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Post Re: Random Facts Thread part 11
Heyo, first Random Fact post of 2014. ;)

I love how every post on here starts out with "Wow it's been a while." Welp, once again, it's been a while but it's nice to see this place is still chugging along. :)

For me, recently I've been doing pretty well as far as theatre goes. I did Cabaret in July, Falsettos in October (so much love for that show and production), and I'm going to be a part of a staged reading of a new work in March at my school. Can't wait!

Hope everyone here had a great holiday, and happy new year!

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Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:48 am
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ok...It's cold. And windy.

Got about 8 inches of snow last Thursday night. Then it dropped to about 9 degrees. Then the temperature hit 40 Sunday and the snow began melting. Hit 60 degrees yesterday morning then plunged back to 5 degrees at night.

...and it might hit 60 degrees during the weekend. :wtf:

I'm confused.


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Hi.

Wow, haven't been by in quite some time. Erm...I'm no longer single. :oops:

And I plan on starting a T-shirt business.

One day I may try getting into theater again...

Welp, that's about it in my world! (I am a boring person).


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Post Re: Random Facts Thread part 11
Well,


I just found out that I might be reading Angels in America (both parts) for my english class.
:D SOOOO excited!

Any tips? :)


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Wait, so Marry Me a Little is in the key of B Major? Then why is it in B-flat in the Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology?


Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:48 pm
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I'm going with "Because 2 flats is easier to sight-read than 5 sharps."

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It's kinda incongruous. The SMTA kinda advertises that it's got stuff in the original key, and sometimes it doesn't, but that's usually because of removing verses where key changes happen ("Private Conversation," for example), or because it's a chorus number adapted for solo ("A Secretary is Not a Toy"). I dunno. I guess I'm not complaining, though, 'cause I can actually sing "Marry Me a Little" in B-flat and not in B.


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Less likely, but possible... I know "Epiphany" in Sweeney Todd is in the score in two different keys, one or two semitones apart. Or, could have been transposed for a performer in particular?

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That's certainly possible. I think "Marry Me a Little" was originally put back into the show for the 1995 Broadway revival, and Boyd Gaines had a lower voice than Bobby usually is, so most of his stuff was moved down a bit - "Being Alive" was transposed down a major third, if I'm not mistaken.

So if Boyd Gaines sang Marry Me a Little it in the key of B-flat, that'd explain it.


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