Quarterly Program Listings

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6/26 “1955 on Stage and Screen”                                    The best of the year, including “Damn Yankees” and “Silk Stockings” on stage, and on screen, Brando in “Guys and Dolls” and Astaire in “Daddy Long Legs.” FP17:26
7/3 “There’s a Place for Us: Utopias in Song”
What would your perfect world look like? We may find it in an hour that will take us to 17 utopias explored in songs from stage and screen.
7/10 “To Dub or Not to Dub?”                                     Should Emma Stone have been allowed to do her own singing in “La La Land”? Absolutely. How about Lucille Ball in the movie version of “Mame”? Absolutely not. It’s a tricky business!
7/17 “1946 on Screen”                                                         The best of the year, including Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Lena Horne in two films apiece … and Judy Garland in three!
7/24 “Teamwork: The Brothers Gershwin”           Gershwin biographer Deena Rosenberg is the guest in exploring songs that celebrate the synergy of combining the right words and music.
7/31 “September Songs” 
Characters tell us what it feels like to grow old, while staying young at heart. Great performances by Chevalier, Walter Huston, Fred Astaire and more.
8/7 “1951 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year, including “The King and I,” “An American in Paris,” “Make a Wish” and much more.
8/14 “7 Annie Oakleys Hit a Bullseye”
They’re all here: Merman, Bernadette Peters, Betty Hutton and even Reba McEntire.
8/21 “Rodgers Without Hart or Hammerstein”
Richard Rodgers was already 60 when Oscar Hammerstein died, but he kept going for the next 19 years, doing splendid work with Stephen Sondheim, Martin Charnin and even with himself as lyricist!
8/28 “A Tribute to Richard Kiley”
A tribute to the original “Man of La Mancha”… a key figure in our musical theater.
9/4 “1969 on Stage and Screen”
The best of the year, including the extraordinary “1776” on Broadway and the underrated “Hello, Dolly!” from Hollywood.
9/11 “Hang in There!”
An hour of songs that run the gamut about hope, from “Look for the Silver Lining” to “Let the Sunshine In.”
9/18 “A Tribute to Ethel Merman”
Every five years or so this hour is a must, and we’ll take her from “Girl Crazy” in 1930 to “Hello, Dolly!” 40 years later.
9/25 “1959 on Stage”                                                              The best of the year, including “Gypsy,” “The Sound of Music” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fiorello!” FP17:39








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