Quarterly Program Listings

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12/22 “A Visit with Martin Charnin (Part 1)”
The stellar lyricist of “Annie” just turned 80, and his musicals also include work with Mary Rodgers, Vernon Duke and Harold Arlen.
12/29 “A Visit with Martin Charnin (Part 2)”
In this installment, the story behind “Annie” plus selections from “Two by Two,” Charnin’s musical with Richard Rodgers.
1/5 “A Visit with Martin Charnin (Part 3)”
More from “Annie,” along with the hit revue “Upstairs at O’Neals” and Charnin’s musical with Richard Rodgers, “I Remember Mama” (the composer’s final show).
1/12 “Shows Within Shows”
What happens in musicals when characters decide to put on a little entertainment, such as “Honey Bun” in “South Pacific” and “Over the Moon” in “Rent.”
1/19 “Recycling”
Songs that had to go through the recycling bin before they became popular, including the Gershwins’ “The Man I Love” and Rodgers and Hart’s “Blue Moon.”
1/26 “2001 on Stage”
The best of the year including such astonishing musicals as “The Producers” and “Urinetown.”
2/2 “Dirty Rotten Rascals”
The musical theater is full of ‘em … from Groucho Marx’s Captain Spaulding to Robert Preston’s Harold Hill and Cyril Ritchard’s Captain Hook.
2/9 “1952 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year … and what a year! “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Hans Christian Andersen,” “Wish You Were Here,” “New Faces of 1952″ and more.
2/16 “Good Advice”
Tips for leading a better life offered by such self-help experts as the doctors Sondheim, Porter, and Lerner and Loewe.
2/23 “Celebrating Frank Loesser (Part 1 – Mostly Hollywood)
He was a singular sensation who may have talked like a tough guy, but this native New Yorker wrote from a heart of gold.
3/2 “Celebrating Frank Loesser (Part 2 – Mostly Broadway)
The focus is on his three classic Broadway scores: “Guys and Dolls,” “The Most Happy Fella” and “How to Succeed …”
3/9 “2000 on Stage”
The best of the year including Elton John and Tim Rice, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Sondheim, and Bock and Harnick.
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.” 

Footlight Parade programming © 2014 Bill Rudman. All rights reserved.

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