When you’re a Jet
You’re a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin’ day.
“Jet Song” from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
In this latest interpretation of the American classic, the Jets are played by Lemurs and the Sharks by Chinchillas. Renegade director, Andrew Armadiaz, says that his hope is to revolutionize musical theatre by including lesser known rodent races. Skeptics say that many of his performers lack the polish of traditional rat, mouse and hamster led companies. Armadiaz said he can take the criticism as he is tough skinned. Critics fired back that making puns about being an armadillo is incredibly tacky.
Life Lessons Via Stephen Sondheim
- Careful the things you say, children will listen.
- Everybody’s got the right to be happy.
- A person should celebrate everything passing by.
- It’s the little things you do together that make perfect relationships.
- Everybody ought to have a maid.
- Nice is different than good.
- Don’t be afraid that it won’t be perfect. The only thing to be afraid of, really, is that it won’t be.
- Anything you do, let it come from you — then it will be new. Give us more to see.
- If you wanna bump it, bump it with a trumpet.
- And for God’s sake, finish the hat.
Ladies and gentlemen, Hipster Sondheim.
Making cheesy Sondheim Valentines at the moment.
This amuses me more than it should.