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by SavoyGirl
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 15875

Re: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

When I hear "Habeas corpus" I can't help thinking of a song lyric from a musical (pretty much EVERYTHING makes me think of musicals...) "The whole truth, the whole truth Rah! Rah! Rah! Habeaus corpus, Sis, boom, bah! (It's from a less successful sequel to a Pulitzer Prize winning musical...Anyone? T...
by SavoyGirl
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/20/14 week
Replies: 25
Views: 3604

Re: FJs for the 10/20/14 week

Poor Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand...neither has ever won a Tony :( (Julie nominated 3 times - My Fair Lady, 1957; Camelot, 1961 and Victor/Victoria, 1996). But then they went Hollywood and both won Oscars for musical films (Mary Poppins and Funny Girl). And I WENT FIVE FOR FIVE THIS WEEK! I av...
by SavoyGirl
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

Don't know if it was because he wasn't getting film offers, but Preston did a lot of Broadway after his breakout with MUSIC MAN. Starred in BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS; won another Tony opposite Mary Martin in I DO, I DO; THE LION IN WINTER; MACK & MABEL, as well as shows that closed out of town (WE TAKE ...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 6815

Re: Friday, October 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tony Nominations Although she has appeared in only 2 Broadway musicals, she got Tony nominations for both, for 1962 & 1964. Ah, this is a category that would have tempted me to risk a Clavin. Shockingly, not an instaget as I initially focused on winners for those years: Carol Channing (nope), Vivie...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 213: The Cure For Triskaidekaphobia
Replies: 144
Views: 20196

Re: TD 213: The Cure For Triskaidekaphobia

4. Name one of the 13 famous people pictured below, each of whom was born in 1913. Name only is sufficient; you don’t need to include the number of your choice. If the image is not displaying properly inside the spoiler or you require more detail, click here (small) or here (large) for standalone i...
by SavoyGirl
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

Thank you Tigershark for creating such a fabulous quiz! Especially for giving me a chance to shine in this august assemblage. In the Jeopardy world I'm sort of a middleweight but this was an area where I could hold my head up high and stand toe-to-toe with the best. Lucked out hitting on a few singl...
by SavoyGirl
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

First came to know Sound of Music through the Broadway cast album and my two favorite songs were "How Can Love Survive?" and "No Way to Stop It". When my father took me to see the film when I was ten, I was bitterly disappointed that neither song was used. I wanted to stay and see the film again in ...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

Sorry, but I cannot comprehend someone who only likes three musicals (which 3 and why them?)
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 10959

Re: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh, and unless I am mistaken about George's and Ira's individual talents, Ira collaborated with George by writing lyrics, not by composing. Only one (famous) Gershwin is a composer. Brian Yes, and Ira wrote all the lyrics in "Rhapsody in Blue". My point, exactly. So there should have been no BMS. B...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

Tigershark wrote:The only reason I knew about The Happy Time is because Signature Theater in the DC area decided to feature Kander and Ebb in their season a couple years ago and did a production of it.

It's probably the least Kander & Ebb type show they ever wrote.
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

F. THE HAPPY TIME: CANADA – Singleton! (I am shocked that anyone got this one) SavoyGirl UNUSED I. A Man of No Importance: Ireland J. Pacific Overtures: Japan K. Passion: Italy I guess The Happy Time is only known to real musical theater geeks (like me!) I remember seeing Robert Goulet on the Tony ...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

Too many flies, too many flies...(one of my favorites). I am so lucky to have seen Daniels, da Silva, Cullum, and Howard, et al in the original production. 1776 was the first Broadway musical I ever saw, with those leads! John Cullum was the second replacement as Rutledge but was so good he got to ...
by SavoyGirl
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 212: Musical Theater
Replies: 234
Views: 25896

Re: TD 212: Musical Theater

The best Tony Award shows were produced by Alexander Cohen from the 60s to the 80s. All the awards - design, score, book, everything -- made it on the air, along with LOTS of entertainment. The greatest Tony show of all time was in 1971, the 25th anniversary, where they brought back performers from ...
by SavoyGirl
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What language(s) can you count from one to ten? (Added: Latin, Japanese, Hebrew)
Replies: 82
Views: 6874

Re: What language(s) can you count from one to ten? (Added: Latin, Japanese, Heb

Croatian.

When I was in elementary school, I actually did count to ten in Croatian as part of some sort of presentation in class. Since my mother died over forty years ago I haven't had occasion to speak the language with anyone else. Always spoke English with my father.
by SavoyGirl
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 8058

Re: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

a week or two ago, an player got a DD in the Rodgers and Hammerstein category. If I had gotten a DD in that category, I would have made it a true DD no matter what the scores were. Even if I had more than double my nearest opponent. Yes!!!!! Always happy to encounter another Broadway musicals geek!...
by SavoyGirl
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 134
Views: 11616

Re: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

However, there was a 49-star flag in use from July 4, 1959 to July 4, 1960 because Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959, but Hawaii didn't until August, after the new flag was flying. Therefore, the 49-star flag was obsolete six weeks after it was unfurled. Some years ago I was thrilled to find...
by SavoyGirl
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 11836

Re: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

mxc_takeshi wrote:
The last president in the book was George H.W. Bush- it came out in 1989.
In those days he wasn't yet George H.W. Bush. He was just plain old George Bush.

Another example of a retronym!
by SavoyGirl
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Towards an Appreciation of Julia Collins
Replies: 98
Views: 9195

Re: Towards an Appreciation of Julia Collins

For the record, the fact that the parts of Jeopardy that, for me, required the most effort (nailing down buzzer timing, broad-based knowledge outside "wheelhouse" categories, and most importantly not getting emotional and going on-tilt) seem to be effortless for Julia makes me concerned about the T...
by SavoyGirl
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 9970

Re: Friday, June 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

NHO David Kelley - is he a household name? Famous TV show creator in the 90s and 00s. He's come up a few times, most recently: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4394&highlight=david+kelley Good factoid for him: he won Emmys for Best Comedy and Best Drama series the same year. Also married t...
by SavoyGirl
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 151
Views: 12750

Re: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jumped for joy at the Rodgers & Hammerstein category (BTW, it's pronounced HammerSTINE, not HammerSTEEN). Would have gone all in on the DD in half a heartbeat. Long before I discovered Gilbert & Sullivan, R&H were my guys. Loved hearing Alex saying "I Enjoy Being a Girl". Somebody's got to excerpt ...