Your showtune for March 26 is

“You Love Who You Love” – Bonnie and Clyde

Music: Frank Wildhorn   Lyrics: Don Black

In this musical about the infamous duo, Bonnie and Clyde’s sister-in-law describe why they love who they love during this number.  Although it didn’t work out for the outlaws, loving someone is not a crime.  Luckily some people understood that when the first formal meeting of gay support group PFLAG took place on this day in 1973.

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Your showtune for March 25 is

“Matchmaker, Matchmaker” – Fiddler on the Roof

Music: Jerry Bock   Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Tevye’s daughters yearn for a suitable match in this playful number from a musical about a traditional Jewish milkman and his family which has now become an enduring classic.  Television network ABC must have been a fan of the song as they decided to play matchmaker when TV dating show The Bachelor premiered on this day in 2002.

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Your showtune for March 24 is

“Michigan Water” – Jelly’s Last Jam

Music: Jelly Roll Morton   Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead

According to famous jazz artist Jelly Roll Morton in this musical (one of two about his life; the other being Jelly Roll), Michigan water tastes like sherry wine.  The residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan may not have agreed when they experienced one of the most disastrous floods on this day in 1904, though it floods in the state quite regularly.  Still, the smooth, lazy beat of this number makes “Michigan Water” quite pleasing to the ear, even if the taste is debatable.

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Your showtune for March 23 is

“Liaisons” – A Little Night Music

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Amorous but amoral novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses was first published on this day in 1782 detailing sordid liaisons among the French aristocracy.  Similar, but less scandalous, this musical about the romantic liaisons between a group of people one summer in Sweden is an elegant and rueful look at love and lust.  In this number, the elderly Madame Armfeldt reminisces about her liaisons when she was a much younger woman.

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