“Hocka-boohoo;” a phrase we credit to the Front of House staff at the Shubert Theatre from a recent card they sent to the Producers after we posted closing. We love them so much- our dancing in the aisle, waving from the mezzanine, sassy, ushers.
Never one to shy away from a Hockadoo derivative phrase (“HockaTwo” for instance), closing needs something with a bit more gravitas. To that end, I am definitely in the market for a line from a scene or a song from Memphis that best captures the spirit of the show that we can use as part of our farewell gestures.
Why can’t I find the phrase? There are so many to choose from in this libretto!
Sometimes you can be in something so much that you can’t see clearly. All I see these days are hundreds of thousands of pictures-finding, sorting formatting pictures to release on Facebook. Tons of video footage, hours and hours of it creating warning signs on my computer that my memory space is almost full. P.S. yes that means that my laptop is almost entirely filled with Memphis content- that’s a lot of Memphis.
Questions run rampant as each day goes by and each Facebook post is released:
How “Memphis” is this?
Will the fans like it?
What about the cast?
Am I representing their experience accurately enough?
D’oh- why don’t I have pictures from [fill in the blank]?
WOWZA!! Chilling out is in order- as was yesterday’s mini-Snickers moment for the whole office. Those treats were definitely a necessary endorphin enhancing moment. We haven’t done the chocolate stress eating since before the TONYs in 2010…
So in order to chill and to avoid bringing my mouth guard to work (seriously considering it with the amount jaw tension building) I need your help.
Head back to Facebook and leave your suggestions.
Let me know what line or lyric you think BEST represents Memphis Broadway that we can use on a farewell card. I’m looking for a one-liner so dig in and get creative!
For all those who submit an idea, I am truly grateful! And if I use yours, I will be sending out a treat!