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Request a song from a local theater star


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.

Responses to "Request a song from a local theater star"

Peter Allwine says:

Hahaha!!! I am really honored that you posted this here – I look at this as a bit of a fun challenge and can’t wait to see what people wanna hear me sing. I’ve had some fun things thrown my way already – ranging from Defying Gravity to Bohemian Rhapsody to the classic K-Fed hit – Popozao… Now I just need to get cracking and begin recording – let the viral sensation begin!

Chelsea B says:

“Popular” from Wicked. Have fun with that. ;-) Muahahah.

Ex says:

End of the World by Matt Alber.

Stephen says:


Great fun!

I’m choosing “One Song Glory” from Rent…right in his range and we get to hear him belt.

Rochelle says:

I would ban any K-Fed, and I definitely think: Falsetto? Reverend Al Green. How about some Take Me to the River?

nicole says:

so much better from legally blonde

Donald Munro says:

I know I don’t get a second request, but I’ll certainly second this pick.

anonymous, but a Good Company fan says:

How about the pop country-pop song, “I Swear”? Or, if you are an opera singer, how about something from Puccini’s Turandot! Now, where can we hear this?

Peter Allwine says:

Why wouldn’t anyone get a second request? Absolutely – hell – request as many as you like :)

I’m gonna be a busy boy with all these songs and will start putting them up on Youtube as soon as possible…

The URL is

(I was in Scarlet Pimpernel when I made the page and thought it was a fun name)

K says:

“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”