Friday, February 23, 2007

td's favorite things

this is why youtube is the coolest thing in the world. you can find anything.

it's oscar seas. i can't wait! i wish a had crammed in more of the noms - missed a few, didn't even go near babel. sucks. i like to try and see all before. i did, however, see a few, including dreamgirls. i was really excited to see it even though it's a cheeseride, because i love musicals. i also knew the soudtrack to some degree from broadway, aaaand after watching a number of showtime-at-the-apollos, was extremely familiar with the famous song "and i am telling you".

listen to me here. this clip is grainy. and you can see how much acting has evolved even in a short period (a lot of face outs that look like ironic choices, a la baby wants candy). but there is nothing, nothing more impressive to me right now than this clip from the real deal with jennifer holiday. she was a tony award winner for this musical. this song was performed with this intensity 8 times a week. that's insane. i could maybe do it once. people erupt into applause during this song three times, which was unheard of. there are points during this clip where she looks downright insane. whenever girls get afraid onstage (more on this later), i think about how great this clip is. she wasn't afraid to have real emotions or be vulnerable or look ugly to convey those emotions, and because of it, she's the most beauts.

do yourself a fave and watch this junk. tony randall will give you some background and that part is fun, but if you wanna skip some of the exposition and a lead-in song (worth it, too), start at 3:30.


Blogger tara d. said...

sidebar, yes! that is loretta devine. she was an original cast memb.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

That was almost as impressive as this live performance:

5:13 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

let me guess, it's a bit.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...


6:08 PM  

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