Scene to Song

Scene to Song Episode 76: The Musicals of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

April 11, 2022

In this episode, multidisciplinary artist Sandy Sahar Gooen discusses the musicals of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, looking closely at their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as the foundation for their later work. We also talk about the song "A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis" from Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Dennis Green's 1979 musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

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Music played in this episode:
"Cheese Nips" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Overture" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Dear Ophelia" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Since You Came to This Town" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"The Rosewater Foundation" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Somewhere That's Green" from Little Shop of Horrors
"Look Who's Here" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
"Skid Row (Downtown)" from Little Shop of Horrors
"A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis" from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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