Quarterly Program Listings

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9/28 “Swing’s the Thing”
Put on your zoot suit and your reet pleat because the hour celebrates the huge impact of the Big Band Era on Broadway and Hollywood musicals.
10/5 “Spiritual Matters”
From “Godspell” to “Fiddler on the Roof,” from “Jesus Christ Superstar” to “Purlie,” the musical theater has explored our spirituality with astonishing eloquence.
10/12 “One Man’s Vision”
The 1947 musical comedy “Finian’s Rainbow” is synonymous with Yip Harburg, who conceived it, wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the script.  Harburg’s son, Ernie, tells us what makes it a classic.
10/19 “Teachable Moments”
Twelve characters learn something important—whether it’s how to speak proper English, how to prepare for fatherhood, or how to face the end of a love affair.
10/26 “Everybody Sing!”
That means Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Al Jolson and Liza Minnelli, among others … all of them letting loose with songs about the pure pleasure of vocalizing.
11/2 “Singing a Rainbow”
Songs to attract both our ears and our eyes, and we’ll paint our canvas with everything from “Blue Skies” to “Color and Light” to “Pink Elephants on Parade.”
11/9 “Spotlight on Sylvia McNair”
In the early 1990s, the great classically trained soprano decided what she loved most was not opera, but the Great American Songbook.  Here’s the proof.
11/16 “Happily Ever After”
Musical fairy tales from stage, screen and television, performed by stars ranging from Mary Martin to Carol Burnett, from Angela Lansbury to Liza Minnelli.
11/23 “Funny Men”
We have 11 of them waiting in the wings … three generations from Ed Wynn to Nathan Lane and including Phil Silvers, Bob Hope and Martin Short.
11/30 “Prime Real Estate”
We’ll give our regards to Broadway, vacation on Bali H’ai, check out a little bungalow in Quogue … you get the picture.
12/7 “A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 1)”
This three-part interview show spotlights a great Broadway and Hollywood songwriter; in part one we focus on his Broadway breakthrough with “Best Foot Forward” and the iconic songs for MGM’s “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
12/14 “A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 2)”
In this episode Martin reflects on his Broadway musical “Make a Wish,” London’s “Love from Judy” and his work with Judy Garland at the Palace.
12/21 “A Tribute to Hugh Martin (Part 3)”
The final installment of our salute to a master songwriter, featuring Tammy Grimes and Bea Lillie in “High Spirits,” the stage version of “Meet Me in St. Louis” and lots more.

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

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