BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Jennifer Ashley Tepper- SHE LOVES ME Gets in the Spirit
Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a special countdown. This year we've invited Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below and author of The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1 and Volume 2, Jennifer Ashley Tepper to share her favorites holiday performances.
Do you know what musical theatre does better than any other art form? Organized chaos. In this song from She Loves Me, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick bring their musical to a close while at the same time portraying all of the joy, love, and madness of the holiday season. Organized chaos Christmas songs are part of a musical theatre tradition later joined by Jonathan Larson with "Christmas Bells" (see Day 4!) and many others. Fun fact: I owned three copies at a time of the 1993 She Loves Me cast recording in middle school. I played the CDs so much that I kept scratching them, so our family had a "Jen's copy", a "car copy" and a "house/sharing copy" of the recording.
This merry tune seemed a perfect song to end the 12 days of Christmas countdown... and I can't wait for the newest Broadway revival of She Loves Me next year! Have a wonderful rest of the holiday season, and a happy new year!
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