Cabaret Lesson: Andrea Marcovicci Sings Bewitched

I have to admit that when I first got the CD of Andrea Marcovicci’s Rodgers and Hart show, I was a little disappointed that she only sang one verse of Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered), especially since there are so many great lyrics in different versions of the song.  However, seeing the show, I felt that she told a very complete story and had a very full journey in the space of what she chose to perform.

Mentioning this to her afterward, she commented that she wanted to convey a truly romantic, authentic  portrait of an older woman in love with a younger man and didn’t want to venture into “sleaze,” so she was careful to choose the most romantic lyrics possible. 

So here’s your illustration from one of the greats that you have to be proactive in defining your own personal journey in a song, and that you have permission to shop lyrics to tell the story that you need.

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