Stacie Bono: "Go Back Home" from The Scottsboro Boys is a powerfully poignant number, and I think one of Kander and Ebb's finest. As they often did in their musical collaborations, beautiful melodies and clever lyrics are used to take taboo, uncomfortable subjects and emotionally engage the audience with the topics. They have mastered the art of stimulating social awareness through high quality entertainment. The seemingly simple sentiment of "Go Back Home" has a profound effect on me, and I believe anyone who ever longs for the comforts and safety of home.
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