Monday, February 13, 2017
I meant to post this over the summer, but I forgot. I had been preparing to play Porgy & Bess for the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre when I was suddenly reminded of the Genie's song from Disney's Aladdin (featuring Robin Williams)--in the middle of It Ain't Necessarily So. Now I am playing an orchestral suite from P&B and I am again reminded of the similarities. See for yourself if you hear what I hear (mostly in the "ba-da--doo, waaa, waaa!).