April 18: “Musical Theater Astronomy”
Songs about the sun and the moon, the stars, he big dipper and heavenly bodies in general – plus a few visitors who come to earth from way out there.
April 25: “If Songs”
Focusing on a little word that is often used in a very big way.
May 2: “Dancin'”
Get ready to waltz, polka, tap, can-can, cha-cha, and rock your way through the house!
May 9: “I Love a Parade”
An hour of Broadway marches… and if that sounds like too much of the same thing, they range from stirring to satirical… and even charming.
May 16: “Dream with Me”
Songs about entering the “other world” of the subconscious… and what a wonderful world that can be.
May 23: “Good Stories”
Writers including Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, and John Kander &Fred Ebb are going to tell us some very funny tales… along with some that are charming, outrageous, and in a few cases, quite touching.
May 30: “Unlikely Pairs”
If you think that you and your partner in life are an unlikely pair, wait until you hear from the 11 couples in this hour!
June 6: “Celebrating Johnny Mercer (Part 1)”
If ever there was a poet created to write the lyrics for stage and screen musicals, it was Mercer. We survey his extraordinary output of more than 40 years, beginning in the early 1930’s.
June 13: “Celebrating Johnny Mercer (Part 2)”
His songs numbered more than 1,200 and his collaborators included composers Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen and even Andre Previn.
June 20: “We’ll have Manhattan”
We’ll also have the other boroughs! New York is the star of the hour, and here to sing he city’s praises are Shirley MacLaine, Fred Astaire, Nora Bayes, Bobby Short and of course George M. Cohan.
June 26: “Powerful Places”
Musicals in which the settings are crucial to the storytelling: 21 powerful places including Camelot, Dogpatch and Catfish Row.
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