▶ Song: I Can Do That. Musical A Chorus Line. Original Cast / Lyrics.

SONG: I Can Do That. MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: I Can Do That. from the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.

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What emerged from the workshops at the New York Public Theater, was a show with no stars, no set, and almost no plot. This struck people as daring in 1975; given what’s been on the Broadway stage in the intervening two decades, “astounding” seems more like it.

LISTEN: Song: I Can Do That. Musical A Chorus Line. Original Cast:

LYRICS: I Can Do That
I’m watchin’ Sis
Go pitterpat.
Said,
“I can do that,
I can do that.“
Knew ev’ry step
Right off the bat.
Said,
“I can do that,
I can do that.“
One morning Sis won’t go to dance class
I grabbed her shoes and tights and all,
But my foot’s too small,
So,
I stuff her shoes
With extra socks,
Run seven blocks
In nothin’ flat.
Hell,
I can do that,
I can do that.
I got to class
And had it made,
And so I stayed
The rest of my life.
All thanks to Sis
(Now married and fat)
I can do this.
That I can do!
I can do that.
Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

VIDEO: I Hope I Can Do That — (From “A Chorus Line — The Movie” )


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Broadway Soundtrack. A Chorus Line. (1975)

Track 1: I hope I get it
Track 2: I can do that
Track 3: at the ballet
Track 4: sing!
Track 5: hello twelve, hello thirteen, hello love
Track 6: nothing
Track 7: the music and the mirror
Track 8: dance ten, looks three
Track 9: one
Track 10: what I did for love
Track 11: one (reprise) finale

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