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Song spotlight : Watch What Happens

In this post, Lily shines a spotlight on her featured song from Newsies - Watch What Happens!


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Singer/Flute Lily Casson

Piano Sid Sonac

Arranger Sue Casson

Recorded & Mixed Lana Banana Studios

Speak up, take a stand, and there's someone to write about it, That's how things get better!

SONG IN CONTEXT

Watch What Happens is sung by Katherine Plumber, a newspaper columnist stuck writing the society pages, searching for the front-page story to make her name as a serious journalist. Inspired by the newsies' plight, she decides this is the exclusive they both need. By bringing their injustice to the attention of the public, she can be the change she wants to see in the world.

Just look around at the world we're inheriting and think of the one we'll create...

COMPOSER PROFILE

One of only sixteen people to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award, over more than 35 years, Alan Menken's music has reached out to touch the hearts of audiences in all corners of the world.


His music is best known as the sound of Disney, in the scores and songs of films like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin just to name a few - collaborating with a hall of fame of lyricists from Tim Rice to Stephen Schwartz. Newsies he wrote with another lyricist from the Disney team, Jack Feldman, who is perhaps best known for penning the words for Barry Manilow's Grammy award-winning hit "Copacabana."


A titan of the musical art-form, Menken's melodies get stuck in your head, surrounding you with warmth and comfort. Although he has written stage hit musicals including Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act, his work for Disney will always hold a special place in my heart, as it does for many of my contemporaries as it is the soundtrack to our childhood.

But all I know is nothing happens if you just give in, It can't be any worse than how it's been, And it just so happens that we just might win, So whatever happens! Let's begin!

Join me in “my own little corner” of the internet next time as I explore my childhood growing up alongside musicals. See you next matinee day!