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Music, Music, Music

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Music, Music, Music#0
Posted: 11/30/03 at 5:15pm
Are there any songs that you can only stand to hear a certain someone sing because anyone else who tries doesn't cut it?
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re: Music, Music, Music#1
Posted: 11/30/03 at 5:47pm
One Song Glory by Adam Pascal... That man has the most passionate, hurt voice I have ever heard. And Michael Ball singing Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. Also, I know it's not from a show, but I only cry when I hear Judy Garland's version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. That song makes me bawl.
"The stage is where I live and come alive and act out all the things that go on in my life. It's not just what I do for a living, it's my shrink and my love affair. No one in my life has ever or ever will kiss me on the mouth like this lover called my relationship with my performance."
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re: re: Music, Music, Music#2
Posted: 11/30/03 at 5:49pm
Jennifer Holliday "And I Am Telling You"
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re: Music, Music, Music#3
Posted: 11/30/03 at 6:03pm
Well, it isn't Broadway, but no one sings or acts the role of Desdemona in Verdi's OTELLO like Kiri te Kanawa. I've seen many fine Otellos, but the buttery richness of te Kanawa's voice makes her "Willow Song" and "Ave Maria" absolutely exceptional. Physically, she's right for the role, also.
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re: Music, Music, Music#4
Posted: 11/30/03 at 6:06pm
I put my vote in for Elaine Stritch's Ladies Who Lunch. Sure other women may sing it prettier, but it just sounds perfect the way Ms. Stritch does it on the original cast album.

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re: re: Music, Music, Music#5
Posted: 11/30/03 at 6:14pm
Good ones! Mine would have to be "Meadowlark": Patti LuPone (amazing), "Ladies Who Lunch": Stritch, I know this sounds weird but, "Conga": Rosalind Russell (it's something about her voice that just makes this a fun song for me lol) and I'll probably think of more later :)

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Posted: 11/30/03 at 6:26pm
Elaine Paige and "Memory."
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Posted: 11/30/03 at 6:33pm
dotmarie, as tired as I am of that song, I have to agree with you completely!
"The stage is where I live and come alive and act out all the things that go on in my life. It's not just what I do for a living, it's my shrink and my love affair. No one in my life has ever or ever will kiss me on the mouth like this lover called my relationship with my performance."
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Posted: 11/30/03 at 10:42pm
As tiresome as "Memory" is, it is the only good thing in the whole "Cats" score . A reviewer put it best when he/she said that watching Cats was like having a cat pee on your leg for 2 hours. Amen. Perhaps the most over rated musical ever. This runs for years & years & " Sideshow " dies. Go figure.
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Posted: 11/30/03 at 10:57pm
This is random, but I really hat "Out Tonight" from Rent, unless the unknown (yet incrediblly talented) swing, Caren Lyn Manuel sings it.
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Nope. There's always someone else that can perform these tunes. Sure I have my favorites but there isn't one rendition of anything that I'm so passionate about that I wouldn't want to hear a different performer give it a go. It's what keeps theater alive, after all.