In more recent years, I have sung with the Richmond Men's Chorus, in which we sang our share of show tunes! Which brings me to the next thing I love about Glee. The tunes! I think my favorites have been the Burt Bachrach tunes, Defying Gravity from Wicked, and of course, the numbers from Funny Girl! (Mac is a good sport and watches the show with me even though he is not a huge fan of musical theatre. He has enjoyed, however, the performances of the songs by Journey and Freddie Mercury!) After her performance of Don't Rain on My Parade on the Tonys this year, it seems Lea Michele may be the one to fill Barbra Streisand's shoes in a revival of her star making show on Broadway! I think discussion of that will have to be the subject of another blog! Let's just say the first record album (yes, the primitive days of music recording!) I owned was the first Partridge Family album. Go figure. My sister gave me the second record I ever owned for my 13th birthday. It was Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits! I still have it! I think the "Barbra persona" of a "misfit" with a HUGE voice struggling to be heard above the crowd is at the core of Glee. Sing proud!
Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
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