In Mr. Healy's article he mentions sports musicals as a possible way to bring back the waning male audience, or at least this has been the thought of some producers. There are jello heads out there who find nothing wrong with this line of thinking and have brought "Rocky," the musical to the Broadway Stage. My first thought when I read this was "Holy Shit, are their people out there that damn stupid?" I asked people at work if they might have an interest in seeing a musical reworking of "Rocky" and every single one of them got this glazed look of confused stupidity on their face. I informed all of them that at one point in the show a boxing ring slides out into the audience. None were impressed. One gentleman scratched his head and asked if it was for a dance sequence.
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According to Mr. Healy two recent shows, one of which is still playing, that bring out the guys are "Spamalot" and "The Book of Mormon." I've talked to people who have seen "Spamalot" and claimed it to be hysterical. While I don't know anyone who has seen "The Book of Mormon," from everything I've read it is filled with smutty humor. In other words, if you want guys buying tickets because they want to see the show you need to throw in a couple of tittie jokes. Wouldn't it be funny if the writers of "Rocky" threw in a couple of wisecracks about Adrianne's jugs and ticket sales went through the roof? I mean, hell, even gay guys will laugh at a good tittie joke. Of course that would mean the school buses wouldn't be offloading under the marquis, but would that be such a bad thing? Wouldn't it be better to have people buying tickets because they wanted to see the show, not because it was a tourist attraction? You know I might have enjoyed "Cats" more if those felines had gotten a little frisky and told a couple of tittie jokes?