Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Playlist For July 1st, 2018: When Worlds Collide

 I shot the pic above on a recent bike ride, cruising my usual route, chosen specifically because 8.52 miles out, VOILA! The perfect setting for water, 7 almonds, a check of my fan-mails (I wish!), and a nice sit down. An antique-y, flea market-y thoroughfare where I've found plenty of very necessary chotchkies to buy over the past few years. Well, yesterday they must have had a weekend special on furniture close to my heart: old aluminum lawn chairs, still awaiting adoption. I took this picture and posted it with the caption, "When Loves Coincide." Lawn Chairs for the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies, and the bike, cuz...the bike! If ONLY there could have been an ancient Broadway playbill nearby and a 1950s percolater, then ALL my loves would have been there and the world would have exploded. (A pic of Tony Shaloub with tears in his eyes as he watched Katrina Lenk sing to him at the Tonys would have done it for me as well. I could have done without the playbill OR the caffeine then!)

So what's up for the show this Sunday? A new-to-me musical called The Robber Bridegroom for one thing. Robin Hood done Natchez/Mississippi style, with Nothin' Up and The Pricklepear Bloom my favorites. Then we have 2 themes, playing tag-you're-it...one is a "Poor Me", I'm always messing stuff up, I'll never get it right take. The other is just a herd of deer. I mean, DEAR! Dear Friend, Dear Theodosia, Dear World? You get the idea, right?

And a gaggle of Audra, cuz...Audra. My Sublime Miss M.

So tune in if you can. I'll be there in the studio, spinning Broadway from my newly acquired lounge chair, sippin' my java, and dreaming of "Tony". :)

I Am What I Am (Audra McDonald, Sing Happy)
Nothin' Up (Ahna O'Reilly, The Robber Bridegroom)
Two Heads (Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington, The Robber Bridegroom)
Rosamund's Dream (Ahna O'Reilly, Steven Pasquale, The Robber Bridegroom)
Love Stolen (Company, The Robber Bridegroom)
The Pricklepear Bloom (Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom)
You Can Always Count On Me (Randy Graff, City Of Angels)
Nobody Does It Like Me (Michelle Lee, Seesaw)
Don't Laugh (Victoria Clark, Sondheim! The Birthday Concert)
Sing Happy (Audra McDonald, Sing Happy)
Being Good (Audra McDonald, Sing Happy)
Summer Time (Audra McDonald, Sing Happy)
Dear Love (Liza Minnelli, Flora The Red Menace)
Dear Old Syracuse (Jack Cassidy, The Boys From Syracuse)
Dear Friend (Barbara Cook, She Loves Me)
So Long, Dearie (Carol Channing, Hello Dolly!)
Why Can't I? (Doris Day, Martha Raye, Billy Rose's Jumbo)
But Not For Me (Bobby Short, Bobby Short is K-RA-ZY for Gershwin)
What Did I Have That I Don't Have Now? (Barbara Harris, On A Clear Day
      You Can See Forever)
Poor Butterfly (Julie Andrews, John Gavin, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Nobody's Heart Belongs To Me (Hildegaard, By Jupiter)
Dear Mr. Gable/You Made Me Love You (Judy Garland, Broadway Melody
      of 1938)
Dearly Beloved (Fred Astaire, You Were Never Lovelier)
Waitin' For My Dearie (Carol Richards, Brigadoon)
Dear Mr. Gershwin (Klea Blackhurst, Radio Gals)
Dear Theodosia (Leslie Odom, Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton)
Dear World (Angela Lansbury, Company, Dear World)
What's Wrong With Me? (Ashley Park, Mean Girls)
I'm Not That Smart (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, The 25th Annual Putnam
      County Spelling Bee)
Maybe This Time (Liza Minnelli, Cabaret)
I'm Not A Loser (Gavin Lee, SpongeBob Square Pants)
I Am What I Am (George Hearn, La Cage Aux Folles)

1 comment:

  1. great show! I loved it! Liza, Julie, Judy! OMG! what a fest! Thank You!! Thank you!