Take Me to the World

“Of the four releases Susannah Mars’s Take Me to the World is, perhaps, the most exciting: Mars boasts a powerful voice that she unleashes with great effect on this eclectic mix of songs. The CD begins with its title track, on e of Sondheim’s finest, and receives a gentle treatment from the singer. Amanda McBroom’s “Wheels,” a bright and catchy tune that is ultimately quite poignant, follows, and Mars shades it beautifully. Other highlights include an intense pairing of two Stephen Sondheim tunes, Passions’s “Loving You” and Merrily We Roll Along’s “Not a Day Goes By,” as well as another striking combination: Christine Lavin’s “Regretting What I Said” and Sondheim’s “The Gun Song” from Assassins. A healthy dose of comic tunes is also included.”

— Andrew Gans, Playbill The National Theatre Magazine