my daughter sent me the most wonderful email ..... a whole page of links to YouTube music clips....wonderful things:
Josh Groban doing musical theatre (Anthem from Chess, Soundheim's Not While I'm Around, and The Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera)
Mandy Patakin doing pieces from Evita
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald doing a piece from Ragtime
I love it! More, I want More!!
I'm the only one in my family that has never had any kind of musical training....but I love it just the same.....bring on the bucket with the lead lid (required for carrying a tune, you know), and I'll warble along with just about any kind of musical theatre.....
(ok, I confess, I did teach myself to play the piano....I wanted to play Moonlight Sonata, and at one point, I actually could -- probably not exactly the way it should be played, but I loved the fact that I had mastered the notes in the right sequence all the way through....practice, practice, practice!! Its sort of like wanting to run before you can crawl, which probably really describes my approach to a lot of things!!)
I'll be humming all day.......