“Round and Round” – A Tale of Two Cities
Music and Lyrics: Jill Santoriello
First it was a book. Then it was a film. Round and round it goes. Charles Dickens’ novel about the French Revolution is so enduring, it has seen adaptations on film, television, and the stage, including an opera which premiered on this day in 1953. Several of the characters celebrate in this song from one of many musical adaptations which shows the pattern of seeing popular works adapted into Broadway musicals. While this trend may not offer original stories, the new music is certainly something to celebrate.