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February 9, 2006 10:54 PM   Subscribe

Of course, you've seen Get Your War On the comic strip, but have you seen Get Your War On, the Musical? It's playing in Austin, apparently to rave reviews and sold out shows. They even have photos of a performance.
posted by mathowie (23 comments total)

 
Hmm, I'd been planning to do geurrilla productions of my new filing technique is unstoppable in my office for kicks, but this certainly ups the ante.
posted by jrb223 at 11:12 PM on February 9, 2006


Negativland with visuals.

I'm into it.
posted by sourwookie at 11:30 PM on February 9, 2006


This seems like a good place to sing the praises of Rude Mechanicals' unexpectedly great theatrical production of Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces.
posted by escabeche at 11:57 PM on February 9, 2006


Can I mention for the 3rd or 4th time that the 2nd-from-the-top strip on this page is one of my all time faves?

Deep.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:07 AM on February 10, 2006


that looks like good clean fun.
posted by shmegegge at 12:08 AM on February 10, 2006


That musical looks simply irritating... All those characters with jaded sneers on their faces... Why would I be interested in that, no matter how much I agree with the message?

Must protest art always be so heavyhanded?
posted by stewiethegreat at 12:09 AM on February 10, 2006


Looks fun to me - I hope it makes its way to Boston!
posted by madamjujujive at 12:13 AM on February 10, 2006


I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the heads up.
posted by beth at 12:33 AM on February 10, 2006


I can't imagine how Get Your War On would translate to the stage, but I'd love to see it.
posted by furiousthought at 12:34 AM on February 10, 2006


Musical looks terrible. I love the comic.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:58 AM on February 10, 2006


This excites me.
posted by piratebowling at 2:03 AM on February 10, 2006


God, if you exist, please convince the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to do a performance of this so I can see it.

Thank you.
posted by Mikey-San at 2:04 AM on February 10, 2006


if you want protest art to also be propaganda, yes, pretty much it needs to be that heavy handed.

also note that GYWO isn't exactly trying for "art" but for ridicule by way of silliness and sarcasm.
posted by beerbajay at 2:53 AM on February 10, 2006


The Rude Mechanicals do fantastic work, and this production is no different. However, I don't want to disappoint, but it's not actually a musical. The dialogue is lifted directly from the comic, and there's a small usage of music (not original), but I wouldn't call it a musical.

It's not heavyhanded either. I've never laughed so hard at a subject that was so angering to me, especially anything under the moniker of "protest art." Definitely worth seeing.
posted by pogo at 5:32 AM on February 10, 2006


Quite a splash page. Listening to Bush bums me out. There, I said it.
posted by OmieWise at 5:38 AM on February 10, 2006


Ah I'm so envious. Please someone convince the Rude Mech people to record a performance so I can see it.
posted by funambulist at 5:53 AM on February 10, 2006


This doesn't look so jaded or sneery
posted by anthill at 6:35 AM on February 10, 2006


This looks really, really horrible. The only actual good part of the comics is the text anyway, the pictures are just placeholders as far as I'm concerned.

I mean, good luck to them and all, but... yeah.
posted by odinsdream at 8:30 AM on February 10, 2006


Yay! Gonna get my theatre on. I have tickets to see it tonight.
posted by lunalaguna at 9:31 AM on February 10, 2006


That shit still ain't funny. mnftiu always goes for the easiest possible joke.
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:36 AM on February 10, 2006


ignore sonofsamiam, he is clearly confusing mnftiu with garfield.
posted by lia at 12:15 PM on February 10, 2006


Damn, I was gonna go, too. Looks like tonight and tomorrow are sold out.
posted by blendor at 4:17 PM on February 10, 2006


ignore sonofsamiam, he is clearly confusing mnftiu with garfield.

They are easily distinguished because one always has recourse to the f-word as a last measure. And as a first measure.
posted by sonofsamiam at 6:22 AM on February 11, 2006


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