Sunday, January 21, 2018
Musical Theater Therapy: "Kiss Her Now"
We here at Musical Theater Therapy are well versed in the forgotten musical Dear World thanks to Broadway Genius John. He's useful like that.
He's also a bit impatient at our unwillingness to sit still and/or stay past intermission which is very likely related to some serious mental health issues we've been working through (or possibly ignoring) which is neither here nor there, it's just a thing, no follow-up questions please.
If you aren't well versed in the story of Dear World, here's the plot summary per Wikipedia: A corporation has discovered oil under the streets of Paris, directly under a bistro. The Countess Aurelia (known as The Madwoman of Chaillot) lives in the bistro's basement, driven mad because of a lost lover and reminiscing about her past. When the corporation decides to blow up the bistro to get the oil, a young executive, Julian, helps to foil the plan because he has fallen in love with Nina, the bistro's waitress. Aurelia lures the corporation executives to the underground in the sewer system.
It's based on Jean Giraudoux's play The Madwoman of Chaillot as adapted by Maurice Valency.
The show ran a brief 132 performances on Broadway and won 50% of its 2 Tony nominations. Today's song is "Kiss Her Now" sung by Angela Lansbury, Tony winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical 1969 (plus 4 other Tonys). Today's lesson is not to wait to kiss her, dumb ass... kiss her now.
And now you've missed your chance.