Showtune Saturday: “A Little Priest”

Eddie Pensier writes:

25 years after they created the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury reunite for a Sondheim tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It goes without saying that they are of a certain age. It should also go without saying that any technical deficiencies are more than compensated by the verve and joy that these veteran performers bring to this ghoulish/hilarious number. (The video isn’t the best quality, so if you don’t know the lyrics you may want to read along.)

Related question: Does Len Cariou have the best evil laugh in showbiz?

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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2 Responses to Showtune Saturday: “A Little Priest”

  1. peterike2 says:

    Sondheim is the best. This is a great reunion, even if a bit ragged! I couldn’t take watching the film because in typical Hollywood fashion they cast people who can’t actually sing in a musical that is consummately voice-driven.

    My favorite Sondheim though is “Follies,” particularly the 1985 in concert version with a cast of numerous Broadway greats. Speaking of which, one can’t get enough of Barbara Cook’s rendition of “Losing my Mind.” Talk about a dame that knows how to nail the big finish. The crowd almost loses its mind when she’s done. I wish the clip lasted a few seconds longer to hear more of the outburst of adoration she gets.


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