Here are some of the greatest moments in musicals.
These songs/scenes have uplifted and inspired me all my life.
They are in no particular order. just enjoy!
Just a magnificent show!
Ruthie Henshall’s version of “I Dreamed A Dream” from the 10th Anniversary Concert of one of the greatest musicals ever written, Les Miserables, is, I think, the most emotional performance. You can’t help but be moved.
Alan Armstrong put on a magnificently hilarious performance in the same concert.
The magnificent Rex Harrison knew he couldn’t sing, so he completely reinvented a way to deliver a song.
George Hearn’s interpretation of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in my view the most dramatic and, I think, the one Stephen Sondheim liked best.
His co-star, Angela Lansbury, matches him in brilliance as she does so many subtle, hilarious things with this number, and she does them in the tempo the song’s written in, while singing perfectly Sondheim’s incredibly complex score – not easy, as many actresses have found out.
Joseph Papp’s 1981 version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”, now known as the “Broadway Pirates” was a hit on Broadway and contained some wonderful performances, such as this one by George Rose.
I just love this!
Elaine Page tugs on the heartstrings in a song about an old, mangey cat that is shunned by everyone and no humans want to touch her fur anymore and give her love and attention – “touch me, it’s so easy to leave me”. Gulp.