Here are some audio files from an early staged reading of Madame Buttermilk. These definitely aren’t studio recordings! Although the show has changed quite a bit since these recordings were made, this will give you an idea of what the songs will sound like in your own production.
Carly bemoans her luck at auditions while her roommate/agent, Kit, predicts a bright future.
The Car Men rehearse one of their top songs.
A fais-do-do is a cajun party. Carly joins the Car Men in rehearsal.
Country superstar Earl Conway performs his latest hit.
Carly and Connor sing about what has kept them apart all these years.
Carly ends Act 1 with a big decision.
This big production number opens Act 2. Unfortunately, I had to sing the role of Ford, so don’t expect much vocal quality in this track. We performed this song with practically no rehearsal, and some of the harmonies are tricky. Imagine how great this will sound with your own cast of singers!
Art, the emcee, and Swaggart, the stage manager, realize that the big show is going to be a disaster.
Connor thinks Carly has left him.
The big show! The Car Men perform one of their hits.
It’s time for the big Earl Conway song, but Earl has disappeared. Swaggart to the rescue!
For a country bumpkin like Beemer, the only way to get a classy girl like Kit is to sing an aria. OK, I didn’t write the melody for this one, but those sure aren’t the original words.
The happy ending.
© 2015 Ross Carter