October 20th, 2006
|01:19 pm - and now a round of That's Sad, That's Whoa Awesome|
Anna Russell, musical comedienne I remember most for her Ring Cycle and Gilbert & Sullivan parodies, has died at the age of 94. I confess I didn't know she'd lived through to the 2000s, as she exists solely in that musical niche of my memory along with Victor Borge and Flanders & Swann, warbling funny tunes with piano accompaniment through pips and pops of vinyl recordings.
On a completely unrelated note, Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock is being developed into a feature-length movie. And who will be executive producer? Ahmet Zappa, of all people.
That's ... whoa. Awesome.
Ahmet Zappa sounds like he should BE a Fraggle. Or maybe a pair of Fraggles.
Work your cares away,
Dancing's for another day.
Let the Fraggles play,
-- We're Ahmet, Zappa, Wembley, Boober, Red!
I never got to see that, no, but for some reason kept getting credited in VLO programs well into the late 90s, tho the last show I worked with them on was I think The Gondoliers in 1993.
Oh, that sounds like it was a wonderful experience. I would've loved to have seen her perform live.
And even if it's just in my head, I still always cry "Dance!" after the last sung note of any G&S finale because of her.
|Date:||October 23rd, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Man... I hadn't heard that she passed away. I've got two of her CDs, which unfortunately are missing some of the cuts from the LPs. I will have to listen to her today as tribute.