‘Glee’ has an especial connection with musicals. Most of the songs, stories, characters or even actors or actresses are coming from Broadway. At the beginning of the first season, the actress Kristin Chenoweth appeared playing April and performed probably one of the best scenes on the whole show.
You probably know who is Kristin Chenoweth, but just in case, she is an American actress and singer. Although she has been in many films and TV shows, like ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘The Good Wife’ or ‘The West Wing’, she is better known for performing on Broadway in shows like ‘Wicked’, ‘You Are A Good Man, Charlie Brown’, ‘Promises Promises’ and ‘On The Twentieth Century’.
In ‘Glee’, Kristin plays April, a weird and funny woman. She used to study on the McKinley High School with Will Schuester. She has some problems with alcohol because she is really frustrated, her dream was to become a Broadway artist, but it didn’t succeed. Se is really funny, charming and endearing. She helps the Glee Club so much, buying for them an auditory so they can perform.
The most memorable scene of Kristin Chenoweth in ‘Glee’ is singing ‘Maybe This Time’, from the musical ‘Cabaret’. In fact, April and Sally Bowles are not that different. Both of them are extremely talented but frustrated and tired with life. Everything has been so unfair with them, especially in love. So I see ‘Maybe This Time’ as a very dramatic song, performed by a woman with lot of personality. This song is for Daniel, so in love with this diva solo and Kristin. I enjoy that her voice and this song inspire you so much.
‘Cabaret’ is one of the most important musicals in history, with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb. In Germany, before Hitler won the elections, Cliff, an American writer, arrives to Berlin. He goes to the Kit Kat Club where he meets Sally Bowles and they have an affair. The club is very provocative and critical with Nazis and it means lots of problems for the main characters, because they are very liberal and related to the Club.
Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele do a great duet. I used to enjoy this kind of performances on ‘Glee’, fresh, surprising, unexpected and breathtaking. It’s amazing how two different stories are related by a song. And I love that a song can share same feelings and emotions in two different situations. What do you think about ‘Maybe This Time’?