Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 22

May 8, 2016

Melvin Van Peebles with the cast on the cover of, DON'T PLAY US CHEAP, 1972.

Coming up: two works by writer, director and performer Melvin Van Peebles. And - what happens when Chekhov’s gun explodes? Our friend Joe Levesque will tell us at Intermission. In Act Two, big-selling boots, successful psychos, and..nuns? Sure, why not.


Click through for this week's playlist!


Here's this week's playlist: 

  • DAMN YANKEES (1955) - Overture/Six Months of Every Year
  • AIN'T SUPPOSED TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH (1971) - Just Don't Make No Sense
  • DON'T PLAY US CHEAP (1972) - You Cut Up the Clothes in the Closet of My Dreams
  • GREASE (1972) - It's Raining on Prom Night
  • CAMELOT (1962) - The Lusty Month of May

INTERMISSION - Joe Levesque and the Tale of Chekhov's Gun! Plus: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - You Can't Get a Man With a Gun

  • KINKY BOOTS (2013) - What a Woman Wants
  • AMERICAN PSYCHO (2016) - Morning Routine
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1959) - Maria
  • NUNSENSE (1986) - So You Want to be a Nun?
  • MY FAIR LADY (1956) - I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  • DAMN YANKEES (1955) - Finale

By the way, in case you'd like to watch the whole thing - here's the Ariana Grande SOUND OF MUSIC sketch from Saturday Night Live, featuring Ms. Grande as a very sassy Maria:

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