Quarterly Program Listings

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3/16 “Good Sports”
Baseball, basketball, football, skating, tennis and more … all in songs from musicals, of course!
3/23 “It’s All in the Title”
Seventy-four years of title songs from musicals that really pack a punch … from “Of Thee I Sing” to “The Light in the Piazza.” 
3/30 “Way Out West”
Musicals set west of the Hudson—but most of them written by city slickers—including “Girl Crazy,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Paint Your Wagon.”
4/6 “Wake-Up Calls”
An hour of “eleven o’clock numbers” … and even if you’ve never heard the term, you’ve been thrilled by them for years.
4/13 “Musical Theater Astronomy”
Songs about the sun and the moon, the stars, the big dipper and heavenly bodies in general … plus a few visitors who come to earth from way out there!
4/20 “If Songs”
Focusing on a little word that is often used in a very big way.
4/27 “Dancin'”
Get ready to waltz, polka, tap, can-can, cha-cha and rock your way through the house!
5/4 “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.
5/11 “Dream with Me”
Songs about entering the “other world” of the subconscious … and what a wonderful world that can be.
5/18 “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.
5/25 “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!
6/1 “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 1930s.
6/8 “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.
6/15 “We’ll Have Manhattan”
We’ll also have the other boroughs! New York is the star of the hour, and here to sing the city’s praises are Shirley MacLaine, Fred Astaire, Nora Bayes, Bobby Short and of course George M. Cohan.
 6/22 “Powerful Places”                                                        Musicals in which the settings are crucial to the storytelling: 21 powerful places including Camelot, Dogpatch and Catfish Row.  FP15:26

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