, duckling!! I just want you to know how much I hope you're RIGHT about Tarzan not being taken away from us for meet 'n greets at Disneyland. Our sources had told us he no longer makes apperances--now that Parade of the Stars is gone. And the last time my sisters and I visited the park out in CA--we inquired at Pest Relations, only to be told Tarzan was 'no longer with us'. A good friend of ours--who is an annual pass holder and who goes to Disneyland all the time--assured us, too, that our favorite man in a loin cloth has been missing in action for quite some time--in terms of meetings and greetings. But I hope this isn't really the case. If anyone else knows, do tell!

                    ORWEN: I guess we should also say that this proposed stage version of TARZAN isn't really a 'go' for sure. It's merely leaning in that direction as a strong possibility. So, maybe we shouldn't let the horse out of the barn before we're sure what's really going to happen..

                    ORDDU: Well, dear, if THIS witch has anything to say about it--and I most certainly DO--then audiences in New York WILL have the pleasure of looking up under that loin cloth as it swings over head!! Even if I have to use MAGIC to make it happen!

                    ORWEN: (sigh) Well, ducklings, there you have it. My sister, Orddu, can be pretty handy with an incantation when she wants something bad enough. Anyway, thanks to all for their comments about this!

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