Saturday, July 8, 2017

...and what the Titans did!

 That surrey DOES have fringe on top!
The original 1943 production 
of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! with 
Lee Dixon, Celeste Holm, Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts
(and farmers and cowmen...and Howard DaSilva as Poor Jud!).
 Michele Lee
in Seesaw,
the work of Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields.
"Nobody Does It Like Me"

 Another Dorothy Fields number,
this one done with Jerome Kern:
Swing Time with Fred and Ginger.
"The Way You Look Tonight"
 From Curly Top, with Shirley Temple,
we'll hear a Ray Henderson/Ted Koehler song,
"Animal Crackers In My Soup".

 One of our Jerry Herman samples,
Dear World with Angela Lansbury.
Audiences stayed away in droves.
Still has that Jerry Herman joie de vivre, tho!
We'll hear the title song,
with Angela, feathers and all.

Another R&H goodie,
"The Lonely Goatherd",
this one from the movie version
of The Sound Of Music.
Bill Baird and Cora Eisenberg (the leading puppeteers of the day)
produced and operated the weird looking marionettes,
not Julie and those kids (surprise!), 
and Oscar Hammerstein had to come up with 
a ton of phrases that rhymed with goatherd:
 "remote heard", "throat heard", "moat heard", etc.

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