I met a man without a dollar to his name, who had no traits of any value but his smile. I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame, who was content to let life pass him for a while. He kissed me right here, and he said:
He’s savin’ it for Jesus.
I can’t remember how this idea first came about, but I’ve been obsessed with trying to arrange a mash-up of “Stars and the Moon” from by Jason Robert Brown (I won’t embed that one because duh, you already know it) and “Savin’ It” by Carner and Gregor (which I did embed, but you should already know it too). I was so sure someone must have thought of it already and did a frantic YouTube search, but to no avail — and alas, I lack both the musical and verbally creative skill to do it myself. Despite all my years of performing in choirs with deeply fuzzy feelings about showtune medleys, all I know about arranging mash-ups myself I learned from that one scene in Pitch Perfect.
(This is not that scene, but that scene is not on YouTube, so deal.)
But I still couldn’t help thinking: what other musical theatre mash-ups could I come up with?
“Belle (Reprise)” from Beauty and the Beast / “On Monday” by Ryan Scott Oliver
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
You wouldn’t let me take you, wouldn’t let me take you, wouldn’t let me take you away
(If you think I spelled that wrong, take it up with Google.)
Admittedly, these are pretty obvious picks. So hey, let’s hear yours. Get creative. And post it on YouTube so I can paw at my screen and weep from envy of your awesomeness.