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The Dress Circle: Musical Ballets & Dance Breaks

For those of us who love musicals, big dance numbers are the “bees knees,” and on this week’s Dress Circle (10/15 7:00 p.m.), we’re going to be looking at some ballets and dance breaks (extended dance sequences) from a variety of musicals, several of which may be new to you.

The ballets we’ve chosen come from Sondheim’s wonderfully quirky show “Anyone Can Whistle,” the Rodgers and Hart dance fest “On Your Toes,” the charming DePaul and Mercer musicalization of Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner,” another Rodgers and Hart show, “Babes in Arms,” and the long-forgotten “Look Ma, I’m Dancin’.” 

For good measure, we’ve thrown in two dances. The first is from “Bells Are Ringing” by Styne, Comden, and Green and another forgotten show by Gould, Comden, and Green titled “Billion Dollar Baby.”

Fun dances comprised of some great music is the order of the day this week, and we hope you get your dancing shoes out of mothballs and tune in.

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Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle
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