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The Dress Circle: Going to the Dickens - Part the Second


We’re once again going to the Dickens on this week’s Dress Circle (1/19 7:00 p.m.) in the second part of our series looking at musicals based on the works of one of the world’s most beloved authors.  Without an orphan or miser in sight, we’ll be sampling songs from “Pickwick,” a musicalization of Dickens’ first novel “The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club,” which starred Harry Secombe.  We’re returning to Rupert Holmes’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” but this time, we’ll listen to several songs from the recent Broadway revival.    

We’ve got another television musical; this one comes from England in the form of “Smike” which is, of course, about Nicholas Nickleby and starred Leonard Whiting.  Along with another musical version of “Great Expectations,” we’ll be rounding out the hour with songs from “A Tale of Two Cities.”