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Abiola Ogunbiyi is a London-based actress and singer whose musical theatre credits include Dreamgirls (Savoy), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales and Novello), Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Manchester Royal Exchange), Peter Pan (Watermill), Hair (European tour), Hairspray (Cork Opera House and Londonderry Millennium Forum), Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House), and Soho Cinders (gala concert, Queen’s).
An alternate interpretation inspired by the motion picture of the same name, paying homage to the art of silent cinema and telling a tale of romance. GIRL - Abiola Ogunbiyi PASTRY - Gail's Artisan Bakery Cinnamon Bun Director of Photography: Yeukayi Ushe ( @KayiUshe - www.kayiushephotography.com ) Music: Emma White ( www.elwmusic.co.uk ) Written and Directed by Abiola Ogunbiyi Written, Directed & Edited by Abiola Ogunbiyi ( @abiolaismyname - www.abiolaismyname.com ) Thank you for watching! Click my channel to watch my Sound of Music parody!
I grew up obsessed with The Sound of Music. Then I grew up a bit more and learnt that Maria Von Trapp has to be white. Naturally, my dreams were crushed. So I wrote my own version of my woes because when life gives you lemons, you have to put them aside and write a musical parody. And after much bribing, my awesome friend Kayi Ushe got his camera out and the rest is...in front of you! We hope you enjoy! Cast & Crew: Maria Von Black - Abiola Ogunbiyi - www.abiolaismyname.com (@AbiolaOgunbiyi) Pianist - Alex Turney - www.alexturney.co.uk (@AlexTurney) Filming & Editing - Yeukayi Ushe (@KayiUshe) Art Direction - Yinka Ogunbiyi (thebaely.tumblr.com) Directed & Produced by Abiola Ogunbiyi Special Thanks to The Watermill Theatre, Morgan Philpott, Jemal Felix, Amy & Craig Oxley and all who have watched and given their precious feedback!! Credits: Based on "The Sound of Music," originally recorded by Patti Page. Music by Richard Rodgers & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Adapted lyrics written by Abiola Ogunbiyi =========== Lyrics: My day in the hills will never appear, I know. A star has come out to tell me to go back home. But it's been my lifelong ambition To play Maria Von Trapp on the stage. And before I depart I will tell you The little thing, one tiny little thing That is in my way. I'm black! If you hadn't noticed.. It took me a while to find out myself. I'm black! So the long and short is, Pigs will fly before I get to star in this role. My close friends and family’s response to my dream was not how I hoped they’d react. They all laughed in my face and told me that I’d be much better in Sister Act. And I’ve tried to make casting directors look past my dark chocolate skin. But they won’t let me audition for anything other than Lion King. Naasimoneyababgeetsibabaaaaa [[open to interpretation]] I go to the hills, when my heart is hopeful. But I know they will say what they’ve said before. You will never play the lead in The Sound of Music, But they’re recasting for Memphis next door. © Abiola Ogunbiyi 2015
The Tony Award-winning musical from the writers of South Park comes to the West End.Written by the animated sitcom’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon is a satirical musical that takes shots at everything from organised religion to consumerism, the state of the economy and the musica...