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Top 45  Favorite Songs of 2017   Leave a comment

Top 40 Favorite Songs of 2017

Several of these songs have been in previous countdowns throughout the year. They are listed in  no particular order.

Key **PBS Great Perfirmances ++SVC Spring Concert +++SVC Showcase *SVC Holiday Concert

1. You’re Never Fully Dressed With Out A Smile Annie

2.Get Me To The Church On Time My Fair Lady

3. Grow Old With You The Wedding Singer

4.  Notice Me Horton Seussical

5. **Vanilla Ice Cream She Loves Me

6. Bring On Tomorrow Fame

7. Folsom Prison Blues Million Dollar Quartet

8.++ I Know It’s Today Shrek The Musical

9. NYC Annie

10. Over The Rainbow Wizard Of Oz

11. Turkey Lurkey Time Promises Promises

12. Be Like Meryl Streep Fame

13. Move That Thang The Wedding Singer

14.+How Can I Keep From Singing

15.**12 Days To Christmas She Loves Me

16*Hark The Herald Angels Sing

17. God Help The Outcasts Hunchback Of Notre Dame

18.++Bali High South Pacific

19.Merry  Old Land Of Oz Wizard Of Oz

20. Heaven Help Me /I’M Free Footloose

21. We Go Together Grease

22. +L O V E

23. King Of New York Newsies

24.  Desert Island Top 5 Break Ups High Fidelity

25. Breaking Free High School Musical

26. Evermore Beauty And The Beast Live Action Movie

27  Pulled  The  Addams Family

28. Santa Fe Newsies

29.*Carol From An Irish Cabin

30 The Juggernaut The Wild Party

31. +++Jersey Boys Medley

32. ++Somewhere That’s Green Little Shop Of Horrors

33. Bushel And A Peck Guys And Dolls

34. Can You Feel The Love Tonight  Lion King Jr

35. Show Off The Drowsy Chaperone

36. Walk The Line Million Dollar Quartet

37. Summer Nights Grease

38.++The Wizard And I  Wicked

39   Crazier Than You  The Addams Family

40.  Love Is Always  Lovely  In The End  The  Drowsy Chaperone

41. Out There The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

42. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King  Lion King Jr

43. I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face My Fair Lady

44. As We Stumble Along  The Drowsy Chaperone

45. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly My Fair Lady

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Posted November 27, 2017 by theatretechdiva in Uncategorized

Catching Up   Leave a comment

I have fallen really behind on reviews.. and for this   I apologize.   My life is so crazy.

In July Matt and I saw Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at Interlakes Summer Theatre on  July  8th and  High Fidelity   at the  Majestic Theatre on   July 29th.   Both shows added   variety to  Season  Of Favorite Shows  line up… it’s good to  see a new show every once in awhile.    Both  shows had a lot of fun songs.    Favorite songs included   Go Go Joseph, Benjamin’s Calypso,  One More Angel In Heaven, Close Every Door,  Pharoh’s  Dream Revealed and Any Dream Will Do.   Notable performances were by  Rachel Wirz  (Narrator),Patrick Sharpe (Pharoah) and Corey Cline( Joseph).  The whole  cast was incredibly talented.  Joseph   ran July 5th-16th at Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith  NH   and was directed and choreographed by  Micheal Stoddard  and musical directed by   Adam Rinner.     I had actually never heard of the  High Fidelity movie before seeing the play  so  it was totally new to  me.     Notable perfomances  were by  Elliot  Owens ( Rob Gordon), Cady Hickman  (Laura),  Dale Byrd (Barry) , James Middleton ( Dick) Oliva Dube  ( Anna),    Jessica  Plummer  (Liz) and  Nicole  St. Croix  ( Marie Lasalle)    Favorite musical  numbers included  Desert  Island Top 5 Break  Ups, Laura Laura, It’s No Problem. Nine Percent Chance  and Saturday  Night  Girl.

High Fidelity was directed by  Mike  Wood, Choreographed by  Jen Sassek and   Music Directed by  Keith Belanger  and  ran at the Majestic Theatre in Manchester July 28-30th.

On August 13th we went with Cooper to see Newsies at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick Maine. Beautiful location! Newsies is one of my favorite Disney musicals and it was my first time seeing it on Stage. The set design was really gorgeous. Notable Performances were  by  Matt Frachuer ( Jack Kelly),Blake Stadnick ( Crutchie), Justin Schumann ( Davey), Timothy Woodward Junior ( Les),  Angela  Grovey'( Medda Larkin) & Kate Farhner (Katherine). Favorite musical numbers included Santa Fe, The World Will Know, Seize The Day Watch What Happens  and Something To Belive In,

Newsies was performed at Maine State Music Theatre August 9-26th.

My Fair Lady is a classic musical by Lerner & Lowe set in the 1900s.  It tells the story of Eliza Doolittle who goes toProfessor Henry Higgins for lessons on etiquette and how to be a lady. The music is good mix of romantic and comedic pieces.  The costumes by Mary’s Closet wee outstanding. Notable Performances were by Sophie Linkroum ( Eliza Doolittle), Stephen  Koch (Alfred Doolittle),  Michael Coppola ( Henry Higgins), Mark Schrwatzberg ( Colonel Pickering), Patty Thomas ( Mrs. Pearce) & John Rodgers (Freddy Eynsford Hill) Favorite Musical Numbers included Get Me To The Church On Time, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly ( The Quartet was amazing), On The Street Where You Live, Without You, I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face  and  I Coukd Have Danced All Night.

My Fair Lady was performed at the North End Montessori School in Manchester October  13-15th and 20-22nd and was directed by Kevin Linkroum,Music Directed by Ken Grinnell & choreographed by Loren Hallet. Great job to the cast,crew and production team on a Fabulous show!

Review Contributors: Patty Helbig, Matt Smith and Sonya Walcott

Run For Your Wife is a British farce about a taxi driver  who  is married to  two different  women. The set was creatively designed so the apartments were on either side but the other people did not see each other. There was so much off the wall humor in this play. I was laughing pretty much the whole time. Notable performances were by Roger Hurd ( Sydney),Maine Cherry {Barbara Smith) Kristhyra Widmere Fairbanks ( Mary Smith)and Phil  Maiewski  (Bobby Franklin)

Run For Your Wife was performed at the Amato Center  October 13-15 and 20-22nd And was directed by  Tom Partridge and Diane Cobb.

Review Contributors: Patty Helbig, Matt Smith

The Addams Family was a hauntingly fantastic  Halloween treat and the talented performers in the Riverbend  Company Group did fabulous  as always. Tracey Hickey was  amazimg in her debut as Wednesday Addams. One fellow reviewer stated that she could be headed to Broadway someday. Other notable Performances were by Max Maloney ( Lurch), Landyn Byrd ( Pugsley), Renee Merchant (Grandma Addams), Doug Pedroza ( Uncle Fester) and Sean Corrigan (Gomez)

Favorite Musical Numbers include Pulled,Happy Sad, The Moon And Me, What If #2, When You’re An Addams,Just Around ztThe Corner & Crazier Than You.

The Addams Family  was performed at the Amato Center November 3-5. It was directed by Robin Lacroix , music directed by Christie Conticchio and Choreographer by Elice Cunningham.

Review Contributors: Kerri Goolsby, Patty Helbig, Jen Roy, Matt Smith

Coming Soon: Actorsingers Day entry which will cover Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wild Party and The Drowsy Chaperone

 

 

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