Quarterly Program Listings

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9/29 “Last Words and Music”
The final songwriting of 13 giants of the American theater, including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Arlen, Kern, Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein.
10/6 “1954 on Stage”
What an adventurous year … from Peter Pan flying to and from Neverland to Macheath wielding his jackknife in “The Threepenny Opera.”
10/13 “In Praise of Women”
A tip of the hat to Amy, Rosabella, Lydia, Mabel and even Sara Lee.
10/20 “Growing Pains”
Songs about that wonderful/terrible time known as adolescence … from “Bye Bye Birdie” to “Hairspray” and “The Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
10/27 “1975 on Stage and Screen”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus Line” is only the beginning. Also on tap: “Chicago,” “Nashville” and even “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
11/3 “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”
All aboard the above … plus a trolley, a truck, a bus, a few boats and a submarine.
11/10 “A Visit with John Cullum (Part 1)” 

This extraordinary singing actor guides us through his work in musicals beginning with “Camelot” and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.”
11/17 “A Visit with John Cullum (Part 2)”
Cullum won Tony Awards for “Shenandoah” and “On the Twentieth Century.” He chats about those shows along with the more recent “Urinetown” and “The Scottsboro Boys.”
11/24 “1998 on Stage”
The sounds range from Kander and Ebb and Stephen Sondheim to pop songwriter Frank Wildhorn and South African composer Lebo M.
12/1 “A Tribute to Harold Arlen (Part 1)”
Music by the man Richard Rodgers called “the most original of us all.” He’s the composer of the songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” of course, but so much more.
12/8 “A Tribute to Harold Arlen (Part 2)”
Performances by Arlen himself, plus Lena Horne, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, who championed his work from ‘The Wizard of Oz” all the way to “Gay Purr-ee.”
12/15 “1947 on Stage”
The best of the year including “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Street Scene,” “Allegro” and “High Button Shoes.”
12/22 “A Visit with Martin Charnin (Part 1)”
The stellar lyricist of “Annie” just turned 80, and his musicals also include work with Richard Rodgers, Vernon Duke and Harold Arlen.

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