During pianist and music director Elisa Rosman's episode on Falsettos, we discussed what makes a song difficult and/or fun to play. We also cover what an audition is like from the point-of-view of that person at the piano to whom you just handed your sheet music.
Featured recordings: Falsettoland - Original Cast (1990) • Sunday in the Park with George - Original Cast Recording (1984) • The Light in the Piazza - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) • The Last Five Years - Original Cast Recording (2002) • My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast (1956) • Thoroughly Modern Millie - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2002)
Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? November's episode features Peter Boyer (The Fantasticks - 1960) and Jenny Male (Urinetown: The Musical) talking about the Marx Brothers' masterpiece: Duck Soup (1933).
Patrick is joined by Michael J. Bobbitt, James Finley, Kari Ginsburg, and Emily Zickler for a discussion, debate, trivia, and singing. Our topic: “I Want” Songs.
Recorded live at Flying V Theatre’s 2nd annual 24-hour fundraiser: Awesome-a-Thon Vol. 2! on April 8, 2018.
0:01:42 “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin ·· performed by Patrick Flynn ·· music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
0:20:16 “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story ·· performed by Michael J. Bobbitt ·· music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
0:35:00 “The Wizard and I” from Wicked ·· performed by Emily Zickler ·· music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
0:50:34 “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors ·· performed by James Finley ·· music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman
1:02:00 “Some People” from Gypsy ·· performed by Kari Ginsburg ·· music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1:15:10 “Maybe” from Annie ·· performed by Emily Zickler & Company ·· music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
1:23:14 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the film The Wizard of Oz ·· music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E Y Harburg
with Heather Hurley on piano
Courtney Laine Self is a director/choreographer. She directed Sheila and Moby and wrote her thesis on Crazy for You. She also likes to push Patrick's buttons. And the feeling is very mutual.
Topics include: Ken Ludwig (the man, not the poster), the interpretive power of dance, and Susan Stroman.
Crazy for You - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1992)
Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? October's episode features Jason Schlafstein (Chess - 1984) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You) talking about the cultiest of cult musicals: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).