new musical theatre

Music Monday … Sorrow Done

The other day Ryan Scott Oliver – and people know I value his work BIG TIME! – uploaded a number of videos from the We Foxes / Rope concert at 54below back in March. This concert actually happened the very same day German versions of two of his songs from 35MM premiered at schreib:maschine in Berlin – total conincidence, right?


Anyway – I never knew many of the songs really well before, but these videos changed EVERYTHING. It’s just real good music (and cool orchestrations!) played by amazing instrumentalists (that violinist!) and sung by amazing singers. Over the last couple of days I became totally obsessed with the performance of Kerstin Anderson as Willa – seriously, she’s AMAZING. And while Sorrow Done is a real good example of that I definitely suggest that you check out the whole playlist RSO has created for the We Foxes part of the concert, because it’s just….ah….I have to repeat myself….really cool. 🙂



and here’s the complete playlist:


Music Monday … Lucy’s Laugh

I just recently re-discovered this song by Kooman and Dimond (because I needed to decide fast what I wanted to listen to on my bike the other day) and while Kooman and Dimond’s album “Out of Our Heads” was playing and I was biking suddenly this song came on and I remembered how much I used to love it.

Because: Don’t we all have a little quite random thing we love about a person?

What’s the most random thing you’ve ever liked about a person?

What are you listening to today?

Music Monday … Dear Daddy

After a two weeks long hiatus there’s a new Music Monday this week! And for today, Monday after second advent I really to post something more quiet and thoughtful. “Dear Daddy” is one of the few songs I know written by Bobby Cronin and it has its very own drive and appearance. The song somehow manages to take you in in the very beginning and doesn’t let you go until the end.

But more than that I chose an incredible performance to show you. Mallory Bechtel is 13 by now and if you have time to browse through her youtube-videos it’s definitely worth it. Her voice is amazing and in her latest videos she also shows an incredible ability to act.

Music Monday … Never Neverland

This week’s Music Monday is about Scott Alan, the first composer I somehow “found out about” back when NOBODY here in Germany knew him. Nowadays most of the musical-theatre-business-people over here know his music.

Anyway, this is my favourite song his and I like both the solo version and the one with four singers. But as it is meant to be sung by four singers I share that one as my (main) Music Monday!

Have fun listening. And I would love to hear what you are listening to this week!

Music Monday … 2 Little Lines

I came across that song when I bought an album called I could use a drink by Drew Gasparini. My heart has pretty much room for new musical writers/composers just like him (and Scott Alan and Kerrigan & Lowdermilk….and all these others I own albums of or just stumple across on Youtube and get sucked in). For me “2 Little Lines” is a fabulous example of a song set in an unusual situation and unfolding that HUGE story line in just that small song. I mean: Wow!