The producers of "The Sound of Music Live", no doubt still flushed up, and then some, following last Thursday night's broadcast - and subsequent trending through the roof - of their instant ratings grabber on NBC, suddenly now have even more reason to be super happy, while sitting well past pretty.
And, oh yeah, until further notice, major cause to be as busy as they can possibly be without a prescription now that the legendary peacock network has given them a quick trigger go ahead green light for a soon to be full-tilt year's worth of similar styled live musical renderings for the stay at home/shut-in crowd.
"No doubt about it, Christmas sure came early this year," said Harvey Peck, the ultra-energetic Co-Producer In Charge of Tune Filled Extravaganzas of an Otherwise Retro-Based Kind. "Especially for anyone lucky enough to be anywhere within our go-to/must-hear/have to see end of somewhere out there/in here."
In other words, hold onto something America.
And, while you're at it, get an up close and personal load of this preemptive strike sneak peak line-up of all throughout the next year musical hopefuls already in motion to further delight any and all tuned-in viewers from coast to coast and, as always, now and forever fly over zones somewhere or thereabouts in between.
In still other words:
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" featuring way dark with a chance of disturbing mysteriousness PJ Harvey, former Undertones front man Feargal Sharkey, off kilter world of her own pop diva Lady Gaga, and, human high wire hairpin Mario Cantone collectively doing it all up big time thanks to the some last minute reconfiguring of a whole slew of once proud, and oh so peppy, France Gall ye-ye classics from the mid-1960s.
"My Fair Lady" with new and improved written all over it as a result of old pro on the go Larry Storch and fap-a-dap rap princess Nicki Minaj teaming up accordingly together again for the first time. "Huh?" You said it, I didn't. But, if what you want is the stuff that dreams are made of to come even more true than previously ever thought possible, well, here you go.
"The Two Gentleman Of Verona" starring who else but, that's right, everyone's favorite over-the-hill-and-far-away grudge-prone hard guys eager to show off their (till now anyway) carefully concealed song styling skills, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone.
And, with any luck, just in time for the holidays a year from now, "Cabaret" in all its soon be even more divinely decadent glory. Or, as much as can be expected while things swirl like crazy around a wild and wonderful Rihanna, a totally in the groove-wa Jack White, a severely va-va-va-voomed Shirley Manson, and, oh yeah, a marvelously Marioed-up Mario Cantone - What? Again??? Hail, yes, now more than ever! - as the Master of End All Be Y'All Ceremonies.
In still other other words, seriously, does it, can it, will it ever get any better than, yeah, this?
Probably. But, until that brand of whenever when kicks in for real, this here to there and all the way back roster of musical resets will just have to do with regards to the nearest available, yeah, so what else is new?