thebestarts.com Home

BestArts Weekly Highlights - October 10, 2008


This Week's Selections

This week, we feature performances by Arbender Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis from The Little Mermaid as well as Niki Scaleri (Hairspray). Gavin Creel (Godspell) and Shayna Steel perform at Pasek and Paul's "Zipper" concert. We go national with performances by Adam Parnell, Ryan Rigazzi, Neal Hunter Hyde and BoCo's Keyon Powers. We close with excerpts from the 1970 OBC of Company.


Arbender Robinson is one of our favorite singers on Broadway. We contrast his concert version of "Her Voice" from The Little Mermaid at "The After Party" with his Broadway stage performance of the same song as Prince Eric. He's then joined by Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis in "If Only."

Next, we present performances from a few of the new performers added to theBestArt.com this week:

  • Gavin Creel performs Pasek and Paul's "Do You Remember?"
  • Shayna Steel sings "Easy" on the new Pasek and Paul - Zipper concert page
  • Adam Parnell performs "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked
  • Ryan Rigazzi sings "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from A New Brain
  • Neal Hunter Hyde sings Craig Carnelia's "Flight"

We close out our selections with:

  • Boston Conservatory senior Keyon Powers' amazing rendition of "So High" - the second half will give you chills
  • Niki Scalera (Hairspray) gets a great audience reaction - and participation - at "The After Party"
  • We feature excerpts from one of the best Broadway documentaries ever released, captured during the 1970 original cast recording session of Stephen Sondheim's Company

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

We've expanded our Upcoming Events section and moved it to a page of its own. Be sure to check it out.


How to play a video

Click on a thumbnail to select a video. Then scroll up to the video player window and "click" on it to start the video.

Please provide video feedback!

Please take a minute to provide feedback on the videos you watch. To rate, comment on or mark a video as a "favorite", simply click on the video once as it is playing in the video window below. This will open the video within YouTube.

Watch the entire playlist

This list of videos is generated from a YouTube playlist. You can watch the entire playlist by clicking this link and then selecting "Play All Videos" on the right of the screen.



Arbender Robinson Little Mermaid The After party 011908

About This Video


Arbender  Robinson Little Mermaid The After party 011908
  • Arbender Robinson Little Mermaid The After party 011908 - 02:27
  • 5 stars / 10
  • 2006 Views
  • hdjk28
Gavin Creel Sings Pasek & Pauls Do You Remember?
  • Gavin Creel Sings Pasek & Paul's "Do You Remember?" - 04:16
  • 5 stars / 117
  • 11036 Views
  • pasekandpaul
Shayna Steele singing Pasek & Pauls Easy
  • Shayna Steele singing Pasek & Paul's "Easy" - 03:31
  • 5 stars / 38
  • 9511 Views
  • pasekandpaul
Ryan Rigazzi sings Id Rather Be Sailing from A New Brain
  • Ryan Rigazzi sings "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from A New Brain - 03:02
  • 4.51 stars / 81
  • 26393 Views
  • seanraysf
Flight - Neal Hunter Hyde - WorkPlay Nov 2004
  • Flight - Neal Hunter Hyde - WorkPlay Nov 2004 - 03:50
  • 4.52 stars / 25
  • 4615 Views
  • nealhyde
Keyon Powers So High
  • Keyon Powers "So High" - 04:11
  • 5 stars / 19
  • 1512 Views
  • mattyfresh05
Niki Scalera  2 The After Party_092608
  • Niki Scalera 2 The After Party_092608 - 03:23
  • 5 stars / 7
  • 576 Views
  • hdjk28


How to play a video
  • Click on a thumbnail to select a video
  • Scroll up to the video player window
  • Click the play icon to start the video
Key to video thumbnails
  • Video title - Running time
  • Avg rating / Ratings count
  • View count
  • Link to YouTube channel