Camp is Getting a Sequel! Our Five Favorite Performances from the First Film

first_img4. “How Shall I See You Through My Tears”Sasha Allen opens the film with a spiritual song surrounded by a tribe of her peers. Wait, did Camp predict her role in the Hair revival? This prologue by Tony nominees Robert Telson and Lee Breuer does give off some major “Aquarius” vibes, but it also sets the tone for the film by showing the one final obstacle that these theater kids must face before reaching their summer sanctuary: junior prom. Camp Ovation marks a rebirth for all of them, but especially for Michael (Tony nominee Robin de Jesus), as poignantly indicated in this opening number. 3. “Turkey Lurkey Time”This number makes absolutely zero sense, but at least we can take solace in knowing that it doesn’t ever, really. YouTube is a treasure trove of tributes to the original sporadic choreography, but none capture it on the scale that Camp does. If you haven’t gotten neck spasms from attempting the routine, shame on you. And while we miss the crazy riffs that originally end the number, we appreciate that they’re replaced with the refrain of “I’m Still Here” from Follies. 1. “Here’s Where I Stand”“It’s about time they met their daughter.” Stop—we have chills already. If Nikki Taylor’s soulful start to the song by Michael Gore of Fame erm, fame, and Tony winner Lynn Ahrens gets you, wait for that belty modulation and the subsequent shot of Jenna’s tearful mom and finally accepting dad. And then when she’s escorted off stage, she CHARGES BACK TO DOWNSTAGE CENTER to conclude the song directly to her parents. If the sequel were just 90 minutes of this performance on loop with Anna Kendrick occasionally singing Sondheim (see below), we wouldn’t hate it. View Comments Camp Ovation will soon be back in session! A sequel of the theater-themed cult film Camp is officially in the works. Todd Graff, who wrote and directed the 2003 movie about a summer oasis for kids with a flair for the dramatic, announced that he will launch a crowdfunding campaign for the project shortly. Graff says fans can expect meta cameos from the original film’s stars (he hasn’t specified whom, but it did feature Anna Kendrick, Sasha Allen and Robin de Jesus) as well as the legendary Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy. While the sequel, currently titled Camp 2: Freaks In Nature, is a while away from becoming a reality, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to revisit the first film—particularly our favorite musical performances. Take a look below at our top five! 5. “And I Am Telling You”A white woman taking on an iconic black anthem: In the real world, it doesn’t always go over so great. Ask this 1994 Miss Arkansas. Or this 2013 Miss Lake Dardanelle. But here, it’s exactly what the title of the film promises to deliver. The combination of the dramatic updo with the rainbow sweater and poor little Petey giving us the best Curtis his pint-sized stature can is pure, well, camp. Hopefully, Dee (Allen) took over as Effie by opening night. But we’re still glad we have Ellen’s (Joanna Chilcoat) hilarious attempt. 2. “The Ladies Who Lunch”In 1998, a 12-year-old Anna Kendrick nabbed a Tony nomination for High Society. Five years later, she offered up a Sondheim double bill: First, she played Fredrika in New York City Opera’s A Little Night Music. Then came this now-iconic rendition of “The Ladies Who Lunch.” After weeks of being tormented Jill (Alana Allen), Fritzi finally gets her revenge, and it’s glorious. All productions of Company should feature Joanne stomping on a martini glass with her heel. And of course, this wasn’t the last of Kendrick’s Sondheim career.last_img read more

Fun Home Sets Broadway Departure Date

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Fun Home Related Shows View Commentscenter_img You don’t have much longer to visit the house on Maple Avenue. The Tony-winning Fun Home will shutter on September 10, 2016; at time of closing the musical will have played 26 previews and 582 regular performances at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home.Directed by Sam Gold, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s tuner was nominated for 12 Tony Awards in 2015 and won five, including Best Musical.The current cast of Fun Home includes Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Gabriella Pizzolo, Emily Skeggs, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez and Cole Grey.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Michael Cerveris & Judy Kuhn in ‘Fun Home'(Photo: Joan Marcus/Jenny Anderson)last_img read more

Three smart tips for credit unions looking to attract millennial members

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There are 83 million millennials in the United States. That, of course, is why so many businesses are courting these 15- to 33-year-olds. And why so many blog posts are written about them. I have been thinking about millennials as potential credit union members a bit lately (I’m hardly the only one). Perhaps it’s because, in a survey Axiaware is conducting for credit union decision-makers, we ask respondents to rate the importance and urgency of adding millennials as members.The responses are still coming in, and we plan to share them (you can sign up to receive the results by taking the survey:AXIAWARE CREDIT UNION PRIORITIES SURVEY.In the meantime, I wanted to share three tips published recently on attracting millennials that I thought made a lot of sense:1. Don’t Change Your NameCompanies across many industries have rebranded in recent years, dropping a traditional-sounding name for a made-up word that (presumably) has been focus-grouped and market-tested. The idea is a fresh, hip-sounding name will attract younger customers. I was pleased to read Olivier Raoust’s post on CU Insight that urged caution before making a name change. He even included the example of the credit union known as JDCU in Massachussets. Its original name – from its founding in 1912 – was Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. But recently, the credit union’s leaders had decided using an acronym was catchier. continue reading »last_img read more

Business Sailing Experience Cup as a unique combination of congress and sailing

first_imgBusiness conferences are increasingly trying to be different in order to differentiate themselves from the classic environments of concrete halls, and to that end one conference is moving to a sailboat as a unique set of congresses and sailing.From October 10 to 13, Trogir will host a unique model of business conferences. The Business Sailing Experience Cup, organized by the agency of the same name, will bring together experts from the digital industry, open innovation and the circular economy across Europe and sail the Adriatic Sea. A different concept of the Business Sailing Experience Agency provides participants with top lectures, but above all an unforgettable experience of sailboats and the Adriatic Sea.The new concept of business gatherings thus combines the relaxed atmosphere of sailboats, the Adriatic Sea and inspiring speeches by top experts. The conferences will have a base marina in which a large tent will be erected to serve as the main meeting place and all lectures will be held there. And while one part of the day is always reserved for socializing on land, the rest of the time will be spent in a regatta race through one of the most beautiful waters in the Mediterranean. The starting point will be the Baotic marina in Seget Donji, and the wind will carry the sailboats past Drvenik and Solta towards Hvar and the Pakleni islands, where they will spend the night and head back to Seget Donji the next day.”We made the business regatta primarily for the European market, focusing on countries that have a strong sailing tradition. So the participants who come are from countries that are known for their love of nautical but also their very strong economies. We have applications from the Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, but also from the region, such as Slovenia and Serbia”, Said Tom Gavazzi, director and founder of the agency.The Business Sailing Experience Cup is the umbrella name of the regatta, but the business conference itself is divided into 3 topics. The first is called the European Digital Industry Cup, with themes aimed at the digital industry. The second is the Global Open Innovation Cup, for an open innovation industry that is gaining momentum in today’s full of challenges and short deadlines. The third is the Circular Change Cup for professionals dealing with the circular economy.”People and the market are still looking for constant innovation. We at the Business Sailing Experience Agency no longer want to conform and do conferences that have been seen hundreds of times. It is necessary to come up with a more creative way and provide business people with additional content and a reason to set off on a 3-day trip. Sailing is an ideal platform for socializing and developing ideas because it puts a person in a specific way of thinking. The relaxation of the sea will serve us all to expand our horizonsGavazzi concluded.last_img read more

The lifecycle of a leaseback

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Private sector urges govt to lay out post-COVID-19 economic strategy

first_imgSusi, who owns various businesses, including an airline named after herself, Susi Air, said all non-cargo flights had been suspended in the past two months, causing the company to receive zero income. Yet, the company still needed to pay for various clearances, such as security clearance upon entering airports, plane ownership documents and pilot permits.“The government should suspend such obligations for businesspeople to pay non-tax receipts during the pandemic,” said Susi.Read also: Indonesian economy could shrink 3.9 percent if hit by second COVID-19 wave, OECD warnsThe Jakarta Post senior editor Endy Bayuni, also a speaker at the discussion, said the government had yet to lay out a clear strategy for restoring the economy. Meanwhile, the government had eased restrictions although the country still saw new COVID-19 cases. “The government keeps pushing for the new normal; yet it has not come up with any new strategy regarding which direction our economy is heading in,” said Endy, who is also a member of the Facebook Oversight Board.He added that a new economic strategy for job creation was necessary. “What I see is the opposite: The government seems to focus on tourism, which could hardly be revived in one or two years.”Endy cited the example of the European Union, which invested 875 billion euros (US$983.5 billion) to rebuild factories and reduce dependency on Chinese products.“They also aim for a green economy. The direction is clear; the private sector can then follow the rhythm of the government’s strategy,” he said.Noting that the role of the private sector had been reduced in the past years, Endy said the government should talk with private sector actors in tackling economic challenges after the pandemic.“Maybe it’s time for the government to restore confidence in the private sector and work together to build the economy for the people.”Topics : Businesspeople in the country are waiting for the government to announce a new economic strategy and guidelines amid its policy to relax COVID-19-related restrictions.Without such guidelines, the so-called new normal period would only leave enterprises with more uncertainty, said businesswoman and former maritime affairs and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti.“It’s business as usual in our country. [Businesses] have not been operating due to the outbreak, but the government keeps collecting non-tax revenues,” she said in a discussion held by the national COVID-19 task force on Friday.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Federal Government Shutdown

first_img National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement after Congress’ failure to pass a long-term funding solution for the federal government and prevent a shutdown.“I am frustrated we are in this situation as Pennsylvania relies on the federal government for funding and many services,” Governor Wolf said. “It is imperative that President Trump and Republican leaders in Washington get back to work before the impacts to states and critical services are more widely felt. I will work to manage the impact on state government to avoid disruption in the short term​. Chaos in Washington benefits no one and their failure to get bipartisan agreement is unacceptable.” ​State government continues to seek and take guidance from the federal government on the specific impacts to agencies, services, and federally funded employees. At this point in time, Pennsylvania is still assessing the full short-and-long term impacts of the federal budget situation on state government. Governor Wolf’s focus is on making sure we can deliver state services to the citizens of Pennsylvania. January 20, 2018 Governor Wolf Statement on Federal Government Shutdowncenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Qld’s property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with stronger price growth

first_imgThe West End property market is predicted to perform well in 2018.QUEENSLAND’S property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with predictions prices could grow faster than they did in 2017.While southern capitals were expected to experience price drops, after a year of substantial growth, other capital cities, including Brisbane were more likely to experience positive conditions.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said an improved job market and an increase in migration meant price growth in Brisbane could potentially be higher in 2018.And he said regional Queensland markets, particularly those around mining regions, were also likely to improve as values bottomed out after a long and substantial decline.In many of those areas listings had started to drop and sales numbers had started to rise, which would lead to some gradual price gains.Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland said the start of 2018 would be strong for the property market.“November is always our best month for sales and the best quarter is always the three months to March, so it’s the best time to sell,’’ he said. West End, where this unit at Forbes St , is already under contract is predicted to perform well in 2018. Picture: realestate.com.au“If people didn’t sell the house by Christmas then they are on a mission to get their house sold and the kids into school as soon as possible in the new year.’’He said the Brisbane market would fire back up by mid-January, although the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast markets would be strong the whole time through Christmas and New Year.Mr Warland described the Queensland market as much more “stable and confident than southern markets”. “We see at least three to five people bidding at auctions in Brisbane and you can get a genuine picture of what the market confidence is, whereas in Sydney they get upset if they don’t have 15 to 20 people registered to bid, it’s so erratic.’’Suburbs to watch in 2018 were Carina and West End, he said.“After five years of solid price growth, Carina’s median price steadied in 2017, to be up just 0.5 per cent to $660,000. There were only 96 houses sold in Carina in 2017, compared to 136 the year before. We believe there to be good buying opportunities in Carina in 2018, as it’s sought-after for its good road infrastructure and quality schools. There’s lots of big blocks and development potential.’’More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Cannon Hill, where this home at 65 Dahlia St, is listed for sale, is tipped to perform well in 2018. Picture: realestate.com.au“West End will always be a good property decision as it sits in the Brisbane State High School catchment area but houses are in limited supply in West End. So buyers have to move quick as they often miss out,’’ he said.Place CEO Damian Hackett said some pockets of the inner city had experienced double digit capital growth of up to nearly 15 per cent, in 2017 and he tipped steady growth to continue.“Suburbs that are on the cusp of areas that boomed this year will increase in popularity and price, including Cannon Hill, Mount Gravatt East, Lutwyche, Kenmore and surrounds,” he said.“These areas still offer affordability, easy access to the CBD, local amenities and great school catchments.’’Mr Hackett predicted more favourable buying conditions for owner occupiers in 2018, particularly those looking to buy for less than $800,000 as a result of decreased competition from investors.“Brisbane’s $3 million plus market has remained strong; stock has been limited this year, which has driven competition, along with interest from interstate and expats. “And we expect to see that trend continue into the new year, with Brisbane presenting itself as an attractive place to live where you can still get more bang for your buck in luxury market.’’Martin Hood, of RE/MAX Riverside, said 2018 would bring more stock and greater interstate migration which would lift demand.A recent open for a Corinda property priced at $1 million attracted five serious buyers – all from interstate.At the affordable end of the market, he said Forest Lake was going strong at the moment.“I am actually selling a house at Forest Lake at the moment and the inquiry knocks me over,’’ he said.“I think that people are trying to not overcommit, trying to keep where it is affordable and not get caught out.’’LJ Hooker’s predictions report tips one of the big trends for property in 2018 will be that bitcoin transactions become more common.“The rise in the popularity of crypto currencies, around the world, has inevitable reached Australian property markets. LJ Hooker has seen a number of listings this year where sellers have asked for, or accepted, Bitcoin as payment, or part payment, for their property,’’ it said.It also said listing numbers would remain elevated through the start of the year as owners looked to cash in on recent strong price growth.“The rise in listings means more choice for all buyers in the market, however, first home buyers should be practically active as investor demand remains soft. One downside to having less investors in the market is that rents have the potential to rise, as rental availability falls and population growth continues.’’last_img read more

Families are seizing upon large blocks of land in Wakerley

first_img55 Ivy Crescent, WakerleyBUYERS are willing to pay top dollar for modern family homes in Wakerley because they are in such short supply, a local real estate agent says.Place Manly lead agent Ian Walkley said there were limited modern homes on big blocks of land so when they came up, they sold quickly.“We’ve got a backlog of buyers looking for homes like this in the area,” Mr Walkley said.He recently sold a two-storey four-bedroom home at 55 Ivy Crescent, which is on an 800sq m block, for $1,020,000. He said it generated a lot of interest in the couple of weeks that it was on the market because it had wide street frontage and a triple garage.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202055 Ivy Crescent, Wakerley“The people that made the best offer were from Sydney,” Mr Walkley said.“The family has teenage children so they wanted to have lots of room for the kids.“They’re actually going to build extensions on the house as well.”He also sold a similar home at 40 Red Gum Crescent for more than $1 million in two days.He said it was a good time for buyers who were looking for family homes because a number of them were about to hit the market in coming weeks.last_img read more

Carriers to cut Kalibo ops as COVID-19 threat persists

first_imgThese workers roam around the vicinity of the Kalibo International Airport. JUN AGUIRRE/PN KALIBO, Aklan – As the threat of the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) persists, more airline companies have announced furtherreduction of their operation at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA),according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP-Kalibo chief Engr. Eusebio MonserateJr. said KIA will have no more international flights beginning March 8 thisyear.  Monserate added the global scare of theCOVID-19 has prompted various carriers operating at the KIA to halt their services.Some of the airlines that will expand their suspension of flights includeAirAsia and Pan Pacific. “The CAAP central office has noadvisories against any travel ban for now. The cancellation of flights was thedecision of the airline companies themselves,” Monserate explained. Monserate, however, clarified that the suspensionis indefinite. center_img “There are also chartered flightsscheduled on March 23 and 25. From then, we will await for advisories if whenthe international flights would resume,” he added. On March 1, a flight was expected toarrive to KIA from Taiwan but was cancelled. The last international flights to bringpassengers to the KIA will be coming from Incheon and Busan – both cities fromSouth Korea on March 7. Monserate noted that the KIA willcontinue to operate their three domestic flights from and to Manila, Cebu andClark./PNlast_img read more