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Yesterday, I got the delight to go see one of my best friends perform in a musical review of Kander and Ebb called The World Goes ‘Round. Now you out there might be scratching your heads as to who this famed duo is…they are responsible for the shows such as Caberet and Chicago and for such famous songs as “New York, New York” which was a hit for old blue eyes himself.

The matinée was great. The people performing were community people of Huntsville, AL; yet, it is the best show that I’ve been to in a long time. The music was good and the staging was good. I also felt like it was a good choice of musical review for Ars Nova, the theatre space they performed in. The review lends itself to be a more intimate experience, and they pulled it off well.

Overall, I think that the ensemble pieces were my favorite parts because of the intensely tight harmonies in them. But individual pieces that I like included my friend Christa’s rendition of “A Quiet Thing” from Flora and the Red Menace. It was a beautiful song that was sung beautifully. I also liked several others…but I’m not sure of all the names of the other performers…nor the exact title of the songs they performed. My favorite song, however, was probably “New York, New York” because it was truly the crown jewel of the show and ended it strongly.

“But the World Goes ‘Round”

Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad
But the world goes ’round
Sometimes you lose every nickel you had
But the world goes ’round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn’t alter a thing
Take it from me, there’s still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a fall and a spring

And sometimes a friend starts treating you bad
But the world goes ’round
And sometimes your heart breaks with a deafening sound

Somebody loses and somebody wins
And one day it’s kicks, then it’s kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes ’round-
But the world goes ’round
But the world goes ’round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn’t matter at all
Take it from me, there’s still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a spring and a fall

And sometimes a friend starts treating you bad
But the world goes ’round
And sometimes your heart breaks with a deafening sound

Somebody loses and somebody wins
Then one day it’s kicks, then it’s kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes ’round
And ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round
The world goes ’round and ’round and ’round
And ’round!

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  1. *Creaves posting under her mother’s wordpress account…teehee*

    Thanks Barry! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    paisleyandplaid

    February 17, 2010 at 12:29 am


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