However you live there's a part of you always standing by mapping out the sky.

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They say the meek shall inherit, you know the book doesn’t lie.
It’s not a question of merit, it’s not demand and supply.
You know the meek gonna get it, and you’re a meek little guy.
You know the meek are gonna get what’s coming to them by and by.
"The Meek Shall Inherit" from Little Shop of Horrors (via greatlyricsofthetheatre)

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I’ve never liked opera and I’ve never understood it. Most opera doesn’t make theatrical sense to me. Things go on forever. I’m not a huge fan of the human voice. I like song, dramatic song. I like music and lyrics together, telling a story…When I studied with Milton Babbitt he said I had to get into opera. Knowing that I was a Strauss fan, he first sent me to Rosenkavalier and I left after one act. I thought it was endlessly boring.
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The musicals I like, besides the ones I’ve been connected with: certainly Show Boat and Porgy And Bess and Carousel are my three favorites. Allegro I like because of my personal association with it. My Fair Lady was the most entertaining show I ever saw, I think, but not a score I particularly like, except for one song, ‘Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like A Man?’ Some other musicals I like—I like She Loves Me. I like the scores of Chicago and Cabaret, not so much the shows. Although that could easily be said of a lot of shows by Kern, Gershwin, Porter, so forth, and Arlen’s score for St Louis Woman is a particular score I love, but the show is unwieldy. So, no, there aren’t very many shows I think are really good.
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"Now let me dispel a few rumours so they don’t fester into facts. Yes, I too attended at ‘Hell-ton’ and survived. And no, at that time I was not the mental giant you see before you. I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face."

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