In reply to: re: Yes - Chromolume10:32 pm EST 11/13/22
Sorry but you CAN hear the key change. There are live recordings of both Patinkin and McGillin singing the role. Dr. Craven begins singing the lyrics "She has her eyes, the girl has Lily's hazel eyes....." Then Archie comes in with the same lyric on his verse. When Westenberg and Patinkin sing the song, Patinkin comes in on his first verse and is singing it in the same key as Westenberg. In the recordings with McGillin there is a key change right when Dr. Craven sings the last "eyes" of his first verse, setting up McGillin as Archie to sing the rest of the song in a higher key. It is unmistakable and in fact quite easy to hear on the recordings.