10 Romantic Moments from Tams Shows

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day for romance… and what could be more romantic than musical theatre? Here are 10 Romantic Moments from Tams shows…

1. “It Only Takes A Moment” from HELLO, DOLLY!

(Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman)
After a ruckus at the Harmonia Gardens, Cornelius and his friends stand before a judge, hoping to convince him of their innocence. But Cornelius doesn’t care what happens… he just had one perfect day with his new love, Irene.

It only takes a moment
For your eyes to meet and then
Your heart knows, in a moment,
You will never be alone again.

I held her for an instant
But my arms felt sure and strong.
It only takes a moment
To be loved a whole life long.

 2. “One Boy” from BYE BYE BIRDIE

(Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams)

Poor Hugo Peabody—his steady girl, Kim, is all set to kiss a famous rock star on national television. He swears he’s the opposite of jealous… he’s very jealous! Kim tells Hugo she’s pinned to him, and that means forever.

One boy,
One certain boy,
One boy to laugh with,
And joke with,
Have coke with.
One boy…
That’s the way it should be.

3. “When She Smiles” from LYSISTRATA JONES

(Music & Lyrics by Lewis Flynn)

Mick, the captain of the Athens University basketball team, never thought much about anything but sports. Suddenly he’s grown intellectually curious, thanks to a brainy and passionate girl named Robin. As Robin reads Mick’s essay on Ancient Greece, he gazes at her, trying to verbalize his feelings.

‘Cause when she speaks
It’s like my heart just skipped a beat.
And when she moves,
It’s like the world is falling through.
And when she smiles…
It’s when she smiles…
When she smiles.

4. “Married” from CABARET

(Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb)

Herr Schulz and Fräulein Schneider thought they were too old for love, but somehow – under the most trying circumstances – they’ve found it nonetheless. Herr Schulz delicately proposes and suddenly everything feels different.

How the world can change,
It can change like that,
Due to one little word: “married.”

See a palace rise
From a two room flat
Due to one little word: “married.”

And the old despair
That was often there
Suddenly ceases to be.

For you wake one day,
Look around, and say,
“Somebody wonderful married me.”

5. “The Proposal” from TITANIC

(Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston)

Barrett, a stoker in the hull of the RMS Titanic, proposes marriage to his girl back in Ireland. With reverence and passion, he dictates his message to Mr. Bride, the ship’s telegraph operator.

I’ll be coming back to you, Darlene
Back to your dark eyes and hair.
Marry me when I return, Darlene
And until that day, my love, take care.

Be thee well.
May the Lord who watches all watch over thee.
May God’s heaven be your blanket as you softly sleep.
Marry me…
When you’re finally in my arms you’ll plainly see
This devoted sailor’s heart and soul are yours to keep.
Marry me.
Marry me.

6. “So In Love” from KISS ME, KATE

(Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter)

Leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off during a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. After a particularly passionate argument, Lilli and Fred retreat to their dressing rooms, each secretly yearning for the other.

Strange, dear, but true, dear,
When I’m close to you, dear,
The stars fill the sky,
So in love with you am I.

In love with the night mysterious
The night when you first were there.
In love with my joy delirious
When I knew that you might care.

So taunt me and hurt me,
Deceive me, desert me,
I’m yours till I die…
So in love with you, my love, am I.  

7. “Poor, Sweet Baby” from SNOOPY!!!

(Music by Larry Grossman, Lyrics by Hal Hackady)

When Charlie Brown tells Peppermint Patty that he dreams of being called “Poor, Sweet Baby,” Patty grants his wish. (Of course, she ends by saying, “Forget it—it’ll never happen.”)

Poor, sweet baby,
Poor, poor, sweet, sweet baby…
Show me where it hurts, I’ll tell you how to make it well.
I’ve won lots of loving cups for playing show and tell.

My poor, sweet baby,
Poor, poor, sweet, sweet baby…
When you need a shoulder, come and try mine on for size.
I’m real good at holding hands and really great at drying eyes.

There, there, baby,
Poor, sweet baby.
Poor, sweet baby…
Mama’s here.

8. “Is It Really Me?” from 110 IN THE SHADE

(Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones)

Plain and solitary Lizzie began to feel she was undeserving of romance, but when a handsome drifter named Starbuck falls for her, she realizes she’s worthy of love.

LIZZIE:
Moments ago,
I was alone
Hoping that this could be.

STARBUCK:
Now here you are,
Safe in my arms.

BOTH:
And we’re no longer lonely.

LIZZIE:
Is it really me?
Can’t believe it’s true.
Suddenly I’m beautiful…
Beautiful with you.

9. “Old Devil Moon” from FINIAN’S RAINBOW

(Music by Burton Lane, Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg)

Sensible Sharon McLonerghan laughs at her father Finian’s lofty daydreams, but somehow local boy Woody Mahoney charms her with his talk of moonlight and romance.

You’ve got me flyin’ high and wide
On a magic carpet ride
Full of butterflies inside.
 
Wanna cry, wanna croon,
Wanna laugh like a loon.
It’s that old devil moon in your eyes.
 
Just when I think I’m free as a dove,
Old devil moon – deep in your eyes – blinds me with love.

10. “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from PORGY & BESS

(By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin)

Widely regarded as one of the greatest love stories ever told, PORGY AND BESS brims with passion and heartache. No moment surpasses the romance of this one, when glamorous but troubled Bess and humble, crippled Porgy declare their love, singing in the Gullah dialect of their South Carolina community.

PORGY:
Bess, you is my woman now,
You is, you is!
And you must laugh and sing and dance
For two instead of one.
 
Want no wrinkle on your brow,
Nohow,
Because the sorrow of the past is all done done,
My Bess!
Oh, Bess, the real happiness is just begun.

BESS:
Porgy, I’s your woman now.
I’s yours forever…

BOTH:
Morning time and evening time
And summertime and wintertime.
From this minute, I’m telling you, I keep this vow:

BESS:
Porgy, I’s your woman now.

PORGY:
Oh, my Bessie, we’s happy now. We is one now.

So that’s ten great romantic moments! And, for those who are too jaded for this day, we have a bonus…

“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” from PROMISES, PROMISES

(Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David)

Fran and Chuck have pretty much had it with love.

What do you get when you kiss a guy?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia.
After you do, he’ll never phone ya!
I’ll never fall in love again,
I’ll never fall in love again.

Don’t tell me what’s it all about,
‘Cause I’ve been there and I’m glad I’m out.
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you.
That is why I’m here to remind you…

What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow.
So, for at least until tomorrow,
I’ll never fall in love again,
I’ll never fall in love again.

[Spoiler Alert: In the end, Chuck and Fran take one more stab at romance.]

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope it’s a day full of wonderful music!