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No, No, Nanette [Broadway Cast 1999 Reissue]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No, No, Nanette (Broadway Cast) Is a Stand-Out Recording Of a Most Memorable Musical Production

    I saw No, No, Nanette on Broadway in 1972 with Penny Singleton ("Blondie" of film) subbing for Ruby Keeler who was on break. The show was a lavish production with twice the number of performers in the dance chorus as was customary for a full-scale Broadway musical at that time (it had 24 women and 12 men). It was noted for reviving interest in tap dance and the BIG tap dance number (I Want To Be Happy) was recorded on the album in its completeness, with all 36 members of the dance chorus plus some principal performers tapping in unison. The show had three acts instead of the usual two and all the songs including the finales to each of the three acts are included on the album. What makes this album stand out from most cast recordings, is that No, No, Nanette had a larger orchestra than most stage musicals and the richness and fullness of the music as it accompanies terrific voices singing energetic tunes can be thoroughly appreciated. It is true there is no original cast recording of the complete score from the original 1925 production of No, No, Nanette. However, I have a 78 rpm record from 1925 with the true original cast of No, No, Nanette singing a half dozen of the songs from the show in medley format on one side of the recording. The flip side has a medley from a different stage musical that was appearing on Broadway at the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IF YOU 'WANT TO BE HAPPY'

    I SAW THIS MUSICAL IN 1974.IT IS NOT PRODUCED TOO OFTEN, MAYBE BECAUSE THE STORY IS A LITTLE WEAK OR THE 1920'S STYLE MUSICALS ARE NOT SO POPULAR NOW. HOWEVER, THE MUSIC-- SONGS AND DANCES FROM NO, NO NANETT ARE TERRIFIC.

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