Wednesday, April 18, 2012

beyond fred, ginger & gene

Nearly a decade before "Glee," this was Todd Graff's “Camp,” a disarming 2003 film about a musical-theater camp for kids. The movie includes bits from a couple dozen songs by the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Stephen Sondheim and Winnie Holzman, but the highlight is the full staging of a number from the Hal David-Burt Bacharach musical-comedy, "Promises, Promises," with choreographer Jerry Mitchell recreating Michael Bennett's dance moves from the Broadway original. This is about as close as "Promises, Promises" will ever get to the big screen.

The number: “Turkey Lurkey Time”

The composer: Hal David and Burt Bacharach

The singers: Alana Allen, Dequina Moore, Tracee Beazer and company

The choreographer: Jerry Mitchell, based on Michael Bennett’s original staging

The dancers: Allen, Moore, Beazer and company

The cinematographer: Kip Bogdahn

The editor: Myron I. Kerstein

The production designer: Dina Goldman


Charlotte said...

Love this movie - love this musical moment."Cam" is way better than "Glee"

box office said...

Nice info, that was cool idea.