Written and directed by Windy Bowlsby
Music Director: Randi Grundahl Rexroth
Academy Award winners Richard B. and Robert M. Sherman, hand-picked by Walt Disney as Disney's exclusive staff songwriters, wrote the songs to some of film's most enduring soundtracks, including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Winnie the Pooh. Following their "Disney Decade" they continued to write for film, penning the scores for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Tom Sawyer, among others.
Extraordinarily prolific, the brothers Sherman have been honored with two Oscars, three Grammys, 24 gold and platinum albums, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Young and old alike will enjoy this evening of songs by the exuberant, sophisticated, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sherman Brothers.
Featuring: Windy Bowlsby, Lori Maxwell, Bart Ruf, Paul Whittemore and Suzanna Winter. Performances were at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage as part of the 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festival. View video clips from the original production of Jungle Mary Bang Bang.
“If you're a fan of old Disney movie musicals, this revue spotlighting the tunes of Richard and Robert Sherman is the show for you. Most of the old goodies are here, and many get a new twist — an operatic I'm Just a Little Black Raincloud, a gospel-tinged sing-along version of Fly a Kite, and even a jazz rendition of that most insidious of earworms, It's a Small World … the quintet of voices are able and up to the task.” —Pioneer Press
“Individually, the singers are excellent. As a group, they are transcendent. Their voices intertwine beautifully, guided by medley arrangements that are brilliant, humorous and heart-wrenching.” —Shockwave Radio
“Great singing, fun vignettes, some really amazing arrangements and even a sing along. I don't know if I should give this away, but I really loved Scott Keever's arrangement of It's a Small World. That is one of those songs that you dread getting stuck in your head, but the jazzed up version that was sung here was so well done that I guess I was shocked into forgetting the song right away. If you want a fun show with nostalgic songs and family friendly music, go see this one.” —Minnesota Fringe Festival Blog