The School Play
On Friday, I went to see my school’s play with a friend of mine. Why? Because it took place in the 1940s, during World War II. I was hoping to hear some celebrity references (after all, most of Hollywood’s leading men joined the military and fought in WWII), but I got something totally different instead.
The play turned out to be a knockoff of the Andrews Sisters, who were, as you probably know, the most famous singing group of the 1940s. They even went so far as to steal some of their lyrics, including lines from Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar.
Differences between the gals in the school play and the Andrews: The Andrews actually KNEW how to dance, they HAD lung capacity for fast-paced (and slow-paced) songs, they made soldiers HAPPY when they performed at USO clubs, and they did NOT sound like they were on helium (in a sad attempt to imitate their voices).
An aside: the acting was quite wooden as well.
Only my school can turn the art of stage acting into a travesty.