Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, November 1, 2015: Don't Worry, I Stay In Base 10

So Member Supported Jazz 90.1 doesn't pay the bills, okay? I have to have a day job...and my life work, my mission as I see it, is...Math. Now I'm not an engineer or a professor or anything fancy-schmancy like that ('tho I could play a mean one of those on a sit-com). I'm a lowly tutor, which means I help children get in touch with their inner numerical Buddhas, as we say in the biz. Fractions, negatives, sine graphs, scatter plots...stuff like that. I celebrate Pi Day.  I celebrate a 92% for little Jamie (Way to go on that extra credit logic puzzle, Jamie!). So I am One with Numbers.

Why not, I ask MY inner Buddha, do a "Broadway By The Numbers" show? And I answered myself (because no one else heard the question), sure. So there you have it. The process, the method by which a playlist was constructed. Haphazard? Hardly!  Methodical? Maybe. But for certain, such a notion lands us heavily (and me without a good insurance plan...I mean, we're talking the Bronze level, baby) in County Strange Bedfellows. Lauren Bacall next to The Book Of Mormon.  Spike Jones with Into The Woods. Four Black Dragons juxtaposed with Five Guys Named Moe. Sunday, thy name is Eclectic. If there's time, I may even toss in a little Gilbert & Sullivan, just to twerk that Musical Theatre Gyroscope even farther left of center. And you say I don't know what I'm doing!

So dot to dot, starting with One and going to a Million...do the Broadway Math!  :)

Money, Money (Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Cabaret)
Johnny One-Note (Judy Blazer, Babes In Arms)
One Of A Kind (Len Cariou, Lauren Bacall, Applause)
One Boy (Susan Watson, Ensemble, Bye Bye Birdie)
Just One Of Those Things (Doris Day)
Two Ladies (Joel Grey, Ensemble, Cabaret)
Two Lost Souls (Gwen Verdon, Stephen Douglass, Damn Yankees)
It Takes Two (Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Into The Woods)
Two By Two (Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, The Book Of Mormon)
Cocktails For Two (Spike Jones And His City Slickers)
Three Coins In The Fountain (Ensemble, Forever Plaid)
Three Little Maids from School (The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,
        The Mikado)
Three Sunny Rooms (Judy Kuhn, Dick Latessa, Rags)
The Three Of Us (Michael McKean, The Pajama Game)
The Three B's (Nancy Walker, Gloria DeHaven, June Allyson, Best Foot
Four Black Dragons (Pacific Overtures)
Five Guys Named Moe (Jerry Dixon, Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Nealy,
        Keven Ramsey, Jeffrey D. Sams, Glenn Turner, Five Guys Named Moe)
Five Zeros (George Coe, Dean Dittman, Imogene Coca, On The Twentieth
The Five Pennies (Danny Kaye, The Five Pennies)
Six Months Out Of Every Year (Shannon Bolin, Robert Shafer, Damn Yankees)
I Speak Six Languages (Deborah S. Craig,The 25th Annual Putnam County
        Spelling Bee)
The Seven Deadly Virtues (Roddy McDowell, Camelot)
Seven And A Half Cents (Janis Paige, Stanley Prager, Ensemble, The Pajama
Tonight At Eight (Daniel Massey, She Loves Me)
About A Quarter To Nine (Tammy Grimes, 42nd Street)
Ten Cents A Dance (Ruth Etting, Simple Simon)
Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Brian Davies, Lauri Peters, The Sound of
Fifty Checks (Tom Wopat, Catch Me If You Can)
Wait Til We're Sixty-Five (William Daniels, Barbara Harris, On A Clear Day
        You Can See Forever)
70, Girls, 70 (Mildred Natwick, Ensemble, 70, Girls, 70)
Seventy-Six Trombones (Robert Preston, Ensemble, The Music Man)
Another Hundred People (Pamela Myers, Company)
A Million Windows And I (Ann Hampton Calloway, Shoe String Revue)

No comments:

Post a Comment