Try to Remember

Try to Remember

by Rita Gardner
     
 
Rita Gardner, who originated the role of the Girl (aka Luisa) in The Fantasticks in 1960, began presenting this one-woman show in 2002, and has enjoyed a long run with it -- and for good reason, as this CD reveals. Gardner's voice, like her talent, won't quit, and she can still glide across those girlish numbers from The Fantasticks convincingly 40-plus

Overview

Rita Gardner, who originated the role of the Girl (aka Luisa) in The Fantasticks in 1960, began presenting this one-woman show in 2002, and has enjoyed a long run with it -- and for good reason, as this CD reveals. Gardner's voice, like her talent, won't quit, and she can still glide across those girlish numbers from The Fantasticks convincingly 40-plus years later. With Alex Rybeck's deft piano accompaniment and a beguiling persona -- witty and charmingly self-deprecating, but always warm -- she glides, slides, and soars across several decades' worth of musical theater history, all the while recalling the off-Broadway world and her colleagues from the 1950s to the start of the 21st century. She's frequently funny and occasionally very poignant in her reminiscences, and it's all worth hearing and keeping. The repertoire ranges from Jones and Schmidt to Kurt Weill, Jerome Moross, Marvin Hamlisch, David Shire, and Jacques Brel, including a few unexpected choices that only liven up the proceedings even further.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
Harbinger
UPC:
0632433220221
catalogNumber:
2202

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rita Gardner   Primary Artist
Alex Rybeck   Piano,Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Will Holt   Composer
Roberta Peters   Author
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Jerry Orbach   Author
Sheldon Harnick   Author
Jerry Herman   Composer,Author
Obin Miller   Composer
Ken Friedman   Additional Music
Edward Kleban   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Richard Maltby   Composer
Jerome Moross   Composer
Charles Nelson Reilly   Author
David Shire   Composer
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Alex Rybeck   Arranger
Harvey Schmidt   Composer,Author,Artwork,Logo Design
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Jim Tyler   Arranger
Barry Kleinbort   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Wise   Composer
Eric Blau   Composer
Gary William Friedman   Composer

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