Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Monday, October 18, 2010

My comments on City Lights by Emilio Valdés...

After seeing this number I have tried to wrap my head around how Fred Ebb convinced Liza to do this number. To me it would have sounded something like this: "Listen, Liza. You are going to open the second act of the show in which you sing all but one song with one of the longest numbers (7:00 minutes) in musical theater history.

It is an all-singing, all-dancing, all acting number. As if it weren't enough that you are dancing AND singing throughout the number, John has created a bridge halfway through the number in which you will be dancing for more than 30 seconds.

Oh, BTW, before the dancing bridge you have to toss your mike to one of the dancers, find your balance standing on one leg and once you finish dancing, the dancer will toss the mike back at you. don't you just love the idea??? Right before the end of the song, I'll make you hold a note for 8 seoncds, THEN at the "end" of the number, you will come back on stage for a reprise.
by  Emilio Valdés

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