Michael York and Liza Minnelli
(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "W" is for "Will")
Here’s this week’s Berownial quiz question: I wrote the following scenelet, thinking it might remind you of a famous musical. Name the musical.
Berlin, Germany, in the early 1930s.
“Come on, Will. Are you talking about the Austrian corporal? Don’t worry about him. He’s just a bag of hot air.”
“Really? Seems to me Hitler is something to worry about. He has quite a following.”
“But what does it add up to? A collection of dimwits marching about shouting heil! to each other in a combative way. His party, the National Socialists, does not represent the general population and will never amount to anything serious.”
“I hope you’re right. You’ve lived here for a full year so I guess you know more about this than I do. I realize I’m just a tourist.”
“Look at it this way. The German people are blessed with a large portion of common sense. They may have the occasional radical agitator to deal with, but he won’t win any general elections. My advice is, ignore local politics and especially ignore local politicians.”
“That’s easy to say, but I’m still concerned. Along with this Hitler movement, there’s the economic depression to worry about – it’s spreading around the world.”
“So that’s your theme now, to be permanently down in the dumps? What you need is a little cheering-up. Wasn’t that the original idea? To enjoy your visit to Germany?”
“But there’s so much bad stuff going on…”
“Listen, Will. We’re going to go out and have some fun. I know a great little spot, a sort of night club here in town where’s there music and comedy and beautiful girls. You’ll love it.”
“Sounds great, but I’m really not in the mood right now.”
“This joint will get you out of that sluggish mood, get you to enjoy life for a while. What good is sitting alone in your room? Come here the music play!”
(Also submitted to Sunday Scribblings)