Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, of which both I and my wife are past presidents and life members, found a way to make musical theatre despite Covid-19 restrictions, producing Flip the Script: Broadway in Reverse, an online concert of gender-swapped Broadway songs, May 7, 8, and 9, 2021.
It was a great concert with lots of terrific performances–and my whole family took part. My daughter, Alice, sang “Tonight at Eight” from She Loves Me, my wife, Margaret Anne, and I sang “Sue Me” from Guys & Dolls, with me taking the Adelaide part and Margaret Anne the Nathan Detroit line, and then, as the final song of the concert, I performed “Maria” from The Sound of Music (better known as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” That is, of course, sung by a quartet of nuns, but I didn’t let that stop me. I recorded each part separately in front of a green screen and then they were stitched together by Jane Ursan (the director) and her brother, Robert Ursan (who was also the accompanist).
And here are those performances! First, Alice singing “Tonight at Eight,” then my wife and I singing “Sue Me,” and finally, me singing “Maria.” Enjoy!