“The musicals I like, besides the ones I’ve been connected with: certainly Show Boat and Porgy And Bess and Carousel are my three favorites. Allegro I like because of my personal association with it. My Fair Lady was the most entertaining show I ever saw, I think, but not a score I particularly like, except for one song, ‘Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like A Man?’ Some other musicals I like—I like She Loves Me. I like the scores of Chicago and Cabaret, not so much the shows. Although that could easily be said of a lot of shows by Kern, Gershwin, Porter, so forth, and Arlen’s score for St Louis Woman is a particular score I love, but the show is unwieldy. So, no, there aren’t very many shows I think are really good.”
art funk = Christine Daae in pretty victorian dresses (click to enlarge)
“Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look.”
— Diana Wynne Jones, ‘Fire and Hemlock’ (via dephinia
“Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”
Artist: Jessie Mueller
Title: Happily Ever After
Jessie Mueller sings “Happily Ever After” from Once Upon a Mattress at Seth Rudetsky’s Not Since High School.