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So I’ve blogged about this particular song before, but not this particular performance. And, let me tell you, this is my all-time favorite performance of this song, and probably one of my favorite 21st century/NMT performances ever.

IMO, Lindsay Mendez is one of the most talented and important people in the industry and I could honestly talk to y’all for ages about why we are so very lucky to have her in today’s musical theatre world. But, when you add two versatile tenors like Jay A. Johnson and Alex Brightman, and OG YouTube darling Natalie Weiss, you get not just the usual kick-ass song slaying a la Mendez, but an absolutely killer, balls-to-the-wall, blow-your-goddamn-mind performance like this one.

Every single person
in this video is bringing something different to this piece, yet it is so cohesive at the same time. Feel free to watch this over and over again just so you can watch each person - no one’s gonna judge you.

  • "P" is for Patricia drinking poisoned punch
  • "R" is for Raquel dashed on a rock CRUNCH!
  • "O" is what Anne said when Sara bludgeoned her brains, and
  • "M" is for Mariana's marinated remains
  • "Q" is for Kiara, quiet, drowned in the pool.
  • "U" is for Eunice's pieces spread round the school.
  • Two "E"s are for the easy ways, five minutes tops.
  • A one-legged girl can bring an "N" for end by calling the cops.
There's seven reasons this crown's not good as got:

“P” is for Patricia drinking poisoned punch.

“R” is for Raquel dashed on a rock– Crunch!

“O” is what Anne said when Sara bludgeoned her brains, and

“M” is Marianna’s marinated remains.

“Q” is for Kiara, quiet, drowned in the pool.

“U” is for Eunice’s pieces spread round the school.

Two “E"s are for the easy ways, in five minutes tops.

A one-legged girl can bring an "N” for end by calling the cops.

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The Ballad of Sara Berry

the neon frights on broadway - a halloween playlist filled with creepy showtunes that’ll give you some terrible thrills

prelude / the ballad of sweeney todd - sweeney todd // why are all the d’ysquiths dying? - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder // evil woman - xanadu // spooky mormon hell dream - the book of mormon // a freak like me needs company - spider-man: turn off the dark // it’s a dangerous game - jekyll and hyde // kiss of the spider woman - kiss of the spider woman // carrie - carrie // when you’re an addams - the addams family // suppertime - little shop of horrors // evil is hot - the toxic avenger // the time warp - the rocky horror picture show // crazytown - 35mm: a musical exhibition // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers: the musical // why are all these heads off? - lizzie // when lily came - darling // ruination - we foxes // your fault / last midnight - into the woods // no good deed - wicked // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm: a musical exhibition //

L I S T E N

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- The Ballad of Sara Berry
Music and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver

This song is incredible… I get chills every time.  Lindsay Mendez is fierce and I kind of adore her voice… I have been listening to this song over and over again…

15 Days of Fanmixes: Day 15 (whatever you want)

She Who Makes You Bleed [Listen]

Let’s listen to some murder ballads where the central female character isn’t the one who gets killed…

Author’s Note: The title, as well as this mix in general, is inspired by the comic She Who Bleeds for Your Entertainment.  Of course, I doubt that She’d consider songs about female murderers to be any better, but She’s a better person than I am.

01 Henry Lee - Nick Cave ft. PJ Harvey | 02 Caleb Meyer - Gillian Welch | 03 The Barnyard - Rachel Brooke | 04 The Irish Ballad - Tom Lehrer | 05 The Ballad of Sara Berry - 35MM: A Musical Exhibition | 06 The Curse of Millhaven - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | 07 Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks | 08 Shattercane and Velvet Grass - Lizzie the Musical |  09 Send Me to the Electric Chair - Bessie Smith | 10 To Keep My Love Alive - Ella Fitzgerald | 11 Swing Shift - Cherlene | 12 The Wound that Never Heals - Jim White | 13 Jellon Grame - Broadside Electric |  14 Heart on Her Sleeve - Rhubarb Whiskey | 15 The Outlandish Knight - Bellowhead | 16 The Taylorshop on Enbizaka Street - Rachied (English cover) | 17 Old Time Angels - Jim Lauderdale

show off- showtunes sung by broadway’s most popular ladies

it’s today - mame // the life of the party - the wild party // it won’t be long now - in the heights // show off - the drowsy chaperone // killer instinct - bring it on: the musical // popular - wicked // candy store - heathers: the musical // the world according to chris - carrie: the musical // out tonight - rent // there she goes!/fame - fame // model behavior - women on the verge of a nervous breakdown // gorgeous - the apple tree // diamonds are a girl’s best friend - gentlemen prefer blondes // here lies love - here lies love // dance: ten; looks: three - a chorus line // so much better - legally blonde: the musical // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm: a musical exhibition //

L I S T E N

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Grace McLean performs “The Ballad of Sara Berry”

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For Trade/Sale. If you are interested in anything, send me an ask!

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35MM signed poster by Lindsay Mendez, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ben Crawford, Betsy Wolfe, Ryan Scott Oliver and others

35MM Ballad of Sara Berry sheet music signed by Ryan Scott Oliver

Mary Poppins cast signed playbill

Peter & the Starcatcher cast signed playbill

Mamma Mia Playbill signed by Laurie Veldheer and others from the cast

Once Cast Signed Playbill, by most of OBC including Cristin Milioti & Steve Kazee

Godspell playbill signed by Lindsay Mendez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, and Morgan James

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Newsies u/s slips

Cast sheet from Opening Night

Cast Sheet from May 24th 2014 Evening- Jp as Iain, Jack as Clay, Julian as Aaron, Jeremy Greenbaum as Davey w/ bio and headshot

Cailtyn as Julie

Julian as Ryan Steele

Hogan Fulton as Romeo (headshot & bio)

Michael McArthur as Corey Hammerston (Papermill)

Ryan Breslin as Davey

Fatica as Breslin

Caitlyn as Laurie

Fatica as Tommy

Julian as Faist

Laurie as Katherine

Jack as Evan

Fatica as Faist

Jack as Garett

JP as Buttons (headshot & bio)

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How to Succeed in Business Opening Night place mat

Next to Normal magnet signed by Alice Ripley

Bonnie & Clyde keychain

Sister Act keychain

Kinky Boots note pad made out of understudy slips and signed posters

Rocky cup

Annie Get Your Gun note pad block

Wicked Happy Holidays Wizard photo

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Hairspray playbill signed by Kate Loprest and Dwayne Cooper

Jekyll & Hyde playbill signed by Robert Cuccioli, Luba Mason, and Christiane Noll

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Playbill Signed by Alex Sharp and Jocelyn Bioh

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Playbill SIgned by Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Billy Magnussen, and Shalita Grant

Heathers Playbill signed by Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan, Evan Todd, Michelle Duffy, Dan Domenech, Molly Hager, Jon Eidson, Katie Ladner, Rachel Flynn, Aj Meier, Dustin Sullivan, Jessica Keenan Wynn, and Anthony Crivelli

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T-shirts for sale. All shirts have been worn and wash and may have shrunk because of such. All shirts are $10 plus $3 shipping to the US, BUY more and the shipping can come down
- American Idiot Red Size Medium 
- Oklahoma Tank Top ( I’m just a girl who cain’t say no) Size small
- Broadway Cares size 2XL
-Playbill Size XL
- Shrek the Musical logo Size 2XL
-Spring Awakening logo shirt Size XL
-American Idiot Black Size 2XL
-Tarzan Size 2XL
- Spring Awakening Artwork Size XL
Rent No day But today long sleeve shirt Size XL
Little Mermaid Ursula Ladies Babydoll shirt Size Large
Wicked Logo Size XL
Hair Summer of Love shirt. size XL
Lysistrata Jones sSize 2XL
Drowsy Chaperone Size XL
Broadway Cares Size 2XL
Shrek Pinocchio Real Live Boy size 2XL
Hairspray logo Size XL
Rent off Broadway shirt size 2XL ( fits like XL)
In the Heights size 2xl

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Newsies Playbill from night before closing Saturday August 23rd. Playbill signed by Aaron Albano, Brendan Stimson, Michael Fatica, Capathia Jenkins, Evan Kasprzak, Guiseppe Bausilio, and 2 others.

 

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch signed by Lena Hall

Cabaret signed by Emma Stone and Leeds Hill

Ghost Non Equity Tour Signed playbill

Book of Mormon signed by Ben Platt and others

American idiot Tour Signed Playbill

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Heathers playbill signed by Jessica Keenan Wynn, David Thomas Brown, Evan Todd, Dan Domenech, Elle McLemore, Katie Ladner, Kristolyn Lloyd, Molly Hager, Anthony Crivelli, Rachel Flynn

Heathers understudy sip signed by Charissa Hogeland

mean girl anthem – broadway edition, your daily fix of mean cheerleaders and killer prom queens

candy store - heathers the musical // killer instinct - bring it on the musical // a note from linda - the wedding singer // dead girl walking - heathers the musical // popular - wicked // out tonight - rent // (the legend of) miss baltimore crabs - hairspray // look at me, i’m sandra dee - glee cast version // it won’t be long now - in the heights // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers the musical // let’s be bad - smash // bend and snap - legally blonde the musical // sparkling diamonds - moulin rouge // i will prevail - wonderland // roxie - chicago // shine a light (reprise) - heathers the musical // there are worse things i could do - glee cast version

killer women - badass ladies (and murderesses) of musical theatre

ten little indians - bloody bloody andrew jackson // tiger, tiger - the apple tree // helena’s confession - the mystery of edwin drood // spread a little sunshine - pippin // dead girl walking - heathers: the musical // kesa - see what i wanna see // pulled - the addams family // cell block tango - chicago // bitch / slut / liar / whore - the toxic avenger // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers: the musical // worst pies in london - sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street // kiss of the spider woman - kiss of the spider woman // rosa’s confession - the mystery of edwin drood // your fault/last midnight - into the woods // the ballad of sara berry - 35mm: a musical exhibition

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