Scott Alan

Music Monday … High

Happy Monday! I’m super blown away by the return of my own discipline to post on here again regularly – anyway, it’s a new week, it’s a new Monday and this is why it’s time for a new #MusicMonday! Recently I re-discovered a song by Scott Alan from his own musical-project formerly named “Home”, just now it had been renamed “Fly Away, Home” (as fas as I understood).

This song is actually one of the songs I literally cannot WAIT to translate in German one day….#daydreaming

See yourselves, folks, I have two different versions of this song for you:

a) Allie Trimm – who made here Broadway debut back in 2008 in Jason Robert Brown’s “13” (from which, fun fact about me as a nerd, “A little more homework” was played at my high school graduation when I walked up to get my diploma) – back when she sung that song she probably was the age of the character, as we can learn during the song….

b) And Cyntha Erivo, who is going to be Celie in the Broadway Revival of “The Color Purple” this season. I mean: HELL YEAH!

I hope with these videos your week is off to a …. relaxed …. start. 🙂

What are you listening to today?


My Week #19, Dec. 15th – 21st

another boring (because work packed) week in Theaterkind’s life….

what I saw
my class mates at uni, my actors at work, people at the gym.

what I read    
nothing much. I’m trying to dive more into the sphere of theatre bloggers but I’ve never gotten that far into it. Any recommendations? (leave them with me here or on my facebook page as usual…)

what I listened to
Scott Alan’s “Live”, the revival recording of Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little and I just recently rediscovered Pasek and Paul’s Dogfight.

what I bought 
food. yes. (Hummus, I don’t even like store bought Hummus in Germany) And gas.

what I did  
Working, reading out a text I wrote about one special scene in Once in my writing about dance class. After I at least kind of got rid of my cold (after more than 1.5 months, yay!) I went for a run for the first time in two months, my leg’s still not that cooperative, but let’s see – and I went to the gym twice this week for two hours each.

where I travelled
to and from work. In wintertime (wintertime equals working time…) our car – his name is Jochen by the way – and I become best friends.

My Week #18, Dec. 7th – 14th

Well, that was the week of my Mom’s birthday – which was yesterday and I had to spend pretty much all day at university. 😦 But nevertheless we had a great time together, we always have since we live together (even though we don’t really see each other very often these days). I love you, Mama.

what I saw
mostly the criminal dinner entertainment thingies again, and pretty much most of Smash’s Season 2 – except for the last two episodes. And Kiel. I saw Kiel, again.

what I read    
some dance studies texts. Magazines.

what I listened to
Scott Alan’s “Live” – that re-listen was so needed.

what I bought 
mostly food.

what I did  
I worked, a lot actually, went to Kiel to meet some amazing people over there and went back, my cold became more intense once more and then I had a two day intensive class at uni.

where I travelled
to Kiel. And back the next day. 🙂

Music Monday … The Years

(for directly going to the song go to 3:15 min – before that Scott Alan talks)

Well, I feel a little bad for two Music Mondays in a row being about the same composer and the same musical. But today was crazy workwise – I’ve worked for 13 hours straight at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (btw. wanna read something about that?) and when I got home I happenend to think about Scott Alan’s Home and Willemijn Verkaik. Well, and here we are. Listening to her sing that song.

And: Today was annouced that Home is headed to West Ende for 2014. Maybe I another reason for me to go to London next year?

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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!