PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Randy Graff, Julia Murney, Cady Huffman and The Act Cast Pick Favorite Songs by Kander and Ebb
26 Mar 2014
Mamie Parris: "I Don't Care Much" from Cabaret. Barbra's version is haunting and lovely. I love the dark tone of the piece and the careless attitude it demands of the heroine. It evokes a cold, urgent romance in a desperate time and place but with a hint of playfulness. It's lovely, subtle melody only enforces the lyric, making the whole song "sing" on its own. Like so many Kander and Ebb songs, its artistry is a gift to the singer, not a task. I identify with it, and I'd love to sing it someday.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.