Sue and Teddly love Travel!

Sue and Teddly Love Travel

Sue and Teddly Love Travel!

Sue and Teddly Love Travel Adventure Show New York & International!

Sue and Teddly visit New York!

Sue and Teddly Love Travel Adventure Show New York & International! Sue (Susan Horowitz, aka Dr. Sue), is a Blogger, Speaker, Author, Singer-Songwriter, and Puppeteer! Teddly is her funny, growly, Bear Puppet!

Sue (Singer-Puppeteer) and Teddly, the Traveling Bear Puppet!

Sue and Teddly Love Travel! Sue - Susan Horowitz, Ph.D. – Dr. Sue – is a Speaker, Singer-Songwriter, Author of “Queens of Comedy” Actor and Puppeteeer. Teddly is her Bear Puppet. Sweet-Singing Sue and Growly, Funny Teddly share Adventures and Learning Fun! Imagine you can travel and you will. Enjoy a Travel Adventure Show – and plan the trip of your dreams!

The New York Travel and Adventure Show in New York City is an annual expo held at the Javits Center (35th Street – 8th Avenue, NYC). The expo is full of colorful booths with posters – sometimes hanging from high ceilings and sometimes at eye level – perfect for photo ops! There are multicultural music and dance performances on the Global Stage. Friendly sales representatives offer travel deals (only at the show). And you can forage for snacks, coffee, tea, and goodies for your swag bag (where you stored an informative guide the Travel and Adventure Expo.

What is your travel dream – an ocean cruise? Saling down a river? Flying to exotic locales? Relaxing at a local bar with a cocktail (or mocktail)? Swimming in the sea, lake, or hotel pool ? How about a resort with an all-inclusive food and drink package? Or would you rather shop at a local market for your own meals? What about indigenous crafts – that may support a local charity? Are you ready to hop a jet plane, train, bus, or car? You’ll find it all at the Travel and Adventure Show! 

Sue and Teddly

Sue and Teddly

Go everywhere

So take a trip

And here’s a tip:

It’s Better with a Bear!

Sue and Teddy, the Traveling Bear visit New Hampshire, USA and Taiwan!

Sue and Teddly love meeting new people from all over the world. Even before you get on that jet plane, bus, train, or ship, you will have fun making new friends at the Travel and Adventure Expo! You can meet New Yorkers – New York City and the whole huge State of New York! You can meet the Philippine Director of Tourism from the Philippine Consulate in New York City. You can meet Fiji Islanders! (Yes, they look pretty wild, but I suspect they are actors in grass skirts and face makeup!) Say hello to from nice folks from New Hampshire, who are justifiably proud of their lakes and mountains. And don’t forget to take advantage of a photo op with a colorful puppet from Taiwan! (Teddly likes meeting fellow puppets.)

Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear Puppet love Jazz and All Music!

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC. Learning Fun with Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear her Funny, Traveling, Musical Puppet!

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC. Learning Fun with Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear her Funny, Traveling, Musical Puppet!

Sue and Teddly love Jazz – and all kinds of Music!

Sue and Teddly visit the National Jazz Museum in Harlem New York.

Sue sings and speaks in two voices – sweet as a bird and growly as a bear (or Louis Armstrong)!

Here we are with Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz greats, plus musical instruments, artifacts, and paintings!

Sue sings Jazz with Rick Bogart Trio at Tio Pepe NYC!

Sue loves to sing romantic jazz standards – like the sweetly seductive song “I’m in the Mood for Love.” Lyric is by Dorothy Fields, Music is by Jimmy McHugh (1935). Fields and McHugh songs slide along with silken melodies and sly, conversational wit …

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE  
I'm in the mood for love
Simply because you're near me
Funny, but when you're near me
I'm in the mood for love....

By Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh - 1935

Sue sings Jazz Standard at The Lambs Club, NYC

Sue sings a favorite jazz standard: “The Lady is a Tramp.” Lyric is by Lorenz Hart, Music is by Richard Rodgers -. Rodgers’ music is charmingly tuneful. Lorenz Hart’s lyric is a clever paradox. A “lady” (elegant and well-behaved) is a “tramp” (a disreputable, promiscuous female). In Hart’s version, a “tramp” simply means that she is honest, true-to-herself, unpretentious, and free. (As Hart says in the bridge of the song: she likes the “free, fresh wind in her hair.”) I have to admit that when I sing “The Lady is a Tramp,” I go for the saucy possibities of the word “tramp.” My “lady” may or may not be a “tramp,” but she is a good-humored flirt!

In yet another twist on “The Lady Is a Tramp,” Walt Disney produced an animated feature film called The Lady and the Tramp – 1955. In this twist on the perrenially popular title, The “Lady” and the “Tramp” are dogs! The “Lady” is a well-bred, upscale dog; and the “Tramp” is a scruffy mutt. But despite class differences, they fall in love and wind up sharing a plate of unpretentious spaghetti – which leads to canine romance! Rodgers and Hart would probably approve!

THE LADY IS A TRAMP 
She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She loves the theatre and never comes late
She can't be bothered by people she hates
That's why the lady is a tramp...

by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - 1937
Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Staged Reading

RAINBOW TO OZ: Musical for Stage and Screen

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Staged Reading

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical NYC Staged Reading

RAINBOW TO OZ: Musical Staged Reading NYC Cast & Program!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical NYC Staged Reading is a smashing success!

Here we are just before the show goes on (from left to right)! Bob Greenberg (Scarecrow-Tin Man-Lion); Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz (Dorothy, Writer-Performer-Producer with cast and holding our program); Aaron Lee Battle (Ozzy-Wizard-Witch); Bill Zeffiro (Music Director); Kimberly Neuwirth (Oh-Gee-Hurricane-Yellow Brick Road); Benjamin Mowrer (Glen-Glinda the Good)!

Rainbow to Oz: a New Musical

Synopsis: A grownup Dorothy dreams she’s in Oz, meets friends and foes and learns “You are stronger than any witch and all your fears. You can ride a Rainbow to Oz!”

Follow our Blog for Life-Lessons from Rainbow to Oz!

Dr. Sue shares Rainbow to Oz program in Wizard’s hat and rainbow hair bow!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical NYC Staged Reading is a smashing success! Our audience was laughing at all the funny dialogue and onstage antics, enjoying the wit of lyrics, and loving the melodic, uplifting anthem and ballads!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical NYC Audience Comments:

“Rainbow to Oz” is so clever, bright, and funny!” – Beth Newbery, Musical Theatre Director

“The audience loved it, and so do I” – Andrew Monohan, Musical Theatre Composer, and Cellist

“The music is really memorable, with a few songs that are potential hits!” Scarlett Antonia, Producer, Oz On Stage

“I thoroughly enjoyed watching you belt out those songs and bring home the dialogue. Seeing an author do his or her own work is often a pleasure, but you took it up more than a notch. What’s more, your music has many a fine melody!” – Peter Felichia, Producer, Theatre World Awards

Stay tuned for the Video of our Staged Reading! Meantime, here are sample songs from Rainbow to Oz – Oz On Stage!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical
Queens of Comedy: by Susan Horowitz
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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage
Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: a New Musical

Synopsis: A grownup Dorothy dreams she’s in Oz, meets friends and foes and learns “You are stronger than any witch and all your fears. You can ride a Rainbow to Oz!” My Journey to Oz On Stage! First stage performance at Ozland Festival and Oz On Stage, Producer Scarlett Antonia in Peekskill, NY. I write the title song “Rainbow to Oz” create a story concert, and travel with Musical Director Stephen Cornine to Peeksville in my rainbow hair bow! But first, a mysterious phone call in Penn Station, NYC!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage – A Mysterious Phone Call!

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage from NYC to Ozland, New York

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical – Journey to Oz On Stage

Rainbow to Oz: A Musical Oz On Stage began with a mysterious phone call. I was in Penn Station, hurrying home from an outdoorsy vacation that fizzled out due to rain. Penn Station was crowded, noisy, far from the peaceful type of vacation venue I had imagined. Suddenly, my cell phone rang! I looked at my phone, and I didn’t recognize the number. I get far too many spam calls, so when I don’t recognize a number, I don’t pick up.

But something told me: “Answer the phone.” Why? I don’t know. I picked up the phone and said, “Hello? Who is this?” A voice I didn’t recognize said, “My name is Scarlett Antonia, and I’m a producer.” A producer? Was she kidding? I said, “How did you find me?”

She continued: “I’m don’t remember. You’re on the Internet, right? Anyway, I’m producing a festival about Oz, and I need a singer. How do you feel about Oz?”

“I said, “I love Oz. When I was a kid, I read every Oz book I could find. And of course, I saw the movie with Judy Garland.”

She said, “Can you sing a song about Oz?”

I said, “I will write you a song about Oz! I’ll be home in thirty minutes. Call me!”

So that’s how I got the job singing at the Ozland Festival, and the following year at Oz On Stage at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, New York. That’s how I wrote my title song “Rainbow to Oz.” And that’s how I started writing my full musical Rainbow to Oz!

A month after performing two songs at Scarlett Antonia’s Oz On Stage, I was starring in and producing a staged reading of Rainbow to Oz -the full musical in New York City at The Lambs Club, Inc. – America’s First Professional Theatrical Club, founded in 1874 and still going strong!

What’s next? Please follow my Rainbow to Oz Blog for updates on my musical and life lessons from Oz that you can use in your own life! “You are stronger than any witch and all your fears. You can ride a Rainbow to Oz!” – Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Creator of Rainbow to Oz.

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

DrSue Travel Cruise drsue_create

DrSue Travel Cruise DrSue_Create

DrSue Travel Cruise DrSue_Create

DrSue Travel Cruise DrSue_Create original Song-Video “Rainbow to Your Dreams”

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DrSue Renews Wedding Vows with her original song “Together Forever”

Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.) Universalist Minister/Rabbi Renews Wedding Vows with original song “Together Forever (One Love)” for a Cruise Couple!

Here’s the opening Verse of my Wedding Vow song “Together Forever- One Love”

"Together Forever (One Love)" copyright Susan Horowitz Words and Music

You are my One Love
So special and so rare
More precious than my breath
And closer than the air
And when you need me
I always will be there
We will be Together Forever..." 

Recording and Sheet Music for entire song available on request 
copyright 2023 Susan HorowitzSusan Horowitz (DrSue) Singer-Songwriter 

DrSue Travel Entertainment Romantic Jazz in New York City! drsue_create

DrSue Sings Jazz with Rick Bogart Trio! TioPepeNYC

DrSue_Create Travel Cruise (Cruisin’ Susan) offers Cruise Tips!

  1. What Travel Adventure Is Right for You? What’s important to you? Great food? (No problem). Most cruise lines offer plenty of food with specialty restaurants for items not on the main, free menu and buffet with vegen and ethnic options.
  2. Beverages (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic) You can usually choose a Drink Package that includes both. Research what the Drink Package offers if it covers what you want, and what you want to pay for. Depending on how much (and what) you drink and your budget considerations, this may or may not be a good idea for you.
  3. Travel Insurance: Usually a Good Idea! Check what your Travel Insurance covers: A family or health emergency? A missed travel connection to the cruise? A sudden health emergency on your trip that requires you to fly home? You can probably afford the cruise (after all, you booked and paid for it). But you may not be able or want to pay for emergency situations… or a cruise that doesn’t happen due to failed connections.
  4. WiFi and Cell Phone Plans: Do you have an International Travel Plan? What does it cover? Does your ship have a WiFi plan, and which one is right for you? For example, what parts of the Caribbean are USVI and how does that affect yout Cell Phone Charge?
  5. Packing: What about size and weight for airplanes – baggage that is checked or carry on? Many airlines offer memberships and credit cards that include one checked bag – so check it out!
  6. Excursions: You can book ahead on the cruise web site or book in port! Stay in touch for Details on DrSue_Create Travel Blogs.
  7. Singles Groups and Couples: I’ll be back with thoughts about solo and group travels (including travel for singles) so stay in touch for Details on DrSue_Create Travel Blogs.

E-mail Dr. Sue with Contact Form on Website

You’re invited to Join my FB Group Positive Arts https://www.facebook.com/groups/1156065914743334

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

DrSue Travel New York

DrSue Travel drsue_create New York International Travel Show

DrSue Travel drsue_create New York International Travel Show

DrSue Travel drsue_create New York International Travel Show

Welcome to the New York International Travel Show! Your extraordinary adventure awaits you in a distant land or New York State! Scroll down for DrSue’s video and a song about a magical journey: “Rainbow to Oz!”

DrSue Travel drsue_create New York International Travel Show

DrSue Travel Song-Travel Video with Original Song “Rainbow to Oz” drsue_create

International Travel means fun and relaxation in a beautiful environment! Bask in sea and sunshine when you Visit Jamaica www.visitjamaica.com ! Enjoy Sandos, an all-inclusive resort, www.sandos.com ! Come as a family, with friends, or as a wedding, anniversary or company party! And if you’re solo, you can make new friends! Here I am with my new friends Mr. P. Rose from Visit Jamaica and Ms. D. Sook Raht from Sandos Resort!

International Travel means award winning destinations, like San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, winner of the Conde Nast Traveler Award for the Number #1 The Best Small City in the World! www.condenasttraveler.com Or you can journey to Iceland, the Actic Circle or the Antarctic with Hurtigruten Expeditions www.hurtigruten.com Don’t worry about feeling like a cold stranger. You’ll soon warm up with new friends!

Here’s a tip for exploring the world and making friends! Ask their name and what they want to talk about: what interests them, what they represent, what they care about. Try to repeat their name or their main interest and pronounce it correctly, or as correctly as you can. It doesn’t matter if you make a mistake. What matters is that you try your best! Here’s a video of me and my new friend Becky Helms, who represents Hurtigruten Expeditions. I am doing my best to pronounce “Hurtigruten”!

DrSue Travel drsue_create “”International or Local Travel offers a banquet of opportunities for pleasure, learning, and making new friends!

Cap it off with a cup of cappuccino coffee with DrSue Travel! Image by Essam Nesr

DrSue Travel, Food & Events
DrSue Travel, Food, Entertainment & Events
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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Restaurant Viva Cucina NYC DrSue drsue_create

Restaurant Viva Cucina NYC DrSue drsue_create

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Restaurant Viva Cucina NYC

Restaurant Viva Cucina NYC Vegetarian, Pescatarian Italian Restaurant. Delicious, Healthy Food in Upscale Venue. 85 Second Ave. East Village New York City 10003

Viva Cucina NYC DrSue

Restaurant Viva Cucina NYC

Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Chicken Italian Restaurant in Upscale Venue.

85 Second Ave. (Corner of East Fifth Street), New York, NY 10003

Delicious, Healthy, Gourmet Food and Drink in in East Village New York City

Reservations: (212) 777-2005

https://vivacucinanyc.com

Viva Cucina NYC Menu

Start the day with buckwheat pancakes and maple syrup, then move on to gourmet pizza (whole wheat on request), salmon or branzino (“pescatarian” includes fish).

Try varieties of Italian pasta perhaps with “I can’t believe they’re not meatballs” (“vegetarian” includes meat alternatives, but believe me, you won’t mind)!

There are also gluten-free choices – just ask.

Raise a glass of wine, champagne, or cocktail for two…or you!

Linger for dinner. Or just drop in for a snack with a forkful or spoonful of divinely decadent dessert.

“Vegatarian-pescatarian-chicken” does not mean fun-free.

And cap it off with capucinno!

You never know who might show up at Viva Cucina NYC!

Enjoy Cappucino with Dr. Sue!

Food Delivery starts in May, 2022, Reservations/Delivery: Call (212) 777-2005

https://vivacucinanyc.com/

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

DrSue Passover Comedy

DrSue Passover Comedy

DrSue Passover Comedy

Dr. Sue Singer-Songwriter-Comedian-Puppeteer!

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings her funny original song: “Matzo Ball Romance” Teddly Bear Puppet plays Matzo Box Tambourine!

(Positive Humor & Songs)

Susan Horowitz is a Speaker and Author of “Queens of Comedy” (Interviews with Comedy Legends: Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller)!

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings Funny Original Passover Song “Matzo Ball Romance”

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings Funny Original Passover Song “Matzo Ball Romance”

DrSue Passover Comedy! Here’s the link to DrSue performance of “Matzoh Ball Romance” at the legendary @Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret in New York City! (“Matzo” and “matzoh” are alternative spellings.)

Please scroll down for lyrics and Dr. Sue’s Contact information!

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance”

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance” @ Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance”
"Matzo Ball Romance"  by Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz 
I was sittin' at a seder 
In a temple of worship 
When a cute guy sat right next to me 
He said, "I am single, and I am a doctor 
I have an Ivy degree."  

My Mama said, "Girl, meet a man at a temple 
It's better than a barroom or dance. 
Don't keep your heart locked or 
Miss out on a doctor 
A beautiful Matzo Ball Romance."  

I was lookin' at my cell phone  
When I saw a text message 
From my romance so kosher and nice 
He said, "I am lonely, visit my office 
I'll give you a discounted price."  

My Mama said, "Girl, when you go to a temple 
Keep your eye out for someone in pants." 
Don't know what to call it: 
His eye on my wallet 
Not a beautiful Matzo Ball Romance." 

Yeah, I went back to the temple. 
He saw me but he ran away  (Like a chicken)  
So I looked 'round the room I made a new friend.  
There's something that I'd like to say:   

"Fellas and girls, when you go to a temple 
Don't be afraid, take a chance 
Some folks are chicken 
But true friends are rib-stickin' 
Like a beautiful Matzo Ball Romance. 

Music and Lyrics 
by  Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz 
copyright 2022

Enjoy “Songwriting Sisters” Dr. Sue’s Solo Show of Songs & Comedy

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“Switch the Musical”: www.switchthemusical.com

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

DrSue Don't Tell Mama
DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

I’m Susan Horowitz a.k.a. DrSue, and I’m a great admirer of Stephen Sondheim’s work. When I was invited to perform “Send in the Clowns” in a Talent Showcase, I gladly accepted. However, we are currently in a pandemic, and group singing is known to be a high-risk activity. When the producer assigned a group song, I decided to cancel my live participation.

I still love Sondheim’s songs, so I’d like like to share my research, my thoughts, and my funny parody “Send Me a Brownie” (Scroll down for song video and lyrics.)

“Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim

“Send in the Clowns” is beautiful and touching. The song offers the performer and audience a poignant, dramatic moment of irony, rueful sadness, dignity, and at last, hope.

Popularity of “Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim

“Send in the Clowns” is one of the few songs from his theatre works that also achieved popular acclaim as an independent song. Some of the famous singers who recorded their own versions include: Frank Sinatra, Bernadette Peters, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Bobby Short, and Sarah Vaughan. It also has become a beloved standard in concerts, piano bars (especially those that feature show tunes), and cabaret shows.

What is the secret of the success of “Send In the Clowns”? There are a few reasons: the sentiment (the heartbreaking disappointment of losing romantic love) is universal. The singer is relatable and appealing – in and out of the the story of A Little Night Music.

The language takes us into the elegant world of educated nineteenth century society. We may not use phrases like “Isn’t it rich?” but we understand them. We also enjoy the theatrical references, which are natural to the character, who is an actress. Sondheim’s rhymes are perfect (as always) but don’t distract with cleverness.

On a practical level, “Send In the Clowns” (compared to other Sondheim songs), is relatively easy to sing and can be performed by many popular singers. The melody has a limited vocal range, and it can stay well within the singer’s comfortable chest voice.

The words are easy to pronounce, without the tongue-twisting, breathless patter of some other Sondheim songs, for example, “I’m Not Getting Married Today” from Sondheim’s current Broadway show Company. http://www.companymusical.com

Sondheim composed “Send In the Clowns” for the character “Desiree Armfeldt” in A Little Night Music. The role was originated by actress-singer Glynis Johns, who had a limited vocal range but was an excellent actress. It can be performed by many singers who can act a song without Broadway musical training or vocal chops.

Lovers of American Popular Music can visit and/or join American Popular Song Society https://www.apssinc.org/

“Send in the Clowns” musical A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

The lyric for “Send In the Clowns” is in fact, a tremendous platform for an acting driven song performance. The lyric (which you can scroll down to read) is sung by the character “Desiree Armfeldt”. Desiree is a touring actress, who had previously rejected a marriage proposal from the lawyer Fredrik. But she has now returned to his hometown and realizes that she wants to commit to their future together. Fredrik, however, is newly married to a much younger bride, who dotes on him (though she refuses to have sex with him).

After Desiree and Fredrik consummate their own reunion in her bed, Fredrik tells Desiree that he is infatuated with his childlike wife and unavailable. Desiree realizes that her dream of commitment with Fredrik is over. She looks at her own theatrical career and love life with rueful irony as she struggles to let him go and maintain her own dignity.

The phrase “Send in the Clowns” refers to the moment in a play where everything is falling apart and somebody makes jokes to divert the audiences. The “clowns” are also the two former lovers, especially Desiree, who feels like a fool.

Clowns are one aspect of comedy, another is parody. Hope you enjoy my parody of “Send in the Clowns” I call it: “Send Me a Brownie” (Scroll Down for Parody and Original Lyric.)

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

DrSue Sings Sondheim parody Send Me a Brownie

Send Me A Brownie (parody lyric by Susan Horowitz/DrSue)
Isn't it rich? 
Chocolate and square
Soon as the light goes on
You will be there 
Send Me A Brownie

Brownies are bliss
Some won't approve 
I'll put on pound after pound
Till I can't move
I'm getting round
Send Me A Brownie

Romantic love, knocking on doors
I need what's in refrigerators
Don't need no make-up not even a smidge
Brownies are here
Inside my fridge

No ifs ands or buts
Chocolate and nuts
Chewy and gooey with milk 
I don't need beer
Don't need to spread 
Cream cheese on bread
Don't need a schmear 

Isn't it rich? 
Chocolate and square
So deep inside
My fridgidair
Who needs a clown? 
I hate a clown
Send Me A Brownie

Parody Lyric by Susan Horowitz/Dr. Sue

Switch the Musical by Susan Horowitz/DrSue Singer-Songwriter

“Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz (DrSue)

As you can see, I love to perform and write about comedy! Here’s a link to my book “Queens of Comedy” based on my interviews with legendary female comedians!

In my previous appearance Seth Bisen-Hersh Talent Showcase at Don’t Tell Mama, I sang songs from my original show Switch the Musical. Hope you enjoy!

DrSue Don't Tell Mama

Here’s the video of my singing “Switch the Musical” songs!

DrSue /Susan Horowitz Singer-Songwriter “Switch the Musical” at Don’t Tell Mama

Dr. Sue/ DrSue Sings “Switch the Musical” www.SwitchtheMusical.com

Contact DrSue /Susan Horowitz

Contact DrSue/Susan Horowitz through my Social Media Upper Right of Website, or Email drsue at drsue dot com.

“Send in the Clowns” Lyric by Stephen Sondheim

"Send In the Clowns" 

Isn't it rich? 
Are we a pair? 
Me here at last on the ground
You in mid-air.
Where are the clowns?

Isn't it bliss? 
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around
One who can't move 
Where are the clowns? 
Send in the clowns. 

Just when I stopped opening doors
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours
Making my entrance at last with my usual flair
Sure of my lines, no one is there.

Don't you love farce? 
My fault I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want
Sorry, my dear 
And where are the clowns? 
Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer
Losing my timing this late in my career
And where are the clowns? 
There ought to be clowns
Well, maybe next year

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"Send in the Clowns" Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim is quoted for educational purposes only.  

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
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“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

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Dr. Sue Sings Funny Thanksgiving Song

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving Song

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving Song

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Thanksgiving Song

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy”

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving song “Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy: Tale of a Turkey-Pilgrim Dinner Date!” (Scroll down for Lyric, Thoughts about Self-Esteem, Diversity, Inclusion, American History, and my Life In-and-Out of the Performing Arts!)

My Song-Video Performance was recorded at Church Street School for Music and Art, 41 White Street New York City. Here’s their website: https://churchstreetschool.org/

Photo is from my performance at Singers Space, presented by D’Ambrose Boyd, BarThalia, Symphony Space New York City https://www.facebook.com/groups/143560185778318





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Susan Horowitz/DrSue Sings her Original Funny Thanksgiving Song!

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” – Song Lyric by Susan Horowitz/DrSue

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy                                                                       Words and Music by Susan Horowitz/DrSue Copyright 2021

This is a tale of a turkey bird
Who went to a turkey trot
When anyone said, "May I have this dance?"
She answered, "You may not.

I'll only dance with a gentleman
Who makes our country great
If he's got money, then he'll be my honey
And I will be his date!"

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing!

Suddenly somebody stepped on in
Who came from Pilgrim stock 
He said, "I'll be candid 
My boat has landed here on Plymouth Rock.

Turkeys are dumb, but drumsticks are yum
And you look mighty fine
Please do not stall, my Butterball 
Come with me to dine!"

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing! 

They went to a fabulous restaurant
She was his dinner date
But when they got there the table was bare 
Except for an empty plate

The rest of the story is terribly gory
I'll leave out the end
Let me just say have a fine Turkey day
And share it with a friend.

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing! 

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Hope you enjoyed my original song “Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy: Tale of a Turkey/Pilgrim Dinner Date.” (Lyric is slightly revised to my latest version.) As you can see, the song is designed for fun, with a catchy, easy-to-sing melody and a sing-along chorus that includes the audience. The story (told in the verses) has two main characters: the Turkey Bird and the Pilgrim, who interact with dialogue and action, and the other turkeys, who don’t get to dance with the Turkey Bird.

The story also has a Narrator, the Singer (in this case, myself, the Singer Songwriter) who tells the story and articulates the theme in a humorous, ironic chorus. I encourage the audience to sing the chorus with me, and in fact, they do!

Why does my audience sing along? Because I give them an easy, catchy melody, with a repetitive refrain “Life Is Just a Bowl of Gravy” which probably reminds many audience members of the optimistic, popular song “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” But cherries have pits, and life has pitfalls – especially for snobbish birds.

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” sounds cheerful, but in fact, it’s a cynical (though perky) comment on the demise of the Turkey Bird! The self-deluding bird rejects her real friends, misunderstands her real situation, and will only dance with a rich “Pilgrim” who (like Donald Trump) promises to “make our country great.” The “Pilgrim” views the Turkey as an appetizing fool suitable for his main course. The story spares the listener the gory details, but ends with a bit of advice – enjoy Thanksgiving (“Turkey day”) and share it with a friend.

The advice – know who you are, don’t try to be who you are not, and value and enjoy your life – applies to many situations. The word “turkey” has become slang for an inept loser, a bird who can’t fly like the eagle. But in fact, the wild turkey (unlike its domesticated cousin, bred for the dinner table) is a native American bird, who can fly and run fast and is traditionally prized by Native Americans, whose own story is part of the real history of Thanksgiving

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” is an original song rooted in a few song genres, including traditional story songs. The ongoing narrative is told in the verses, and the theme shows up in the chorus. The form is verse-chorus, and the repeating chorus makes it easy to learn and sing along.

I also draw inspiration from theatre/revue songs, which often became popular standards. “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” by Ray Henderson/Lew Brown (published in 1931) comes from a Broadway revue (George White’s Scandals, modeled after the Ziegfeld Follies). The easy-to-remember, positive refrain and catchy tune made it a song standard with many recordings. You can learn and enjoy more great song standards by visiting the American Popular Song Society American Popular Song Society (apssinc.org)

Some songwriters and musical theatre writers experiment and challenge traditional song forms. But even the most radical do well to learn their craft and tradition – even if what they want to do is rebel against it.

My life in-and-out of the Performing Arts reflects who I am as a Singer-Songwriter, Musical Theatre Creator, Educator, and Person.

Singer-Songwriters create a personal, intimate art form, which directly connects to audiences. The audience often includes other musicians or singers. If the songs are simple or well-known, the audience can sing or play along and build community.

Musical theatre is much more elaborate, with an emphasis on unusual talents, professional collaboration, production values – and substantial funding. The effect can be thrilling!

Autumn Photo by Suzen http://www.suzennyc.com/

I also love the melodic sweep and wit of musical theatre – especially my own show “Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com – and the intimacy and freedom of singing-songwriting, where I can immediately connect with my audience. I consider everything I (and we) create to be aspects of our talents and personal values. And unlike the foolish turkey, we don’t need to seek validation from fake “Pilgrims.” We can do it for ourselves.

Comedians as “Wild Turkeys” Book: “Queens of Comedy”

Great comedians are like wild turkey chicks who have landed among the domesticated breed. They don’t look as plump and juicy as the ones bred for the dinner table. But if they embrace their own talents, they can fly! Here’s a link to some of my favorite “birds” – the legendary comediennes I interviewed for my book “Queens of Comedy”

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I hope you enjoy my blog about life in-and-out of the performing arts. You can contact me by clicking the Contact Links and Social Media on this website. (www.DrSue.com)

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“SWitch!” Original Play & Musical www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

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