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exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




I have a secret, and it's that I love finding the most godawful embarrassing examples of bad local theatre on youtube. I live for this poo poo, I know all the deep cuts; it sustains me.

Blacklick Valley - Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61wLklkddk

The GOAT, untouchable, everything about this performance is incredible. Marius wearing a beret and sounding like a choked mallard, the ABC Cafe all appearing as choir boys behind him, the baffling floor punch at the end. Simply amazing. This had disappeared off the internet for years, but a few heroes have re-uploaded most of the Blacklick Valley production of Les Mis for us all to see. Thank God.

Vancouver Island University Theatre - Omigod You Guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v8LF-YWKfo

I think this became somewhat of a meme a few years back because SNL did a parody of it. I've never seen that version, but this deserves a mention for how completely unrecognizable you can make a song from the original. All of Elle's sorority sisters being half her size and like 8 years old, the totally bizarre acting choices, Saleswoman #2 owning that poo poo, the horribly tacky dresses. Legendary.

Rural Retreat High School - It Takes Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Batzblz9FVs

This man does not hit a single thing that could be described as a note for the entire performance. The dedication, the boldness, the audacity.

Moeller High School - Summer Nights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKLz_XGX8DE

Another provocative performance from a male lead who cannot hit a single note. The stage being lit like a horror movie, turning a 3-minute song into a 5-minute dirge, I love it.

Those are some of my favorites, and while I could share more, I'd like to see some of yours! Give me your very worst examples of horrible theatre.

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Deep Glove Bruno
Sep 4, 2015

yung swamp thang

i would never even watch a youtube video of a good musical theater performance, and thus cannot contribute, but this is an astounding thing to be into and i wish you every success with the continuation of this thread.

this is like the time a super-elite record dealer on my record collecting forum just suddenly pivoted to "SELL ME ALL YOUR DOGSHIT SPOKEN WORD/NEW AGE CASSETTES" and buying up lots of hundreds of like ram das lectures from 1992 and tapes like "unlocking your child's inner voice". to me it's a totally baffling thing to seek out and spend time on but i have to respect it for that very reason.

Pasketti
Nov 8, 2017

lick lick lick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5sXsMBgwc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4JfDf4d6pQ

I found the full recording and tried to watch it once. I couldn't survive.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



No recording, but I saw a community theatre version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame that didn't have bells chiming. Quazimodo is pulling on ropes to ... silence. I know the budget is nothing, but at the very least they could have cued up a gonging sound on YouTube and stuck a microphone against a phone.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




Pasketti posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5sXsMBgwc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4JfDf4d6pQ

I found the full recording and tried to watch it once. I couldn't survive.

Oh my god I lost it at the part with the early 1900s-era newsies in... 1980s London? Buy me last pape, sir! This is truly hideous, good find.

I defy anyone to get through all 3 minutes, 55 seconds of this performance of Out Tonight. I've done so, multiple times, and it nearly killed me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWS6NUA6Uwo

Greg of Doom
Dec 22, 2021

by sebmojo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK3tZ60Fn8U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drQmUBqGEfs

Pasketti
Nov 8, 2017

lick lick lick


No idea what is going on here but it's art. Ambition off the charts. Everyone is giving it their all.
SO MANY PEOPLE FOR THIS WEIRD PROJECT TOO.
I'm in awe. This could never happen again.
HOLY poo poo MARGE'S DANCE.
What have you brought upon me? My life is ruined.

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Deep Glove Bruno
Sep 4, 2015

yung swamp thang

Pasketti posted:

No idea what is going on here but it's art. Ambition off the charts. Everyone is giving it their all.
SO MANY PEOPLE FOR THIS WEIRD PROJECT TOO.
I'm in awe. This could never happen again.
HOLY poo poo MARGE'S DANCE.
What have you brought upon me? My life is ruined.

your comment motivated me to click through after the video wouldn't embed. holy poo poo that is wild. i admit i skipped a lot of the chat but i feel that was the right way to experience this. someone needs to describe everything in this video in words because every aspect of it is a question that needs an answer in my mind. why is this about the seven deadly sins? why are there like 20 barts? why is this being filmed on like a full broadcast setup with overhead cams and stage-side cameras? who are the hundreds (?) of people doing this, and who are the hundreds more going APE poo poo in the crowd like they are watching the beatles at the hollywood bowl in like 1963? why is all the music basically 90s gay club voguing anthems? am i dead, and in hell?

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