Monday, September 9, 2013

Music Monday: Stephanie Davis on "Miss Witherspoon"

Welcome to "Music Monday." Actors share their character's playlist, and (sometimes) the reasons why.

Today, Stephanie Davis shares her playlist (but not the reasons why). Our erstwhile Downtown Diva will play Veronica in "Miss Witherspoon," Christopher Durang's black-as-night comedy at the Lab Theater this fall.

"I'm going to forfeit the bonus points on this one," Davis wrote, although she did including a winking emoticon. Shall we forgive her?

"Miss Witherspoon" follows a woman on her journey through the afterlife. Veronica, who committed suicide, gets cranky when she's sent back to learn the meaning of life. She's saddled (her view) with a rather chirpy Indian spirit guide and then sent to a Tibetan Buddhist netherworld. The show was a 2006 Pulitzer finalist for drama. Lab Theater founder Annette Trossbach will direct.

"Miss Witherspoon" runs Oct. 11-26. Tickets are $20 and available online here:

Thanks for sharing Stephanie!
  • "Galileo" by The Indigo Girls
  • "The Rain In Spain" from the 1964 "My Fair Lady" film soundtrack
  • "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

Actors, if you'd like to play, answer this question:
  • "Are you rehearsing for a character? Or which character did you play last week? AND which three songs are on their iTunes? And you must tell us why!

"Galileo" by The Indigo Girls

Here's the official version. "Galileo" is the from the 1992 album "Rites of Passage."

And here's a version from Agnes A Cappella, the women's a cappella choir at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Watch more of their videos here:

Here's another "Glee"-like take, this time from Yale's Whim 'N Rhythm 2013.

"The Rain In Spain" from the 1964 "My Fair Lady" film soundtrack

The American Film Institute ranks "My Fair Lady" as #8 on its list of "Greatest Movie Musicals. The film won eight Academy Awards (of 12 nominations), including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Audrey Hepburn was not nominated for Best Actress; Julie Andrews, who had originated the role on stage, but was not offered the part in the film version, won for "Mary Poppins."

And just because there's absolutely nothing wrong with a little Julie Andrews, here's Dame Julie singing HER version of the song.

And the "Glee" version.

"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

Here's the YouTube version with the most views, at 7.2M. This is off the OfficialPinkFloyd YouTube page. And Pink Floyd doesn't need anything else.

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