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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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To: SMGFan; chickenlips

Kimble, to Douglas: Now, what’s your name again?

Douglas, annoyed: Mr. Kimble!

Kimble: Wow, you have the same name as me!


21 posted on 07/11/2018 4:57:38 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SMGFan

Funniest **** ever!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=elvis+hitler+green+haze&view=detail&mid=DBE91E462C12A384FDB5DBE91E462C12A384FDB5&FORM=VIRE


22 posted on 07/11/2018 4:59:45 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masss could be farts)
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To: SMGFan

Will it get a modern update so they have to climb the pole to get cell coverage?


23 posted on 07/11/2018 5:00:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I can't tell if we live in an Erostocracy (rule by sex) or an Eristocracy (rule by strife and chaos))
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To: SMGFan

Will it get a modern update so they have to climb the pole to get cell coverage?


24 posted on 07/11/2018 5:00:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I can't tell if we live in an Erostocracy (rule by sex) or an Eristocracy (rule by strife and chaos))
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To: SMGFan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oH3aGitV74


25 posted on 07/11/2018 5:02:07 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masss could be farts)
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To: SMGFan

I’m having trouble figuring out how the homos will fit in.


26 posted on 07/11/2018 5:04:21 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES-GOD WITH US)
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To: SMGFan

There are some moments of Green Acres that are so hilarious they are unbelievable!


27 posted on 07/11/2018 5:05:28 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: SMGFan

This trend of revamping old shows and movies is just lazy. It is easier to copy than create.


28 posted on 07/11/2018 5:05:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SMGFan

:)


29 posted on 07/11/2018 5:07:55 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masss could be farts)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I remember they had at least one spin off: Petticoat Junction.


30 posted on 07/11/2018 5:11:33 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: mylife; SMGFan; chickenlips; 11th_VA

Apparently, county agenting is serious business.

Calhoun: County Agent with Jackie Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck - part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4E3KgFdZE


31 posted on 07/11/2018 5:11:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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So gay


32 posted on 07/11/2018 5:13:56 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: chickenlips
Mr Kimble was the County Agent.

I thought Mr. Kimball was, by far, the best character on the show..... Okay, maybe not by far, but he was certainly the best.....Well, not the best, but he was pretty good..... Actually, he was.....what was the question again?

33 posted on 07/11/2018 5:19:46 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Larry Lucido

Just ask McCloud LOL


34 posted on 07/11/2018 5:21:33 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masss could be farts)
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To: SMGFan

That’s Him !!! Hilarious!!!


35 posted on 07/11/2018 5:22:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It’s the Enforcement Stupid)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oh wait....as it turns out, I had it backwards. “Green Acres” was the spin off of “Petticoat Junction”. All these years, I had it wrong. :-0


36 posted on 07/11/2018 5:22:47 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: GreenHornet

I need to use that at our next staff meeting ... Lol !!!


37 posted on 07/11/2018 5:24:15 PM PDT by 11th_VA (It’s the Enforcement Stupid)
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To: rbg81
I remember they had at least one spin off: Petticoat Junction.

You got it backwards.

Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Paul Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971).

38 posted on 07/11/2018 5:44:43 PM PDT by higgmeister
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To: SMGFan
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39 posted on 07/11/2018 5:48:25 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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To: South Hawthorne

Rachel Dolezal could get a sex change.


40 posted on 07/11/2018 5:51:43 PM PDT by Klemper (And then... and ONLY then... do they get their only chance to come back into America the legal way.)
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