Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Show with the Best Lyrics

TICK TICK BOOM is SUCH a clever clever show, from the brilliant Jonathon Larson - enjoy these excerpts (sorry about the quality) -

Therapy is probably one of CLEVEREST songs out there - first version from the Broadway Cast Recording

and a live (and VERY FAST) version

and some more from this FANTASTIC show

Show with the Best Music

Gosh - tricky one - a Musical with the Best Music? I would have to say we need to go OLD SCHOOL with this one

Firstly Oklahoma with the divine Mr Jackman

Then a bit of South Pacific

and what the heck - let's chuck in a bit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Song from my least favourite musical by my favourite composer

Sorry Steve - but I just don't get PACIFIC OVERTURES - never have and never will - but even a geniius is allowed an off day

Sunday, May 15, 2011

By your favourite musical composer

okay this is pretty easy! - Sondheim

so IMHO some of his best

From the musical you haven't listened to (or seen) in a while

AArrgghh where to begin? So many good shows and NO ONE does them..... but anyways PIPPIN always has a big place in my heart.... hope you enjoy these excerpts

Saturday, May 14, 2011

From the musical you loved from hearing the first note

Miss Saigon oh how I love you so - remember sitting with my dear friend Chris and listening to the entire CD in one sitting.....

and I was lucky enough to see this show on Broadway CITY OF ANGELS you complete me!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Musical I could listen to all day

A not particularly well known show called Songs from a New World, which I just adore - could only find a YouTube from a school production - which is REMARKABLY good....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

From the musical which made the most impact on you

1973 - I was like 7 when this came out....... I remember seeing a production of this at the old Mercury Theatre when I was about 10 - and recently bought the DVD - STUNNING!!!! I am not particularly religious but there is something about this show... that always just GETS ME! Just a couple of the standout performances if you can get your hands on this DVD just DO IT!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sung by your favourite male singer in a musical

Well this is soo easy it is kinda ridunculous - but if I HAVE to.... RAUL I do love you so

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sung by your favourite female singer in a musical

Need I say more - apart from being some of the most clever lyrics written for a modern musical - the D-I-V-I-N-E Ms Chenoweth

and couldn't possibly post anything relating to females in musicals without a couple more - so sit back, get a cup of tea (or something stronger) and enjoy!

and I STILL Can't believe I saw this performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Soo Soo Lucky

A Song from a Show which makes me sad

I was lucky enough to direct Snoopy The Musical which was a personal highlight - and this song finishes the show. It was also used at the tribute for Jim Henson - well try and watch this without welling up....

and the same song from The Muppet Show - awwww

A Song from a Show which makes you happy

I was lucky enough to see the show Five Guys Named Moe in Melbourne many years ago - the feeling of joy coming from the stage was infectious - and as for a conga line taking us to the bar at intermission - superb!

Demonstrating how overrated you think a musical is.

mmm now THIS will be interesting - In My Opinion (and ONLY MY OPINION so please don't take offense okay!)and I am putting my name to this - unlike some OTHER BLOGS I can think of....

My Most Overrated Musical is......... drum roll please...... GREASE!!!

Having been in Grease and seen 5 school versions of it - I really just don't think it works as a musical - The original movie is perfection and unless you can faithfully recreate this show - well please just don't! (and don't get me started on the morals!)

and My Second Most Overrated Musical is...... smaller drum roll .... MAMMA MIA!

My reasons for this - is quite simply ABBA were a phenomenon that will never be replicated and the show, with it's ridiculous plot twists and turns and excuses to put in an Abba number just do not work - the movie was fun - only because of the incredible acting skills of the cast - but as a musical? Well I PASS... and I HAVE seen this live so at least I tried (and wasted a @#& load of $$$ trying to like it)... and as I am trying to be fair I will post a video but unless you want to go to the Dentist for the saccharin performances I recommend you miss it...

Demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is

It REALLY upsets me that this particular show has never really "gone" anywhere. I Don't know if it is because of the subject material - and as a result can't find any fantastic videos but here we go ZANNA DON'T!!! Enjoy these videos from the Melbourne production

and just this perfect song - Jai Rodriquez who is DIVINE on the Original Cast recording, and is obviously best known for his stint on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

My Latest Musical Obsession

Well am popping two here - firstly ROCK OF AGES (showing my 80's upbringing much?)

and secondly MEMPHIS! Can't wait to hear the entire show but adore this number.....

From The First Musical I Ever Saw/ Heard

Well (according to my mum), she went to see Mary Poppins at the movies (okay work with me here) whilst I was still in the womb. Apparently I kicked along in perfect timing to this song - and as we just saw a Fantastic Production last year in Melbourne thought this would be an awesome place to start!

The Musical Theatre Song Challenge

Now THIS will be fun!!

1. From the first musical you saw/heard.
2. From your latest musical obsession.
3. Demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is.
4. Demonstrating how overrated you think a musical is.
5. Which makes you happy.
6. Which makes you sad/teary.
7. Sung by your favourite female singer in a musical.
8. Sung by your favourite male singer in a musical.
9. From the musical you know all (or nearly all) the lines to.
10. From your least favourite musical.
11. From the musical which made the most impact on you.
12. You could listen to all day.
13. From the musical you loved from hearing the first note.
14. From the musical you haven't listened to (or seen) in a while.
15. By your favourite musical composer.
16. From your least favourite musical, by your favourite composer.
17. With the best music.
18. With the best lyrics.
19. From a musical which disappointed you.
20. From your 'guilty pleasure' musical.
21. Which inspires you.
22. From the musical you wish was (never) made into a movie.
23. From the musical which everyone should see performed live.
24. Which makes you laugh.
25. Which is your current favourite.
26. Sung by the character in a musical you can most relate to.
27. From a musical you'd love to see featuring/starring all your favourite performers.
28. Sung by the musical character that's so bad/cruel/evil (etc.) you love them OR Sung by the musical character you love to hate.
29. From the musical you would love to be involved in (directing, singing, etc.).
30. From your favourite musical

Day 30 - My IPOD Favourites

So I LOVE Music.... I never got to post some of my very favourite songs as they just didn't fit any specific category - and as this is the last day of this project thought would check out my Favourites on my Ipod and just pop some songs on - hope you like them :

and of course got to leave you with this:

I hope you have enjoyed this little blog as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.

And in case you were wondering - here is the entire listing from my favourites on my ipod:

Gives You Hell,The All-American Rejects
Rock Me Gently, Andy Kim
Play That Funky Music White Boy,Average White Band
Give A Little Love,Bay City Rollers
Saturday Night,Bay City Rollers
Shang-A-Lang,Bay City Rollers
The Sunscreen Song,Baz Luhrmann
Love Really Hurts Without You, Billy Ocean
Teenage Dream, The Warblers
Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!), Blu Cantrell
Against The Wind, Bob Segar
Night Moves, Bob Segar
Old Time Rock & Roll, Bob Segar
Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch
Livin on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
Have A Nice Day, Bon Jovi
Everything I Own,Bread
I'm Every Woman, Bridget Jones's Diary
A House Is Not A Home, Brook Benton
Look Of Love: Burt Bacharach Collection [Disc 1] [UK]
Born In The U.S.A.,Bruce Springsteen
The Lazy Song,Bruno Mars
Tell Me Something Good, Chaka Khan
Tequila, Champs
The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Charlie Daniels Band
Dream Police, Cheap Trick
Friday I'm In Love, The Cure
Changes, David Bowie
All The Young Dudes, David Bowie
Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
Solid Rock, Dire Straits
There's Your Trouble, Dixie Chicks
Hey Baby (If You Be My Girl), DJ Otzi
April Sun In Cuba, Dragon
September, Earth Wind and Fire
Livin' Thing, Electric Light Orchestra
Mr. Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra
Dancing In The Moonlight, Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army, Elvis Costello
A Little Less Conversation, Elvis Presley
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan & John Ford Coley
Rock 'N' Roll, Eric Hutchinson
Dog Days Are Over, Florence And The Machine
The Power Of Love, Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Follow You Follow Me, Genesis
Throwing It All Away, Genesis
Never Give Up on a Good Thing, George Benson
Faith, George Michael
Like It Like That, Guy Sebastian
Out With My Baby/ Who's That Girl, Guy Sebastian
Maneater, Hall and Oates
Angie Baby, Helen Reddy
Gutter Back, Hello Sailor
Caravan Of Love, Housemartins
Doctor My Eyes, Jackson Browne
Stay, Jackson Browne
Hold Out,Jackson Browne
Blame It On The Boogie, Jackson Five
Thats Entertainment, The Jam
Shower The People, James Taylor
Son of a Preacher Man, Janis Joplin
Piece Of My Heart, Janis Joplin
Let's Get Loud, Jenifer Lopez
Working Class Man, Jimmy Barnes
All Night Long, Joe Walsh
Ordinary Average Guy, Joe Walsh
Cherry Bomb, John Cougar Melancamp
Jack And Diane, John Cougar Melancamp
Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
Report To The Floor, Josh Strickland
Any Way You Want It, Journey
Baby, Justin Bieber
More Than One Way Home, Keb' Mo'
I'm on Your Side, Keb' Mo'
Just Like You, Keb' Mo'
Dumas Walker, Kentucky Headhunters
Cotton Eye Joe, Kentucky Headhunters
All Summer Long, Kid Rock,
I Was Made For Lovin' You, Kiss
Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
Blackbird, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
American Honey, Lady Antebellum
You Make Me feel Like Dancing, Leo Sayer
When I Need You, Leo Sayer
Just Go (Feat. Akon), Lionel Richie
How far is Heaven, Los Lonely Boys
Working For The Weekend, Loverboy
Blinded By The Light, Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Midnight at the Oasis, Maria Muldaur
Los Angeloser, Meat Loaf
Like The Way I Do, Melissa Etheridge
Bring Me Some Water, Melissa Etheridge
Memphis Lives In Me, Memphis Original Broadway Musical Recording
Say Hey (I Love You), Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cruisin, Michael Nesmith
Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, Morcheeba
What About Me?, Moving Pictures
Little Lion Man, Mumford and Sons
Ask A Woman Who Knows, Natalie Cole
Laughter in the Rain, Neil Sedaka
Get What You Give, New Radicals
Rockstar, Nickelback
Crazy Horses, The Osmonds
Jet, Paul McCartney & Wings
In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins
Dancing On The Moon, Phil Madsen
Raise Your Glass, Pink
Hey There Delilah, Plain White T's
Don't Cha, (Feat. Busta Rhymes)The Pussycat Dolls
Bicycle Race, Queen
Black Betty, Ram Jam
We Belong Together, Rickie Lee Jones
Chuck E's In Love, Rickie Lee Jones
Shame, Robbie Williams/ Gary Barlow
Oh Happy Day, Robson and Jerome
Cum on Feel the Noise/We're Not Gonna Take It, Rock of Ages original Broadway Cast
Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes
Smooth, Santana
Take Your Mama Out, Scissor Sisters
Mr. Bass Man, Sha Na Na
ALL STAR, Smash Mouth
Do It Again, Steely Dan
Hooked On A Feeling, Steppenwolf
Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder
Stray Cat Strut, Stray Cats
Babe, Styx
Goodbye Stranger, Supertramp
The Logical Song, Supertramp
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares
Trashin' The Camp, Tarzan: The Musical
In The Summertime, Thirsty Merc
It's Not Unusual, Tom Jones
American Girl, Tom Petty
Africa, Toto
Hey, Soul Sister, Train
We're Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister
Bright Side Of The Road, Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
We Like To Party, Vengaboys
Boom Boom Boom Boom, Vengaboys
You Better You Bet, The Who
Switch, Will Smith
We No Speak Americano, Yolanda B Cool & D Cup
25 Miles 2001, The 3 Amigos