A star-studded cast turns out for Marc Shaiman's "Prop 8 - The Musical."
- December 02, 2008
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Conceived and Written (six weeks later than he shoulda) by-Marc Shaiman
Directed and Staged by: Adam Shankman
Produced by Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman and Mike Farah
Associate Producer: Lauren Palmigiano
Edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis
Cast (in order of appearance)
California Gays and The People That Love Them
Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor, Nicole Parker
Proposition 8'ers and The People That Follow Them
Prop 8 Leader- John C. Reilly
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife- Allison Janney
Prop 8 Leader's #2 Wife- Kathy Najimy
Riffing Prop 8'er-Jenifer Lewis
A Preacher- Craig Robinson
Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell-Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke
The Frightened Villagers
Katharine "Kooks" Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise "Esi!" Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green
A Very Smart Fellow
Neil Patrick Harris
Marc "Marc" Shaiman
Co-Choreographer: Anne "Mama" Fletcher
Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf & Greg Hayes
Director of Photography: Michael Barrett
Camera Operators: Jake Szymanski, Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis
Production designer: Nelson Coates
Costume designer: Shanna Knecht
Costume assistants: Leslie Schilling, Annalisa Adams, Elizabeth Abate
Hair: Laura Sanchez
Make-up: Shauna O'Toole, Atticuss Sharp
Production sound: Bradford Craig
Production Assistant: Christin Trogan
Music editor: Lisa Jaime
Music assistant: Brian Naguit
Special Thanks to Adam McKay for the nudge
December 02, 2008
(singing) It's a brand new bright Obama day.
What a time to be black, a girl, or gay.
No, nothing could go wrong.
So, join us in this song of happy days, for
the gays, nothing can go wrong!
John C. Reilly: Look nobody's watching. It's time to spread
some hate and put it in the Constitution.
Allison Janney: Now? How?
John C. Reilly: Proposition 8!
(frightened) Proposition 8!
People listen to our plea. They'll teach
kids about sodomy!
That wasn't right. That's a lie!
But it worked, so we don't care.
Now you wish we'd all shut up.
But make our clothes, and fix our hair.
And our love's not a sin.
Well, the Bible says it's so.
Jack Black: Well, the Bible says a lot of things, you know?
Jack Black: Hey, how's it going?
John C. Reilly: Jesus, doesn't the Bible say these
people are an abomination?
Jack Black: Yeah, but you know it says
the exact same thing about
Jack Black: this shrimp cocktail.
Mmmm, shrimp cocktail.
John C. Reilly: ba ba ba ba baaaa. Leviticus says
that shellfish is an abomination.
Maya Rudolph: (speaking) What else does the Bible say Jesus?
Jack Black: (speaking) The Bible says a lot
of interesting things.
Jack Black: (singing) Like you can, stone your wife
or sell your daughter into slavery!
John C. Reilly: Well, we ignore those verses.
Jack Black: Well, then friend it seems to me, you
pick and choose.
We pick and choose.
Jack Black: Well please choose love instead of hate.
Besides your nation, was
Jack Black: built on separation, of church and state.
Jack Black: (speaking) See ya later, sinners.
(speaking) Bye Jesus. Goodbye Jesus. Bye.
I love you, Jesus.
Neil Patrick Harris: You know, here's another
thought to wrap things up.
Neil Patrick Harris: (singing) Oh, every time a gay or lesbian
finds love at the parade...
Neil Patrick Harris: There's money to be made.
Neil Patrick Harris: Each time two grooms say, paint the wedding
hall and lavender's the shade.
There's money to be made.
He has a point.
Neil Patrick Harris: Think of all the carriages and four
white horses. There's millions lost
Neil Patrick Harris: from all of your disapproving.
Well that's not good.
Neil Patrick Harris: Think of all the lawyers for the gay divorces.
Think of the tattoo removing.
We get it now. We've been such fools.
I can see. America's calling me.
Yes, gay marriages will save the economy!