Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs "It's Today"

Seth has been doing 30 reconstructions in 30 days for Broadwayworld.com, and for April 17, he takes on "It's Today" from the original cast recording of Mame, which introduces the audience and listener to Angela Lansbury as Auntie Mame (with that bugle blast and a slide down the banister). Even though it's actually the second number of the show, I think this does more to establish the tone for the evening and ultimately is more of an opening number than "St. Bridget." The original cast album of Mame is a joy to hear from those opening chords of the overture to the very last "Mame!" during the curtain call/finale. The album is one of my all-time favorites and one that I would cherish as a desert-island top 5.

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