So, I’m heading a SongDance, bit of a last minute favor.
I’ve never done this type of thing before; so far I’m having fun.
In any case, the song we’re using is from a musical.
I love how because I’m the goy, I’m expected to have known the song.
And when I didn’t, I was expected to have Blockbuster card to rent the dvd to see it—I don’t have one.
Forget about that; it comes with the territory.
I still haven’t figured out though, why it’s okay to use “Non-Jewish” sources.
The Rock, The Music Man, Bond, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lord of the Dance, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Sound of Music, Oliver Twist, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Newsies, Hercules, Lion King. Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Miserables, Wicked, Abba, Fiddler on the Roof….these are just the first few that popped into my head.
Not that I’m well versed in them, but people feel the need to tell me where everything is from because, of course, they assume I know it already.
All of a sudden “Chachma ba’goyim ta’amin”?
Pick a side!
What happened, when I wanted to teach The Verger, Gary Soto’s poetry, Jane Yolen’s “Fat is not a FairyTale”, when I wanted to quote Bernard Shaw, and when the Scarlet Pimpernel was nixed too?
You tell me.