YES. They actually DID do it again!
Stupid Songs LA decided to give several encore performances at the Rockwell Table & Stage this month including STUPID GOLD, a compilation of their most favorite chart toppers.
If I had to be honest, (and well I kind of do), their earlier 2015 Hollywood Fringe hits list was a categorically flawlessly weaved execution of musical revue sketch comedy. However, this ‘a la Forbidden Broadway’ style troupe never ceases to regale audiences and regular fans (like — A LOT OF THEM!) with their particular euphonious, outlandish, bon mot — STUPID GOLD prevailed exceptionally.
Aided by very special guests Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, The Artist, Galaxy Quest) & Brooke Dillman (Wrecked, The Middle), who performed original material on guitar as the amazing duo, The Tumbleweeds with exuberant and completely inappropriate renditions of Holiday Medley & Armageddon Excited!! [Can someone give me a “Dear Lord!”?], STUPID GOLD brought down the house with some of my own personal favorites including Bobby D sung by powerhouse Selyna Warren and Pleasure Town sung by the incomparable Carla Delaney who returned with a truly hysterical “chaser” of Nervous Compensation and Yael Berkovich in a practically X-rated Pregnancy Song. The complete song list is below.
Under the direction of über talent Keri Safran at the helm again with Emily Cohn (Alien Vs. Musical) joining as Music Director, 100% entertainment is to be found every single time. The company is unstoppable.
Carlo Capolupo returns on bass, with Jon Gray on drums and Special Guest Andrew Samples on Guitar.
Stupid Cast: Yael Berkovich, Tad Coughenour, Brant Cox, Sara Cravens, Jason Currie(In-House Music Director), Carla Delaney, Laura Hughes, Aaron Matijasic, Gabriel Oliva, Keri Safran, Marissa Shields, Selyna Warren & Sarah Wolter.
Here’s one they didn’t repeat. But Keri Safran singing ‘Goo’ is way too good to leave out! ;)
STUPID GOLD SONG LIST! 8/18/15 – Rockwell
STUPID GOLD: “Now that you’re here, order a beer. You have no choice!”
Xanadu written by Jeff Lynne; Lyrics by Keri Safran; Performed by Troupe
MY NEIGHBOR: “I think my neighbor murders girls!”
Music & Lyrics by Sarah Wolter; Performed by Sarah Wolter, Gabriel Oliva & Troupe
FARMER’S MARKET: “I come to check out Hot Dads, Hot Moms!”
Music, Lyrics and Performance by Sara Cravens & Andrew Samples
WITCHES WITH A “B”: “We’re witches…who are twats”
Music by Selyna Warren & Jason Currie, Lyrics by Selyna Warren; Performed by Selyna, Laura Hughes & Marissa Shields
WAY AHEAD OF MY TIME: “I’m…not like the other cavemen!”
Music & Lyrics by Peter Mills; Performed by Tad Coughenour
NERVOUS COMPENSATION: “When I get nervous, I overcompensate.”
Music, Lyrics & Impressions by Carla Delaney; Arrangements by Bryan Blaskie
SCREW LOOSE: “But I just don’t see the harm, in carving your name in my arm.”
Music & Lyrics by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger; Performed by Marissa Shields
L.S.B.F.: “You’re my Lover, my Spouse and-uh my Best Friend.”
Music by Jason Currie; Lyrics & Performance by Jason Currie & Keri Safran
BOBBY D: “I got a little crush on…Robert Durst!”
Music, Lyrics & Performed by Selyna Warren
EYE TO EYE: “You’ll never see your own Butt-Ho-o-o-o-ole! It’s impo-o-o-o-ssible!”
Music, Lyrics & Performed by Laura Hughes
I USED TO BE (Dad Bod): “My dad bod says I’m confident! And CrossFit SUCKS!”
Music & Lyrics by Jason Currie; Performed by Jason w/ Carla, Yael, Sara & Sarah
MISSI PYLE & BROOKE DILLMAN: Holiday Medley & Armageddon Excited!!
JUST A COUPLE A GUYS: “Do ya wanna go to the Eiffel Tower & spend some time with us?”
Music & Lyrics by Aaron Matijasic & Gabriel Oliva; Performed by Aaron, Gabriel & Troupe
TOO PRETTY: “I’m too pretty for cleaning floors while serving you whores.”
Music & Lyrics by Katie Thompson; Performed by Brant Cox
PLEASURE TOWN: “Yes I go to Funky Town…when my neighbors groooove!”
Music & Lyrics by Carla Delaney; Arr. by Bryan Blaskie; Performed by Carla Delaney w/ Troupe
PREGNANCY SONG: “It all starts…with fucking!”
Music & Lyrics by Kristin Anderson-Lopez; Performed by Yael Berkovich
NETFLIX: “I got that HBO Go, SHO-any-Time, Amazon Prime, I got that Neflix…”
Music, Lyrics & Performance by Sara Cravens & Andrew Samples
SATURDAY NIGHT (aka Cat Lady): “You think that’s disgusting? Well, FUCK YOU, I’m a…CAT LADY!”
Lyrics by Keri Safran & Jason Currie; Performed by Keri Safran & Troupe of CATS