Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, April 24, 2016: Hey, you there! In the blue boots!

Hey, I've never told you the story of "My Broadway Experience." Probably because it is secreted deep within a little Tin Box ("a little tin box") called My Rapidly Atrophying Brain, and I rarely take it out to play with anymore. See, I wanted to be a dancer. A tap dancer. Only thing it was 1980, and despite 42nd Street hoofing to popularity that year right down the block (yes, I lived in Hell's Kitchen when it WAS Hell's Kitchen, and no, you can't order out, and no, we don't deliver!), THAT was one of the very few shows that used tap dancers. Plus all the cattlecalls I went to demanded you first conquer the ballet combination ("facing AWAY from the mirror"), and I royally sucked at the ballet combination. A double pirouette was not in my line. The BEST I ever did was get "kept" thru the first 2 cuts of a group audition for Best Little Whorehouse in 1981or 82...I think they were doing a revival or a sequel...Anyway, I had my blue cowboy boots on for that, and I think those might have distracted THEM enough to get me into Round 2. That and my 80s hair. But that was it. No Round 3.

So as you can see, I'm a frustrated Broadway Baby. That explains a lot, right? It's why I lead a bunch of same-aged broads in parades (The Lawn Chair Ladies of Kendall...see the FaceBook page...shameless self-promotion), cavorting with our chairs, kick-lining in boas and tarty bling. It's why I lunge to community theatre, in all its amateur ("We just skipped 2 pages of dialogue!!!") glory. It's why I do this 2 on the Aisle THING, snuggling up to shows I never had the chance to snuggle up to before! No tears, now...I've had plenty of therapy to deal.

So when you're listening, now you'll know, okay? 

The Advantages Of Floating In The Middle Of The Sea (B.D. Wong, Ensemble,
       Pacific Overtures)
Revolting Children (Jake Bailey, Ensemble, Matilda)
My House (Lauren Ward,Tim Walton, Matilda)
Bruce (Bertie Carvel, Ensemble, Matilda)
The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (Elsie Carlisle & The Bert Ambrose Orchestra)
Look For The Silver Lining (Judy Garland, Till The Clouds Roll By)
Clouds (David Garrison, Terry Kerwin, Ensemble, Snoopy!)
Helpless (Phillippa Su, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Company, Hamilton)
You'll Be Back (Jonathan Groff, Hamilton)
The Room Where It Happens (Leslie Odom, Jr., Daveed Diggs,
       Okieriete Onaodowan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton)
The Man In The Moon (Bea Arthur, Mame)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Ruth Etting)
Lazy Moon (Ensemble, Goldilocks)
Moonshine Lullaby (Ethel Merman, Annie Get Your Gun)
When You're Driving Through The Moonlight (Julie Andrews, Alice        
        Ghostley, Kaye Ballard, Cinderella)
Old Devil Moon (Ella Logan, Donald Richards, Finian's Rainbow)
Someone In A Tree (B.D. Wong, Alvin Ing, Telly Leung, Pacific Overtures)
Please Hello (Sab Shimono, Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
I Wish I Were In Love Again (Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Words And
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Vivienne Segal, Pal Joey)
This Can't Be Love (Jack Cassidy, Holly Harris, The Boys From Syracuse)
Ev'rything I've Got (Hildegarde, By Jupiter)
Blue Room (The Revelers, The Girl Friend)
Waiting, Waiting (Nancy Walker, Do Re Mi)
All You Need Is A Quarter (Ensemble, Do Re Mi)
The Late, Late Show (Phil Silver, Do Re Mi)
Adventure (Nancy Walker, Phil Silver, Do Re Mi)

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