Stephen Sondheim

Music Monday … Broadway

Ok, I don’t know for how much longer this clip is going to stay up on Youtube, but I’m sure it will be long enough for you to enjoy it at least once.

Yesterday I FINALLY started on the Gypsy-Chapter of my Master thesis (only 6 days late….wow….) and I’ve made it kind of a tradition to listen to the recordings of the shows I write about while writing – which led to exessive listening to Patti LuPone belting out “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” the week before.

Anyways…while I went back to Gypsy I began to particularly like the “Broadway”-track from the West Ende Revival recording, which is a part of the “Dainty June and her Farmboys”-routine Momma Rose has her girls to in an audition. And somehow I’m a) really smitten with the way June is like really hitting the good ol’ Broadway-vibe in her part (around the 1:20 minute mark) and b) I just LOVE the way the music in Gypsy pretends to be older than it really is and in “Broadway” they really celebrate that! Plus: I mean – isn’t that whole orchestra-pretending-to-be-a-train-thing HILARIOUS? It’s giving my a great time in the library at least. 😉

I hope your week is off to a good start and you’re listening to cool things on this Monday!

 

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Music Monday … Not A Day Goes By

Okay, from time to time I really don’t notice Monday coming around – so I went on a special Music Monday song hunt today. I found Merrily We Roll Along‘s Not A Day Goes By which probably – and very superficial – is my favourite song from the show (at least on this 2012 concert recording I own). Betsy Wolfe’s voice never ceases to amaze me anyways, so I guess this one is a hit! (do you see what I’ve done here, Merrily-fans?)

So, please lean back on this very sunny, summery (at least in Berlin) Monday and listen to her singing!

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(s) #17, Nov. 24th – Dec. 7th

what I saw
Let’s see: Many young talents at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang’s finals. Long hours of rehearsals for the concert that followed the finals. Four criminal dinner entertainment performances I managed.

what I read    
nothing. I have a feeling I can’t even concentrate long enough to remeber my name.

what I listened to
the winners of Bundeswettbewerb Gesang. Ragtime, Shrek, Kinky Boots, Sondheim’s Company and Marry Me a Little.

what I bought 
again, dried mango. Nail polish. And a lipstick (when I’m stressed I tend to do that.) and a train ticket to Kiel for next Tuesday.

what I did  
I worked. I met loads of nice people. Might blog about that soon.

where I travelled
to and from work. a lot. by bike. because the train isn’t running right now.