Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 27

Oct 16, 2016

Our Intermission guest - Emily Koch, starring as Elphaba in the National Tour of Stephen Schwartz's WICKED!

Welcome to Episode 27 - the Season Three premiere of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Tonight: neighbors, pesky and otherwise, and we’ll hear some songs about a hot button issue - the telephone. Then, a it’s a WICKED intermission! We’ll talk with the lovely Emily Koch, who just wrapped up her turn as Elphaba in the national tour of WICKED. In Act Two: feeling down? Need a boost to your self esteem? We’ve got you covered.

Click through for this week's playlist!

  • ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1978) - Overture
  • EVERYDAY RAPTURE (2009) - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (1956) - Sposalizio!
  • THE PERILS OF PAULINE (1947) - Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH: LET YOURSELF GO (2001) - The Girl in 14G
  • CABARET (1966) - The Telephone Song
  • RENT (1996) - Voice Mail #1
  • NO, NO NANETTE (1925/1971) - Telephone Girlie
  • RENT (1996) - Voice Mail #4
  • WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (2010) - Model Behavior

Emily Koch as Elphaba

INTERMISSION: We hang out with the delightful Emily Koch. She dropped by the studio right before her last leg as Elphaba in the National Touring Company of WICKED.

Emily's pick from WICKED (2003) - The Wizard and I

  • FUNNY GIRL (1964) - I'm the Greatest Star
  • STARMITES (1989) Diva!
  • LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (1983) - I Am What I Am
  • ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1978) - Finale/Reprise

Here's Laura Benanti performing "Model Behavior" at the Drama Desk Awards. She has a minor mic mishap, but, as always, handles it like a genius.

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