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The Dress Circle: Celebrating Barbara Cook

The musical theatre world lost a true legend on August 8th of this year, and we decided to wait until closer to Barbara Cook’s birthday to celebrate her life and incredible career that spanned over six decades on this week’s DRESS CIRCLE (10/22  7:00 p.m.).  Cook, born in Atlanta, Georgia, decided to try a stage career in New York in 1948 at the age of 21, and her talents were recognized almost immediately.  She appeared/starred in eighteen productions beginning with “Flahooley” in 1951 and including “She Loves Me,” “The Music Man,” “Carousel,” “Plain and Fancy,” “Candide,” “Show Boat,” and “The Gay Life.”  When it appeared that Broadway didn’t want her any longer, she entered into a partnership with pianist/arranger Wally Harper and began a legendary concert/cabaret career that entertained and enthralled audiences around the world.  Join us as we look at her stage career with songs from those shows mentioned above as well as some of her television musicals in programs like “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Yeoman of the Guard.”   Don’t forget to look for us on Facebook and at as well.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle