Check out the info below to learn about this song, and print out the sheet music to play or sing it for yourself!
Jeanine Tesori is the most prolific and honored female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations. Her musicals include Fun Home, Shrek The Musical, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Read more about her below!
Musical of the Week
She Loves Me is a musical by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, who also wrote Fiddler on the Roof (this show is nothing like Fiddler, though!)
She Loves Me is based on the 1937 play
Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László. Other adaptations of the play were the 1940 film
The Shop Around the Corner starring Jimmy Stewart, and the 1949 musical version
In the Good Old Summertime starring Judy Garland. The third film version was 1998's
You've Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1963 and was revived again on Broadway in 2016, becoming the first Broadway show ever to be live-streamed.
Jaw tension is common for many people, and especially so for singers. We need to take extra care of our
temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and be aware of any pain that may result from tension.
The TMJ connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the temporal bone at the side of the head. If you place your fingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth you will feel the joints. These joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side for speech, singing, chewing, and yawning.
This week we turn to Mexico for everyone's favorite Cielito Lindo. If you think you don't know it, you probably do!
Commonly played by mariachi bands, it has been recorded by many artists in the original Spanish as well as in English and other languages. It has become a famous song of Mexico, especially in Mexican expatriate communities around the world and for Mexicans attending international events such as the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup.
Have fun sight-reading these folk tunes! Do you recognize them?
You've Got Rhythm!
Here are some exercises for rhythm practice - good luck!
Composer Spotlight: Jeanine Tesori
Jeanine Tesori (b. 1961) is an American composer and musical arranger. She is the most prolific and honored female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations. She won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for Nicholas Hytner's production of Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music for Caroline, or Change, and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score for Fun Home (shared with Lisa Kron), making them the first female writing team to win that award.
Her major works include Fun Home; Caroline, or Change; Shrek The Musical; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Mulan II; and Violet.