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December 02, 2008


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I don't think this was Gwon's version, but a musical version of "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" has played Chicago recently. It was "Bernice Bobs Her Mullet," and I think Thirteen Pocket did it at Theatre Building Chicago last year.

"The Boy Detective Fails" as a musical??? I'm having trouble thinking of moments in the House version of the play (which admittedly is not the same as the book) which really lend themselves to song, but if someone does the musical version here in Chi, I'll check it out.

Mark Jeffries

I had to look it up, but Joe Major wrote "Bernice Bobs Her Mullet." Technically, an entity of Mark Minton and his GF Jenn Rhoads called Southern Fried Productions did the show, but Thirteen Pocket may've been involved. Cute show, although Jess Godwin and Jenn could sing the phone book and I'd be captivated.


Eek! I just got another one. Stop sending me these doomsday emails, oh unnamed theatre company! You can count on me buying a full price ticket when you actually do the damn show. Till then, stop scaring the shit out of me.


Boy Detective was one of the sweatiest shows I've ever attended. I can't remember much about the play other than how uncomfortably hot I was the entire time.


Honestly, the second email from Unnamed Theatre Company was off-putting. Not because I received a second one, but because the basic premise of the ask this time sounded like Chicago's entire theater scene would die a slow, agonizing death if this theater were to go under. I like the UTC, a lot, and think their work is stellar. But please.

Mark Jeffries

Well, they did try to temper it with a few jokes from Public Radio Quizmaster/Board Member. I thought maybe PRQ/BM was going to toss it to Old Guy Public Radio News Anchor/Wacky Sidekick to see if a contributor would get OGPRNA/WS to record a message for their answering machine.

Meanwhile, I stand behind what Cast Member Who's Not a Company Member told me and that the show's getting produced despite the dire threats of the E-mails.


FYI, I think Mark and I are in danger of approaching acronym overload, PDQ.

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