Raul Esparza – “Being Alive” Company (2006)
Out of all the version of this song I’ve heard, (and I’ve heard more than a couple), this version is the one that has really brought me to tears. Maybe because I’m older now than I was the first time I saw this show (preformed by a local theater group) and became obsessed with it – (which was just more fuel to add to my growing Sondheim obsession). In six months I’m going to be the same age as Bobby is at the start of this show and even though I got, in an abstract way, what he was talking about wrt relationships in this song when I first heard it, I get it so much more now over a decade later.
On another note, I really wish I could have gotten to see this version of the show live. Too bad they never did a tour.