Sunday, February 2, 2014

205 Quiz Answer


Here’s the answer: A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch that centered on dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line.  The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming then the longest-running production in Broadway history.


 



(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "D" is for "Dan")
Here’s this week’s Berownial quiz question.  I wrote the following scenelet, thinking it might remind you of a well-known musical.  Name the musical.

“Dan – you’re here?  I thought you had a job.”

“‘Had’ is right; past tense.  I haven’t worked for weeks.  I heard a job was available here so I thought I’d better show up.”

“It’s not just a job.  There are eight spots open, so that explains the crowd.” 

“Right.  I never saw so many people for a job interview.  The line extends out onto the sidewalk.”

“Well, if they’re looking for eight folks, that means I may have a chance.  I really need this job.”

“Tell me about it.  I haven’t paid my rent for a couple of months.  You know Len Crain?  He’s the rogue doing the hiring.”

“Crain?  Oh god, now I know I’m not gonna make it.”

“Why?  You had problems with him in the past?”

“Yeah.  I ran into him a few times.  He just don’t like the way I look, or something.  I don’t know what he expects.  Should I come on real strong, accelerate and show I’m a takeover guy, real capable, or should I play it like more passive, more submissive – yes, Mr. Crain, you’re right, Mr. Crain.”

“I don’t know what to recommend.  I just hope the two of us don’t wind up in competition for the same spot.”

“Well, with eight jobs available, we’ve both got a shot.”

“Tell me, you ever consider getting out of this rat race, going into some other line of work?”

“Ha.  I’ve been in quite a few other lines of work.  From Burger King to Wendy’s.  No, seriously, this is what I should be doing.  I remember way back when I was five or so I saw this on tv and before I even knew for sure what it was I said – I can do that!”

 

 

 

 

33 comments:

kaykuala said...

A Chorus Line, I would think it is Berowne!

Hank

Berowne said...

Congrats to kaykuala, who has coughed up the first right answer.

Strummed Words said...

I can't guess....

Kathe W. said...

awww rats! I cannot come up with anything- BUT it sure is nice to have you back! Cheers! I'll keep pondering!

Gail said...

I have no ideal.

naturgesetz said...

Two thoughts — neither of which I've seen. I'll go with "A Chorus Line."

Berowne said...

Naturgesetz has joined us with the correct answer.

Roger Owen Green said...

Wild guess/ A Chorus Line

Berowne said...

Roger Owen Green has given us a "wild guess" - which happens to be right.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Don't know.

Helena said...

My mind's gone a musical blank. I know Hans Christian Andersen was looking for a job back in the day but my dad would turn in his 6-footer with the thought of Danny Kaye working in Burger King!

Good Luck to y'all!

Helen said...

Ya got me this week!

Susie Clevenger said...

I haven't a clue...

rel said...

Your a puzzler my friend.
I'm going to kick myself when the answer is revealed.

The Blog of Bee said...

A Chorus Line

Berowne said...

Bee of the Blog of Bee has the right answer.

Carver said...

Once again I can't guess but do enjoy the scene anyway. Carver, ABCW Team

Leslie: said...

Totally lost with this one, but will check back to see the answer.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

How to succeed in business?

Alice Audrey said...

I'd love to know what line of work Dan is in. I've got job interviews on the brain too.

Meryl said...

Like Roger, I'm making a wild guess...A Chorus Line?

Berowne said...

Meryl has also provided us with "a wild guess" - which also happens to be right.

Sheilagh Lee said...

I have no idea

Hildred said...

Good to see you back Berowne - have no answers for you this week, alas...

Kathe W. said...

Maybe it's Chorus Line?????

Jae Rose said...

This is a tough one..my internet search didn't help..I thought The producers..or nice Work if you can get it..but they didn't match..darn but well done

Berowne said...

Kathe W has just joined our merry band with the correct answer.

Truedessa said...

hmm pondering had to do a bit of Google searching but, didn't come up with much..I will be curious to read the answer.

Katherine said...

Well, I'm not entirely sure. I was initially thinking Chorus line but now I'm think it may be RENT??

The Blog of Bee said...

It was the " I can do that!” that did it!

Sue said...

Oops! I came too late to this party.

Glad to see you and your quizzes back!

=)

Berowne said...

Yes, if you took that phrase to old Herr Google, he would have instantly provided the quiz answer.

Karen S. said...

Oh shucks, I was thinking all week, yes, even tried Google, and you know my result! I got nothing! So here I am to see what the answer was! No way was I ever going to get it!

 
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