R.I.P. Vic Mizzy, theme music creator for TV show "The Addams Family."
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
October means Music Choice channel "Sounds of the Seasons" is playing Halloween music. It began on October 15. I've even heard more than I used to hear including "Halloween Scarols" where they take Christmas Carols and change the words to be Halloween-themed. I've heard sound effects, which really are excellent if you find a way to record it into a program on your MP3 player and play them when you drive around the rural areas. The sound of someone being murdered coming from your open top car, driving down a two-lane highway without streetlights... classic way to freak out the distant hermit living in a remote cabin. Here's the complete 2009 schedule in PDF format. The rest of the Music Choice channels can be found on this page.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
In case you missed it, tickets are on sale for The Addams Family Musical set to hit Broadway in spring of 2010. I've already got my ticket for March. I read about the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Yelp.com before purchasing a ticket and went for a 4th row front mezzanine seat. It is not cheap, but I am not holding out until I get to Times Square in hopes to finding a half-price, same-day ticket. When I searched Yelp, I noticed someone commented, paraphrasing, that if you sit below the mezzanine in the rear orchestra, you may not have a full view of the area high above the stage. This fact may or may not matter, depending on how the show is using any stage scenery. I'm not taking my chances.
If you cannot wait that long, then you can see it in the Windy City sometime between Nov. 13-Jan. 10 during its pre-Broadway world premiere run at the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre.
Who's playing Wednesday? Krysta Rodriguez - you can find her in videos online. I have to be objective that the director wants great singers who have great stage presence and from what I've seen, I have no problem with Rodriguez playing Wednesday. It's a separate production from the television shows and the movies and I hope Rodriguez can bring a part of her own dark humor to her performance as Wednesday.
See this article about the Edgar Allan Poe funeral ceremony this weekend in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun had a larger article late last week which includes a few quotes from Poe funeral officiator John Astin.