Monday, May 14, 2007

Yipee!! The Musical!!

Word has it that a certain playwright connected to Connecticut College is hard at work on the manuscript of a new Broadway blockbuster called, “Yippee!! The New London Musical.” It will have a tryout and polishing season at the Goodspeed Opera House. It will have a trial run at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. The next stop is the bright lights of Broadway. It is sure to be the next “Annie.”

“Chim-chiminey, chim-chiminey, chim-chim-chareen/ When you’re in New London you’re full of baleen….” The Walt Disney Company has already contacted the playwright for options to put the whole production on ice.

“Chim-chimeny, chim-chiminey, chim-chim-charoom/ You go to New London to get covered with spume….” Twentieth Century Fox has already contacted the playwright for the film rights. The producers see this as a vehicle for the next generation of box office draws. They have a number of undiscovered hunks and sex symbols chomping at the bit to get the leads.

“Chim-chimeny, chim-chiminey, chim-chim-charerm/ New London’s a place overflowing with sperm…..” It is about time New London inspired a musical. It is a city set for operas, and it has an infectious tune. It is a city of convoluted plots, colorful characters and happy endings.

We not that the Portugese Fisherman in Hodges Square has a new sign. We note that the outdoor architecture on the bocci courts next to The Bulkely House is nearing its magnificent completion.

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