Welcome to Episode 39 - the Season Three Finale! - of Show Tunes with Kate Botello. Coming up: it’s our Audience Appreciation Special! We asked, you answered - and tonight we’ve got a pile of YOUR favorite show tunes. At Intermission, we’ll talk with Rene Ruiz, founder of Toxic Audio, about combining the worlds of a capella singing and theatre.
Click through for this week's playlist and a beautiful video of Jake Gyllenhaal from the new production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.
Here's this week's playlist:
- MAME (1966) - Overture (Joe)
- 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (2005) - Prayer of the Comfort Counselor (Tony)
- STEEL PIER (1997) - Everybody's Girl (Debbie)
- THE LAST RESORTS (1956) - What More Do I Need? (Guy)
- SOMETHING ROTTEN (2015) - We See the Light (Estey)
- MY FAVORITE YEAR (1992) - Rookie in the Ring (StarFortress)
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (1984) - Sunday (Jim)
INTERMISSION: A cappella music is all the rage these days. Pentatonix is selling a zillion records, and IN TRANSIT is playing to full houses. We'll talk to Rene Ruiz, founder of Toxic Audio, innovators of creating theatre with the human voice.
- MAN OF LA MANCHA (1965) - The Impossible Dream (BJ)
- 110 IN THE SHADE (1963) - Simple Little Things (Terri)
- NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (2016) - No One Else (Hannah)
- MAME (1966) - Finale (Joe)
Listener Jim's choice of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE reminded me of a video making the rounds: Jake Gyllenhaal performs a pared-down backstage version of, "Finishing the Hat," and he's absolutely wonderful. He'll co-star with Annaleigh Ashford in a limited engagement at the newly refurbished Hudson Theatre opening February 23, 2017.
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