Wednesday, September 9, 2009

To discuss making appropriate song selections for your audience

I kick-started my semi-professional singing career last night and boy were my feet tired oh andy that's a dumb old person joke stop making a fool of yourself.

I got asked to be the third person in a trio that does a several paid shows each year for organizations and clubs looking for entertainment. Of course, they could get cheaper entertainment by watching America's Next Top Model, but who am I to argue?

We had our first practice last night, picking songs for our show in mid-October. The show is for a womens' club full of elderly ladies... basically, my biggest fans.

Unfortunately, this meant two things:
A) I won't be able to ask for them to throw their panties at me like a rock star. No one needs to see that.
B) I won't be able to sing from the T-Pain catalog. "I'm gonna buy you a drank/Might make it that Ovaltine!"

I begrudgingly settled on what some people might consider "classics of American theater." We're doing selections primarily from "Oklahoma" and "Annie Get Your Gun," which should let me bust out some leather assless chaps.

The older audiences love those kind of Broadway standards, the same way Mariah Carey loves making career comebacks nobody requested.* You cater to what they want.

Since I'm always trying to prepare for the future, I thought I'd assemble some appropriate song choices for other types of audiences, trying to stick to the Broadway tunes, our group's focus.

Before I run the songs by my group, however, I thought I'd let you tell me what you think of these songs for the respective party host. That, and you guys seem to enjoy your musical-themed posts.
  • Paula Abdul: "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going," Dreamgirls
  • Anyone standing next to Megan Fox at an event: "Mr. Cellophane" Chicago
  • Real World cast: "Will I Lose My Dignity?" Rent
  • "18 & Counting's" Duggar family: "You'll Never Walk Alone" Carousel
  • Tara Reid: "I'm Just a Girl (Who Can't Say No)" Oklahoma
  • Donatella Versace: "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" My Fair Lady
  • Kim Kardashian: "The Internet Is for Porn," Avenue Q
  • Kate Gosselin: "Woe Is Me," The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Christina Hendricks: "When You Got It, Flaunt It" The Producers
  • Brett Favre: " I Want the Good Times Back," The Little Mermaid
Please feel free to add suggestions. It's for the good of my singing career!

* See-- if you read yesterday's post, you'll know this is an appropriate joke.


Amy xxoo said...

I love that a song from " Rent " scored a mentioned ( it is my favourite musical, after all )- but so badly disappointed that it had to be applied to the Real World cast.

Just one more thing that the Real World cast have ruined, really...

P.S I am finally getting to see " Wicked " in 2 weeks time! I tried for tickets when i was in NYC in 2005 - 4 years later, my dream is to be realised!

Racquel Valencia said...

I can count the number of musicals I've seen on stage on one hand, but I couldn't help but notice a distinct lack of "I Feel Pretty". Maybe that's a Tyra Banks number, though.

P said...

R Kelly - "Little Girls" from Annie.

May have to change some words but the title seems appropriate . . . ;)

Soda and Candy said...

Angelina Jolie - Mamma Mia

(because she buys AND makes babies!!! GET IT?)

siovhan said...

okay this made me snort laugh really loud. oh man. the duggar family. "i took my pregnancy test on a whim and whoops! there comes number 19!" weirdies.

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