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The World Goes Round

The World Goes Round


The World Goes Round is a review of all the
music of the composing team Kandor and Ebb, who were responsible for Chicago
and Cabaret. It has a lot of famous numbers from those shows plus some
numbers from other shows that are not quite as well known but are equally
successful. It’s different from any musical I’ve done because most musicals have a song,
then a scene, then a song then a scene, but this musical is just all songs. So you’re
running back and forth getting props, getting costumes, making sure that you’re
on for the next one; or you may have a few minutes between each song. (Singing with Piano Music) Marie Danvers choreographed “Coffee in a Cardboard Cup,” which is a number about
everybody being impatient and wanting everything to go and you know not
wanting to sit in a restaurant, and enjoy service — that number is terrific. What I love about working with Ron is that not only is he our director, but our
musical director so it’s made things run so smoothly. We are working on a musical
that is straight music this time and how every note is very important and needs
to be precise and I think that that is been one of the greatest and most
challenging and rewarding experiences of doing the show — is focusing on the music. (Singing) The first thing I would like [the audience] to see is
just how talented our kids are and how hard they work and how much potential
they have for really doing this for a living. This show is just full of big,
successful, you know eleven o’clock numbers — you know all for the show so I
think there’s not a song in it that people wouldn’t like. The whole show is
two hours and ten minutes long so it’s the perfect length and I think there’s
something for everybody! (Singing and Piano Music) (Applause)

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