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« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2015, 09:01:59 AM »
My mom used to play songs from musicals when she was cleaning house. I'm surprised how many I learned more or less by osmosis, though early on I had no idea what they were about! I still like to listen to them, as well as to more recent ones.

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« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2015, 04:02:16 PM »
In a mood to mix things up a bit. May return with a tragedy tomorrow ??

:D  :P  :-*  COMEDY TONIGHT  :-*  :P  :D

Nathan Lane in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to A Forum:

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« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2015, 08:54:22 PM »
Nathan Lane won a Tony in 2001 for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Max Bialystock in The Producers. Below is a comedic clip of Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and the cast of The Producers. This is from their performance at the Tony Awards in 2001 and includes "sex starved widows." The Producers won the Tony for Best Musical that year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGMkCw858eE
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Re: The Broadway Channel
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2015, 09:11:11 PM »
Jerald, you made me think of this one tonight. May all your memories be happy ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQtIfgfyWDo
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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2015, 10:44:28 PM »
I have been trying to find the soundtrack for this - no luck - but I did find some clips on YouTube.

1967 ABC television version of Carousel with Robert Goulet. My mother had it one vinyl. One of the first records I can remember listening to.

This is If I loved You, the whole scene complete with the banter in between Julie and Billy's not-declaration for each other.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xRJAlB9JS0

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« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2015, 07:33:21 PM »
Stumbled across the 1999 Hugh Jackman version of Oklahoma last night. Full length. I love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5DXLJgotrY
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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2015, 01:13:50 AM »
Stumbled across the 1999 Hugh Jackman version of Oklahoma last night. Full length. I love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5DXLJgotrY

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« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2015, 06:07:26 PM »
My sister got to see this production at the National Theatre in London-- she said Hugh Jackman was amazing. I saw it on Great Performances, and, much as I love Hugh, I had to laugh at his attempt at a mid-American accent. :) The rest of the cast too, come to think of it...
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« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2015, 09:58:18 PM »
Not the greatest Okie accents but the lyrics that are written in "dialect" are bad to begin with.

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Re: The Broadway Channel
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2015, 11:21:20 PM »
Very true, lol! When we did Oklahoma! in high school, we spent a lot of time shaking our heads over the dialect. I guess Rodgers & Hammerstein didn't have much on idea how folks in eastern Oklahoma actually sound... ;)
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« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2015, 02:37:06 PM »
I've been listening to Side Show, it's about a pair of conjoined twins who make it big in vaudeville (based on a true story). I identify strongly with it, from the first song ("Come Look at the Freaks") -- there's no question that I feel like a complete misfit, barely human these days. This song is the one I hear in my head, over and over, the question I can't stop asking. There's no answer, of course; maybe there never will be. I'm afraid that the ultimate reply is a final and resounding "NO ONE." :(

Who will call to say "I love you"?
Send me flowers or a telegram?
Who will proudly stand beside me?
Who will love me as I am?"




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9IqsC5hc_Q


Edited to add: I posted this in a private Facebook group that some well-meaning but sometimes clueless friends set up for me. I got this response: "Glad to see you have a song in your heart, lady!"

Wow. Just... wow.

Off to sob into my pillow some more... :(
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« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2015, 02:38:42 PM »
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, "Frozen," "Glee") will launch the national tour of If/Then, reprising her critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in seven select cities, producers announced May 7.  http://www.playbill.com/news/article/starting-over-again-idina-menzel-will-launch-the-national-tour-of-if-then-348565

I got the opportunity to see Idina perform this role on Broadway and can't wait to see her perform in Seattle this November. Here is a link to the National Tour: http://ifthenthemusical.com/tour

Idina Menzel singing Always Starting Over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LArHeim0Yw
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« Reply #57 on: May 24, 2015, 06:36:35 PM »
I've been listening to Phantom. I know it's cliche, I don't care. I still love it. These are the songs that resonate right now:

"Think of Me"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SF33K1ts-E

"All I Ask of You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnptZC341nM

Not, for some reason, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again." Not tonight. Weird.
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« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2015, 11:35:40 PM »
Mr. C - we are going to go to the show - both my daughter and I want to see If/Then!
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« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2015, 03:43:26 PM »
This is where I am today:

"Being Alive," from Sondheim's Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnTu8IBWvTQ

lyrics: http://www.songlyrics.com/stephen-sondheim/being-alive-lyrics/

Alone is alone, not alive... :(
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

"Dying is easy. Living is hard. ~George Washington, Hamilton