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Sheridan Lloyd

Sheridan is a professional actor, singer and musician.  He has played the part of Andy in Dreamboats and Petticoats and in its sequel, Dreamboats and Miniskirts, which included a very successful run in the West End. He has arranged and recorded music for a variety of artists and has performed at the Henley Festival Fringe with Jonathan Kydd. He was a musician for the Cambridge pantomime  last year and recently he did a short run as Musical Director on The Buddy Holly Story. He is currently working at the Theatre Royal, Windsor as the Musical Director for a young people’s production of ‘Cats’. At Emmanuel, he  is often playing in the worship band and he helps at the Friday Night Project.  For the first few years of Emmanuel's involvement with Moldova , he was part of the team that went out to help with the children's camps.

Cole Porter
Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. His lyrics were just as poetic as they were melodic. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage.

Gypsy in Me

Anything Goes is a 1934 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.  The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean linerbound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.During the second half of the show, Lord Eveyln discloses a family secret when he sings 'Gypsy in Me'.

[EVELYN, spoken]
It's the Oakleigh family secret. There's something dark and savage in our blood. In mine especially. 

Long, long ago
So long ago
I hardly know when
My great-great-grandmother
Now and then
Stepped out with a gypsy

Of course you will say she was
A little bit tipsy
But tipsy, no, no
Of their love there wasn't a doubt
So I can't wait to get the stage all set
So I can let the gypsy in me out

Hiding away
There's a little bit of gypsy in me
That's never been found
Waiting its day
There's a little bit of gypsy in me
Just hanging around
Until that magical night
When the stars by their light
Give mystery to the sleeping lagoon
While a haunting guitar
Not too near, not too far
Gaily hums away
Strums away
A titillating tune

When I'm there in the dream
With the one in the world
I worship passionately
At the moment supreme
Will be shown the unknown
Gypsy in me