America (the song) has different lyrics on-stage than it does in the original movie. Christine and Kyle try to figure out what works better and how this shows that West Side Story is more than just a romance.
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You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
We are using three productions to frame our discussion of West Side Story.
The Original Broadway Cast (1957) starring Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Ken LeRoy, and Chita Rivera.
The Broadway revival (2009) starring Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, George Akram, and Karen Olivo.
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- ATB Cares - https://www.atbcares.com - ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. In addition to your donation ATB will match 20% of every dollar donated to to an annual limit of $360,000 to Alberta-based, non-religious charities. Eligible charities may receive up to $5,000 in matching per year. Individual donations qualify for a maximum donation match of $500.
- The Alberta Podcast Network - https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com - They promote and support Alberta-made podcasts, and connect their audiences with Alberta-based businesses and organizations. Check out Kyle and Dave vs The Machine here: https://kdvstm.transistor.fm - A podcast where a sentient machine forces Kyle and Dave to watch films in order to prevent the apocalypse.
Putting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network: Locally grown. Community supported. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com
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What is Putting It Together?
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.