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Lately, I find I'm using what is happening in my life and in the world. I read the newspapers a lot. Unfortunately, you don't have to reach that far to get to the despair in this world, and also to the hope that is always there, too. I kind of do the song now like a prayer.

-Laurie Beechman, about singing "Memory", as quoted in The New York Times, 1985

 
Take your time browsing the 4 guestbook volumes which are filled with wonderful memories of Laurie Beechman and her work. Before you leave, please be sure to take a moment to sign and add your voice to this site.

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March 13, 2011 9:16 AM
Robin Boudreau Palmer from Westlake Village, CA
robin@mywakeupcalls.net
http://www.mywakeupcalls.net
I loved Laurie and think about her with so much gratitude. Laurie understudied me and several of "my sisters" in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE on Broadway. Her love of life and tremendous spirit was inspiring! I went on to perform some of the roles that Laurie originated or became known for. I played the Narrator opposite David Cassidy in JOSEPH... and played Griz briefly in a National Tour of CATS. Laurie was truely like a sister to me during PIRATES. Thank you for sharing your spirit with all of us, Laurie! You definitely touched us!
Blessings to you and your family,
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March 10, 2011 6:25 PM
Andrew Sarewitz from New York, NY
buzzyinnyc@yahoo.com
Last night I was listening to "The Andrew Llyod Webber" cd. I'm not sure I've ever heard a more moving and transcendent version of "As if We Never said Goodbye". Laurie at her absolute finest.

Even after all these years I still miss seeing you and hearing your miraculous voice.

Your friend and fan,
Andrew
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March 8, 2011 9:49 PM
Jess from
lilsweete18@aol.com
miss & thinking of you <3 xoxo
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March 8, 2011 6:51 PM
Kara from sykesville, pa
karazaffuto@juno.com
what a void without your beautiful soul to continue to enrich our lives. in our hearts forever.

much love and appreciation for the gifts you gave us,
Kara
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March 8, 2011 3:56 PM
jane beechman segal from elkins park pa
janiepoh40@aol.com
Just as I was missing you the most, your performance in Hair appeared in the middle of the night on TMC! As I placed flowers for you today, I was comforted by evidence of so many visitors.No One is Alone You would be so proud of Dolly and the boys. Claud & I are staying close to Ma, who is amazing everyday.. We all miss you so...and love you so xxoo forever your lil sis
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August 20, 2010 7:12 AM
Oliver Hochzeits DJ from Zurich Switzerland
olimark@gmx.ch
http://www.djoliver.ch
The music of laurie is wonderful and i love her voice. god bless her!
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August 14, 2010 8:51 PM
sherry ann kavaler from New York City
sherryannkay@aol.com
I met Laurie when she started to sing at the Good Times Bar where she sang & waited tables. I was an avid fan of hers & will always remember her incredible voice & drive she had. I always went to see her night clubs acts in the City & to see her perfrom on stage. I knew her when she was struggling & needed car fare to get to Good Times to sing & that was her pay. It is a pleasure to see this site. And to remember her.
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July 21, 2010 2:43 PM
Karen Jacobsen from New York, NY USA
karen@kurlyqueen.com
http://www.karenjacobsen.com
I have performed at the Laurie Beechman theatre, and will again be performing there this fall. I was curious - "who was this Laurie Beechman". A colleague told me he knew her and she was very talented. Thank you for creating this site. Now I have a glimpse of the talent and magic Laurie shared with the world. I'm grateful there is a theatre bearing her name. She is remembered and celebrated and discovered all over again by those of us who didn't have the pleasure of knowing her. With much love to you, to Laurie's family and friends and to the spirit of Laurie, which is still not far from her theatre, Karen xo
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April 4, 2010 9:47 PM
jessie from
lilsweete18@aol.com
happy birthday laurie. miss & love you always <3
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April 4, 2010 2:01 PM
J from L
 
Dear Laurie,
On this your special day
if You Listen to My Heart, you'll know it soars with love, praise and joy for all that you will always give to those who love you. Hi Claudia, and Sue, I think of you both with great fondness and hope that you and yours are well and happy.
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March 31, 2010 7:00 PM
Gary Robinson from Cowan, Tn.
bearmeat@att.net
Thank you Laurie for the memory.
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March 15, 2010 2:02 PM
Lance Uyeda from Los Altos, CA 94024
lanced5943@yahoo.com
It seems so many years since you passed away, yet the songs that you sang and the roles that you play continue to resonate even now. Thank you for bringing your special kind of wonderful to the world. Others may have written the songs but they belong to you now and forever.
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March 8, 2010 11:15 AM
kara zaffuto from sykesville, pa
 
thinking of laurie today. i did not know laurie, but was touched deeply by her talent. she was able to reach that innermost part of you deep inside; where you are touched so emotionally that there is no room left, you have such a feeling of being overwhelmed. this is true genuine and heartfelt talent!!! feeling sad because of she is no longer with us. she is greatly missed. a void that can't be filled. i feel blessed to have known of her talent, inspiation, and the way she lived her life and the family that still loves and misses her. this speaks volumes to me of their bond as a family and their generosity to her fans. thank you!!! take care and know that other are thinking of you,
kara
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January 7, 2010 9:08 PM
Joe Fazio from
jfazio@gmail.com
WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
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January 3, 2010 10:09 PM
Joseph Lyman from
spaceisiinformation@gmail.com
Wow-- i've spent the last 3 weeks hearing her sing pharaoh's song in my head. i had to go buy the cd again [and returned it when i realized i had the wrong cast]. i just keep listening to it - i love hearing her voice - i was looking her up when i learned she had died. but what a legacy. "could be a star"
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December 17, 2009 6:16 PM
Stanley Gornish from New York City
sgornish@yahoo.com
I remember Laurie as that little girl who sometimes sang at my favorite restaurant, Gino's in Philadelphia. It was a great place to take a date. Gino always came over to my table [as he did with others] for a friendly chat. I loved his Clams Casino. And I always looked forward to seeing his little girl.
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December 2, 2009 2:14 PM
ROGER PROBERT from NY
ROGER@SERVI-TEK.COM
think of you often,love to dolly claudiaand jane...roger(thebear)
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November 28, 2009 11:28 AM
Cheri from Hamilton NJ
 
I was listening to my "Laurie Beechman" CD, I just wanted to take some time to remember what a beautiful person in/out she was. She treated us to some beautiful music with her beautiful voice. I remember seeing her in concert at the Walnut St. Theatre in Philadelpia. I will never forget her and I thank you for sharing her beautiful voice with us.
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November 25, 2009 7:58 PM
Karen Scott from Laurel Springs, NJ
CelticLore02@aol.com
Laurie really was a sweet and beautiful person, as well as multi-talented. I was in her HS class and will forever remember her fabulous voice and up-beat disposition... she was kind and friendly to everyone. This Saturday is our class reunion and although she's been gone several years now, she'll still be missed. She was truly our star!
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November 25, 2009 6:04 PM
Zee Schaffner (Dudley) from Los Angees
 
Thanksgiving 2009, thinking of our class (lots of them on Facebook), and of course Laurie.
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October 10, 2009 1:34 AM
Patrick Green from San Francisco
Sfpatrickg@gmail.com
She was and is a great voice in the dark...
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September 18, 2009 4:05 PM
shay duffin from redondo beach. Ca.
shayduffin@aol.com
Losing Laurie, to me was like losing a family member. And what a glorious talent. I've never forgiven God for taking her, and if there is a God, He has a lot to answer for.
Claudia and I were friends, and I had the great pleasure of of directing and perform-ing with her equally talented sister Claudia, in a long run-ning production of "Brel" in Canada. There were nights I felt I was onstage with 'Piaf.' To hear them both sing together, takes the 'If' out of having love. I still tear-up whenever I hear it. How lucky were we who were close to have 2 such magnificent talents to fill our hearts with love and joy. Louries 'Memories' will live on forever, but there will always be a void; a longing to touch.
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July 15, 2009 7:32 PM
jane beechman segal from Elkikns Park PA
janiepooh40@aol.com
Dearest Sis - Little Dolly just won her first starring role as Jasmine. We had listened to your demos for Aladin you did with Alan recently - her original idea was to be stagecrew but she listened to her heart. You'd be so proud of her in everyway - It's so wonderful for us to have your performances on YouTube but I miss you so xxoo
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June 30, 2009 12:27 PM
Jane & Bruce Haas from New Jersey
JBK56@aol.com
We first saw Laurie when she was the narrator in "Joseph et al" and were wowed by her voice. We follpwed her career from cabaret performances to "Cats" and even in the Berkshires. We have all her CDs and play them often. We really miss her.
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June 22, 2009 12:43 AM
Jim Gisburne from Coloardo, USA
jimgiz@yahoo.com
I purchased "Listen to my Heart" and fell in love with this wonderful singer. Only to find she is not with us except in her music. She is missed. Jim Gisburne
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