"Lost in the Wilderness", Stephen Schwartz
In discussions for musicals to put on next semester, a friend suggested Children of Eden — a musical that never saw a Broadway run, but that is nevertheless performed everywhere these days.
The musical starts off pretty slow (not tempo-wise, the other kind) but the music gets significantly better after "Spark of Creation" — and I’m always one to forgive a horrible plot for great music. The past few weeks, I’ve listened to so many musical soundtracks all the way through that everything is beginning to sound like Ethel Merman.
But what can I say? Stephen Schwartz has a knack for composing catchy, fucking awesome, inspirational, anthems (“Defying Gravity”, “Corner of the Sky”, “Out There”, everything from Godspell) for musical theatre. I hate that I love listening to his stuff so much, especially when the scripts for Godspell and Children of Eden are so lacking. Luckily, I can forget about all that when I listen to Darius DeHaas sing this one.