Sky: The Musical – Act 5: Stars

The Story
The sky towers above – seemingly endless, but is it.

The sky is a place for imagination – imagine the swift flight of a local bird – imagining the float of a butterfly – imagining the soar like an eagle – imagining being on a plane to an exotic land

The sky is a place for dreams – of course, the dreams to fly – but also the dreams to go beyond – dreams of a future love we don’t yet know – dreams of the love we have – dreams of a love that remains for someone who is gone.

The sky – a place for contemplation – wondering about what to do – wondering what will be – wondering what has been.

The sky as a metaphor – a smoke – whether haunting or hopeful – a sign of brightness and darkness – for calm and storm – a blanket – infinity.

The sky is a place for everyday things – a place that never seems the same – the place that is the steadiness of the sun, the moon, the clouds, and the stars.

Welcome to Sky: The Musical.

PlaybillSkyProgram
Act 1: Sky
Act 2: Sun
Act 3: Clouds
Act 4: Moon

Act 5: Stars

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. (John Lennon, musician)

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars. (Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer)

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. (William Shakespeare, playwright)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (Oscar Wilde, dramatist)

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. (Carl Sagan, scientist)

Guidelines

  • Songs with either Star or Stars must be in the title
  • Cautions
    • No songs using star as a compound word (starlight, stardust, stargazer, etc)
    • No duplicates songs regardless of artists

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Announcement
It is fitting that stars serves as the final act of Sky: The Musical. Those twinkling lights in the sky causes us to wonder while also serving as a metaphor to strive for a goal – to reach for the possible – to go deep within one’s self. I imagine most of us as kids laid on our back trying the difficult task of counting the stars in the night sky. With that in mind, we welcome OneRepublic with Counting Stars.

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131 thoughts on “Sky: The Musical – Act 5: Stars

  1. Good Evening aFrank,
    I am taking a quick break from the political debate. I’ll post my song quickly. I will be back to visit and see the wonderful submissions from everyone tomorrow.
    Your song by One Direction is a favorite of mine. I took a dance class last January and one of the routines was choreographed to the song. Super Selection … !!!
    My song is one I love from Pinochio. Hope everyone enjoys.
    Isadora 😎When You Wish Upon a Star – sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) https://youtu.be/HKh6XxYbbIc/

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  2. At your Producer’s urging, I’m returning to my jazz roots with Charlie Parker’s quirky ‘Quartet Version’ of “Star Eyes.” The song is from the 1943 film “I Dood It,” written by Gene de Paul and Don Raye. It was performed in the film by Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly accompanied by Jimmy Dorsey’s orchestra. Charlie Parker recorded “Star Eyes” in 1951 for Verve Records. Owing to Parker’s influence, the song has become a popular vehicle for jazz musicians and is now considered a Jazz Standard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcdM4NpCJgs

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      • Brother Frank, you weren’t, as Dizzy Dean used to say to Pee Wee Reese on the NBC Baseball Game of the Week, “just flappin’ your gums,” when you said I would like Cynthia’s song “Stars Fell on Alabama” as done by jazz tenor saxophone artist, Cannonball Adderley. I plan to order the ‘Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago’ CD ASAP!
        Speaking of Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese, here is the ONLY surviving recording of their broadcasts. It’s from 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds playing the San Francisco Giants. http://www.democraticunderground.com/120433379

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  3. My first choice, Simply Red’s “Stars” was taken ~ my second choice by Lady Antebellum, “Stars Tonight” may get the buzzer, as it relates to people as stars, not the twinkling variety, and I’m not taking any chances!

    So, my third choice is a real oldie, very upbeat, and I do hope The Producer approves! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkg_E2evbg

    PS ~ I like your choice of “Counting Stars” over the theme from Star Wars for the opening song of this act, even though the debate was strong. 🙂

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  4. Pingback: Sky: The Musical – The Song List | A Frank Angle

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