theatre: the bridges of madison county

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5/10 lyrics: 
but wouldn’t it be fine to share
the weather in her eyes, her hair,
her footsteps as she climbs the stair,
the shadow in her light?

It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.
—  Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County
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The most powerful things in a movie are when she reaches back in the airplane and holds his hand in Out of Africa.

It’s just wordless, it’s the thing that’s unsaid and left out. - Meryl Streep

modern arias

sopranos were all the rage in the golden age of musical theatre. they’ve become a dying breed over the last 30 years or so. here are some gorgeous pieces for the soprano voice that were written after 1980.

i. a man like you/unusual way - nine // ii. moonfall - the mystery of edwin drood // iii. in my life - les miserables // iv. think of me - the phantom of the opera // v. wishing you were somehow here again - the phantom of the opera // vi. on the steps of the palace - into the woods // vii. come to my garden - the secret garden // viii. how could i ever know - the secret garden // ix. too much in love to care - sunset boulevard // x. follow your heart - urinetown // xi. the beauty is - the light in the piazza // xii. the light in the piazza - the light in the piazza // xii. being mrs. banks - mary poppins // xiii. i don’t know what i’d do - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder // xiv. inside out - a gentleman’s guide to love and murder // xv. almost real - the bridges of madison county // xvi. always better - the bridges of madison county // xvii. days and days - fun home

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