Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

A Straight Guy's Thoughts on Showtunes

Posted By on Thu, Feb 1, 2007 at 3:34 PM

Questionably straight correspondent Joe Tone is rooting hard for Ashley Spencer. That's her, not Tone, above.
A few weeks back, I wrote about Ashley Spencer, the local woman vying for Broadway fame on NBC's reality hit, Grease: You're the one that I want. I've since kept quiet about the show, not because it isn't awesome — oh, it is — but because sources tell me I'm now the target of an investigation by Ohio's Special Task Force to Eradicate Dudes Who Like Show tunes, a clandestine division of the Homo Police. But you know what? Fuck'em! I like chicks. I like football. [Editor's note: The previous two sentences were lies.] And damn it, I like Grease — the show, the movie and, yes, the musical. So here's your update. (If the coppers don't like it, they can come and get me. I'll be the one under my desk.) So Ashley, who's totally smokin', ripped it up at the Grease Academy, where they trained all the Danny and Sandy hopefuls. She's now one of seven Sandy finalists, to go with seven Danny finalists. The winning lady, of course, will play Sandy on Broadway. The six losers, of course, will be offered my condolences via their MySpace pages and letters to NBC. The next live episode airs February 11th, when viewers — as in me and 1.2 million eighth-grade girls — will be able to vote for their favorite Danny and Sandy, and send two disappointed actors back to waiting tables in Staten Island. — Joe P. Tone

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation