You might know that I have an ongoing fascination with Sondheim songs played on the Ukulele, a genre that is unfortunately overwhelmed by more bad than good.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that last night I saw Murder For Two, a really funny new musical playing at Second Stage Uptown. Besides being thrilled at learning about two songwriters, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, who can write tuneful, funny, sophisticated songs that still sound like showtunes, I came away with a little crush on one of the show’s performers, one Brett Ryback. (Of course, it turns out he’s friends with some of my friends because this is a small, interconnected world.)
So of course, today when I went to learn more about Mr. Ryback and discovered that in addition to being a winning performer, he’s also an incredibly talented songwriter and playwright himself. But most importantly, I found this video of his excellent performance of “Children Will Listen” in which he accompanies himself on ukulele.
Since my first reaction (an impromptu proposal of marriage) is probably premature, instead I share his performance with you. Go forth and reblog, and then buy tickets to see him onstage in Murder For Two!