Video Round-Up: Our Fave Musical Theatre Divas

Our high park cabaret extravaganza GIRL CRUSH, created & performed by superstar Sharron Matthews, is just around the corner! We know that Sharron is a phenomenal artist and is sure to give us a powerhouse performance; to hold us over until July 24th, here are some other powerhouse Diva’s from the musical theatre world singing some of our favourite ballads. 

 

ROSE’S TURN

Song & Character: Rose’s Turn – Rose 
Musical: 
Gypsy
Music & Lyrics:
Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim
Broadway Debut: 1959  (Rose Played by Ethel Merman) 
Video Performance: Patti LuPone (played Rose in the 2008 revival on Broadway)

 

AND I AM TELLING YOU I’M NOT GOING 

Song & Character: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going – Effie Melody White 
Musical:
Dream Girls 
Music & Lyrics: 
Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen
Broadway Debut: 1981 
Video Performance: Jennifer Holliday (played the original Effie on Broadway)

 

GIMME GIMME 

Song & Character: Gimme Gimme – Millie Dillmount 
Musical:
Thoroughly Modern Millie 
Music & Lyrics: 
Jeanine Tesori & Dick Scanlan
Broadway Debut: 2002 
Video Performance: Sutton Foster (played the original Millie on Broadway)

 

DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE 

Song & Character: Don’t Rain on my Parade – Fanny Brice 
Musical: 
Funny Girl 
Music & Lyrics:
Jule Styne & Bob Merrill
Broadway Debut: 1964
Video Performance: Barbra Streisand (played the original Fanny on Broadway & the film revival) 

 

MAYBE THIS TIME 

Song & Character: Maybe This Time – Sally Bowles 
Musical: 
Cabaret 
Music & Lyrics: 
John Kander & Fred Ebb
Broadway Debut: 1966 (Sally originally played by Jill Haworth) 
Video Performance: Kristin Chenoweth

 

NO ONE IS ALONE 

Song & Character: No One Is Alone – Cinderella, Baker, Little Red Ridinghood, and Jack
Musical: 
Into the Woods 
Music & Lyrics: 
Stephen Sondheim
Broadway Debut: 1987 (original Cinderella played by Kim Crosby)
Video Performance: Bernadette Peters (played the original Witch on Broadway)

 

HONOURABLE (LA)MENTIONS:

 

DIVA’S LAMENT 

Song & Character: Diva’s Lament – Lady of the Lake  
Musical:
Spamalot 
Music & Lyrics: 
John Du Prez, Neil Innes & Eric Idle
Broadway Debut: 2005
Video Performance: Sara Ramirez (played the original Lady of the Lake on Broadway) 

 

BRIDE’S LAMENT 

Song & Character: Bride’s Lament – Janet van de Graaf
Musical: 
The Drowsy Chaperone
Music & Lyrics: 
Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Broadway Debut: 2006 
Video Performance: Sutton Foster (played the original Janet on Broadway)

 

ALTO’S LAMENT 


Musical: Various excerpts from many famous musicals 
Music & Lyrics: Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler
Video Performance: Natalie Weiss

 


Join us for GIRL CRUSH, to find out what phenomenal powerhouse songs Sharron Matthews will be singing on July 24th! 

 

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