An impossibly young Barbara Cook and Robert Goulet and chorus sing a medley of the hits of the 1962 Broadway season, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camelot, No Strings, and Milk & Honey.
No Strings is an underappreciated score. And No Strings: An After Theatre Version is a fabulous supper-club rendition of the score. Here’s my favorite song from that album, La Vern Baker’s shouty, growly “Loads of Love.”
When I was in college, I was privileged to take a class on Gender and Performance with Holly Hughes (she of the NEA Four). We bonded over our mutual love for this score, so now whenever I hear one of these songs, my mind immediately jumps to Clit Notes.