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Madonna in the 1980’s

Madonna

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman who rose to mega stardom in the 1980’s with songs mainly written and produced by herself and many of them reaching number one on the record charts, including “Like a Virgin”, “La Isla Bonita”, “Like a Prayer” and “Vogue”.

Madonna’s popularity was further enhanced by her roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996) which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.  As a businesswoman, Madonna founded her own entertainment company Maverick, including the label Maverick Records, in 1992.

She is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records and is fondly known as the ‘Queen Of Pop’.

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AMAZING - MADONNA (SK)
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Amazing

AMERICAN LIFE - MADONNA (SK)
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American Life

AMERICAN PIE - MADONNA
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American Pie

ANGEL - MADONNA (SK)
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Angel

BEAUTIFUL STRANGER - MADONNA
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Beautiful Stranger

BORDER LINE - MADONNA
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Borderline

CELEBRATION - MADONNA (SK)
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Celebration

CHERISH - MADONNA
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Cherish

CRAZY FOR YOU - MADONNA
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Crazy For You

DEAR JESSIE - MADONNA
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Dear Jessie

DEEPER AND DEEPER - MADONNA
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Deeper and Deeper

DIE ANOTHER DAY - MADONNA
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Die Another Day

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - EVITA- MADONNA - ELAINE PAIGE (SK)
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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Evita – Madonna

DON'T TELL ME - MADONNA
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Don’t Tell Me

DRESS YOU UP - MADONNA (SK)
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Dress You Up

DROWNED WORLD - SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE - MADONNA (SK)
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Drowned World (Substitute For Love)

EROTICA - MADONNA
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Erotica

EXPRESS YOURSELF - MADONNA
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Express Yourself

FROZEN - MADONNA
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Frozen

GET INTO THE GROOVE - MADONNA (SK)
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Get Into The Groove

GET TOGETHER - MADONNA (SK)
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Get Together

GHOSTTOWN - MADONNA (SK)
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Ghosttown

GIRL GONE WILD - MADONNA (SK)
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Girl Gone Wild

GIVE IT 2 ME - MADONNA
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Give It 2 Me

GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' - MADONNA ft NICKI MINAJ MIA (SK)
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Give Me All Your Luvin – ft M.I.A Nicki Minaj

HANKY PANKY - MADONNA
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Hanky Panky

HOLD TIGHT - MADONNA (SK)
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Hold Tight

HOLIDAY - MADONNA
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Holiday

HOLLYWOOD - MADONNA
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Hollywood

HUMAN NATURE - MADONNA
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Human Nature

HUNG UP - MADONNA
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Hung Up

I'LL REMEMBER - MADONNA
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I’ll Remember

IMPRESSIVE INSTANT - MADONNA
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Impressive Instant

JUMP - MADONNA
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Jump

JUSTIFY MY LOVE - MADONNA
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Justify My Love

LA ISLA BONITA - MADONNA
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La Isla Bonita

LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA
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Like A Prayer

LIKE A VIRGIN - MADONNA
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Like A Virgin

LIVE TO TELL - MADONNA
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 Live To Tell

LIVING FOR LOVE - MADONNA (SK)
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Living For Love

LUCKY STAR - MADONNA
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Lucky Star

MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA
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Material Girl

ME AGAINST THE MUSIC - BRITNEY SPEARS MADONNA (SK)
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Me Against The Music – ft Britney Spears

MILES AWAY - MADONNA
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Miles Away

MUSIC - MADONNA
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Music

NOTHING REALLY MATTERS - MADONNA
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Nothing Really Matters

OPEN YOUR HEART - MADONNA
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Open Your Heart

PAPA DON'T PREACH - MADONNA
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Papa Don’t Preach

THE POWER OF GOODBYE - MADONNA (SK)
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Power Of Goodbye

RAIN - MADONNA
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Rain

RAY OF LIGHT - MADONNA
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Ray Of Light

REVOLVER - MADONNA
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Revolver

THE POWER OF GOODBYE - MADONNA (SK)
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The Power Of Goodbye

TURN UP THE RADIO - MADONNA (SK)
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Turn Up The Radio

SANTA BABY - CHRISTMAS
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Santa Baby

SECRET - MADONNA
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Secret

SOONER OR LATER - MADONNA
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Sooner Or Later – Dick Tracy (Film)

SORRY - MADONNA (SK)
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Sorry

TAKE A BOW - MADONNA
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Take A Bow

THIS USED TO BE MY PLAYGROUND - MADONNA
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 This Used To Be My Playground

TRUE BLUE - MADONNA
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True Blue

VOGUE - MADONNA
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Vogue

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL - MADONNA (SK)
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What It Feels Like For A Girl

WHO'S THAT GIRL - MADONNA
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Who’s That Girl

YOU'LL SEE - MADONNA
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 You’ll See

4 MINUTES - MADONNA
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4 Minutes

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West Side Story

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.

The original 1957 Broadway production, conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim’s Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957.   A 1961 musical film of the same name, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten, including George Chakiris for Supporting Actor, Rita Moreno for Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.

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AMERICA - WEST SIDE STORY (SK)
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America

A BOY LIKE THAT - WEST SIDE STORY
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A Boy Like That

FINALE - WEST SIDE STORY
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Finale

GEE OFFICER KRUPKE - WEST SIDE STORY
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Gee Officer Krupke

I FEEL PRETTY - WEST SIDE STORY
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I Feel Pretty

MARIA - WEST SIDE STORY (SK)
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Maria

ONE HAND ONE HEART - WEST SIDE STORY (SK)
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One Hand One Heart

THE RUMBLE - WEST SIDE STORY
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Rumble (The)

SOMETHING'S COMING - WEST SIDE STORY (SK)
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Something’s Coming

SOMEWHERE - NBV - WEST SIDE STORY
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Somewhere

TONIGHT - WEST SIDE STORY (SK)
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Tonight

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Act 1

Two rival teenage gangs, the Jets (White Americans) and the Sharks (Puerto Rican Americans), struggle for control of their neighborhood on the Upper West Side of New York City (Prologue). They are warned by police officers Krupke and Lt. Schrank to stop fighting on their beat. The police chase the Sharks off, and then the Jets plan how they can assure their continued dominance of the street. The Jets’ leader, Riff, suggests setting up a rumble with the Sharks. He plans to make the challenge to Bernardo, the Sharks’ leader, that night at the neighborhood dance. Riff wants to convince his friend and former member of the Jets, Tony, to meet the Jets at the dance. Some of the Jets are unsure of his loyalty, but Riff is adamant that Tony is still one of them (“Jet Song”). Riff meets Tony while he’s working at Doc’s Drugstore to persuade him to come. Tony initially refuses, but Riff wins him over. Tony is convinced that something important is round the corner (“Something’s Coming”).

Maria works in a bridal shop with Anita, the girlfriend of her brother, Bernardo. Maria has just arrived from Puerto Rico for her arranged marriage to Chino, a friend of Bernardo’s. Maria confesses to Anita that she is not in love with Chino. Anita makes Maria a dress to wear to the neighborhood dance.

At the dance, after introductions, the teenagers begin to dance; soon a challenge dance is called (“Dance at the Gym”), during which Tony and Maria (who aren’t taking part in the challenge dance) see each other across the room and are drawn to each other. They dance together, forgetting the tension in the room, and fall in love, but Bernardo pulls his sister from Tony and sends her home. Riff and Bernardo agree to meet for a War Council at Doc’s, a drug store which is considered neutral ground, but meanwhile, an infatuated and happy Tony finds Maria’s building and serenades her outside her bedroom (“Maria”). She appears on her fire escape, and the two profess their love for one another (“Tonight”). Meanwhile, Anita, Rosalia, and the other Shark girls discuss the differences between the territory of Puerto Rico and the mainland United States of America, with Anita defending America, and Rosalia yearning for Puerto Rico (“America”).

The Jets get antsy while waiting for the Sharks inside Doc’s Drug Store. Riff helps them let out their aggression (“Cool”). The Sharks arrive to discuss weapons to use in the rumble. Tony suggests “a fair fight” (fists only), which the leaders agree to, despite the other members’ protests. Bernardo believes that he will fight Tony, but must settle for fighting Diesel, Riff’s second-in-command, instead. This is followed by a monologue by the ineffective Lt. Schrank trying to find out the location of the rumble. Tony tells Doc about Maria. Doc is worried for them while Tony is convinced that nothing can go wrong; he is in love.

The next day, Maria is in a very happy mood at the bridal shop, as she anticipates seeing Tony again. However, she learns about the upcoming rumble from Anita and is dismayed. When Tony arrives, Maria asks him to stop the fight altogether, which he agrees to do. Before he goes, they dream of their wedding (“One Hand, One Heart”). Tony, Maria, Anita, Bernardo and the Sharks, and Riff and the Jets all anticipate the events to come that night (“Tonight Quintet”). The gangs meet under the highway and, as the fight between Bernardo and Diesel begins, Tony arrives and tries to stop it. Though Bernardo taunts and provokes Tony, ridiculing his attempt to make peace, Tony keeps his composure. When Bernardo pushes Tony, Riff punches him in Tony’s defense. The two draw their switchblades and get in a fight (“The Rumble”). Tony attempts to intervene, inadvertently leading to Riff being fatally stabbed by Bernardo. Tony kills Bernardo in a fit of rage, which in turn provokes an all-out fight like the fight in the Prologue. The sound of approaching police sirens is heard, and everyone scatters, except Tony, who stands in shock at what he has done. The tomboy Anybodys, who stubbornly wishes that she could become a Jet, tells Tony to flee from the scene at the last moment and flees with the knives. Only the bodies of Riff and Bernardo remain.

Act 2

Blissfully unaware of the gangs’ plans for that night, Maria daydreams with her friends, Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita and Francisca, about seeing Tony (“I Feel Pretty”). Later, as Maria dances on the roof happily because she has seen Tony and believes he went to stop the rumble, Chino brings the news that Tony has killed Bernardo. Maria flees to her bedroom, praying that Chino is lying. Tony arrives to see Maria and she initially pounds on his chest with rage, but she still loves him. They plan to run away together. As the walls of Maria’s bedroom disappear, they find themselves in a dreamlike world of peace (“Somewhere”).

Two of the Jets, A-Rab and Baby John, are set on by Officer Krupke, but they manage to escape him. They meet the rest of the gang. To cheer themselves up, they lampoon Officer Krupke, and the other adults who don’t understand them (“Gee, Officer Krupke”). Anybodys arrives and tells the Jets she has been spying on the Puerto Ricans; she has discovered that Chino is looking for Tony with a gun. The gang separates to find Tony. Action has taken charge; he accepts Anybodys into the Jets and includes her in the search.

A grieving Anita arrives at Maria’s apartment. As Tony leaves, he tells Maria to meet him at Doc’s so they can run away to the country. In spite of her attempts to conceal it, Anita sees that Tony has been with Maria, and launches an angry tirade against him (“A Boy Like That”). Maria counters by telling Anita how powerful love is (“I Have a Love”), and Anita realizes that Maria loves Tony as much as she had loved Bernardo. She admits that Chino has a gun and is looking for Tony. Lt. Schrank arrives to question Maria about her brother’s death, and Anita agrees to go to Doc’s to tell Tony to wait. Unfortunately, the Jets, who have found Tony, have congregated at Doc’s, and they taunt Anita with racist slurs and eventually simulate rape. Doc arrives and stops them. Anita is furious, and in anger spitefully delivers the wrong message, telling the Jets that Chino has shot Maria dead.

Doc relates the news to Tony, who has been dreaming of heading to the countryside to have children with Maria. Feeling there is no longer anything to live for, Tony leaves to find Chino, begging for him to shoot him as well. Just as Tony sees Maria alive, Chino arrives and shoots Tony. The Jets, Sharks, and adults flock around the lovers. Maria holds Tony in her arms (and sings a quiet, brief reprise of “Somewhere”) as he dies. Angry at the death of another friend, the Jets move towards the Sharks but Maria takes Chino’s gun and tells everyone that “all of [them]” killed Tony and the others because of their hate for each other, and, “Now I can kill too, because now I have hate!” she yells. However, she is unable to bring herself to fire the gun and drops it, crying in grief. Gradually, all the members of both gangs assemble on either side of Tony’s body, showing that the feud is over. The Jets and Sharks form a procession, and together carry Tony away, with Maria the last one in the procession.

Rent The Musical

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.  On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won several awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances.  The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.

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ANOTHER DAY - RENT
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Another Day

HALLOWEEN - RENT
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Halloween

I'LL COVER YOU - RENT
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I’ll Cover You

ONE SONG GLORY - RENT (SK)
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One Song Glory

OUT TONIGHT - RENT
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Out Tonight

RENT - RENT
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Rent

SEASONS OF LOVE - RENT (SK)
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Seasons Of Love

TAKE ME OR LEAVE ME - RENT (SK)
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Take Me Or Leave Me

WHAT YOU OWN - RENT
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What You Own

WITHOUT YOU - RENT
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Without You

YOUR EYES - RENT
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Your Eyes

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Act I

On Christmas Eve in Manhattan’s East Village, two roommates—Mark, a filmmaker, and Roger, a rock musician—struggle to stay warm and produce their art (“Tune Up #1”). Mark’s mother leaves him a voicemail wishing him a merry Christmas and trying to comfort him since his ex-girlfriend Maureen dumped him (“Voice Mail #1”). Their friend Tom Collins, a gay anarchist professor at New York University, calls and plans to surprise them at their apartment, but is mugged before entering. At the same time, Mark and Roger’s former roommate and friend Benny, who has since become their harsh new landlord, has reneged on an earlier agreement and now demands last year’s rent, before shutting down their electrical power (“Tune Up #2”). However, Mark and Roger rebel and resolve not to pay the rent they cannot pay and which they were promised wouldn’t be a problem (“Rent”). Meanwhile, Angel, a cross-dressingstreet drummer (presently out of drag), finds Collins wounded in an alley and tends to him (“You Okay Honey?”) – the two are immediately attracted to each other, both learning that the other is HIV positive. It is revealed that Roger too has HIV which he contracted from his last girlfriend, who committed suicideafter learning of her diagnosis, which has caused Roger to fall into depression. Mark goes to see one of Maureen’s shows while Roger stays home (“Tune Up #3”), trying to compose on his guitar without success; he wishes desperately to write one last song to be remembered by before he dies (“One Song Glory”). An exotic dancer, junkie, and neighbor, Mimi, shows up at their apartment asking for help with lighting her candle, flirting with Roger in the process; however, he is clearly hesitant to return her affections (“Light My Candle”). Meanwhile, Joanne, a lawyer and Maureen’s girlfriend, receives a voicemail from her parents (“Voice Mail #2”).

At last, the missing Collins enters the apartment, presenting Angel, who is now in full drag and shares the money she made and the amusing story of how she killed a dog to earn it (“Today 4 U”). Benny arrives, speaking of Maureen’s upcoming protest against his plans to evict the homeless from a lot where he is hoping to build a cyber arts studio. Benny offers that, if they convince Maureen to cancel the protest, then Mark and Roger can officially remain rent-free tenants. However, the two rebuff Benny’s offer and he leaves (“You’ll See”). Mark leaves to fix Maureen’s sound equipment for the protest, unexpectedly meeting Joanne at the stage. Initially hesitant with each other, the two eventually bond over their shared distrust of Maureen’s promiscuous behaviors (“Tango: Maureen”). Mark joins Collins and Angel to film their HIV support group meeting (“Life Support”), while Mimi attempts to seduce Roger alone in his apartment (“Out Tonight”). Roger is extremely upset by Mimi’s intrusion, demanding she leave him alone and resisting any romantic feelings he may harbor for her (“Another Day”). After Mimi leaves, Roger reflects on his fear of dying an undignified death from AIDS, while the Life Support group echoes his thoughts (“Will I”).

Collins, Mark, and Angel protect a homeless woman from police harassment, but she chastises them (“On the Street”). To lighten the mood, Collins talks about his dream of escaping New York City to open a restaurant in Santa Fe (“Santa Fe”). Soon, Mark leaves to check up on Roger and while alone, Collins and Angel confess their love for each other (“I’ll Cover You”). Joanne hectically prepares for Maureen’s show, trying to balance all of the people calling her at once (“We’re Okay”). Before the performance, Roger apologizes to Mimi, inviting her to come to the protest and the dinner party his friends are having afterwards. At the same time, police, vendors, and homeless people prepare for the protest (“Christmas Bells”). Maureen begins her avant-garde, if not over the top, performance based on “Hey Diddle Diddle” (“Over the Moon”). At the post-show party at the Life Café, Benny arrives, criticizing the protest and the group’s bohemian lifestyle. In response, Mark and all the café’s bohemian patrons defiantly rise up to celebrate their way of living (“La Vie Boheme”). Mimi and Roger each discover that the other is HIV-positive and hesitantly decide to move forward with their relationship (“I Should Tell You”). Joanne explains that Mark and Roger’s building has been padlocked and a riot has broken out; Roger and Mimi, unaware, share their first kiss. The celebration continues (“La Vie Boheme B”).

Act II

The cast lines up to sing together before the plot of the second act begins, affirming that one should measure life “in love” (“Seasons of Love”). Afterwards, Mark and Roger gather to break back into their locked apartment with their friends (“Happy New Year”). A new voicemail reveals that Mark’s footage of the riot has earned him a job offering at a tabloid news company called Buzzline (“Voice Mail #3”). The others finally break through the door just as Benny arrives, saying he wants to call a truce and revealing that Mimi, a former girlfriend of his, convinced him to change his mind. Mimi denies rekindling her relationship with Benny, but Roger is upset, and although they apologize to each other, Mimi goes to her drug dealer for a fix (“Happy New Year B”).

Around Valentine’s Day, Mark tells the audience that Roger and Mimi have been living together, but they are tentative with each other. It is also told that Maureen and Joanne are preparing another protest, and during rehearsal, Maureen criticizes Joanne’s controlling behavior and Joanne criticizes Maureen’s promiscuous mannerisms. They break up dramatically following an ultimatum (“Take Me or Leave Me”). Time progresses to spring (“Seasons of Love B”), but Roger and Mimi’s relationship is strained by Mimi’s escalating heroin usage and Roger’s lasting jealousy and suspicion of Benny. Each alone, Roger and Mimi sing of love and loneliness, telling each other how they feel, as they watch Collins nurse Angel, whose health is declining due to AIDS (“Without You”). By the end of the summer, Mark continues to receive calls offering a corporate job at Buzzline (“Voice Mail #4”). A dance is performed representing all the couples’ sex lives (“Contact”). At the climax of the number, the two former couples break up, and Angel suddenly dies. At the funeral, the friends briefly come together to share their memories with Collins being the last to reminisce (“I’ll Cover You [Reprise]”). Mark expresses his fear of being the only one left surviving when the rest of his friends die of AIDS, and he finally accepts the corporate job offer (“Halloween”). Roger reveals that he is leaving for Santa Fe, which sparks an argument about commitment between him and Mimi, and between Maureen and Joanne. Collins arrives and admonishes the entire group for fighting on the day of Angel’s funeral, causing Maureen and Joanne to reconcile, but not Mimi and Roger. The group shares a sad moment, knowing that between deaths and leaving, their close-knit friendships will be breaking up. Everyone leaves except Mark and Roger, and so Mark tries to convince Roger to stay in New York. Roger, unable to handle Mimi’s declining health, becomes angry with Mark and leaves. Mimi returns to say goodbye, overhears everything Roger says, and, terrified, agrees to go to rehab (“Goodbye Love”). Collins is forcibly removed from the church for being unable to pay for Angel’s funeral; Benny shows compassion by paying and offering Mark and Collins drinks; Collins accepts, causing him and Collins to rekindle their old friendship, but Mark has to turn down the offer due to work commitments.

Some time later, both Mark and Roger simultaneously reach an artistic epiphany, as Roger finds his song in Mimi and Mark finds his film in Angel’s memory; Roger decides to return to New York in time for Christmas, while Mark quits his job to devote his efforts to working on his own film (“What You Own”). The characters’ parents, concerned and confused about their respective situations, leave several worried messages on their phones (“Voice Mail #5”). On Christmas Eve, exactly one year having passed, Mark prepares to screen his now-completed film to his friends. Roger has written his song, but no one can find Mimi for him to play it to. Benny’s wife, discovering Benny’s relationship with Mimi, has pulled Benny out of the East Village. The power suddenly blows and Collins enters with handfuls of cash, revealing that he reprogrammed an ATM at a grocery store to provide money to anybody with the code ‘ANGEL’. Maureen and Joanne abruptly enter carrying Mimi, who had been homeless and is now weak and close to death. She begins to fade, telling Roger that she loves him (“Finale”). Roger tells her to hold on as he plays her the song he wrote for her, revealing the depth of his feelings for her (“Your Eyes”). Mimi appears to die, but abruptly awakens, claiming to have been heading into a white light before a vision of Angel appeared, telling her to go back and stay with Roger. The remaining friends gather together in a final moment of shared happiness and resolve to enjoy whatever time they have left with each other, affirming that there is “no day but today” (“Finale B”).

Mamma Mia Musical

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA.

Over 60 million people have seen the stage show worldwide and two film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters was released in July 2008 – Mamma Mia and 2018 – Mamma Mia Here We Go Again.

 

Mamma Mia Backing Tracks

CHIQUITITA - ABBA
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Chiquitita

DANCING QUEEN - ABBA
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Dancing Queen

DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
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Does Your Mother Know

GIMME GIMME GIMME - ABBA
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Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man After Midnight

HONEY HONEY - NBV - ABBA
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Honey Honey

I HAVE A DREAM - ABBA NBV
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I Have A Dream

KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU - ABBA
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Knowing Me Knowing You

LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME - ABBA
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Lay All Your Love On Me

MAMMA MIA - ABBA
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Mamma Mia

MONEY MONEY MONEY - ABBA
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Money Money Money

NAME OF THE GAME - ABBA
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Name Of The Game

SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS - MAMMA MIA (SK)
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Slipping Through My Fingers

SOS - ABBA
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SOS

SUPER TROUPER - ABBA
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Super Trouper

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME - ABBA
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Take A Chance On Me

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - BV - ABBA
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Thank You For The Music

UNDER ATTACK - ABBA
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Under Attack

VOULEZ VOUS - ABBA
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Voulez Vous

WATERLOO - ABBA
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Waterloo

WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER - ABBA - Key D# BV (SK)
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When I Kissed The Teacher – BV

WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER - ABBA - NBV
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When I Kissed The Teacher – NBV

WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
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 Winner Takes It All

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Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again Backing Tracks

ADANTE ADANTE - ABBA
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Adante Adante

ANGEL EYES - ABBA
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Angel Eyes

DANCING QUEEN - ABBA
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Dancing Queen

FERNANDO (NBV) - ABBA
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Fernando

I HAVE A DREAM - ABBA NBV
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I Have A Dream

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU - ABBA
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I’ve Been Waiting For You

FRIDAY ON MY MIND - EASYBEATS
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I Wonder

KISSES OF FIRE - ABBA
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Kisses Of Fire

KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU - ABBA
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Knowing Me Knowing You

MAMMA MIA - ABBA
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Mamma Mia

MY LOVE MY LIFE - ABBA
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My Love My Life

NAME OF THE GAME - ABBA
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Name Of The Game

ONE OF US - ABBA
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One Of Us

SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS - MAMMA MIA (SK)
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Slipping Through My Fingers

SOS - ABBA
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SOS

SUPER TROUPER - ABBA
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Super Trouper

DAY BEFORE YOU CAME - ABBA
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The Day Before You Came

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - BV - ABBA
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Thank You For The Music

WATERLOO - ABBA
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Waterloo

WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER - ABBA - NBV
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When I Kissed The Teacher

WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME - ABBA
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Why Did It Have To Be Me

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Mamma Mia Synopsis

On the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi (Skopelos), 20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry her fiancé, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle (“Prologue”) but doesn’t know who he is. Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds entries which describe intimate dates with three men (Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin [Anderson in the film version], and Harry Bright) (“Honey, Honey”). Sophie believes one of these men is her father and, three months before her nuptials, sends each an invitation to her wedding, writing in her mother’s name, Donna, without letting her unsuspecting mother know.

The day before the wedding, Donna begins receiving guests at her taverna. The first to arrive are her long-term best friends, Tanya, a rich woman who has been married and divorced three times, and Rosie, an unmarried, carefree woman. The trio used to comprise a girl group called “Donna and the Dynamos”. The three women catch up and talk about their lives (“Money, Money, Money”).

Later that day, Sophie’s three possible fathers arrive: Sam (an American architect), Harry (a British banker), and Bill (originally an Australian writer and adventurer, Swedish in the film, and currently American in New York and on tour). Sophie convinces them not to tell Donna that she invited them (“Thank You for the Music”). Donna is surprised to see her ex-lovers (“Mamma Mia”) and leaves in tears. Donna, crying, explains to Tanya and Rosie the situation, and they cheer her up (“Chiquitita”). Tanya and Rosie try to convince Donna that she can still be the girl she once was (“Dancing Queen”).

Sophie had hoped she would know her father the moment she saw him but is now only confused. She tries to tell her fiancé, Sky, how she feels without confessing what she has done. Sky tells her he will be the only man she ever needs (“Lay All Your Love on Me”).

At Sophie’s hen party, Donna and the Dynamos don their old costumes and perform a song, (“Super Trouper”). Sam, Bill, and Harry accidentally walk in on the party, and the guests persuade them to stay (“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”).

Sophie first pulls Sam out of the room to talk to him. After he asks why he is there, she is overcome with guilt and goes to talk to Harry, instead. But Harry asks if Sophie’s father is at the party, and she tells him the whole truth.

Lastly, she draws Bill aside to talk with him. She learns that Bill has an aunt Sophia who left all her money to Donna’s family. Bill learns that Donna built the taverna with money she inherited from a friend she lived with when Sophie was a baby; that friend was Bill’s aunt. They both think this means he is her father.

Sophie asks Bill to walk her down the aisle, but Bill wants to discuss it first with Donna. This has been her secret, after all. But no one knows yet that even Donna does not know who the father is, because she slept with the three men in such swift succession. Sophie insists they must not tell Donna anything (“The Name of the Game”) and finally, Bill agrees.

Afterward, everybody crashes the hen party (including the guys from the stag party). During the party, Sam pulls Sophie aside and tells her he has figured out why she invited him. He knows he is her father and promises to walk her down the aisle the next day. Then, Harry approaches Sophie, apologizing for being so slow on the uptake; he is also convinced that she is his daughter and promises to walk her down the aisle. Sophie leaves the party, hopelessly confused; she doesn’t want to turn any of them down (“Voulez-Vous”).

Sophie’s having a nightmare, involving her three possible fathers all fighting for the right to walk her down the aisle and wakes up despairing (“Under Attack”).

Sophie’s upset, and Donna assumes that Sophie wants to cancel the wedding and offers to handle all the details. Sophie is offended and vows that her children won’t grow up not knowing who their father is. As Sophie storms out of the room, Sam enters and tries to tell Donna that Sophie may not be all she seems, but Donna won’t listen (“One of Us”). She hates Sam; at the end of their affair, she said she never wanted to see him again. But it seems that Sam was the man Donna cared about the most, and both of them wish they could go back to the start (“SOS”‘).

At the beach, Harry asks Tanya what the father of the bride ought to be doing for Sophie’s wedding. Tanya explains that for her part, her father gave her his advice and then paid. Pepper, one of the guys who works at Donna’s taverna, makes advances to Tanya, but she rebuffs him (“Does Your Mother Know”).

Sky finds out what Sophie has done in inviting Sam, Harry and Bill to the wedding. He accuses her of wanting a big white wedding only so that she can find out who her father is. He’s very hurt that she kept this plan a secret from him. He storms off just as Sam walks in. Sam tries to give Sophie some fatherly advice by describing his failed marriage (“Knowing Me, Knowing You”), but Sophie isn’t consoled.

Harry offers to Donna to pay for the wedding, and they reminisce about their fling (“Our Last Summer”). Sophie arrives and Donna helps her get dressed. She cannot believe her daughter is going to be a bride (“Slipping Through My Fingers”). Donna admits that her own mother disowned her when she learned that she was pregnant. They reconcile and Sophie asks her mother if she will walk her down the aisle. Sam arrives and tries to speak to Donna again, but she doesn’t want to see him, and asks him to leave. He refuses, and a bitter confrontation ensues. Donna tells Sam that he broke her heart, presumably when she found out he was engaged (“The Winner Takes It All”). It emerges that the two still love each other dearly, albeit against Donna’s better judgment.

Rosie is making final preparations in the taverna when Bill arrives. He’s upset because he has received a note that Donna will be walking Sophie down the aisle. Bill reaffirms his commitment to the single life, but Rosie has become attracted to him, and urges him to reconsider (“Take a Chance on Me”). They are about to have sex in the taverna, but the guests arrive, leaving Rosie quite stunned.

The wedding begins, with Donna walking Sophie down the aisle. Before the priest has a chance to begin the ceremonies, Donna acknowledges to everyone that Sophie’s father is present. Sophie tells her mother that she knows about her father. Donna realizes that Sophie invited them to the wedding for that very reason. The issue of Sophie’s parentage is left unsettled, as none of them have any idea whether they are actually her father. Everyone involved agrees that it does not matter which one of them her biological parent is, as Sophie loves all three and they are all happy to be “one-third of a father” and a part of her life at last. Finally, Harry, who has made frequent references to his “other half” throughout the show, is revealed to be in a committed gay relationship.

Suddenly, Sophie calls a halt to the proceedings. She isn’t ready to get married and Sky agrees with Sophie about not getting married. Sam seizes his chance and proposes to Donna in order to prevent the wedding preparations from going to waste. He explains that he loved her, even when he left to get married. It is revealed that he called off the wedding with his fiancée and came back to the island, only to be told that Donna was going out with another man (Bill). He went back, married his fiancée and had children but he got divorced. Surprisingly, Donna accepts (“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”). In the end, Sam and Donna are married, and at the end of the night, Sophie and Sky depart on a round-the-world tour (“I Have a Dream”).

 

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again Synopsis

Sophie Sheridan is preparing for the grand reopening of her mother Donna’s hotel, following Donna’s death a year earlier. She is upset because two of her fathers, Harry and Bill, are unable to make it to the reopening and she is having trouble in her relationship with Sky, who is in New York, over her memorializing her mother’s life.

In 1979, a young Donna has just graduated from university with Rosie and Tanya, and is getting ready to travel the world. While in Paris, she meets and parties with Harry. They spend the night together, but Donna leaves soon after. She later misses her boat to Kalokairi but is offered a ride by Bill, and along the way, they are able to help a stranded fisherman, Alexio, make it in time to stop the love of his life from marrying another. Unbeknownst to Donna, Harry has followed her to Greece; but he arrived too late, and sadly watches the boat sailing off in the distance.

In the present, Tanya and Rosie arrive to support Sophie with the reopening and it’s revealed that Rosie and Bill have split up. Sophie then visits Sam, who is still grieving over the death of Donna. Back in the past, Donna arrives on the island and while exploring the farmhouse, a sudden storm causes her to discover a spooked horse in the basement. She goes in search of help only to find a young Sam riding his motorcycle and he helps her to save the horse. Back in the present, a storm has caused serious disruption to Sophie’s plans for the grand reopening and prevented media coverage of the event.

Back in the past, Donna and Sam are enjoying a whirlwind romance, that ends when Donna discovers a picture of Sam’s fiancée in his drawer. A devastated Donna demands that Sam leave the island. In the present, Sam tells Sophie about her value to her mother. Meanwhile, Harry leaves his business deal in Tokyo to support Sophie, and separately Bill gets the same idea. Bill and Harry meet at the docks but are told there are no boats. However, Bill meets the fisherman Alexio and thereby secures boat passage for himself, Harry as well as the newly arrived Sky.

In the past, a depressed Donna is heartbroken over Sam but is able to channel her anger into singing with Tanya and Rosie. She meets Bill again and they go out on his boat; while they are gone, Sam returns, having recently ended his engagement for Donna, but is saddened to hear that she is with another man and leaves the island again. Donna discovers she is pregnant but has no idea which one of her three recent lovers is the father. Sofia, the mother of the owner of the bar where Donna and the Dynamos performed, overhears Donna’s wish to stay on the island and offers to let Donna live at her farmhouse and Donna happily accepts. It is there that she eventually gives birth to Sophie.

Back in the present, the guests have arrived at the party and Sophie is reunited with her other two fathers and Sky. Sophie reveals to Sky she is pregnant and has never felt closer to her mother, having now understood what her mother went through. Bill and Rosie reunite over their grief for Donna. Sophie’s estranged grandmother and Donna’s mother, Ruby, arrives despite Sophie deciding not to invite her. She reveals that Sky tracked her down in New York and she wants to build a real relationship with Sophie. Sophie then performs a song with Tanya and Rosie in honor of her mother, with her grandmother tearfully telling her afterward how proud she is of her. It is then revealed that the manager of the hotel, Fernando, is Ruby’s ex-lover from 1959 in Mexico, and the two are joyously reunited.

Nine months later, Sophie has given birth to a baby boy and everyone has gathered for his christening where Tanya flirts with Fernando’s brother. The ceremony takes place with Donna’s spirit watching over her daughter with pride. At the end, all the characters, including Donna and the younger cast, sing “Super Trouper” at a huge party at Hotel Bella Donna.

 

Howard Keel

Howard Keel

Howard Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004) was an American actor and singer and star of some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made.

At the age of 20, he was encouraged to take singing lessons and his first public performance took place in 1941, when he played the role of Samuel the Prophet in Handel’s oratorio Saul.  In 1947 he travelled to London (UK) with the cast of Oklahoma! where his performance garnered multiple encore calls.

After joining MGM Howard Keels career as a musicals actor really took off with appearances in Annie Get Your Gun (1950),  Show Boat (1951), Calamity Jane (1953), Kiss Me Kate (1953) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Kismet (1955). Throughout the 1960’s he continued to appear in films (but not with a musical theme) and later took a role in the TV drama series Dallas. 

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BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL HIDE - SEVEN BRIDES - HOWARD KEEL (SK)
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Bless Your Beautiful Hide

HIGHER THAN A HAWK - HOWARD KEEL - CALAMITY JANE (SK)
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Higher Than A Hawk Deeper Than A Well

IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU - HOWARD KEEL
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If Ever I Would Leave You

IMPOSSIBLE DREAM - HOWARD KEEL
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Impossible Dream

I WON'T SEND ROSES - HOWARD KEEL (SK)
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I Won’t Send Roses

MY DEFENCES ARE DOWN - HOWARD KEEL
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My Defences Are Down

OLD MAN RIVER - HOWARD KEEL
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Old Man River

SEND IN THE CLOWNS - HOWARD KEEL (SK)
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Send In The Clowns

SO IN LOVE - HOWARD KEEL
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So In Love

THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL - HOWARD KEEL
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They Say It’s Wonderful

WHY DO I LOVE YOU - HOWARD KEEL
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Why Do I Love You

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is regarded as one of the most influential dancers of his time.

His stage, film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films. As a dancer, he is best remembered for his sense of rhythm, his perfectionism, and as the dancing partner of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals. Fred Astaire has been named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood cinema.

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CHEEK TO CHEEK - FRED ASTAIRE - TOP HAT (SK)
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Cheek To Cheek

CONTINENTAL - FRED ASTAIRE
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Continental

FASCINATING RHYTHM - FRED ASTAIRE
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Fascinating Rhythm

LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF - FRED ASTAIRE
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Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

PUTTING ON THE RITZ - FRED ASTAIRE (SK)
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Putting On The Ritz

WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (THE) - FRED ASTAIRE
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The Way You Look Tonight

TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS - FRED ASTAIRE
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Top Hat White Tie And Tails

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Top Hat White Tie And Tails

Words and music by Irving Berlin.
From the film “Top Hat.”

[Verse:]
I just got an invitation through the mails:
“Your presence requested this evening,
It’s formal, a top hat, a white tie and tails. ”
Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails.
Because I’m invited to step out this evening
With top hat and white tie and tails.

[Chorus:]
I’m puttin’ on my top hat,
Tyin’ up my white tie,
Brushin’ off my tails.
I’m dudin’ up my shirt front,
Puttin’ in the shirt studs,
Polishin’ my nails,
I’m steppin’ out, my dear,
To breathe an atmosphere
That simply reeks with class;
And I trust that you’ll excuse my dust
When I step on the gas,
For I’ll be there,
Puttin’ down my top hat,
Mussin’ up my white tie,
Dancin’ in my tails.