On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legendary composers but confident enough to make her own mark.

On this collection of gems and would-be gems, Peters is respectful of the legendary composers but confident enough to make her own mark. She provides powerful renditions of classics like "Some Enchanted Evening" (South Pacific) and "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Carousel). But she really spreads her creative wings elsewhere. The album showcases Peters' versatility; she floats high notes with a feathery touch on "If I Loved You" (Carousel) only to segue into a sassy take on "The Gentleman Is a Dope" (Allegro) that shows off her lower range. With "There is Nothing Like a Dame" (South Pacific), the sometime-comic performer displays her knack for pacing and humor, as Jonathan Tunick's orchestrations—generally elegant and restrained—get brash and brassy. Delicious.—WH