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Dame Judi Dench Sings 'Send in the Clowns'--TWICE!--and Glynis Johns

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She won an Olivier award, but she should have been given the Nobel Prize or something for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rEhOnd8S-8

Updated On: 1/24/08 at 11:36 PM
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Here's the version of the song from "Hey, Mr Producer."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3dLzIYKs8
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I love this song, unabashedly.
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I love you too, Phyllis.
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I love you too, PalJoey.

And even though it's not Judi, it IS Sondheim. :)
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That was beautiful. Thank you, PJ.
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I actually saw this production of Night Music. It was brilliant.

Her Send in the Clowns rescued that song from shopping mall music boxes and restored it to its rightful place among the great moments in musical theatre.

What great ones do the less will prattle of
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Wow. That was utterly gorgeous, and I'm in tears now.

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Brilliant.....Brilliant.....and Brilliant

I love that woman!!!!I have never seen this before

Thank You PJ
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Posted: 1/24/08 at 12:13am
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not the best singer, but boy can she act! fantastic! loved it!
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I never get sick of seeing the Hey Mr. Producer version. That's a Sondheim masterclass for you in 4 minutes 35 seconds. What a great actress.

I know Judi's too old for this role now, so I wish "they" would revive 'Night Music with the recent LA Opera cast. It would be sublime to see them again in a full production. But, God in heaven, don't let John Doyle anywhere near this one.
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I'd like to see the look on her face when he asked her to sing it with a cello between her legs.

Updated On: 1/24/08 at 07:37 AM
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"But, God in heaven, don't let John Doyle anywhere near this one."

Funny, because part of this show involves a character playing an instrument.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel
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Yeah but it's just one character.
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I know that PJ, my point is that the "concept" of the characters playing instruments has already been put into the show. I think "...Night Music" is one of the shows Doyle could best "get away" with using his actor-musician style.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel
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I've actually never heard that song before today. So beautiful! (Although I think Barbara's is better....singing. Dench nailed the acting.)
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Here is the original--scene and song--sing by the originals: Glynis Johns and Len Cariou.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAl-EawVobY
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I know I shouldn't do this..but I just found it and really felt it needs to shared.

This still is the BEST production of A Little Night Music I've ever seen. The video doesn't do it justice.. but is should give you hint of what a wonderful evening of theatre it was.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0hkH9xdcQhw&feature=related

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More than any other Sondheim show, A Little Night Music makes me happy.

I love Follies more, respect Sweeney and Sunday more, but Night Music just makes me feel good.
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Look at the Dame Dancing....She might be too old now, but it would have been nice to see her in a musical like "Ballroom"