July 4th – “2002 on Stage”
The best of the year including “Hairspray,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and Elaine Stritch in “At Liberty.”
July 11th – “Let’s Do It!”
Songs about our favorite recreation … and we don’t mean Scrabble! But no worries … the hour is rated G, because in the Golden Age of the musical, songs could be risqué without being explicit.
July 18th – “The Artist’s Life”
An hour of painters, dancers, singers, actors and songwriters doing their thing, from “Show Boat” in 1927 to “Everyday Rapture” in 2010.
July 25th – “Weather Report”
The forecast for the hour is rain, blue skies, cloudy skies, draught, snow and ice, and even a tornado or two … all in songs from musicals.
August 1st – “Dreams and Visions”
From grand ones like Don Quixote’s “Impossible Dream” to Lizzie Curry’s “Simple Little Things.”
August 8th – “Getting Married”
Some thoughts on tying the knot, ranging from blissfully happy to borderline nervous breakdown—and as you might expect, “I Do! I Do!”—are part of the wedding march.
August 15th – “In Fashion”
From Astaire’s top hat to Hepburn’s homage to Coco Chanel, Broadway and Hollywood musicals have always told us that clothes make the man (and woman!)
August 22nd – “And Then I Wrote”
Several dozen Broadway and Hollywood gems get polished by the writers themselves, including Kander and Ebb, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim and Johnny Mercer.
August 29th – “Lullabies of Broadway”
Cradle songs for people of all ages. Some are tender, some are jazzy, and all of them are memorably performed by Julie Andrews, Barbara Cook, Bobby Short and more.
September 5th – “Loveable Losers”
Naturally Charlie Brown and Charity Hope Valentine are on the list, along with Chuck Baxter, Agnes Gooch and lots more.
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