Sunday Night Sondheim: Dorothy Loudon medley

Wow, this is a great, great arrangement joining 2 of Sondheim’s masterpieces: "Losing My Mind” from Follies and “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” from Companywith the added oomph of Dorothy Loudon as the singer/performer.

Be sure to watch through the entire video to see how the two songs are intertwined.

 

 

This video is an excerpt from the highly recommended 1992 concert DVD "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall".  More info here.

A few comments from YouTube:

The fabulous Ms Loudon came from a time when you had to be truly talented, and want to actually put effort into your career. Getting on stage was the goal, not instant fame. I love the TRUE divas that have graced the stages of theateres around the world, not the posers that have to be remixed, overdubbed, and half naked in order to sell a cd these days

I think I’m in love.

BRAVO…THE BEST…GENIUS…
ORIGINAL….A TRUE TALENT..
and if she were on american idol she would be voted off…THA’TS HOW LOW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS SUNK
DOROTHY WAS ONE OF A KIND
WE MISS YOU…

Sunday Night Sondheim – glorious “Sunday” at Carnegie Hall

Wow.  This choir arrangement of Sunday, by Stephen Sondheim, is absolutely glorious.  As YouTube’s video notes:

Bernadette Peters kicks off this wonderful choral performance of “Sunday”, the finale from Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George“. This piece was the finale of a 1993 concert televised by PBS Great Performances.

Sunday Night Sondheim – “Sooner or Later”

Love this clip!!  Bill Irwin hams it up (especially like when he tunes up his baton), and Karen Ziemba couldn’t be sexier….

 

Sunday Sondheim – Betty Buckley and Harlem Boys Choir

This is an absolutely beautiful arrangement of Sondheim’s “Our Time” and “Children Will Listen” from Merrily We Roll Along and Into The Woods respectively.  Enjoy

Sunday Night Sondheim – “Not Getting Married Today”

Madeline Kahn sings “Not Getting Married Today from Sondheim’s “Company”

Sunday Night Sondheim – “Ballad of Booth” from Assassins

“The Ballad of Booth” from Assassins

I have to say that one of the best productions of Assassins that I’ve ever seen was a production a few years ago by Porchlight Music Theatre.  Porchlight’s L. Walter Stearns created some brilliant staging by setting the production in a museum, with a tour guide intermittently walking through – tourists in tow – giving one the feeling that we were truly experiencing various moments in history.

This YouTube video is from “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall”.  Who knew that Victor Garber (Legally Blonde, etc.) had such a great voice?!  Enjoy!