3 'Tonight' Musical Sequences

Friday, April 22, 2011 11:09 PM By Simon

In a musical, there'll be a big sing-off. Oh, sure, they'll call it a the climax, the height of action, the emotional payoff, etc, what have you. But well all know it's when the title track is sung, and everyone flings their shirts off, and shit changes all over the place.

But before that, there's a penultimate song. A medley, really. When everyone's suiting up for the big show, singing a new song, or just a reworking of a previous song, all over town. You know. The boner song.

Here's some of those.

West Side Story, 'Tonight'

Well, yeah. The granddaddy of film musicals, West Side Story (probably) popularized this sort of song in movie musicals.

Repo the Genetic Opera, 'At the Opera Tonight'

One of the highlights of an admittedly shitty-ass musical about psycho organ repo men and genetic diseases and dystopian!Paris Hilton's face falling off, this song is predecessor to the, uh, big opera, and was apparently good enough to be the trailer. So there.

South Park, 'La Resistance'

Well, this is just boss, is this. I mean, do I've got to explain it?

Do you, my more patient and verbally talented compadres, have any more creative examples?


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

West Side Story rocks.

That is all.

April 23, 2011 at 6:40 PM