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Title - 'Let's Put On a Show'
Artist - Beth Jean

For those unaware, award-winning children’s performer Beth Jean’s innovative videos featured on the Emmy®-winning PBS children’s show The Friday Zone have garnered the Wisconsin-based artist fans in numerous households throughout the Midwest.

Indeed, now Beth Jean looks forward to reaching families nationwide with the release of her second children’s album, Let’s Put On a Show, on April 9th, 2021.

Inspired by Beth Jean’s love of musicals and the theater, Let’s Put On A Show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own narratives while listening to her music.

With music that’s been described as “quirky pop,” Beth Jean also brings a boatload of DIY determination to Let’s Put On A Show. Produced during quarantine, the album came to life through Beth Jean’s particular brand of “girl power.”

She wrote and sang all the songs, played a variety of instruments, recorded and produced three songs entirely by herself, and costumed, filmed, and edited accompanying music videos.

Co-producers Pat Hanlin (of Josh & the Jamtones) and Brian King pulled together the production elements for the album’s remaining seven songs, adding their own background vocals, instrumentals, and inspiration.

1. 'Let's Put On a Show'
2. 'You Are Magic!'
3. 'Waddlin' We Go (The Penguin Song)'
4. 'No Gravity'
5. 'Never Give Up'
6. 'I Am a Hamster, Yes I Am Sir!'
7. 'The Best Mustache in Michigan'
8. 'Garden Gnome'
9. 'Whoopsie Daisy'
10. 'Tweet a Little Tweet Tweet'

Inspired by “The Magic Store” from The Muppet Movie when she wrote the album’s title track (Beth Jean even performs a tap solo in the middle of the number!), this vibrantly fun album opens (via Act I) with 'Let's Put On a Show' and follows that up with the self-love track 'You Are Magic!' the (if you close your eyes) visceral 'Waddlin' We Go (The Penguin Song)' and then we get the melodically atmospheric (all pun intended) 'No Gravity' and the euphoric stance of 'Never Give Up.'

Act II brings us the short, but oh-so sweet, rodent life and times of 'I Am a Hamster, Yes I Am Sir!' which is itself backed by the mid-'80s guitar and synth pop bounce of 'The Best Mustache in Michigan,' the in depth reveal of the life of a terracotta troubadour within 'Garden Gnome,' with the album rounding out on the upbeat, Bangles-esque 'Whoopsie Daisy,' closing on the cheerfully effervescent 'Tweet a Little Tweet Tweet.'

Official 'Let's Put On a Show' Music Video

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