Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Playlist For Sunday, July 16, 2017: Another parade, another show!

We are deep into Parade Season, and to the unitiated, yes, I have the parade gene. That's a certain part of certain peoples' DNA that tells them to start with their left foot, guide right, step out "long" if you're in front of the trombones, and drop NOT your baton! You'd think I would have excised that gene post high school (we really DID have a fantastic marching band for the size of this 'burg), but no, it lingers (like a chronic disease) and metastasizes (like a goiter) and must be fed (like piranha, twice a week).

In other words, I am part of the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies, a "precision" (note quotes) marching/dancing unit, made of ladies of a certain age (nobody too young and or, PLEASE! We have a niche!), who's only prerequisite to joining is that they are not above making fools of themselves in local parades, where in fact they are KNOWN.  People point. People laugh. You gotta be able to take that kind of treatment, all while remembering the routine you're doing, smiling a toothy (yes, we still have them!) grin and shedding copious amounts of boa feathers and sequins. (Check your local listings. You may be visited soon.)

What's that got to do with Broadway? Well, 8 times each summer, we get to "put on a show"...a musical production, with bows and applause and makeup and bling! Fits perfectly with MY personality, anyway.

And we celebrate Parade Season with Kim having little or no time to form Profound Playlists (if they ever were thus!), and voila, case in point. This is Blendered Broadway week...pulling from everything from Into The Woods to Assassins to The New Yorkers to Spamilton. I'm a Funny Girl one moment, a Fagin the next, and don't forget Frogs, Les Poissons, and other amphibians.

You see, I always wanted to be a Rockette....:)

Invocation And Instructions To The Audience (Nathan Lane, Roger Bart,
       The Frogs)
I Want To Be A Rockette (Debbie Gravitte, Kicks)
Two A Day (Richard Tone, Parade)
Applause (Bonnie Franklin, Company, Applause)
You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two (Clive Revill, Davy Jones, Bruce
       Prochnik, Ensemble, Oliver!)
Bruce (Bertie Carvel, Jack Broderick, Ensemble, Matilda)
What If? (Adam Riegler, Jackie Hoffman, The Addams Family)
We Own The Night (Aidan Gemme, Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly,
       Ensemble, Finding Neverland)
Close Your Eyes (Ruth Etting)
Let's Fly Away (Lee Wiley, The New Yorkers)
I'm Getting Myself Ready For You (Barrie Oliver, The New Yorkers)
Any Moment/Moments In The Woods (Joanna Gleason, Robert Westenberg,
       Into The Woods)
On The Steps Of The Palace (Kim Crosby, Into The Woods)
No One Is Alone (Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland,
       Into The Woods)
Be Our Guest (Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Beauty And The Beast)
Les Poissons (Rene Auberjonois, The Little Mermaid)
I Won't Say I'm In Love (Susan Egan, Ensemble, Hercules)
A Whole New World (Lea Salonga, Brad Kane, Aladdin)
Skid Row (Downtown) (Company, Little Shop Of Horrors)
Unworthy Of Your Love (Greg Germann, Annie Golden, Assassins)
Gun Song (Terrance Mann, Victor Garber, Assassins)
You Don't Know This Man (Carolee, Carmelo, Parade)
I'm The Greatest Star (Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
If A Girl Isn't Pretty (Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan,
       Funny Girl)
You Are Woman (Sydney Chaplin, Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
Time Heals Everything (Bernadette Peters, Sondheim, Etc.)
Ribbons Down My Back (Eileen Brennan, Hello, Dolly!)
I Don't Want To Know (Angela Lansbury, Dear World)
Lin-Manuel As Hamilton (Dan Rosales, Company, Spamilton)
His Shot (Dan Rosales, Juwan Crawley, Chris Anthony Giles,
      Nicholas Edwards, Nora Shell, Spamilton)

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