If you’re a musician trying to gain a foothold in the annals of popular culture and “Weird Al” Yankovic asks if he can turn your chart-topping hit into a parody song, you'd better say yes. Don’t go through your agent or your publicist. Don’t wait to hear from your people. You just shake hands with the man and let him take it from there.
The comedy musician has been twisting pop songs into funny ditties for more than 30 years and it’s almost become a rite of passage for the weird one to rework the lyrics of a musician’s big hit into a completely different song. He turned Michael Jackson’s classic “Beat It” into “Eat It” or Madonna’s hyper sexual “Like a Virgin” into the medical pop ballad “Like a Surgeon.” His most recent album, Mandatory Fun, became Yankovic’s first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and the first comedy album to earn the spot since 1963, when Allan Sherman’s My Son the Nut debuted on the chart and stayed there for eight weeks.
Mandatory Fun further cemented his status as the Alfred E. Neuman of pop music and earned him and his band a second Mandatory World Tour.
At Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 8:00 PM
The Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201