2.4 Paint Your Wagon!

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It's the last installment of our Lerner & Loewe deep dive, and we're ending with - well, with a bit of a downer. But an interesting one: Paint Your Wagon, the quintessential expression of loneliness and the challenge of connection.

We talk about:

  • The differences between the 1951 Broadway musical and the 1969 film – and how things had changed in the real world from 1951 & 1969
  • The sexual & gender politics of Ben, Pardner & Elisa's polyamorous relationship in the film
  • The vision of American masculinity embodied in the Western myth and the songs "Wandrin’ Star," "Another Autumn," and "I Talk to the Trees"
  • The theological, economic, and social dynamics of connection & completion given voice in songs like “They Call the Wind Maria” and the economic, gender and theological dynamics embodied in the questions they raise.
  • Whether shows from another era—like My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi—help us identify with their creators & original audiences, or whether they romanticize & perpetuate a false narrative about the past
  • Our speculative take on the psychology of Lerner & Lowe based on the characters they create

You’ll hear:

  • James Barton singing “Wandrin’ Star” from the 1951 Broadway Cast recording
  • Justin Guarini singing “Another Autumn” and Nathan Hackman singing “They Call the Wind Maria” from the 2015 Encores! Cast recording
  • Tony Bavaar singing “I Talk to the Trees” from the 1951 Broadway Cast recording

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