Your showtune for March 19 is

“There is a Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute” – Barnum

Music: Cy Coleman   Lyrics: Michael Stewart

At the 25th Academy Awards ceremony held on this day in 1953, The Greatest Show On Earth won Best Picture in a surprise upset.  Set in the merged Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film must have charmed critics with its extravagant production value and spectacle, but now it is regarded as one of the worst movies to win the prestigious award.  Seems there truly is a sucker born ev’ry minute just as P.T. Barnum sings in this wry number from a musical about the showman who co-founded Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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Your showtune for December 5 is

“Intergalactic Circus of Wonders” – EFX

Music and Lyrics: Ted King & Gary Goddard

Mega resort MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opened on this day in 1973 (now Bally’s Las Vegas) and was the largest hotel in the world at the time.  When it was sold to Bally’s, the name transferred to another hotel in Las Vegas where this musical extravaganza was a resident production for seven years.  In this playful tune, audiences journey through time and imagination to the future where P.T. Barnum introduces his alien circus.

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