Everything You Can Sing
The other day, I wrote here about my realtor Carla Winnie having been a stage actress early in her life, and performing in the original production of the 1975 musical, Snoopy!!!, which was sort of a follow-up to You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, though with a different team writing the wonderful score, Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady. I also posted a song from the original cast album that Carla sang on, "I Know Now."
In 1988, CBS produced a cut-down animated version of the show with the Peanuts gang. This is a hoot of a clever number, "Everything You Can Be," which for reasons that will be clear is especially well-adapted to animation. Carla said it was a joy to sing on stage, but very difficult. However, she used it later on when she taught musical theater, specifically because of the challenge.
Snoopy!!! had a pretty famous song come from it, "Just One Person," which The Muppets have performed so often many people likely think it was written for them. But as wonderful as that song is -- and it's great -- I may even like "Everything You Can Be More." The difference is that, much as I love the song, I think it is unlikely that I will ever learn to sing the words to it.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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