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The Dress Circle: Sampling the Stage Door Records Label

There are several CD labels in Europe that deal with re-issues and “nostalgia,” and we’ll be sampling from the catalogue of one of them on this week’s Dress Circle (7-21 7:00 p.m.) as we look at releases on the Stage Door label.  We’ve got some unfamiliar works coming from their “Lost West End Vintage” series with songs by the likes of Noel Coward, Julian Slade, and Lionel Bart from shows such as “Ace of Clubs,” “Vanity Fair,” and “Lock Up Your Daughters.”  From their “Lost Broadway” series, we’ll go to 1961 for songs from “The Happiest Girl in the World,” “Milk and Honey,” and “Sail Away,” among others.   

We’ll also be sampling songs from two reissued West End musicals that never made it to this side of the Atlantic: “Blondel” by Steven Oliver and Tim Rice about the trials of a minstrel who accompanied King Richard the Lionheart on the Crusades and “Mutiny!” by David Essex and Richard Crane about, well, yes… that Mutiny -  Fletcher Christian, Bligh, and all that.  Join us for another wonderfully varied show and perhaps a few songs you might not yet know.

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