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BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES! The Reel Music of Hollywood Musical Revue in 2 Acts. Lyrics by: Billy Barnes : Music by: Billy Barnes : Musical Sequences Compiled and Conceived by: David Galligan and Ron Abel : Compiled and conceived by Ron Abel, Billy Barnes and David Galligan : From an original idea by Franklin R. Levy Off-Broadway - Criterion Center/Stage Left - Opened 5 May, 1989 - Closed 17 May, 1989 (12 previews + 3 perfs) SYNOPSIS The sound of movies is saluted in this cheerful musical cavalcade of wonderful songs and themes from the world’s favourites films. Fresh and fast-paced, Blame It On The Movies! is a nostalgic treat that covers more ground than your average Friday night at the karaoke bar, featuring unforgettable tunes fromThe Wizard Of Oz, Meet Me In St. Louis, The Pink Panther, Rocky, Psycho, Jaws, Gone With The Wind, Goldfinger, The Color Purple, Footloose and countless others, in a full-filled homage to movie musicals, screwball comedies, shoot-em-up westerns, sizzling screen romances, thrillers, action-adventure flicks, historical epics and auteurs alike. It’s the perfect celebration of the silver screen – onstage, live and in person – and a great way to get some of those movie buffs back into the theatre. So serve up the popcorn, sit back and enjoy! STORY ACT I (Blame It On the Movies, The Forties, The War Years, Foreign Film Tribute, Fox In Love) The cast is sitting on stage in movie theatre seats watching a scene from Now Voyager. After the clip has ended, they face they audience and sing. ("Music From the Movies") Just what would the movies be without music? They'd be nothing that's what! The rest of this revue shows us exactly what they mean. The first section is a tribute to the 1940s using such songs as "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca, "Aurora" from Hold That Ghost, "I Get the Neck of the Chicken" from Seven Days Leave, "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo" from Orchestra Wives, "A Gal In Calico" fromThe Time, The Place, and the Girl, "I Said No" from Sweater Girl, "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancin' In A Hurry" fromThe Fleet's In, "In Love In Vain" from Centennial Summer, "Jungle Love" from Her Jungle Love, "Road To Morocco" from Road To Morocco, "Full Moon and An Empty Heart" from Beyond the Blue Horizon, "Dream" from Out of This World, "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" from Broadway Rhythm, "The Fleet's In" fromThe Fleet's In, "The More I See You" from Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe, "I'll Buy That Dream" from Sing Your Way Home, "Shoo-Shoo Baby" from Follow the Boys, "You'll Never Know" from Hello, 'Frisco, Hello, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" from Meet Me In St. Louis, and "Make Way For Tomorrow" from Make Way For Tomorrow. Into the world of foreign films, the cast explores the music we have loved for so many years. This is represented by "A Man and A Moon" from A Man and A Moon which is danced for all the audience to enjoy. Twentieth Century Fox wrote some of the best love songs ever, and they are clearly represented in this show. Songs included: "The Best of Everything" fromThe Best of Everything, "April Love" from April Love, "A Certain Smile" from A Certain Smile, "Ruby" from Ruby Gentry, "Laura " from Laura, "The Long Hot Summer" fromThe Long Hot Summer, "Affair To Remember" from An Affair To Remember, "Two For the Road" from Two For the Road, "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" from Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. ACT II (Saturday Matinee, Oscar Losers, A Tribute to the Hollywood Film Score: A Place In the Sun, Finale) The act opens to reveal the cast wearing 3-D glasses and in a medley, brief sections of the following songs are