Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, June 7, 2015: How Do I Follow This Up?

So I'm locking my quirky side in the cupboard under the stairs this week, and letting the Broadway Classics side of my musical psyche run riot! You see, I was biking along on a lovely day, and had this epiphany that I should do a show focusing on the big composers and lyricists ...a little Jerry, a little Rodger and Oscar, a little Lenny and John and Fred...and to play a few of each of their successes.  (Except for Sondheim, who's as well known for his flops as he is for his "hits." Note quotes.) I may have been suffering from too much fresh air, as I was biking at quite a clip, surrounded by nature, and engulfed in upstate New York's perennial west wind. But it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Well, along with all the GREAT STUFF in this show, like the Oklahomas, the Mames, the Guys AND the Dolls, I carved a little time out for Flora The Red Menace (that's quirky, right?), Bounce, and Merrily We Roll Along...I mean, half of me can't stay in the cupboard all week!  My problem will be what to play NEXT week.  I'm using a lot of material for this show, most of it over the top, so how do solve a problem like...Maria? Expect a reaction, like an avalanche of esoteric...or hives.  :)

Wilkommen (Joel Grey, Cabaret)
We Are What We Are (Ensemble, La Cage Aux Folles)
With You On My Arm (George Hearn, Gene Barry, La Cage Aux Folles)
Bosom Buddies (Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Mame)
Elegance (Charles Nelson Reilly, Eileen Brennan, Ensemble, Hello Dolly!)
Before The Parade Passes By (Carol Channing, Ensemble, Hello Dolly!)
Getting To Know You (Gertrude Lawrence, The King And I)
All Er Nuthin' (Gene Nelson, Gloria Grahame, Oklahoma!)
Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Lauri Peters, Brian Davies, The Sound Of Music)
Some Enchanted Evening (Ezio Pinza, South Pacific)
The Prince Is Giving A Ball (Ensemble, Cinderella)
Conga! (Rosalind Russell, Ensemble, Wonderful Town)
Time Square Dance (Instrumental, On The Town)
Maria (Larry Kert, West Side Story)
Dance At The Gym (Instrumental, West Side Story)
The Oldest Established (Sam Levene, Stubby Kaye, Johnny Silver, Guys And Dolls)
If I Were A Bell (Isabel Bigley, Guys And Dolls)
Joey, Joey, Joey (Art Lund, The Most Happy Fella)
Abbondanza (Ensemble, The Most Happy Fella)
Paris Original (Bonnie Scott, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
I Believe In You (Robert Morse, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
Bring Me My Bride (Leon Greene, Zero Mostel, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
Bounce (Richard Kind, Howard McGillin, Bounce)
We Had A Good Thing Going (Jim Walton, Lonny Price, Merrily We Roll Along)
Chrysanthemum Tea (Alvin Y. F. Ing, Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
Not Every Day Of The Week (Liza Minnelli, Bob Dishy, Flora The Red Menace)
The Happy Time (Robert Goulet, The Happy Time)
He Did It (Karen Ziemba, Edward Hibbert, Ensemble, Curtains)
The World Goes 'Round (Brenda Pressley, The World Goes 'Round)
Finale (Joel Grey, Cabaret)

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