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why should i change a thing? 
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Post why should i change a thing?
anyone heard it. i think it's beautiful!

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What are you talking about.


Tue May 08, 2007 9:49 am
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musikal_geek wrote:
What are you talking about.


"Why Should I Change A Thing?"

It's a solo for Warbucks, which is generally cut from most productions. We kept it in ours, and it made a wonderful moment to showcase our Warbucks' gorgeous baritone voice.

I agree, well sung, this is a beautiful number.

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"Why Should I Change a Thing" was not originally in the show, it wasn't even written until 2000. Martin Charnin wrote it for Anthony Warlow who was playing Warbucks in the Australian tour - he was impressed by Warlow's interpretation and also that he is a singer (unlike many previous Warbucks) and wrote this song with Warlow in mind.


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I think haf of it is because it's the only song in the show i havent heard 30 times, and also the man playing warbucks in my show is my drama teacher and i've never seen him do anthing and im so proud of him!

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I feel bad for posting this now, but I always thought that song was the most boring piece in the musical. During practices and performances, I always wished something crazy interesting would suddenly happen, like Warbucks somersaulting into the orchestra pit.

No offense meant at all, Laura!


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It's very much an unimportant "charm piece," a fluff Soliloquy. Comparable to "What Do I Need With Love" from Millie, the piece develops a character that's already well-enough developed, but gives a supposed lead a chance to sing more.

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Although being unimportant does NOT mean the piece isn't good sounding. :lol:

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I've never heard it myself, are there any cast recordings of it.

i hope my theater company will use it, im going for warbucks this summer

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