Week 30- Songs for a New World

preview_songs_for_new_world_09.jpg

STARS AND THE MOON- SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Last night I went to An Evening with Jason Robert Brown which featured a 60 piece orchestra and the amazing talents of Betsy Wolfe, Rachel Tucker, Norm Lewis and of course the man himself, JRB! It was amazing to hear his music with a full orchestra especially The Old Red Hills of Home and the Trumpet of the Swan Suite. This is neither of those songs...but it was performed last night and it was fantastic. So inspired by them here is Stars and the Moon.

Week 29- Hamilton

HamiltonMusical.jpg

YOU'LL BE BACK- HAMILTON

So I finally got to see Hamilton last night. It was everything I wanted and more. If they ever do gender bending casting I want to be King George. I'm pretty sure this is one of the greatest cameo roles of all time. It's my dream gig. You just stand and sing your face off while wearing a crown. DONE!! Now how can we make this happen?!?!...but like seriously. I want to be King George.

Week 28- Hairspray

 Adam Charles and I haven't aged a day!! ;)

Adam Charles and I haven't aged a day!! ;)

HAIRSPRAY- I CAN HEAR THE BELLS

So it's been a few weeks since I've done a new recording and I thought what better way to return than by doing one of my favourite roles of all time. Hairspray was one of the hardest and challenging shows I've ever done however it was one of my favourite shows of all time. Not only did I get to sing and dance my face off but I also got to do it with so many of my favourite people on the planet. So here's to Shirley Temples and bloody noses!! Enjoy!!

Week 26- Tangled

header.jpg

I SEE THE LIGHT- TANGLED

b55fa5_ea786258f5614652b21499f1d20a9c69.jpg

So I'm back to Disney because I flipping love singing it. I love Tangled.  All the music is so fun. Today's recording is extra awesome because I have a special guest Oliver Castillo! We met back in 2016 doing Les Miserables with the Arts Club. Couldn't think of a better tune to duet on. I mean he just has that Disney pop voice. I loved collaborating on this so if anyone wants to join me on a duet let me know!!

Week 25- She Loves Me

1200x630bb.jpg

Will He Like Me?- She Loves Me

I love the musical She Loves Me! Amalia is one of my dream roles. She's feisty and quirky and I love her. Someone do this show and cast me please and thank you. Everyone sings Vanilla Ice Cream but I mean who can't relate to this song? I mean really...take out letters and put in text messages!

Week 24- Piece by Piece

71rbOyDapIL._SY450_.jpg

PIECE BY PIECE- KELLY CLARKSON

Ok sooooo I'm a huge fan of Kelly Clarkson. I saw her live once and she had a cold and still sang the crap out of everything. I legit wish I could steal her voice Little Mermaid style. I also think she's just an awesome human being and I want to be friends with her. Love her new album, but Piece by Piece is still my favourite song of hers. Enjoy!

Week 24- Toy Story 2

WHEN SHE LOVED ME- TOY STORY 2

So I'm singing at this awesome cabaret next month that is all Disney/Pixar movies. You know how I feel about Disney so this is my jam. We just had our first meeting today and I got so excited. Pixar is like no other film company. They make movies featuring toys, robots, and cars but really that's not what they're about. There are so many adult themes running through them, especially Toy Story 2. When She Loved Me is about love and loss, rejection and hope. It's about a doll but really it's about any relationship and not wanting to let go. I heart Pixar a lot even when they break my heart! Enjoy.

Week 23- The Greatest Showman

TGS_Hugh_And_Crew_CD_v1.2_PN2_OUT1_tiny.jpg

NEVER ENOUGH- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

So I have been obsessed with this soundtrack, listening to it non stop, since I saw the film last week. All the songs are stuck in my head as I'm sure they are everyone else's. Never Enough is a beast of a song and it was fun trying to belt my face off. I apologize to all my neighbours! PS- If you haven't seen The Greatest Showman yet you should go.

Week 22- Carpenter's Christmas Portrait

Carpenters-A-Christmas-Portrait-530.jpg

MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING- CARPENTER'S CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT

Nothing says Christmas to me like the Carpenters. I grew up listening to this record and it is just pure holiday magic. Full honesty I had to record this song early in the morning because I am not nor will I ever be an alto, but totally worth the early morning sing. Happy Holidays!!

Week 21- Disney's Moana

4f840548-87c6-4834-a4a4-0340e47a5cb6.jpeg

HOW FAR I'LL GO- DISNEY'S MOANA

It's pretty clear I am on a bit of a Disney princess kick at the moment. I just can't help but smile every time I belt one of these poppy princess tunes. I'm also never going to get to sing any of these songs on a stage which is exactly where this little weekly recording comes in. I get to live out my full Disney Princess fantasy every week. Enjoy!

Week 20- Disney's Pocahontas

9c1bfd7738096f470ae4b3aa7c3ec267.980x980x1.jpg

JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND- DISNEY's POCAHONTAS

Bringing back the Disney princesses because we all know I'm a sucker for a good Disney tune! Give me Disney music all the time and I'm happy. I think this song might be one of the most underrated Disney Princess tunes. Try not to sing along when "Just Around the River Bend "comes along...I dare you!

Week 19- Cats

CatsMusicalLogo.jpg

MEMORY- CATS

Ok you know when you have one of those auditions where you walk out of the room and go...'What was that? I can totally sing that song better than that!!"....this is one of those songs/auditions for me. Enjoy!

Week 18- Ghost The Musical

51szSAaGGWL.jpg

NOTHING STOPS ANOTHER DAY- GHOST THE MUSICAL

I can genuinly say when I heard Ghost was being turned into a musical I never thought one of it's songs would find it's way into my repetoire...and yet here we are! I think the way the music deals with moving forward after losing someone is so beautifully done. I think everyone can relate to this song. It's just brilliant.

Week 17- Godspell

Beautiful City- Godspell

I've always had a soft spot for Godspell. I have extremely fond memories of doing this show in High School. You don't have to be religious to relate to the message in Beautiful City. After all the destruction from hurricanes and earthquakes and violence we could all use a little hope.

Week 16- Light in the Piazza

1200x630bb.jpg

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA- Light in the Piazza

I think everyone can agree that Light in the Piazza has one of the most romantic scores of all time. The orchestration is stunning and you don't need to speak Italian to understand the love pouring through the lyrics. This is definitely a dream role that will always be but a dream.  Enjoy!

 

Week 15- John Legend

b3d079a2e81e76d5f4f7f570a91a54a1f09dd93d.jpg

LOVE IN THE FUTURE- ALL OF ME

Soooo I got to see the amazing John Legend last week with my bestie Abby. Best part was hands down the encore when it was just John Legend and a piano performing All of Me. Full disclosure I think John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are the epitome of relationship goals and this song captures that perfectly.

Week 14- Still Dreaming Wide Awake

e7613962dfaa9dadca162631dd18cd814daa1563.jpg

Still Dreaming Wide Awake- Never Neverland

I've always been a huge fan Scott Alan. His songs are the best when you're feeling all the feels and need to sing it out. Seriously it's hard to get through some of them without crying...and sometimes you just need a good cry. Am I right? This song however is a happier tune. No tears will be shed!!

Week 13- Songs for a New World

preview_songs_for_new_world_09.jpg

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD- CHRISTMAS LULLABY

This time 8 years ago I closed Songs for a New World. This show and production are very dear to my heart for so many reasons. Christmas Lullaby in particular is one of the most special experiences I've ever had on stage. The staging was so simple with the beginning lit only by a single candle. Although it was a very intimate space, I couldn't see the audience. It felt like I was completely alone. Earlier that summer my dad passed away and for a moment every show it felt like I just got to sing for him. I have to thank Shane Snow for gifting me with this moment in time. This one's for Heino.

Week 12- Justin Bieber

51f8f0cba4918e890e08a7002aa4c4f2--good-comebacks-too-late.jpg

JUSTIN BIEBER- SORRY

So I have to say I'm a fan of Justin Bieber's last album. I wouldn't even categorize it a guilty pleasure because I don't feel guilty about it at all!! This arrangement of Sorry is thanks to the geniuses over at Postmodern Jukebox. If you haven't discovered them GO NOW!! All of their covers are amazing and this one is definitely one of my favourites.