Monday, January 24, 2011

Off Topic: Follow us on Twitter!

Yes, you heard correctly! There's a "You Know When You're a Theatre Geek" twitter! Follow us and enjoy theatre geek tweets throughout the week while you wait for new blogs. There will be tweets on all sorts of theatre related topics, so what are you waiting for? Log onto your twitter account and follow us! Our username is theatregeekwhen, and there's even a handy-dandy link over on the left if you don't feel like searching.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hiter and Nazis remind you of Springtime for Hitler

You're sitting in history class and your professor begins to discuss World War II. You go to Borders and you find a book on Nazis. You're watching the history channel and a documentary about Hitler comes on. You're flicking through the movie channels and you come across Schindler's List. And if you're a theatre geek, then Springtime for Hitler is probably bouncing around in your head.

Springtime for Hitler, the most famous song from the musical The Producers is a campy, almost offensive song satirizing Hiter and the Nazis. It's hard for a theatre geek to see a reminder of this topic and not get this song stuck in their head. Maybe it's in bad taste to make light of such a tragic point in history with tap dancing Nazis, but it's irresistibly funny. And after all, Mel Brooks, the writer of the song, even said that "if you bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."

If you're one of the few theatre geeks who hasn't heard this song, watch the video below. But be warned! Once you hear it, you can never turn back.