Thursday, August 27, 2015

110 in the Shade

I knew NOTHING about this musical but I have known that it was a musical since I started my Musical Theatre Journey in 1997. I now know that two songs I've heard in auditions a lot ("Raunchy" and "Simple Little Things") are from this, that my main takeaway was that it's a poor man's The Music Man and that Starbuck needs to take both a course on Shakespeare and a Mexican history class.

If it wasn't for the fact that Lizzie is a coloratura soprano I would be interested in playing her. You can do better than everyone in that damn, dry town, Lizzie! Be true to you!

110 in the Shade
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones (not that Tom Jones)
Book by N. Richard Nash
Based on The Rainmaker

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