Today’s picks come from the Executive Director at Richmond CenterStage, Richard Parison. No stranger to producing and directing, Richard also served as Producing Director at Barrington Stage Company, Associate Producing Director of the Prince Music Theater and the Assistant Producing Artistic Director at the Walnut Street Theater, both in Philadelphia, PA.
With an eye (and ear) for some quirkier selections, here’s what Richard had to say…
“Love Who You Love,” A Man of No Importance
“I love this song because love should be simple… ‘There’s no fault in loving, no call for shame… everyone’s heart does exactly the same. And once you believe that, you’ll learn how to say… I love who I love, who I love.’”
“Call from the Vatican,” Nine
“I love this song because love is more than just romantic love.”
“These Boots Were Made for Walkin’,” Nancy Sinatra
“While not a Broadway love song, I love it because, hey, sometimes love just doesn’t work out.”