Your showtune for June 22 is

“Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage” – The Boy From Oz

Music: Peter Allen   Lyrics: Peter Allen & Carole Bayer Sager

When Judy Garland died on this day in 1969, the world was left in a state of bereavement and bewilderment.  In this jukebox musical based on the life of Peter Allen, Garland appears as a major supporting character who serves as a mentor to the young, up-and-coming Allen.  The singer/songwriter honors her passing with this solemn number which builds to a celebratory conclusion, made especially moving by the fact that Allen, like Garland, was also taken from this earth before anyone was ready.

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