A Quiet Thing


In Kander and Ebb’s first musical, Flora the Red Menace, something wonderful happens to the main character – she gets offered a job, and she is delighted.  However, she doesn’t shout and scream.  She doesn’t do cartwheels or haul out the confetti cannon.  She realises that her happiness is actually “a quiet thing”.  And I know exactly what she means, as I was in the same situation yesterday.  Here’s a video of Liza Minnelli (who introduced the song on Broadway back in 1965) performing the song with Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show.  It’s one of Kander and Ebb’s most understated, beautiful songs and it’s so very true.

  1. That is a lovely song and a sweet video. I love Kermit’s facial expressions!

    I know I’ve already said this about fifty times (including the times I’ve said it to other people!), but I’m really happy you got the job.

    • Ben
    • December 16th, 2010

    *whispers*

    Congratulations.

    • Trish
    • December 16th, 2010

    That is great news. I really like that song and the video is hilarious. I don’t know how it is possible for people to act so well when they are singing to a green frog puppet but it is even more remarkable that Kermit can act so well too!

  1. January 17th, 2011

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