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“Walmartopia”…I’d Rather See “Xanadu”

In Are you kidding me?, Culture, Entertainment, Fun Stuff, Theater on September 6, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Picture from Ruby Washington/Ny Times

WalMart Off-Broadway!!! Oh dear God…

From Caryn James’ review of the NYC production:

“Walmartopia,” a time-traveling musical satire about the cultish power of big corporations, is meant for an upscale audience that would never set foot in a Wal-Mart (even if there were any in New York City). Everyone gets the point, though, because Wal-Mart has become an all-purpose symbol of corporate venality, which means that this play takes its scattershot aim at the easiest of targets. Its concept — the Wal-Martization of the world — seems tired on arrival.

So you mean the upscale people of NYC would rather go see “Walmartopia” instead of “Les Miserables”, “Chicago”, or “The Lion King?” I’m not so sure about that one. Now “Xanadu” on the other hand…I’m all over that!

More on the “Walmartopia” review here.

For the rest of you Xanadu fans…this is for you 😉 (Yes kids, this is considered a pop culture classic from 1980 starring Olivia Newton-John and the late Gene Kelly… don’t you dare ask me who Gene Kelly is.)

“Xanadu” – the long version at the end of the movie

The opening song “I’m Alive” by ELO with the beautiful daughters of Zeus

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