Kyle's ability to do a French accent isn't very good. But this song, Come Play Wiz Me, is a fascinating example of pastiche. It's a musical style in which Stephen Sondheim is well known for. Eric Matthew Richardson returns to offer his expertise on that, plus gives a bunch of references ranging from Shakespeare to Monty Python.
Eric's website: http://www.ericmatthewrichardson.com
I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats podcast: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/ionlylistentothemountaingoats
Tracts of land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPX-mW4l1rU
Griffin McElroy saying "Play with me!": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2f9bz5_2dM
Stuff from the McElroys: https://www.themcelroy.family
Shakespeare scene from the great Franco Zeffirelli directed Romeo and Juliet (1968): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDD4JaxYHPs&t=167s
Scene from Can-Can (1960) directed by Walter Lang, featuring Maurice Chevalier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6j3fmzM3Io
The cabaret scene from Lola (1961) directed by Jacques Demy, featuring Anouk Aimée: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvS2ozjnwf0&t=33s
You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
We are using two productions to frame our discussion of Anyone Can Whistle.
The original Broadway cast starring Angela Lansbury and Lee Remick (1962)
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The concert version starring Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters (1995)
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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.