Welcome to Episode 38 - our Valentine's Edition! - of Show Tunes with Kate Botello. Coming up: love, musical theatre style, from First Date to Fond Memory! At Intermission, a few lesser-known takes on Romeo and Juliet that might be new to you. In Act Two: famous Valentines of the theatrical variety.
Click through for this week's playlist and a rare movie clip of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
Here's this week's playlist:
- ASPECTS OF LOVE (1990): Railway Station at Pau, 1961: Love Changes Everything
- I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (1996): Prologue/Cantata for a First Date
- THE KING AND I (1995 revival): Shall We Dance?
- OKLAHOMA! (1998 revival): People Will Say We're in Love
- KISS ME KATE (1999 revival): Tom, Dick or Harry
- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (2006) - George's Triumph/I Do, I Do in the Sky
- GIGI (2015 revival) - I Remember it Well
INTERMISSION: Fresh takes on ROMEO AND JULIET: Presurgvic and Black's ROMEO AND JULIET, THE MUSICAL, R+J from THE FOSTERS, Montagues and Capulets from SHAKESPEARE 4 KIDZ, and...REEFER MADNESS?
- DAMN YANKEES (1955): Who's Got the Pain?
- HALLELUJAH, BABY! (1967): My Own Morning
- ASPECTS OF LOVE (1990) - Anything but Lonely
This week's video: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne technically did *two* movies, rather than just one (THE GUARDSMAN - 1931). They also had an adorable cameo in STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (which also included the great Helen Hayes and Kate Hepburn, who was still a Broadway star and hadn't quite yet hit The Big Time in the movies).
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