This Ordinary Thursday, the extraordinary debut album of songs by Georgia Stitt, features vocals by some of Broadway’s brightest stars, including Sara Ramirez (Tony Award-winner for Spamalot, currently starring on TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Faith Prince (Tony Award-winner for Guys and Dolls), Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Kelli O’Hara (Tony nominee for The Pajama Game, opposite Harry Connick Jr.), and Matthew Morrison (Tony nominee for The Light in the Piazza). Seen by millions each week as the vocal coach on NBC’s primetime series, “Grease: You’re the One That I Want,” Georgia Stitt is known as a composer-lyricist with a style and sensibility all her own. Clever, sophisticated, and memorably melodic, This Ordinary Thursday is one debut album not to be missed.
“Georgia Stitt writes songs that are beautifully crafted gems about life, love and the normalcy of everyday things. Artists sing the hell out of them! It’s an auspicious debut.” – David Hurst, Next Magazine
“The songs are rich and deep and intelligent, demanding instant repeating. Musically, Stitt holds her own with an original voice and a sometimes surprising turn of melody; her lyrics are personal, intricate and rewarding. Absolutely, yes!” – Stephen Suskin, Playbill
“There is talent and attention to detail everywhere, with lots of details to attend to – these aren’t simple little ditties. Character songs that paint emotional pictures, most are lyrically and musically dense, some telling stories. The material is instrinsically powerful and dramatic and doesn’t need to be oversold, but I can imagine that much here will prove popular in concerts and cabaret acts now that they are out on CD to hear.” – Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway
“Carolee Carmello sings a song about a troubled marriage and holds the climaxing note, on the word “life,” till you think your soul might burst. — Wally Rubin, WAMC Public Radio
“Georgia Stitt is among a number of American composers and lyricists rooted in musical theatre, pop and singer-songwriter music who have created their own styles within and beside these genres. This CD is filled with so much honesty and love for the material and has received such a top-notch musical treatment that the title of the best CD of 2007 is a given.” — Fredrik Fischer, Ystads Allehanda, Sweden
[Stitt] calls “This Ordinary Thursday” “the most fun I’ve had on anything.” — Alec Harvey, The Birmingham News
A little-known present-day songwriter also came out with her own album, This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt. Ms. Stitt is a very special composer, and her CD is quite a find. — Playbill/On-The-Record Holiday Gift List