Something tells me that Peter Allwine’s Voice is not very happy with Peter Allwine this afternoon. Not only does the star of “Bye Bye Birdie” belt it out six times a week at Good Company Players — requiring vocal cords strong enough to hold up a suspension bridge — but today on Facebook, Allwine made a rather startling announcement:
This past Saturday – I got an idea… I see people post videos all the time and got to thinking – what if – for fun – people requested songs and I sing them via video? Any song – male, female, from a musical – ANYTHING – I’ll give it the ol’ college try… So – for a week – I will take requests and do my best to accommodate them… Let the fun begin!!
I, of course, immediately jumped on and asked Allwine if he’d extend his offer to the Beehive as well, and he gamely agreed. Just think: You can ask a genuine local theatrical star to sing anything you want (note the capital letters in the preceding paragraph), although I suspect you might run into trouble if you request, say, evening prayers in Sanskrit or, heaven forbid, “Put On a Happy Face.” I’m not sure of the logistics of all this, but I’m guessing it’ll have something to do with a YouTube page. My request, by the way, is “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miz,” because I’m in the mood to hear some Allwine falsetto.
Let Allwine know what you want him to sing in a comment on this post, and I’ll make sure that Beehive readers see the results. Now please join me in a moment of silence for his Voice.