Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan | Smooth Sailing (Original Cast Recording)

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Cole Porter Jason Robert Brown Stephen Sondheim

More Artists From
United States - Massachusetts

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Musical Theater Classical: Vocal Music Moods: Type: Soundtrack
There are no items in your wishlist.

Smooth Sailing (Original Cast Recording)

by Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan

A complete cast recording of a brand new musical comedy by top professional talent in the Boston theater community. Influences of Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, and the Great American Songbook
Genre: Classical: Musical Theater
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
share
time
download
1. We're Going Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
6:58 $0.99
2. Ain't This the Life Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
5:33 $0.99
3. This Is Our Dance Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
2:48 $0.99
4. Inside Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
3:55 $0.99
5. Throw It All Away Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
4:42 $0.99
6. Rien Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
6:16 $0.99
7. Sonnet Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
2:51 $0.99
8. The Couple of the Year Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
3:57 $0.99
9. Take My Heart / Live It Up Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
3:12 $0.99
10. A Woman These Days Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
3:54 $0.99
11. I Don't Need Love Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
4:52 $0.99
12. A Life Together Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
6:26 $0.99
13. Late in the Game Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
5:27 $0.99
14. It's Been Grand Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
6:06 $0.99
15. Inside (Live Version) Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
3:59 $0.99
16. We're Going (Extended Version) Ken Proctor & Mark Morgan
Share this song!
X
7:39 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Created by Mark Morgan, the Artistic Director of New England Light Opera, and Ken Proctor, this premiere recording features 14 songs from the new musical Smooth Sailing, with two additional bonus tracks.

THE STORY
Act I - Stage actress Katherine Greer and her novelist ex-husband Owen Chase, lately seen together again,
have been chosen 1928’s Couple Of The Year, and a rumored party at her Manhattan penthouse has all
proclaiming We’re Going. Owen, fearing they’re drifting back into marriage and another painful disaster, has
tickets to sail for Paris the next morning with his friend Antonio. Though he hasn’t told Katherine yet, she
already knows, having discovered the lease to a Paris apartment in his sock drawer, which she confides to her
friend Serena. Partiers arrive, agreeing Ain’t This The Life? Katherine and Owen recall the spectacular
fights they had when married in This Is Our Dance. Katherine discovers that Phoebe, a girl hired for the
party, is the daughter of an old friend from her humble past, and invites her to the party as a guest. Phoebe
dreams of the sophisticated world and longs to step Inside. Katherine and Owen relive a song from when they
first met, in Serena’s high-spirited Throw It All Away, and Phoebe appears, beautifully transformed. Owen
embarrasses Phoebe and she flees, but in the hallway upstairs he learns she loves his writing. Owen is
annoyed when Katherine tells him to stay away from Phoebe and, in Rien, imagines himself in Paris alone,
crooning his sad story in a smoky cabaret. Owen finds Phoebe in the rooftop garden and learns she dreams
of becoming a writer and living in Paris. Phoebe recites a favorite love Sonnet, and they almost kiss. It
emerges that Antonio and Serena once had a brief, torrid affair, and now each is avoiding the other.
Katherine finds Owen and, as an argument builds, partiers toast The Couple Of The Year, which ends with
Katherine throwing him out.
Act II - Partiers note the absence of their hosts, but carry on with Take My Heart / Live It Up. Upstairs,
Katherine regrets throwing out Owen and tells Serena she is disillusioned with her success and wants a life with
Owen -- even children. She reflects on all that A Woman These Days can do, then goes off in search of
Owen. Late into the night, a drunken Antonio, attempting to forget Serena, revives the party as he claims I
Don’t Need Love. Owen is impressed with Phoebe’s writing and invites her to come with him to Paris. In
separate spaces, Owen reflects sadly on the ending of his time with Katherine, while Katherine hopes for, and
Phoebe contemplates, A Life Together. Desperate to keep Owen from sailing, Katherine tries to trick him into
believing she’s pregnant. The scheme backfires and a fight ensues, Late In The Game. After Owen storms out,
Phoebe appears and tells Katherine she has left Owen a note telling him she has decided not to go with him to
Paris. At dawn, as Katherine surveys the remains of the party, Owen returns. He has read Phoebe’s note and
given up the idea of Paris. Antonio and Serena will sail that morning, to wed in Paris. Katherine has given
Phoebe a ticket to sail, too. Their future uncertain but hopeful, Katherine and Owen recall the times they’ve
shared, and all reflect that It’s Been Grand.


Reviews


to write a review