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Looking for name of old Sweet Adelines piece about getting ready for a show

Hi, Folks,
 
Our programming committee has asked me to take a look at "an old Sweet Adelines piece about getting ready for a show" (backstage prep, putting on make-up, etc.). I've emailed the sales/info people at Sweet Adelines International, but no response. I think perhaps their staff is young enough to not know this piece! It's dern hard to find a piece when you don't know the name or even the arranger! Any leads/assistance are most gratefully accepted.
Cynthia Frank
Mendocino Women's Choir
www.mendocinowomenschoir.org
Replies (6): Threaded | Chronological
on May 17, 2013 8:04am
Applause Applause?
on May 18, 2013 1:28pm
Thanks! I'll check it out.
Cynthia
on May 17, 2013 2:19pm
Cynthia - my sister-in-law is very active in Sweet Adelines...she sent me this from the Memphis "librarian"..."I went through all the music I have and I could only come up with two possibilities.  These are both older arrangements , and it looks like Another Openin Another Show was altered to fit the Memphis chorus.  I think I sang Opening Night on Broadway, but I haven't sung the other one."    Hope this helps.  - Denise
on May 18, 2013 1:28pm
Thank you! I'll check these two out this week.
Best,
Cynthia
on March 6, 2014 3:31pm
Showtime quartet from Florida did a song about 6 more weeks until contest time, etc. It went through the whole getting ready for competition. It was on one of their CDs. Debbie Conolly saying lead.
 
Lori Landi
Greater Nassau Chorus
on March 7, 2014 11:48am
Cynthia,
I'm not active in Adelines, but I have done enough "Throwback 40's" Broadway revues to agree that this sounds like "Another Openin' , Another Show" from Kiss Me Kate, or possibly "There's No Business Like Show Business" from Annie Get your Gun.
If you can't find an arrangement, email me at sopranolucy(a)att.net     I should be able to put you in touch with a good arranger, or do it myself, if the copyright owners give permission.  (I did conduct/sing with Adelines for a short time.)  When do you need to have the piece ready?
You might try a Google/youtube search for those titles, and listen to the melody.  That should help you to know if it's the right piece.
Bear in mind that the part about the costumes, make-up, headaches, etc., is the verse/introductory section (a contemporary "lead-in" .  The musical idea is carried forward from "recitative" in pieces similar to Handel's Messiah) and is not always included in every arrangement.  Those words are in the 2nd verse here, so you'll have to listen untill about 2 minutes in.
Here is the movie version of "There's No Business Like Show Business":
 
"Another Openin' ..Show" - This is a "revival" arrangement - They put in some new, slow "magical" sounding orchestration initially... don't be put off.. keep listening...it is the same song.
 
 
It is quite possible that the arrangement you recall  (mostly! ;)  was a combination of the two.  I believe I have seen that written ..and performed.  That could be a showstopper!  ;)
Do be cautious.  Broadway shows are copywritten.  If you buy a printed arrangement, purchasing enough copies for everyone, or printed permission to duplicate, you should be fine, but don't expect to just write it down based on memory and film.  We don't want you ladies in trouble; keep being the "Sweet Adelines"  !  ;) Also,  if you are changing the words to your situation - parodies - you are legal.
"Break a leg!"
-Lucy
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