Connie and Carla

Connie and Carla

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Overview

Connie and Carla

The soundtrack to Connie and Carla, the tale of two dinner theater chanteuses who must pose as drag queens after they witness a murder, plays more like an original cast recording from a revue than a typical collection of film music. Aside from Peaches & Herb's "Groove Thing," the entire soundtrack is performed by Connie and Carla (Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette), with the help from "the Belles of the Balls", the film's cast of drag queens, and Debbie Reynolds, who accompanies the duo on a medley of "I Cain't Say No/There Are Worse Things I Could Do/What I Did for Love." The soundtrack's opening cut, a medley of "Oklahoma!/Superstar/Papa, Can You Hear Me?/Memory" is especially funny, recalling not only excruciating dinner theater but Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn's Swingle Sisters routine from Saturday Night Live. Vardalos and Collette have more than decent singing voices, so the listener ends up laughing with, instead of at, their performances of "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Maybe This Time," and "Don't Rain on My Parade." The numbers that Connie and Carla perform on their own are less overwhelming than the ones that also feature the cast, although the rousing performance of "Mame" is quite entertaining. While the soundtrack is definitely over the top (including Randy Edelman's perky, busy "Connie and Carla Overture"), it's also a lot of fun, especially for anyone who enjoyed the movie.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969243022
catalogNumber: 92430
Rank: 185795

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Debbie Reynolds   Dialogue
Randy Edelman   Conductor
Nia Vardalos   Dialogue
Toni Collette   Dialogue

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Randy Edelman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Elton Farokh Ahi   Engineer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Ralph Ferraro   Orchestration
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Kleban   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Glen Brunman   Executive Producer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Stu Balcomb   Orchestration
Hooshik Bayliss   Photo Manipulation
Paul Bogaev   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Fred Ebb   Composer
Warren Casey   Composer
Jim Jacobs   Composer
Elton Ahi   Engineer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs

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Connie and Carla 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never been so disappointed in a soundtrack before. I just spend $13.00 on the soundtrack from the movie “Connie and Carla” with a total playing time of 27 minutes how absolutely pathetic. I will think long and hard before I spend my money on another Sony Soundtrack in the future!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie and the soundtrack were wonderful. I have read so many terrible reviews from critics who apparently don't grasp the concept of just being entertained without having to analyze everything. As for the other review about it being 27 minutes....it's not a broadway musical! It's a movie. It's not going to have 2 hours of constant music. And besides, you should have read the running time before you bought it then! I think Vardalos and Colette did a wonderful job!!!