SOUNDTRACK/CAST ALBU - STATE FAIR Cast Recording
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|1. Overture - The Orchestra|
|2. Opening - John Davidson, Charles Goff, Kathryn Crosby, Ben Wright|
|3. It Might As Well Be Spring - Andrea McArdle|
|4. Driving At Night/Our State Fair - Able, Dave, Melissa, Wayne & Margy Frank, The Company|
|5. That's For Me - Ben Wright|
|6. More Than Just A Friend - John Davidson, J. Lee Flynn, Newton R. Gilchrist, John Wilkerson|
|7. Isn't It Kinda Fun? - Scott Wise, Andrea McArdle|
|8. You Never Had It So Good - Donna McKechnie, Ian Knauer, James Patterson, Micheal Lee Scott, Scott Willis|
|9. Reprise: It Might As Well Be Spring - Andrea McArdle, Kathryn Crosby|
|10. When I Go Out Walking With My Baby - John Davison, Kathryn Crosby|
|11. So Far - Ben Wright, Donna McKechnie|
|12. It's A Grand Night For Singing - The Company|
|13. Entr'acte - The Orchestra|
|14. The Man I Used To Be - Scott Wise, Tina Johnson, Leslie Bell|
|15. All I Owe Ioway - John Davidson, The Company|
|16. That's The Way It Happens - Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Ian Knauer, James Patterson, Micheal Lee Scott, Scott Willis|
|17. Boys and Girls Like You and Me - John Davidson, Kathryn Crosby|
|18. The Next Time It Happens - Andrea McArdle|
|19. Finale Ultimo - The Company|
Top Customer Reviews
The story concerns the Frake family; parents Abel and Melissa (John Davidson and Kathryn Crosby), daughter Margy (Andrea McArdle) and son Wayne (Ben Wright). During their annual trip to the Iowa State Fair, the children's warm romances and their parents' fair activities provide the uncomplicated storyline.
Wayne becomes infatuated with the sexy older woman; singer/dancer Emily Arden (Donna McKechnie) and Margy finds the answer to her romantic dreams in the kind and handsome Pat Gilbert (Scott Wise).
The score features the Oscar-nominated "It Might As Well Be Spring", sung with achingly-romantic longing by Andrea McArdle, "Isn't It Kind of Fun?" and "It's a Grand Night for Singing". A couple of songs have been lifted from the 1960's Ann-Margret/Pat Boone remake, including "More Than Just A Friend". "You Never Had it So Good" has been lifted from ME AND JULIET, while "The Next Time it Happens" and "The Man I Used To Be" have been borrowed from PIPE DREAM. The ALLEGRO! song "So Far" also appears in the score.
All the songs are performed with gusto, though perhaps Andrea McArdle and Ben Wright were, in hindsight, a little too-seasoned for the teenage brother and sister.Read more ›
I have played it several times, but nothing has yet leapt out and grabbed me about it.
I like much of Rodgers & Hammerstein's work, and some of the music here was written when they were at their most influential, directly after Carousel. Somehow though, this show just doesn't ring true. Some of the songs here are having their public debut - maybe R&H had a point in storing them away.
I cannot pinpoint why, but this recording just leaves me pretty much cold.
Most recent customer reviews
I got this CD a while ago at a used CD store mainly because it had Ben Wright (of "Into the Woods" fame) and Andrea McArdle (of "Annie" fame. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002
this CD is well worth getting for any fan of the film or musical theatre in gerneral. The songs are lovely and happy and it's
a great addition to any collection of musical... Read more
Just a little different point of view. I personally have been in and around theatre and musical productions for nearly 10 years now, and had the opportunity to perform in an... Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2001 by Shawn Woerlein
i recently purchased a copy of "State Fair". i'm very glad this opportunity to review this CD is open because i was very unhappy with one thing. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 1999
Well it was about time someone took the great movie and made it into a play. And they did. This great soundtrack includes songs from the origional movie, the re-make, and some of... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 1999