B.A.: [May 21, 2020] Please queue this up for the morning of July 4. Hopefully by then the Great Quarantine of 2020 will largely be over and “Music to Get Us Started During the Lockdown” will have gone the way of ChadWatch and While We’re Waiting for the Download, and this will just be something fun to listen to a Saturday morning.
I find this version infinitely more appealing than the one in Hamilton, because there’s no sense of “Look how cool we are, and I bet you’re glad you paid $1200 for your ticket.”
I also like the idea of Peggy, an adult (historically accurate) who seems to act like a child (probably not historically accurate), being played by an actual child.
When I bought my 2020 calendar, little did I guess that April’s page would feel so nostalgic.
I had this queued up to go live the day the baseball season began; but Lord knows when that’ll be, so here it is.
I thought this might interest some of you because of the Peter Arno connection.
We saw this show, by the way, and were impressed by how they stitched it all together to create something comprehensible. Also by how much time and expense they put into something they was only going to run for five days.
And now they’re going to make a recording which… is also going to lose a ton of money.
This is less a CIDU than a “What a weird thing for anybody to say,” but it reminded me of a theatre lyric: “I’m not a horse, I’m not a pony, so my problem is acute: I am too old for Hialeah and too young to shoot.”
(And yes, we know a pony isn’t really a young horse: give Jerry Herman a break!)