Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 17

Mar 27, 2016

Megan Hilty as Doralee and Allison Janney as Violet in 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
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Welcome to Episode 17 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week - it's a matter of patter and light with a little country-western thrown in to boot. At Intermission - a great casting story and some sound advice from our friend Michael Mastroddi.

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Click through for this week's playlist, a bonus video of a performer in action, and to find out how to hear your voice on the show!


This week's playlist: 

  • GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1949) - Overture
  • BARNUM (1980) - The Museum Song
  • COMPANY (1970) - (Not) Getting Married Today
  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1982) - Now (It's Just the Gas)
  • THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (2005) - The Light in the Piazza
  • NEXT TO NORMAL (2009) - Light
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Color and Light)

INTERMISSION: A memorable audition story and some casting advice from our friend Michael Mastroddi

  • SCHOOL OF ROCK (2015) - Teacher's Pet
  • BRIGHT STAR (2016) - Sun is Gonna Shine
  • 9 TO 5 (2009) - Backwoods Barbie
  • BEST LITTLE WH*REHOUSE IN TEXAS (1978) - Sidestep
  • CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2011) - Fly, Fly Away
  • GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1949) - Finale/Keeping Cool with Coolidge

Here's a clip from the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the recording of the COMPANY soundtrack - Beth Howland gets it from all sides while working on, "(Not) Getting Married Today!" (Don't worry - she nailed it! Listen above!)

Now that you've seen and heard the delightful, definitive Beth Howland - check out some other notable performances of, "(Not) Getting Married Today." Isn't it amazing how much one song can change, depending on the delivery?

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