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'Kismet,' Play About Muslim Poet, Pulled By School Over 9/11 Complaints
AOL ^ | 9/20/11 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/20/2011 12:21:05 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts

Edited on 09/20/2011 12:44:08 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. A western Pennsylvania school district has decided not to stage a Tony Award-winning musical about a Muslim street poet after members of the community complained about the play on the heels of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kismet; mohammedan; moslem; muslim; tolerance
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Didn't see this posted.

One for 'our' side?

1 posted on 09/20/2011 12:21:07 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Johnstown is a nine iron from Shanksville.


2 posted on 09/20/2011 12:24:35 PM PDT by cork
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Until conservatives start educating themselves in theatre, opera, film and ballet, we are going to have these stupidly stupid actions. How ridiculous.


3 posted on 09/20/2011 12:24:54 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

How about doing ‘El Cid’?....................


4 posted on 09/20/2011 12:25:24 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“One for ‘our’ side?”

I’m sure that after the ACLU hears about it, they will sue to force the school to do Kismet.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 12:26:39 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
How about the musical version of “Red Dawn?”
6 posted on 09/20/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Why was some POS like “Kismet” picked in the 1st place? To prove their tolerance and diversity BS for Muslims, that’s why. A%%holes! They couldn’t go with “West Side Story”? “Willie Wonka”? “Alice in Wonderland”? “Fiddler on the Roof”? “Guys and Dolls”?


7 posted on 09/20/2011 12:27:46 PM PDT by albie
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To: Red Badger

Good one!


8 posted on 09/20/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: freeangel

You know they will. After all, don’t folks have a “right” to “Kismet” per the Constitution?


9 posted on 09/20/2011 12:29:16 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I grew up listening to the soundtrack:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_(musical)

...and it's just a fine musical.

10 posted on 09/20/2011 12:33:24 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: albie

West Side Story - Too violent
Willie Wonka - Too much Big Sugar
Alice in Wonderland - PETA problems
Fiddler on the Roof - Too Jewish
Guys and Dolls - Too Hetero, homophobic..............


11 posted on 09/20/2011 12:34:18 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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Kismet is a musical with lyrics and musical adaptation (as well as some original music) by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Alexander Borodin, and a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis, based on Kismet, the 1911 play by Edward Knoblock.[1][2] The story concerns a wily poet who talks his way out of trouble several times; meanwhile, his beautiful daughter meets and falls in love with the young Caliph.

The musical was first produced on Broadway in 1953 and won the Tony Award for best musical in 1954. It was also successful in London's West End and has been given several revivals. A 1955 film version was released by MGM.

via Wikipedia
12 posted on 09/20/2011 12:34:42 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: cork

As a golfer, I hate to see “nine iron” and “Shanksville” used in the same sentence....just saying.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 12:35:44 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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http://goo.gl/MQWvM

The Broadway show ran when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn.

14 posted on 09/20/2011 12:36:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Being Muslim is inappropriate.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 12:37:23 PM PDT by elephantlips
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To: albie

You do realize that “Kismet” is an all-American Broadway show that starred the great Alfred Lunt? It showcases two of the most beautiful songs in the great American songbook: “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” and “Stranger in Paradise”. These songs were sung and recorded by American artists throughout the 50s and 60s. These songs provide an amazing and unusual opportunity for young singers to stretch their talent.

I can assure everyone of this board that the show has NOTHING to do with Jihadis. Only in your fevered imaginations.

You know, I live near an inner city - I want “West Side Story” banned. I also live in a country that has a lot of serial killers. So now I want “Sweeney Todd” banned.

You people are off your rocker!


16 posted on 09/20/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: miss marmelstein

But we could have yet another production of Oklahoma! My God man why wouldn’t you want to see Oklahoma! for the umpteenth time?

And as for people suggesting “West Side Story” I’d rather high schoolers weren’t forced to emulate knife-fighting Puerto Ricans thank you very much


17 posted on 09/20/2011 12:42:37 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: miss marmelstein

they are neculturny.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 12:42:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

What a stupid decision.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 12:46:32 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: miss marmelstein
I can assure everyone of this board that the show has NOTHING to do with Jihadis. Only in your fevered imaginations.

It's really a fun show. I mainly know it from the movie versions. The non-musical with Ronald Colman and the musical with Howard Keel. It's one of those stories written when Arabs were Romantic figures (of fun, mostly).

I knew the music was by Borodin, as I have heard his Polovtsian dances many times. However, I assumed Baubles, Bangles and Beads was probably original. One day, I was listening to Sirius/XM Symphony Hall in my office at work, as I usually do. A string quartet was playing, and I was sort of half listening. I kept getting Baubles, Bangles and Beads stuck in my head. I looked at the radio dial and saw that the string quartet was by Borodin; and thus was able to hear the source for the song. Borodin was a great part-time composer and full-time chemist.

20 posted on 09/20/2011 12:47:22 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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