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Musicals in which the settings are crucial to the storytelling … 21 powerful places including Camelot, Dogpatch and Catfish Row.
|6/29||“2002 on Stage”
The best of the year including “Hairspray,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Elaine Stritch at Liberty.”
|7/6||“Let’s Do It!”
Songs about our favorite recreation … and we don’t mean Scrabble! But no worries … the hour is rated G, because in the Golden Age of the musical, songs could be risqué without being explicit.
|7/13||“The Artist’s Life”
An hour of painters, dancers, singers, actors and songwriters doing their thing, from “Show Boat” in 1927 to “Everyday Rapture” in 2010.
The forecast for the hour is rain, blue skies, cloudy skies, draught, snow and ice, and even a tornado or two … all in songs from musicals.
|7/27||“Dreams and Visions”
From grand ones like Don Quixote’s “Impossible Dream” to Lizzie Curry’s “Simple Little Things.”
Some thoughts on tying the knot, ranging from blissfully happy to borderline nervous breakdown—and as you might expect, “I Do! I Do!”—are part of the wedding march.
From Astaire’s top hat to Hepburn’s homage to Coco Chanel, Broadway and Hollywood musicals have always told us that clothes make the man (and woman!)
|8/17||“And Then I Wrote”
Several dozen Broadway and Hollywood gems get polished by the writers themselves, including Kander and Ebb, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim and Johnny Mercer.
|8/24||“Lullabies of Broadway”
Cradle songs for people of all ages. Some are tender, some are jazzy, and all of them are memorably performed by Julie Andrews, Barbara Cook, Bobby Short and more.
Naturally Charlie Brown and Charity Hope Valentine are on the list, along with Chuck Baxter, Agnes Gooch and lots more.
We take a listen to 18 performers as they become instant stars on the big screen … and the sensational debuts include Streisand, Astaire, Garland, and even Elvis Presley.
One of those themes that touches us all sooner or later, in musicals ranging from “Babes in Arms” to “Spring Awakening.”
|9/28||“Anything You Can Do”
If you are competitive by nature, this hour’s for you! Thirteen “challenge duets,” in which two characters try to top each other as we cheer them on.
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