Monday, September 21, 2009

"Freddie's" in Arlington invites local theater groups to karaoke


“Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant” (Myspace page)in Arlington VA, near Crystal City, is holding a Karaoke session Monday nights, starting tonight, inviting performers from several area stage theaters. The series is called “Gay and Thespian”.

Much of the music that got performed tonight came from the show “Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz, especially the exhilarating song “Defying Gravity” (not to be confused with the recent ABC series). These were sung by Marc and Matt. Another song was “No Good Deed,” whose lyrics went into existential territory, suggesting people “do good” in order to get noticed and live in the limelight. “David” sang from “Songs of the New World.”

In 2004, I attempted to do the Karaoke of Smallville’s “Save Me” on Eager Street at Baltimore Pride.

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