Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars playlist with her commentary:
1. "Eyes Like Stars" - Faulter - Darling Buds of May
I found this song only after we retitled the novel... I think it speaks for itself (and is especially shiny, given that "Darling buds of May" is a Shakespearean reference.)
2. "The Chairman's Waltz" - John Williams - Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack
This is the music that would accompany Bertie and the fairies moving past the velvet curtains, around the half-lit backstage area, in the places only they really know about at the Théâtre.
3. "Moonlight Serenade" - Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl soundtrack
Nate's entrance song.
4 and 5. "The Wedding Samba" - Edmundo Ros & His Rumba Band and "Je Chante" - Charles Trenet - A Good Year soundtrack
Two numbers I'm pretty sure Mr. Hastings would play on the Victrola in the Properties Department.
6. "Koop Island Blues" - Koop, featuring Ane Brun - Koop Islands
Very "By The Sea"-esque (you know your Sweeney Todd, yes?) and something I can hear playing in the background as Bertie and the fairies frolic in old-fashioned flannel bathing costumes at the seaside set.
7. "Falling Slowly" - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Once soundtrack
Bertie and Nate, summed up in a song.
8. "The Assassins' Tango" - John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtrack
Bertie and Ariel's Tango Music
9. "The Only One"/"Call Me When You're Sober" - Evanescence - The Open Door
The sort of music Bertie probably would have listened to when mad at either one of the boys, had she an iPod.
10. "Prendersi per mano" - Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo soundtrack
Almost ALL the Cirque music instantly transports me to the stage... it's very theatrical and evocative... this soundtrack and the other Cirque music comes even more into play for Perchance To Dream
So, I think this is one AWESOME playlist. Thank you so much Lisa! Plus, Lisa put together this awesome playlist so you can listen to most of the songs:
If you haven't already, check out Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars, already on shelves, and the Theatre Illuminata website.