Be Here Now: “Labyrinth Sing-a-Long” @ MASS MoCA, 8/27/09
It’s certainly no “Sound of Music.”
But the movie stars an impossibly young Jennifer Connelly, a whole bunch of delightfully strange puppets and glamster David Bowie out-glamming his Ziggy Stardust character in his role as the blond, spikey wigged Goblin King.
Sounds like a winner to me, but if you need more convincing, consider this:
The 1986 cult classic fantasy film “Labyrinth” was directed by Jim Henson – the last movie he directed before his death in 1990. The movie was produced by none other than George Lucas. An Monty Python’s own Terry Jones wrote the screenplay.
And Bowie served up five songs which he both wrote and sang, which leads us to MASS MoCA‘s presentation of “Labyrinth Sing-A-Long” on Thursday, August 27.
But if you don’t know the film or Bowie’s rather obscure soundtrack work, you might want to brush up a bit before you let loose during the opening “Underground” or “As the World Falls Down.”