The part of this song that everyone likes best is the “What can you do/What can you DOOOOOOO,” which is pure vocal catnip. We’re supposed to like it. It’s in there as enjoyable punctuation in a number which is not shy about throwing chest voice belting in with rapid enunciation. In the Raul Esparza interpretation… Read More “30/90,” from tick…tick…BOOM!
Honorable mentions: “Someone is Waiting,” “Company” “What do you get?” This is the third song in a row about marriage, and while that’s totally unintentional, it’s created an interesting streak in this series not unlike a sparkly striation in an otherwise dull rock. “Now/Later/Soon” is getting less than you bargained for in your marriage; “Nobody… Read More Songs from Musicals: #6, “Being Alive,” from Company
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth. Originally directed by Harold Prince. Dir. John Doyle. Starring Raul Esparza, Barbara Walsh, Elizabeth Stanley Writing my Wrath of Khan review in the “as-I-watch-it” style was rewarding for me, largely because I’d been trying to write any review of that movie for the past week and… Read More Company (2006 Broadway Revival)