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Violet - Cast Recording (Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley)
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Ward/Mcelroy/Park

Price: $19.95

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Product Description
While Broadway as a mega-spectacle can be fun, sometimes big, loud shows can leave a spectator numb. There's no risk of that with Violet, an intimate piece that, in fact, never made it to the Great White Way. And it's just as well, really, since the emotional impact of this unjustly underrated show was a lot more suited to New York's 145-seat Playwrights Horizons theater, where it had a too-short run in 1997. Composer Jeanine Tesori is often mentioned in the same breath as Michael John LaChiusa and Adam Guettel. While she shares with them a desire to dust off the musical theater, she's also more comfortable than they are with various pop vernaculars. In Violet, which tells the story of a scarred young woman who goes on a road trip through North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in the 1960s, Tesori used gospel, R&B, blues, and country, but the result is unmistakable musical theater and not a mish-mash of styles. Lauren Ward is spellbinding as the title character, and she later went on to be equally impressive in Sondheim's Saturday Night and the revival of 1776.

Track Listing:
1. Act I: Spruce Pine, North Carolina To Kingsport, Tennessee: Water In The Well - Amanda Posner/Lauren Ward
2. Act I: Spruce Pine, North Carolina To Kingsport, Tennessee: Surprised - Lauren Ward
3. Act I: Spruce Pine, North Carolina To Kingsport, Tennessee: On My Way - Lauren Ward/Ann Brown, Linda Dorsey/Brian D'Arcy James
4. Act I: Spruce Pine, North Carolina To Kingsport, Tennessee: M & Ms - Ann Brown, Linda Dorsey/Brian D'Arcy James
5. Act I: Spruce Pine, North Carolina To Kingsport, Tennessee: Luck Of The Draw - Stephen Lee Anderson/Amanda Posner/Lauren Ward/Michael Park/Michael McElroy
6. Act I: Kingsport To Nashville, Tennessee: Question & Answer - Michael Park/Lauren Ward
7. Act I: Kingsport To Nashville, Tennessee: All To Pieces - Lauren Ward/Michael Park/Michael McElroy
8. Act I: Nashville To Memphis, Tennesse: A Healing Touch - Robert Westenberg/Amanda Posner
9. Act I: Nashville To Memphis, Tennesse: Let It Sing - Michael McElroy
10. Act I: Memphis: Who'll Be The One (If Not Me) - The Jordanaires
11. Act I: Memphis: You're Different - Michael Park
12. Act I: Memphis: Lonely Stranger - Paula Newsome
13. Act I: Memphis: Lay Down Your Head - Lauren Ward
14. Act I: Memphis: Anyone Would Do - Paula Newsome/Rozz Morehead/Cass Morgan
15. Act II: Memphis To Fort Smith, Arkansas: Hard To Say Goodbye - Michael McElroy/Lauren Ward
16. Act II: Memphis To Fort Smith, Arkansas: Promise Me, Violet - Michael Park/Michael McElroy/Lauren Ward
17. Act II: Tulsa, Oklahoma-Hope And Glory Building: Raise Me Up - Robert Westenberg/Avis Graves/The Broadway Gospel Choir/Michael McElroy
18. Act II: Tulsa, Oklahoma-Hope And Glory Building: Down The Mountain - Stephen Lee Anderson/Amanda Posner
19. Act II: Tulsa, Oklahoma-Hope And Glory Building: Raise Me Up (Reprise) - Lauren Ward/Robert Westenberg
20. Act II: Tulsa, Oklahoma-Hope And Glory Building: Look At Me - Lauren Ward/Amanda Posner
21. Act II: Tulsa, Oklahoma-Hope And Glory Building: That's What I Could Do - Stephen Lee Anderson
22. Act II: Tulsa To Fort Smith, Arkansas: Surprised (Reprise) - Lauren Ward
23. Act II: Tulsa To Fort Smith, Arkansas: M & Ms (Reprise) - Ann Brown, Linda Dorsey/Brian D'Arcy James
24. Act II: Tulsa To Fort Smith, Arkansas: Promise Me, Violet (Reprise) - Michael McElroy/Lauren Ward/Amanda Posner
25. Act II: Tulsa To Fort Smith, Arkansas: Bring Me To Light - Amanda Posner/Michael McElroy/Lauren Ward/Michael Park/Stephen Lee Anderson/Ann Brown/Linda Dorsey


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