February 22, 2006

My favorite moment of the bee

So I imagine there are one or two of you out there who are not watching the Olympics, could care less, and can't wait until they're over. If so, I'm adding this extra post just for you!

Several months ago, (might have been after the Tonys, I can't recall) the SNU brought home a new Broadway cast album. This was for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical is by William Lapine, who created Falsettos. When I first borrowed it, I was very "Meh" about it.

But then more recently he put it in the car stereo's CD rotation (dangerous, considering the same CD got trapped when our previous stereo shorted out). So I listened a bit more on some longer drives, and got intrigued. As I really concentrated on the lyrics (which pretty much tell the whole story), I got sucked in.

Now it's on my iTunes and I'm listening to it twice daily. Check it out!

The best part is without question "The I Love You Song" which is a dynamic trio between the lead girl and her parents. As the SNU said to me, a good trio is hard to pull off. But this one really works. It's...C-H-I-M-E-R-C-A-L.


ScottE. said...

Mama, Mama, Mama! One time louder!

I love it. I Love about 90% of the show...and funny, the part of the show I don't really care for...is the actor who won the Tony! But I understand it's a "you have to see it" performance.

I love how the show gathers a group of young kids together for a spelling bee to compete against one another, but you grow to love each of them and cheer for them and cry with them as you go through the pain and struggle that they share as they go through their words.

Chimerical-Imaginary, Visionary, Wildly Fanciful, Highly Unrealistic. C-H-I-M-E-R-I-C-A-L

Apple juice please!

Dancer in DC said...

Oops! I missed that second "I." I hear the sound of the bell!