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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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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

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