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HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread

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EDSOSLO858
#1HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 11:23am

Out now on digital platforms! Music by Jacob Yandura, lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik


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#2HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 11:25am

Track listing:

  • ACT I
  • 1. Today Is, Pt. 1
  • 2. Today Is, Pt. 2
  • 3. Under Control
  • 4. The How-to’s
  • 5. How to Dance in Ohio
  • 6. Unlikely Animals
  • 7. Butterflies
  • 8. Slow Dancing
  • 9. Getting Ready for the Dance
  • 10. Waves and Wires

 

  • ACT II
  • 11. Drift
  • 12. Terminally Human
  • 13. So Much in Common
  • 14. Chevy Silverado
  • 15. Reincarnation
  • 16. Nothing At All
  • 17. Building Momentum
  • 18. Building Momentum (Reprise)
  • 19. Finale

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#3HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 11:29am

It's super rare for me to not take a listen to at least 1 or 2 songs on a newly released Broadway cast album, but there is not one song in this show I want to revisit after sitting through it live. Just extremely generic.


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#4HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 11:53am

Interest level for this: 0

The thrilling excitement of new cast recordings ended in the late 90s. 


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#5HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 12:57pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "Interest level for this: 0

The thrilling excitement of new cast recordings ended in the late 90s.
"

Do you even like theater? I'm starting to genuinely wonder.

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#6HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/19/24 at 1:45pm

I think the score sounds a bit better on this album than it is live, though still not entirely memorable. The seven co-leads give the same great performances (especially Pearce), with some solid support from Samayoa and Sastre.

This is another one of those musicals with a pop-rock base that dips into some Broadway balladry, common in many a contemporary tuner. Generic at times here, but not without some standout moments. The "sha-la-la" vamp is now stuck in my head.

As referenced by Jesse Green in his opening night review, I think the instrumental refrain of "Today Is" is very cleverly done — sounds like a piano scale exercise as the characters undergo their daily routines. Solid orchestrations throughout the recording.

You'll probably have to see this live to get the more detailed plot, but the album doesn't suffer from this. There are also various recitative-esque moments that have been left out here.

I look forward to tracking Yandura and Melocik's careers and I hope they have something else in the pipeline. Fact. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Updated On: 1/19/24 at 01:45 PM

emlo99
#7HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/20/24 at 7:56pm

Woww!! It sounds so much better on the recording than when I saw it in the theatre.

I hope Liam Pearce has a great career. He’s the only one of the autistic actors that has a Broadway-quality voice. IDK what the directors were thinking when they cast everyone else. 

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Jordan Catalano
#8HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/20/24 at 7:59pm

Liam did a TikTok video a couple weeks ago singing from Hadestown and I kinda loved it. 

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#9HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording Thread
Posted: 1/20/24 at 8:35pm

It really is wonderful to hear the full orchestrations once again on this album, though the mixing feels a little bit off IMO. 

I still can’t believe I spent the entire show seated right next to Sammi. She’s got a keen eye, and even as I was fully invested in the plot, I couldn’t help but give her a few passing glances throughout. So sweet too!


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