Ya Got Trouble!
Yes, it's true... the great American pool hall
has come to River City courtesy of Mayor Shinn. So why all the
ruckus? Pool actually means 'collective bet' and represents the
evils of society: smoking, drinking, and gambling. A poolroom
was originally a betting hall for horse racing. Horses like Dan
Patch! Open a pool hall, and those sinful habits are not far behind.
Who says, "Smite that devil and keep our young boys pure?"
Rehearsals move around this week so pay close attention.
Monday - The Fred in Peachtree City
Tuesday - The Fred in Peachtree City Thursday -
The fun continues as you all seem willing to be a little zany for the
camera. Don't see yourself in them yet? Keep checking.
And if you have some to share in the Gazette, send to Tony.
Shinn Family Photo
The Shinn Family: Mayor George, Eulalie, Zaneeta, Stella, Eleanor,
Martha, and Gracie gathered 'closely' for this family photo. Mayor
Shinn commented, "I'd like to marry them all off, but not to any wild
kid from the wrong side of town!"
that Tuesday night, June 10th, is our ice cream party right after
rehearsal at The Fred. We'll go to Marble Slab Creamery at
403 City Circle in PTC. See the map below.
We love the song, we'll love the dance, and
we've read it enough in the script. So who knows what
Billy's Whiz Bang
After serving in World War I, Wilford
H. "Captain Billy" Fawcett began printing a small bulletin of
barracks humor for disabled servicemen in a veterans' hospital. A
wholesaler picked up the publication and started selling it in hotels and
drugstores. Captain Billy's Whiz Bang is considered the great
grandfather of the National Lampoon and other humor magazines. It is
considered a mirror of contemporary society in the Roaring Twenties.
Note: If Captain Billy's Whiz Bang did not appear until after World War I,
then Prof. Harold Hill's line in The Music Man is an anachronism. -
that is not in its correct historical time.
Along the way, Meredith Willson wrote 40 songs for The
Music Man. 22 of them were cut. They include "You Don’t Have
to Kiss Me Goodnight" (sung by Tommy to Zaneeta), a partner song for
"My White Knight" harmonizing with "A Sadder but Wiser
Girl". "Iowuh" that had a Native American beat.
"Blessings" was written during the out-of-town run in
Philadelphia, but was dropped. Also dropped were "I’ve Already
Started to Try to Figure Out a Way to Work To Try to Get to You",
"I Found a Horseshoe", "My Baby",
"Tomorrow", "Chicago", and a salesman’s version of
"Ya Got Trouble".
Last week, you were asked about the original name of "The Music
Man." The answer is "The Silver Triangle." You
were also asked where 'sheep' are mentioned in the play. It is
toward the end of the play when Prof. Hill is apprehended, but the people
'stand up' for him. Mayor Shinn
says they "stand there like a cote of Shropshyre sheep."
Music Man’ goes
‘Into The Woods’
This Friday, our cast will watch their cast at Charles Wadsworth
Auditorium. See you then! Anyone want to join us for dinner
before the show? Contact Tony.
I'm never at a lack for imagination and certainly welcome advise. If
you have some fun ideas for the cast, let me know. For now, just
know a cast cook-out is coming next!