Tuesday, May 10, 2011

THE GREATEST MUSICAL EVER WRITTEN

Finally a piece of musical theater that will blow your mind.
By Alex Nagorski


I went to a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania called Muhlenberg College. Ranked one of the top (non-conservatory) theater schools in the country (esscuuuse me as I pat my weave), it was full of more theater queens than your Grindr app on a Saturday night at The Ritz.

What this experience taught me is that 1) gays will harmonize to anything -- including spoken word tracks (like slam poetry ... or Ke$ha) and 2) more often that not, I loathe musical theater. Bat Boy this. Fiddler on the Roof that. Urinetown? Fucking shoot me. And don't even get me started on Oklahama.

However, Muhlenberg did also teach me that there is one musical that I absolutely adore (well maybe not so much Muhlenberg so much as my lovely stoner 'Berg friends). I'd describe it for you, but the entire thing is under 20 minutes and available on YouTube (thanks to the incarnation of the Messiah who recorded/posted it), so I think it's best if you experience it on your own. Therefore, without further ado, prepare to have your mind completely blown by the genius, madness, and brilliance of 1,000 Cats. And just think of the versatility you'll show the next time you audition if you prepare 32 bars of a robot cat solo. Just sayin' ...

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Originally published on Crazytown Blog