▶ Song: The Music and The Mirror (W/Lyrics) – Musical A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

SONG: The Music and The Mirror. MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. (Watch at the end of this post: Video: Donna McKechnie (Original Cassie) Performance of “The Music and The Mirror”)

Song: "The Music and The Mirror" - Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: “The Music and The Mirror” – Musical: A CHORUS LINE. The music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: “The Music and The Mirror” From the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” – The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.

What emerged from the workshops at the New York Public Theater, was a show with no stars, no set, and almost no plot. This struck people as daring in 1975; given what’s been on the Broadway stage in the intervening two decades, “astounding” seems more like it.

 

LISTEN: Song: “The Music and The Mirror” – Musical A Chorus Line. Broadway Original Cast Recording:

 

 

THE LYRICS:

“The Music and The Mirror”  (Musical: A Chorus Line)

(WATCH VIDEO BELOW THESE LYRICS!!)

 

[CASSIE]
Give me somebody to dance for,
Give me somebody to show.
Let me wake up in the morning to find
I have somewhere exciting to go.
To have something that I can believe in.
To have someone to be.
Use me… Choose me.
God, I’m a dancer,
A dancer dances!
Give me somebody to dance with.
Give me a place to fit in.
Help me return to the world of the living
By showing me how to begin.

Play me the music.
Give me the chance to come through.

All I ever needed was the music, and the mirror,
And the chance to dance for you.

Give me a job and you instantly get me involved.
If you give me a job,
Then the rest of the crap will get solved.
Put me to work,
You would think that by now I’m allowed.
I’ll do you proud.
Throw me a rope to grab on to.
Help me to prove that I’m strong.
Give me the chance to look forward to sayin’:
“Hey. listen, they’re playing my song.
Play me the music.
Give me the chance to come through.
All I ever needed was the music, and the mirror,
And the chance… to dance…

Play me the music,
Play me the music,
Play me the music.
Give me the chance to come through.
All I ever needed was the music, and the mirror,
And the chance … to dance…

Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

VIDEO: Song: “The Music and The Mirror”. (A Chorus Line) – Donna McKechnie’s performance – Original Cassie in the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line”

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