Monday, June 29, 2015

Posters

If you haven't checked out the advertising posters page in awhile and you like to see those, head over to the page....

http://paramountplayhouse.blogspot.com/p/2015-posters.html

More posters for July then ever before!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Night Players Show tonight

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The Paramount Players will be doing a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 8pm slt... we'll bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. We hope to see you there.

We have a special guest dancer! Lilangel is dropping off and dropping off clothes?!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Night Players peek

This Friday, us Players are doing a show at 8pm slt, in our Night Players Theatre. So why not have a sneek peek for the show today?! But what to sneek a peek at?! Why not something yummy... 

Unfortunately no facts about the song can be found other than it not being a hit for Kylie Minogue. Not sure why though, it seems to be a hit now!

Kylie Minogue - Chocolate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbreDySk54

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Latestest Sneek Peek

I lost count on the sneek peeks again, but before our last Retro Rewind show... let's have one more shall we!


Inspired by the movie Magic Mike, Lotta choreographed her husband's dance for this month. I saw the movie years ago and thought, "Path can do that." And well he did!

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
"Pony" is the debut single of American R&B singer Ginuwine, released as a single from his first LP Ginuwine...The Bachelor in 1996. The song was written by Ginuwine with Swing Mob associates Static Major and Timbaland, who produced the recording. The song's lyrics describe a blatant sexual come-on: "If you're horny, let's do it / Ride it; my pony."

The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for two weeks from November 16, 1996 to November 30, 1996 and reached number six on Billboard's Hot 100 on November 23, 1996.
 
Ginuwine - Pony 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbnoG2dsUk0

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pictures!!

So, new pictures of our show are up. Most are from Saturday, June 6th show, few are from last night. ENJOY!!! click on the performance 2015 page up top!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Retro Rewind Part 2!

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Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you June 13th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Retro Rewind.

Retro style is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past.

The term retro has been in use since the 1970s to describe on the one hand new artifacts that self-consciously refer to particular modes, techniques, and materials of the past.  Retro style refers to new things that display characteristics of the past. So come to the Paramount where this month we take you back in time.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sneeky Peek Part ???

I lost count on the sneek peeks! Sneaky peeks?! Anywho!

Before Saturday, I thought I'd send out another sneek preview of a song being done at our shows this month. Now, this song in the show is a remix so what's below won't be the same one you hear Saturday, but you get the idea! Who would do this song in a dance production?! You'll be amazed at what our dancer at Paramount has come up with for this song. 

Here are some song facts for you to enjoy...
Written by the group's lead singer Holly Johnson, bassist Mark O'Toole and drummer Peter Gill, "Relax" was the first Frankie Goes to Hollywood single, and by far their biggest American hit (they had two other chart-toppers in their native UK: "Two Tribes" and "The Power Of Love").
The basic idea of "relax, don't do it" came to Johnson one day in winter 1982 when he was late for rehearsals "walking very quickly along the central reservation of Princes Avenue in Toxteth." At that point, the band only consisted of Johnson, O'Toole and Gill.

The lyrics are relatively ambiguous, although the line "When you want to come" is clearly a reference to orgasm. To throw censors off the scent, when "Relax" first came out the band claimed publicly that it was written about "motivation." Later they confessed it was actually about "shagging."

Three music videos were made for this song. The first depicted the band in a Roman Empire bondage fantasy featuring simulated sodomy, Paul Rutherford's bare bottom and a group of bondage fetishists chained to scaffolding. It was banned by both MTV and the BBC. The second video, shown primarily in the UK, featured the band (pretending to) perform the song while standing in front of green laserlight. The third video, shown primarily in the US, featured the band in a live performance setting (performing along to the studio track) while being kissed and hugged by adoring concertgoers.

The release of "Relax" was promoted by a variety of widely distributed T-shirts bearing the legendary "Frankie Say..." quotes, such as "Frankie Say RELAX Don't Do It."

This shirt gets a cameo in a season 3 episode of the TV series Friends during a scene where Ross (David Schwimmer) is taking back his stuff from Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) after the break up. Knowing she likes to sleep in the shirt, he asks for it back, even though it hasn't fit him since was 15. He puts on the way-too-tight T-shirt and declares, "I'm going to take the rest of my stuff and relax in my favorite shirt." He later returns the shirt in a sign of reconciliation.


Relax don't do it - Frankie goes to Hollywood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_2entulkw

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Night Players Show Tonight

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The Paramount Players will be doing a monthly "after hours" show. Starting at 6pm slt... we'll bring you the same performance quality we do at our Saturday shows, maybe a little more skin... little less costume. We hope to see you there.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Retro Rewind tonight!

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Come join us for an evening of classy but sassy entertainment as we the PARAMOUNT GRAND THEATRE, the Paramount dancers dance for you June 6th at 7pm slt, in our new show, Retro Rewind.

Retro style is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past.

The term retro has been in use since the 1970s to describe on the one hand new artifacts that self-consciously refer to particular modes, techniques, and materials of the past.  Retro style refers to new things that display characteristics of the past. So come to the Paramount where this month we take you back in time.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sneeky Peek Part 2

This Saturday is our brand new show, Retro Rewind. We are rewinding it back to the 1990's, but with a 1970's feel. Is that possible?! I say it is at least with this song, Groove is in the Heart!

(following taken from Wikipedia)
In the UK, the record was equally popular and was released as a double A-side with "What Is Love", and, with the UK single released with the subtitle "peanut butter mix" (because the single was heavily edited and completely omitted the contributions by Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip), it eventually reached number two during September 1990. Its placing second was due to a rule instituted in the UK Singles Chart in the 1980s, which settled any "ties" over chart positions due to equal sales: the single with sales that had increased most from the previous week would reside above the other. In September 1990, "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band and "Groove Is in the Heart" sold enough copies to be the joint number-one, but because of the ruling, Deee-Lite was relegated to the number two spot and "The Joker" topped the chart; this was the first and only time that this ruling had ever been implemented to break a tie for the number one position and the overriding factors which led to the ruling being implemented in this case was that "The Joker" had been one position lower in the chart the previous week than "Groove Is in The Heart", and "The Joker" was therefore deemed to be the bigger-selling of the two. Following the controversy and complaints from Deee-Lite's record company, WEA, the rule was scrapped and joint positions were once again allowed. "The Joker" spent a second week at the number one spot and thereafter convincingly outsold "Groove Is in the Heart".
Click here to listen... Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart" (Official Music Video)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Queenie interview

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Time for a NEW SHOW Sneeky Peek

This Saturday is our brand new show, Retro Rewind. Yes we've gone back in time once again to bring some new entertainment. That make any kind of sense to you!? We at Paramount don't like to make much sense! We just enjoy the dancing!This month, one of the dancers went back to 1976 for her song. 

(following taken from Wikipedia)
The song was prominently featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever and appears on its soundtrack album. Live performances of "You Should Be Dancing" during the 1979 Spirits Having Flown tour featured the Bee Gees' younger sibling, Andy Gibb, on backing vocals.

The Boston Celtics also play this song when they are about to win a basketball game in a convincing manner accompanied by the ever popular "Gino Time" video from the television show American Bandstand. Recently, the Tampa Bay Rays have started playing the song at home games between innings.

The song was also featured at the end of the film Despicable Me, in which the minions replace ballet music with the song so everyone (including both a reluctant-at-first Gru and a stranded Vector, who is still on the moon) can dance.

In November 2010, the song featured in the Christmas advert for British retail store Marks & Spencer.


Click here to listen...  Bee Gees - "You Should Be Dancing"