Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Roller Skating Dwarf and Andrew Lloyd Webber


I reckon this is the first time a rollerskatin’ dwarf has appeared on this here blog.
My name’s Dixie and I co-own Grumpy’s Diner here in Oyster Bay, North Carolina. Now I know Olivia has gone and told you all about her fancy restaurant and that’s fine and dandy if your wallet’s stuffed full of bills, but if you’re lookin’ for some down-home Southern cookin’ and a lively décor (my place is decorated with posters from all the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. I just love his work, don’t you?), then come on in and sit a spell!
I can see that the Evita booth is taken by one of several sun-burned tourists and Olivia always claims the window booth, seein’ as she doesn’t care for Mr. Webber quite as much as I do, but you’re welcome to take a load off right here, in The Phantom of the Opera booth. Shoot, just thinkin’ of the phantom makes me all kinds of hungry and I am not thinkin’ of a cheeseburger right now, ladies. What is it about those masked men, anyway?

Oh, and see that? That’s my newly designed Starlight Express booth. I had to change the whole thing because folks kept complainin’ that they couldn’t focus on their bacon and eggs with our crucified Savior starin’ down at them. I guess they had a point, but Jesus Christ Superstar is still one of the finest musicals ever made.
You say you like musicals, too? Well, come on then. Don’t be shy. Tell me your favorite while I pour you some of my fine coffee and a fetch you a batch of my world famous cinnamon buns.

23 comments:

  1. I lurve Andrew Lloyd Webber. I can't wait for Love Never Dies to get to Australia.

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  2. Hi Dixie,

    My favorite musical of all time is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but I agree ALW is terrific.

    Skye

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  3. Hi Dixie,

    I sometimes catch myself singing Phantom or Jesus Christ Superstar songs to myself. Fortunately no one hears me! I'd love to come visit some time - you're really not all that far from me - and try some of those cinnamon buns!

    Grace

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  4. My favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is Evita, followed by Phantom of the Opera.

    I have so many favorite musicals including The Lion King, The Jersey Boys, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Hairspray

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  5. The Sound of Music and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Classic!

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  6. I do love ALW, but my favorite musicals are Les Miserables and A Chorus Line. Phantom might come in a close third. But ALL musicals are awesome, so it shouldn't be a contest, just a preference.

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  7. Never mind the musicals, I'm all about the shoes and I love those rollerblades. They are worth singing about.

    Thanks for adding a lot to a terrific read, Dixie.

    Charlotte Adams (via you know who)

    Charlotte Adams mysteries

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  8. Well, it's not ALW, and I'm not well-versed in Broadway musicals, but I LOVED Wicked. LOVED IT. A LOT.

    ~ Misa

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  9. Thanks for the coffee and cinnamon buns, Dixie. What a great diner!

    My parents took me to see Cats when I was little. I was enthralled, especially by the huge pieces of "trash" on the set (what does that say about me?)

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  10. I love musicals...and those roller skates! My favorite is "Cats." :)

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  11. Y'all should buy yourselves a pair of skates! Hook up a disco ball on the ceiling of your garage and turn up the Grease soundtrack! Ellery has this thang for the movie Xanadu, but without John Travolta it just doesn't do it for this dwarf.

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  12. A Little Night Music is my all time favorite. It's been great talking to you, Dixie, you're one of my favorites.

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  13. I'm a musical nut. Love, love, love them. Just saw a Broadway tour of Phantom last week, and it was fabulous. My favorite musical has to be WICKED, and my favorite movie musical is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

    Nice to meet you, Dixie, and that's an interesting tidbit about Xanadu... )

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  14. I'm an old-fashioned girl -- I love "The King and I." "This is a man who thinks with his heart, and his heart is not always wise ..." Sigh.

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  15. I am the karaoke queen of Lantana County (if I do say so myself), but I don't do many show tunes. The exception? Lola from "Damn Yankees." Now that's a song. Whewee!

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  16. Phantom, Wicked, Evita, Cats...my son was hooked on Cats, he wore out the VHS of it we had.

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  17. Dixie - I'm right with you on ALW, except maybe not his last couple after the Phantom. Ever seen Miss Saigon? The duet "I Still Believe" will tear your heart right out. And I'm sure your coffee is fine but have you got a little something for a tea drinker?

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  18. My all-time favorite musical is Les Misérables. But I love almost all musicals, Phantom is in my top ten and I can't remember how long ago it was I learned all the words to Jesus Christ Superstar. Wicked and Rent are great, too

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  19. I love show tunes, it's a guilty pleasure. I found myself humming "You're the One that I Want" from GREASE the other day!

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  20. Wonderful to have you here on Killer Characters Dixie. Just as you are a devoted fan of ALW, I am a big fan of O&H, Oscar and Hammerstein. I love all of their musicals, The King and I, Carrousel, Oklahoma, South Pacific etc
    I also love The Music Man.
    I am also a huge Gene Kelly fan. I adore Singing in the Rain and An American in Paris.
    I guess I flunked the test to name my favorite musical. I have too any favorites.

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  21. M fave musical is most definitely Les Mis, but Jesus Christ Superstar is the best of ALW (IMHO!)!!!

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  22. Dixie, you can bet I will be hanging around Grumpy's just as often as Ellery lets me! And it's not just your cinnamon buns and ALW posters - it's also those skates and that sass of yours - I can't stay away!

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  23. I'm partial to Cats since it was the first bit of his work that I saw live. I do love Phantom and Joseph. We love musicals in this house.

    Dixie, I'd love to learn more about you in the next book. When you showed up at the town meeting on your skates I loved it!

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