The Temple of Venus, Schloss Linderhof, Germany

The Temple of Venus, Schloss Linderhof, Germany

Schloss Linderof is one of King Ludwig II’s most successful fantasies (in my opinion).

Your showtune for September 30 is

“In the End” – The Green Room

Music and Lyrics: Chuck Pelletier

With the end of the month upon us, hopefully you did everything you wanted over the past thirty days because in the end, it’s you who has to live with your decisions.  This is the lesson of this delicate, reflective number from this musical about four theatre kids and their journey through college.



Your showtune for September 29 is

“Babette” – On the Twentieth Century

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green

This musical comedy set on a luxury train during the 1920’s concerns an actress named Lily Garland and the desperate theatre producer hoping to use her in his new project.  The glorious Madeline Kahn originated the role of Lily in the Broadway production and sang this gem in the second act, a highlight of the cast recording.  Taken from this world far too soon, this song is in recognition of the late great actress and comedienne who was born on this day in 1942.


Kloster Ettal, Germany

Kloster Ettal, Germany

This Benedictine Abbey (Ettal Abbey) is perhaps better known for its brewery and it’s herbal Ettaler Kloster Liquer.

Your showtune for September 28 is

“Through the Mountain” – Floyd Collins

Music and Lyrics: Adam Guettel

Jeb Corliss successfully skydived through a mountain fissure on this day in 2013, a jump known as the “flying dagger.”  The mountain referred to in this song is a cave in this bluegrass musical about a real man who got trapped exploring a Kentucky cavern and died before rescuers could reach him while a media circus gathered in the interim.