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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Your showtune for March 22 is

“Someone in a Tree” – Pacific Overtures

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Master wordsmith and theatre legend Stephen Sondheim was born on this day in 1930.  This musical about the westernization of the very traditional Japan is definitely one of his least accessible shows.  Of all the songs he has written however, this is his favorite, and thus in honor of the prolific composer on his birthday.

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Your showtune for March 21 is

“Bring On Tomorrow” – Fame

Music: Steve Margoshes   Lyrics: Jacques Levy

The famed students of NYC’s High School of the Performing Arts from the 1980 film Fame, subsequent TV series, and the 2009 remake are back again in this musical.  In this empowering number, the students join together in song to express their hopes for the future.  It doesn’t matter what happens today, you’ll be prepared for what lies ahead.  The future doesn’t control you, you control it, so bring on tomorrow!

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Your showtune for March 20 is

“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here!” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Music: Burton Lane   Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner

Spring usually begins around this time of year, though sometimes the flowers take a while to catch up.  In this delightful number from a musical about past lives, the slightly clairvoyant Daisy sings to various flower buds to get them to grow.  Maybe if you sing to the plants in your neighborhood today, the flora and fauna will bloom that much quicker.

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