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Classic sitcom Green Acres to be adapted as a Broadway-bound musical
EW ^ | July 11, 2018

Posted on 07/11/2018 4:19:27 PM PDT by SMGFan

The latest classic TV show to get the musical treatment has been announced: CBS’s mid-60s hit Green Acres, about a married couple who’s made it in New York, only to return to the simple life on a country farm.

The show is officially in the works after years of trying to get it off the ground; way back in 2012, Variety reported that a stage production of Green Acres was in the “beginning stages,” but nothing came of the effort. It’s finally come together as part of the launching of Center Stage Capital, Inc., a new entertainment company set to present a portfolio of original musicals bound for Broadway and Off-Broadway. Green Acres The Musical will be produced by Center Stage Capital’s CEO Pam Laudenslager and Chief Operating Officer Colleen Lober, as well as TV veteran Richard Chapman.

Here’s the show’s official synopsis: “Green Acres The Musical is a fast-paced, contemporary story that features the best in comedy, music and dance. This is the spirited musical comedy love story of Oliver and Lisa Douglas. He is a high-powered, Manhattan attorney and she is an aspiring fashion designer and, together, they are living ‘the good life’ in New York City. Faced with the overwhelming pressure to run his family’s law firm and live up to his father’s reputation, Oliver longs for the simple life, but New York and all that it has to offer is Lisa’s perfect world. What happens when two people in love find themselves wanting opposite lives sends us on a journey that is both hilarious and filled with heart.”

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1 posted on 07/11/2018 4:19:27 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Trump sings Green Acres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiZqFGLAeAc


2 posted on 07/11/2018 4:20:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: SMGFan

I hope it shoosts to success.


3 posted on 07/11/2018 4:21:42 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: SMGFan

Ahhh, but have you ever heard Green Acres lyrics sung to “Purple Haze” melody?


4 posted on 07/11/2018 4:25:20 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: SMGFan

With Joy Behar as Arnold?


5 posted on 07/11/2018 4:27:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: SMGFan

I love that fickle Gov’t Employee - can’t remember his name ...


6 posted on 07/11/2018 4:29:26 PM PDT by 11th_VA (ItÂ’s the Enforcement Stupid)
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To: mkmensinger

Don’t insult Arnold!

As Lisa would say, “A pig is a person to another pig.”


7 posted on 07/11/2018 4:29:50 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SMGFan
It will be dreadful.

The gay Douglas couple will be Oliver and Larry Douglas an interracial transsexual couple. You figure out who is who.

The neighbors will be fruits and pervs. The plot will be the transformation of the Douglas farm into a socialist collective, with songs straight out of the rappin' jungle.
 

8 posted on 07/11/2018 4:31:15 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: SMGFan

They have to turn everything into a bloody musical.


9 posted on 07/11/2018 4:33:35 PM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: SMGFan
Lemme guess, Lisa Douglas is a trangendered black man.
10 posted on 07/11/2018 4:38:17 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SMGFan

David Spade as Mr. Haney, Louis Anderson as County Agent Kimball, Ellen DeGeneres as Ralph Monroe, Dice Clay as Fred Ziffle. Sean Hayes as Eb...


11 posted on 07/11/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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This will be a disaster. The whole success of Green Acres was the fabulous cast - who are either dead or drooling by now.

Who’s going to play Mr. Haney? Or Hank Kimball? Eb would probably be the easiest to replace - there are plenty of complete morons in Hollywierd who say dumb things without even the benefit of a great script.

Which is another problem. The liberals that write it will take out all the good humor for either not being politically correct, or being not correct politically.

To paraphrase Zero Mostel in “The Producers” - “This play has to close on page four.”


12 posted on 07/11/2018 4:41:11 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: 11th_VA

Mr Kimball
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-Jn32OCQ7ns


13 posted on 07/11/2018 4:41:27 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Yeah, you could be right there. Certainly there will be SOME big curve ball.

I loved Green Acres, which means they will definitely mess it up.


14 posted on 07/11/2018 4:41:28 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: SMGFan

Oh, for the love of....


15 posted on 07/11/2018 4:41:59 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: cld51860

Eddie Albert was a friend of my grandfather. I bet he’s rolling in his grave.


16 posted on 07/11/2018 4:43:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: 11th_VA

Mr Kimble was the County Agent.


17 posted on 07/11/2018 4:44:39 PM PDT by chickenlips (Has the NFL licensed knee pads yet?)
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To: 11th_VA

He couldn’t remember it either.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 4:45:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: rbg81

It was axed on CBS (as other shows) at the time for being too “rural”.


19 posted on 07/11/2018 4:45:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: chickenlips

I’m County Kimball your Hank Agent


20 posted on 07/11/2018 4:48:35 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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