I have a class assignment to come up with some musical audition songs to learn and I’ve been looking for something more contemporary to learn.
There’s an awful lot of good material out there that I’ve never heard of.I came across this one called Run Away With Me from the musical The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown written by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk.
The show is set at dawn on the day that Samantha Brown is supposed to leave for college, she is sitting in her car but can’t turn the keys. She is filled with doubts and the show is told through a series of flashbacks from her senior year as Sam comes to terms with her parents expectations, her first love and a lost friendship.
This love song is sung by Sam’s boyfriend Adam as he tries to get her to run away with him.
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. — George Bernard Shaw