We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!
WHY WE LOVE IT
This intergalactic video was submitted by reader Maryellen D. “What’s hotter than disco? SPACE DISCO!” she writes. Sarah Brightman’s fascination with outer space goes back further than we thought. A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far, away,) the West End and Broadway star made her singing debut alongside the dance troupe Hot Gossip with "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper." This was before she was hanging out with Buzz Aldren, and even before she was hitting high Es in The Phantom of the Opera. Maryellen says, “I love the choreography, costumes, catch disco beat, and how they incorporated all sorts of science fiction references,” which range from Star Wars, to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Flash Gordon. All that's missing is some space food.
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3:18. Hey, that pose looks just like something out of Phantom! You know, if the Phantom were a gyrating, shirtless spaceman.
MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT
OVERALL CAMP FACTOR
One GIANT leap for soprano-kind.