Wired PR News.com – “Prop 8: The Musical” premiered Wednesday on the popular comedy site, FunnyOrDie.com, and has already garnered national attention. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the star packed web video features comedians singing and dancing in protest of the recent California gay marriage ban.
The short video runs approximately three minutes and was created by “Hairspray” composer Marc Shaiman. It features celebrities such as Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, and others comically debating their stance on the circumstances surrounding the legislation.
Shaiman has reportedly participated in less lighthearted means of voicing his opposition to Proposition 8. Shortly after its approval, he vowed to disallow his works to be played at Sacramento’s California Musical Theater because of the decision of then artistic director Scott Eckern (who has since resigned) to donate $1,000 to a campaign supporting the ban.
In regards to the recent web video, Shaiman was quoted in the AP report as stating “If I’m going to stand on the soap box, at least let me sing and dance.”
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