The Trolley Song
by Meet Me In St. Louis
Sometimes I forget that Julie Andrews is an actress and not the ruler of a small European principality.
My favorite thing about musical theatre is that there is absolutely no such thing as lip synching.
Have a cold? Voice sounds like chalk on a blackboard? Call your understudy. If you don’t have one, tough. Cancel the show or have someone else step in.
Audiences have 100% guarantee that the production they are seeing is completely unique. You can never have two identical shows. The actors are using their actual voices, and singing for you. And that is an amazing thing.