Besides the 2 musicals posted, "Kismet" (Stranger In Paradise), "West Side Story" (Maria), "Oklahoma" (Oh What A Beautiful Morning), "Fiddler On The Roof" (Sunrise, Sunset) and "South Pacific" (Bali Ha'i) were only a few musicals that burst on the scene during Singapore's youth. These images came way before "Cats", "Phantom," and "Miss Saigon," flirted with our population.
There is no need to list the songs from TSOM because anyone who knows 60's music, knows them. Remember the 5 year old? He or she could have learnt "Do Re Mi," one of twelve songs in the musical, before the other hits. "Edelweiss," is another pop classic. This musical, ironically, became popular on Broadway only after the film version was embraced by the public in the U.S.
Local group, The Quests recorded a 45 vinyl single of "Sound Of Music" (Rodgers/Hammerstein's title song, EMI/Columbia: DO 4638) with Reggie Verghese, "Love Has Gone," on the flip. What about other groups? Have they recorded musicals?
Image: Sound Of Music website
Original article: Andy Lim.