In the stage version, were there off-stage adults singing for the child actors?
from the samples on the MTI show page (http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000208), it appears as if the songs are sung onstage by children. Also, the stage version not surprisingly comes from the UK, where movies seem to be put on stage even more regularly than here.
This is the finale of the movie BUGSY MALONE, “You Give a Little Love”.
The movie is a charming, if strange little piece. Alan Parker conceived of a Film Noir world, in which all the gangsters and show girls are played by children, with weapons that fire cream pies and bars that seem to only serve sweets. The score, by Paul Williams, is sung by adults to whom the child cast—which includes a very charming young Scott Baio—lip syncs. I rather enjoyed the songs, if they all sounded somewhat alike. But it was a nice mix of 20s pastiche with a certain, Nilsson-esque, 70s flair.
UPDATE: I just looked up songwriter Paul Williams, and HE IS THE SHIT. Among other things, he wrote:
I am FINALLY getting around to transferring MP3s from my old computer—I have so many favorites there. This song “Are You Sure You Want to Be Famous”, is from BOMBAY DREAMS, which is the guiltiest of pleasures, and this song is particularly delicious. Go on. Love it.
all these answers below are mine, even though there’s all that reblogging stuff going on. i assume that’s the point of this, and that i’m not just supposed to reblog someone else’s favorite things? Because I wouldn’t do that unless they were Von Trapps…or novices who will eventually become Von Trapps…or Mother Superiors who for whatever reason pimp out novices to Von Trapps.
Song - “All I Need Now Is the Girl” / “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow…” (tie)
Animal - kitties or quiet dogs.
Color - green
Word - gentleman
OTP - huh?
Candy - assorted licorice
Thing to Do - NOTHING
Quote - “Should she know that I think you’ve become the most beastly, bourgeoise babbits on the Eastern Seaboard, or are you able to make that quite clear without any help from me”—Auntie Mame
Magazine - New York Mag is less worthless than most
Holiday - Christmas
Accent - I hint of a southern drawl is perfectly charming.
Number - Three.
Clothing Store - Goodwill / Salvation Army / Better Than Toast (a vintage clothing store a friend of mine started and ran while we were in college and from which a large portion of my current wardrobe comes, despite being out of college for over 6 years)
Season - Autumn
Book - A Chorus Line and the Musicals of Michael Bennett by Ken Mandelbaum. If you like musicals and haven’t read it you are WRONG
Actress - Julie White
Actor - Colin. Ferrell if naked. Firth if acting.
Food - CHEESE
Drink - Coke…from McDonald’s
Letter - lower-case d
Cereal - granola? not a big consumer of cereal
Fruit - tomatoes!
Band/Singer - Sufjan. And I will admit that I’ve enjoyed every Katy Perry song I’ve ever head (except for “I Kissed a Girl”, which I hate)
Mister Snow (from Carousel) Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Performed by Audra McDonald
Perfect song in every respect.
I can’t imagine a world in which there exists a finer rendition of this number than Ms McDonald’s. How can you not fall in love with her at her pronunciation of the first syllable of “upstanding”? And if you managed to hold off at that point, you should be a gleeful twit by “well Mr Snow, her I am!”