A reader called Olivia posted in the comments that the iTunes iMix is somehow not available in Canada -- and would I please post the Dramarama playlist here?
For those of you just tuning in, Dramarama is coming out in May 07 and I made an iMix so that people could hear the music that goes with the book (it's all about musical theater summer camp); click on that Dramarama link just there and that post takes you to the mix.
Here's the playlist for those of you who can't access it easily. I'd like to add the caveat that I chose only from what's available on iTunes -- which means my preferred Guys and Dolls cast recording (the British one with Bob Hoskins) isn't on here, and I switched song-by-song between the versions that I could choose from, giving you the one I like best each time. Also, I sometimes had to work from a greatest hits album rather than an original cast recording.
"All About Ruprecht" is gross-out racy. Not safe for work, the ears of the very young or the parentally conservative. Big Spender may raise an eyebrow as well.
All that said, these are some awesome musical theater songs -- and if you listen to them you'll get not only a decent musical theater education, you'll dance around your living room AND you'll be all set to understand every nuance when Dramarama comes out.
•It's a Fine Life Alice Playten & Georgia Brown Oliver! (Original Broadway Cast)
•Sherry Jersey Boys Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
•Seasons of Love (From the Motion Picture RENT) Cast Of Rent
•Popular Kristen Chenoweth Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
•Manchester England Hair (Original Broadway Cast)
•Singin' In the Rain (From "Singin' In the Rain") Gene Kelly Hollywood's Best: The 50's Soundtrack
•Hot Lunch Jam Irene Cara Fame (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
•Big Spender Original Broadway Cast, Fosse (this song is originally from Sweet Charity)
•Ol' Man River Paul Robeson Paul Robeson Sings "Ol' Man River" & Other Favorites (this song is originally from Showboat)
•Take Back Your Mink Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls (50th Anniversary Cast Recording)
•All About Ruprecht David Yazbek, John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz & Sara Gettelfinger Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
•All That Jazz Bebe Neuwirth , Chicago
•Tomorrow Andrea McArdle Broadway - The American Musical (Box Set) (this song is originally from Annie)
•Cabaret Liza Minnelli The Best of Liza Minnelli Pop (this song, obviously, is originally from Cabaret)
•Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee Stockard Channing Grease - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Soundtrack (I like this version better than the Broadway cast recording -- so sue me).
•A Bushel and a Peck Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls (50th Anniversary Cast Recording)
•I'll Know Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls (50th Anniversary Cast Recording)
•Fugue for the Tinhorns Eduard Strauss & New Broadway Cast Recording Guys and Dolls (1992 Broadway Revival)
•Hymn for a Sunday Evening Johnny Borden, Marijane Maricle, Paul Lynde & Susan Watson Bye Bye Birdie! - Original Broadway Cast
•Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat Eduard Strauss & New Broadway Cast Recording Guys and Dolls (1992 Broadway Revival)
•Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews Mary Poppins (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
•One A Chorus Line (Original Broadway Cast )
•The Telephone Hour Sweet Apple Kids Bye Bye Birdie (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
•Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer Cats (Selections)
•Sue Me Eduard Strauss & New Broadway Cast Recording Guys and Dolls (1992 Broadway Revival)
•Anything You Can Do Ethel Merman Annie Get Your Gun (Original Cast Album)
•Honestly Sincere Marty Wilde Bye Bye Birdie (Original Broadway Cast Recording)8
•Somewhere That's Green Ellen Green Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Cast Recording)