Your showtune for May 19 is

“Sailing” – A New Brain

Music and Lyrics: William Finn

What would you rather be doing today?  In this affectionate song, a man sings to his hospitalized boyfriend providing him an escape from the dreary surroundings.  It’s just one of the many sweet moments in this musical centered on the sudden, terrifying notion that death may claim you before accomplishing all that you want in life.

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Your showtune for July 14 is

“Life is Pandemonium” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics: William Finn

Pandemonium ensues in abundance in this musical which covers the proceedings and various hijinks of the titular competition.  First, the spellers in this song complain when another contestant is given an easy word.  Next, they approve when another contestant is eliminated due to a technicality in the song’s reprise.  Since today is officially Pandemonium Day, if things go awry, embrace it, and save your complaints for another day.

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