Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Playlist For Sunday, May 6, 2018: Cain't Say No to Spring!

Tra lah! It's May! And I won't ruin the rest of the lyric with Julie's lusty bits. But maybe, just maybe, we have all the snow, hail, and slush behind us now. Well, especially if we refuse to turn around and check. All that we have left to face now is locusts, and when locust season is, I haven't a clue, so let's not worry about the locusts for now, and just get out there and pretend to garden (for the neighbors' sakes) and bike and toss frisbees and jarts (JARTS!) and avoid painting your stairs or the Bilco and ferret about in the shed to find the barbie and make summer plans!

Having typed that, it seems like a lot of stuff to do. I'm feeling seasonal pressure. So much to cram into those 10 or 12 weekends of 72 degrees or higher...but a dash of Broadway, like a dash of bitters, lightens those long lighted days. Did you know Hair just turned 50? Did you know Gavin Creel (Gavin must come from a long line of fish basket-toting folk) was in Hair AND She Loves Me AND Hello Dolly AND Millie? And that Daniel Breaker, who played Donkey in Shrek (The Musical), is presently our new Aaron Burr in Hamilton? (And he's fantastic...those eyes!). AND that a new musical based on The Sting is (maybe) coming to (perhaps)(dare we hope) Broadway, starring (a slightly thicker around the tum-tum) Harry Connick, Jr.? That alone is worth a piece of Mahler! :)

Broadway will waft thru my windows (and my brain) throughout this most socially-chuffed, physically-energizing, overly-priced-probably season.  So fill your (not plastic! no excuse for plastic, I don't even CARE if you have a pool!) glass with something icy, rim that glass with salt (store the rock salt deep in above shed caverns, so you won't get confused), and Let The Sun Shine In!

Aquarius (Sasha Allen, Company, Hair)
The Lusty Month Of May (Julie Andrews, Camelot)
I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight (Richard Burton, Camelot)
Then You May Take Me To The Fair (Julie Andrews, Knights Of The
      Round Table, Camelot)
If Ever I Would Leave You (Robert Goulet, Camelot)
Till The Clouds Roll By (Hugh Panaro, Rebecca Luker, Jerome Kern Treasury)
All The Elks And Masons (Christopher Fitzgerald, Jessica Stone,
      Life Begins At 8:40)
She Didn't Say No (Jeanne Lehman, Jerome Kern Treasury)
I Got Life (Gavin Creel, Company, Hair)
Easy To Be Hard (Caissie Levy, Hair)
Let The Sun Shine In (Company, Hair)
I Cain't Say No (Celeste Holm, Oklahoma!)
I Cain't Say No (Gloria Grahame, Oklahoma!)
I Cain't Say No (Patti LuPone, Don't Monkey With Broadway)
Travel Hopefully (Steven Pacey, Malcolm Sinclair, By Jeeves
I Love To Travel (Nathan Lane, Roger Bart, The Frogs)
Travelin' In Louisiana (Female Ensemble, Sugar Babies)
Travel Song (Bryan d'Arcy James, Daniel Breaker, Shrek The Musical)
Why Do The Wrong People Travel? (Elaine Stritch, Sail Away)
Welcome To The Theatre (Lauren Bacall, Applause)
Welcome To Brooklyn (Evan Pappas, Lainie Kazan, Josh Mostel, Tim
      Curry, My Favorite Year)
Welcome To The 60s (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvy Fierstein, Hairspray)
Welcome To Transylvania (Ensemble, Young Frankenstein)
Welcome To Kanagawa (Ernest Harada, Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
Welcome To Nowhere (Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ensemble, The Band's
Not For The Life Of Me/Thoroughly Modern Millie (Sutton Foster, Company,
      Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Long As I'm Here With You (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
The Speed Test (Marc Kudisch, Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Welcome To Holiday Inn (Michele Lee, Seesaw)
Welcome To The Renaissance (Michael James Scott, Something Rotten!)
Welcome To The Night (John Lithgow, Bryan d'Arcy James, Company,
      Sweet Smell Of Success)

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