From: Andrew Strano
To: John Frankland
Subject: The Bad Boys Of Music Theatre Theatre People feature

 

 Hey Jizzle,

(I’m calling you Jizzle now… like that? It’s hardcore.) I’ve just been talking with Ian Nisbet over at Theatre People, and he’s asked if we’d like to put a feature up about our show… you know… A Fine Bromance. I said hellz yeah!
He says he wants it in an unconventional format, like you know… a fake email thread or something? I mean… I think that could be really original and funny! Have you got any thoughts though?

Anyways, you just keep singing slightly out of tune… or whatever it is you Jazz people do…
 

Keep it rizzle.
 

A – Dizzle.
 

Sent from my iPhone.

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From: John Frankland
To: Andrew Strano
Subject: Re: The Bad Boys Of Music Theatre Theatre People feature

 

The BBoMT -- A Fine BromanceAndrew,
 

Yes, Jizzle’s hardcore all right… just maybe not in the way you’re thinking. I’m gonna go ahead and say no to that as a nickname. And no one is EVER going to call you A –Dizzle. Ever.

As to funny ideas? Seriously? A fake email thread? Who does that? Awful. Just… Awful. I’m vetoing it right now.
 

Why don’t we consider some of these:
 

1. A History of the Bromance through literature – from Cain and Abel… probably not the best example… Romulus and Remus? Don’t they kill each other too? Maybe… Arthur and Lancelot? Paul and John? Hmm… Guinevere and Yoko kinda stuffed those up. Anyway. You see what I mean.
 

2. A HILARIOUS video blog in which we spoof both ourselves, and the blogging concept at large?! Eh? Now THAT’S comedy!
 

3. Point out our long history together and experience as performers by retelling the story of how we met? Complete with piggy-back, reference to my appearance being similar to certain rockstars (I’m talking about David Bowie)
 

I look forward to your feedback on these initial ideas. Which are much better than yours. Fake email thread…

Honestly.
 

Yours faithfully,
 

John Frankland

This email and all attachments are confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, delete it! Now! Even if it’s juicy gossip! In fact, ESPECIALLY if it’s juicy gossip!

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To: John Frankland
From: Anne(drew) of Green Gables
Subject: Re: Re: The Bad Boys Of Music Theatre Theatre People feature

 

Yo Brosephine,
 

I fired off your… (awful) “Ideas”… to Tim Ferguson (you know Tim – gave us that amazing quote, remembered as “the good-looking one” of the Doug Anthony Allstars , wrote that tops book on comedy writing [woah… I’m writing an email about a guy who wrote a book about writing – we just got meta!] The Cheeky Monkey guide to narrative comedy writing) Anyway, this is what Tim sent back…
 

>To: A-Dizzle
>
>From: T-Bone (that nickname really stuck, and I love it! Thanks A-bomb!)
>
>Subject: Re: Can you help me fix Jizzle’s horrible plans?

>
>Yo, yo, yo.
>
>First things first, Jizzle’s wrong man. I totally call you A-Dizzle. You’re right though his ideas

>certainly are “an awful, ill-formed mess of nothing” as you so eloquently put it.
>
>Ok, so 1. No. The people know a good Bromance when they see one – and they know you guys are

>like a singing JD and Turk/Joey and Chandler/Barney and Ted/Affleck and Damon… and yes A->Dizzle, you are Turk, Joey, Barney and Damon in those equations.
>
>2. As hot as you would look pretending to be that guy who cries about Britney for that whole time, I

>think you’re safer with some of your existing material… I mean… I didn’t call you guys “The

>Funniest Goddamn Act In Melbourne” for nothing! Give them a taste of SOUTHSIDE STORY… or

>your Chapel Teaser.
>
>As for 3… Does he ever shut up about the way he looks a bit like David Bowie?
>
>Maybe do some sort of give away? A Photo caption? And I say hit them with a blurb. Not literally.
>
>
>I miss you buddy… ditch the short guy. I have and it’s the best thing I ever did! Come hang!
>
>
>Love,
>T-Bone.
>
>
>Sent from Tim Ferguson’s iPhone

So I say we do that… Shoot me a starting point for our blurb then I’ll de-nerd it for you?
 

L8terz,
 

Sent from my iPhizzle 4. But not while holding both edges.

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To: Andrew Strano
From: John Frankland
Subject: A Fine Bromance Blurb

 

The BBoMT -- A Fine BromanceDear Andrew,
 

Here is a short epigraph that I penned to introduce the pitch. I would be grateful for your opinion on it.
 

" Join Andrew & John on a voyeuristic peek into the heart of the Bromantic relationship Tim Ferguson said was ‘The funniest goddamn act in Melbourne,’ letting you be the third wheel for a night of song and inappropriate, vaguely homo-erotic… um… friendship?"

I just want to say, I think Tim might have been a little unfair (and possibly a little jealous of my rockstar good looks), but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt… he does seem to have good taste!
 

John
 

This email and all attachments are confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete or find yourself set upon by rabid wolves.

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To: John (As in toilet? I’m running out of jokes about your name…)
From: The “A”-pple of your eye
Subject: Re:
A Fine Bromance Blurb
 

John Doe! (that’s a better one)
 

Ok, loved The blurb. Just made a few small changes… (Highlighted in bold!)
 

“Join Andrew, (tall, dark and handsome) & John (short and funny looking) in an AMAZING CABARET FIRST! Where they let you have a voyeuristic peek into the relationship Tim Ferguson said was "The funniest goddamn act in Melbourne", as the third wheel for a night of song and inappropriate, vaguely homo-erotic… um… friendship?”
 

Wow… typing all that shiz one fingered on the iPizzle took me the whole tram ride from work to the preview screening of Justin Bieber – Never Say Never!
 

The Diary of Anne-drew Frank.

Sent from my blurb is better than yours.

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To: A-Hole (Two can play at this game)
From: John Frankland
Subject: Re: Re:
A Fine Bromance Blurb

Andrew. Stop it. The name stuff is just getting mean now.

One more change to the blurb?

“Join Andrew, (tall, dark and handsome) & John (more talented than Andrew) in an AMAZING CABARET FIRST!* Where they let you have a voyeuristic peek into the relationship Tim Ferguson said was "The funniest goddamn act in Melbourne", as the third wheel for a night of song and inappropriate, vaguely homo-erotic… um… friendship?”
 

*May not be amazing. Or a cabaret first.
 

That ought to do it. There’s no need to keep bringing up the short thing… just because you’re tall, doesn’t mean you’re any good.

Can you send the blurb, YouTube links and some pictures for the caption competition to Ian and Theatre People now? Just not the ones with me in the pink pants. Even though they do show off my package.
 

John.
 

PS I can’t believe you’re going to see the Justin Bieber movie without me!!!! You KNOW I love him!

This email and all attachments are confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete or Dave Hughes will be coming to dinner.

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To: John Frankland
From: A-wesome
Subject: Sorry…

 

The BBoMT -- A Fine BromanceSorry… T-Bone only had one extra ticket, and he said we Tall-ies should “stick together”… all sounded a bit heightist to me, but I couldn’t say no to Justin Bieber! You KNOW he’s my hero.

Again, I’m actually really sorry you can’t make it… T-bone was even talking about Justin actually being there – I’ll try and get him to sign something for you?

Oh, and I’ve sent all the stuff off to Ian, just like you asked!

See you tomorrow for rehearsals!
 

(You know I love you right?)
 

An-tennae.
 

Sent from your iPhone while you weren’t looking.
 

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To: Ian Nisbet, Theatre People
From: A-Dizzle (Yeah, Boiiiiiiii!)
Subject: Theatre People Feature!

Yo there I-Nation!

Here’s the blurb for the show! If you could throw that up on the feature page along with this… uh… fake… email thread, this photo of John in his pink pants (you can totally see moose-knuckle!) for the caption competition (2 free tickets… yessssss!) and these two YouTube links, that’d be amazing!
 

Did I mention you guys rock my world?!

Ok, here goes:
 

“Join Andrew, (tall, dark and handsome) & John (short and not emailing this blurb to Theatre People) in an AMAZING CABARET FIRST!* taking a voyeuristic peek into the relationship Tim Ferguson said was "The funniest goddamn act in Melbourne", becoming the third wheel in a night of song and inappropriate, vaguely homo-erotic… um… friendship?”
 

*May not be amazing. Or a cabaret first.
 

Hope all this helps!

PS Tim Ferguson totes has some extra tickets to see Justin Bieber’s new film… want to join us??? (Just don’t tell Jizzle!!)

Love,

A-trocious!

Sent from ya mum’s iPhone (she didn’t know how to work it, so I helped her…)

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The Bad Boys of Music Theatre: A Fine Bromance

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Dates: 31st March – 23rd April (except 6th & 13th April)
Tickets: $25.00*, Tight Arse Tuesdays all tickets $17.50* (*plus transaction fee)
Times: 10:15pm, Sunday and Monday 10pm
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000, www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNdM7vQeJ-Y and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jm00CcxSHk

MICF: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2011/season/shows/bad-boys-of-music-theatre-a-fine-bromance/

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