Our Town Musical Jill Donnelly

Song #1 - "A Beautiful Morning" by The Rascals
Singer of choice= Howie Newsome (Milkman)
Insertion- After Howie enters town to deliver milk on the first morning of Act I
Pg. 10- Dr. Gibbs: "Goin' to rain, Howie?" Howie Newsome: "No, no. Fine day—that'll burn through. Come on, Bessie."
This dialogue shows that Howie was an optimistic person and had the attitude that each day was going to be a great day. The song, "A Beautiful Morning", exemplifies this happy, outgoing attitude of Howie Newsome. iT's an appropriate song to start out the daily life of the people in the town.
Key Lyrics: " Just take in some clean fresh air, boy! Ain't no sense in stayin' inside. If the weather's fine an' you got the time. It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day. Either way, It's a beautiful mornin', Ahhh, Each bird keeps singin' his own song. So long! I've got to be on my way, now."

0:24 - 1:00

Song #2- "Its a Small World" (Disney)
Singer of choice- Rebecca
Insertion- End of Act I when Rebecca is talking to George about how the envelope was addressed
Pg. 46- Rebecca: "But listen, it's not finished: the United States of America; Continent of North America; Western Hemisphere; the Earth; the Solar System; the Universe; the Mind of God—that's what is said on the envelope."
This dialogue shows that Rebecca had become aware that her town, state, country, etc., was only a small part of something much bigger. This song exemplifies the thoughts of Rebecca and how small the Earth is in comparison to everything else. The song also identifies the generalities between everyone, and that is a major theme of the play as well.
Key lyrics: "There's so much that we share That it's time we're aware It's a small world after all ... Though the mountains divide And the oceans are wide It's a small world after all"

0:50 - 1:10

Song #3- "Sunrise, Sunset" -Perry Como (fiddler on the roof)
Singers of choice- Duet between Dr. Gibbs and Mrs. Gibbs
Insertion- During the morning of the wedding in act ii
Pg. 52 : Dr. Gibbs, “Well, Ma, the day has come. You’re losin’ one of you chick”
Pg. 53: Mrs. Gibbs, “Frank Gibbs, don’t you say another word. I feel like crying every minute”
This dialogue shows that the Gibbs are sad to see that their daughter has grown up so fast and is already getting married. This song shows a similar attitude because it talks about how two children grew up and got married. It shows how fast life goes by.
Key lyrics: "Is this the little girl I carried, Is this the little boy at play? I don't remember growing older, When did they? … Now they must learn from one another, Day by day. They look so natural together. Just like two newlyweds should be."

0:10 - 1:00

Song #4 - "If I loved you" (Carousel)
Singers of choice= Duet between Emily and George
Insertion- During the flashback of Emily and George in Act II when they found out they loved each other after they got ice-cream sodas as teenagers.
Pg. 72: George: “Emily, if I do improve and make a big change . . . would you be . . . I mean: could you be . . . " Emily: “ I . . . I am now; I always have been”
This dialogue shows that both Emily and George love each other, but were scared and nervous to admit it to each other. This song expresses an attitude similar to those that Emily and George had that night.
Key lyrics: "Longin' to tell you, But afraid and shy, I'd let my golden chances pass me by!"

1:15-1:40

Song #5- "Far From the Home I Love" -Chaim Topol (fiddler on the rooF)
Singer of choice- Emily
Insertion- Act III, when the deceased Emily returns to the day of her 12th birthday.
Pg. 108: Emily, “ I didn’t realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed. Take me back—up the hill—to my grave. But first: Wait! One more look.”
This dialogue shows that even though Emily loved her old life, she realized that she couldn't stay. This song is about about having to leave the place you love. The song is a appropriate for this scene of Emily leaving her old life after dying.
Key lyrics: "Far From The Home I Love … Why I must travel to a distant land, Far from the home I love. Once I was happily content to be As I was, where I was,"

0:35 - 1:10

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