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The Dress Circle: Remembering Mary Rodgers

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For Women’s History Month, we celebrated women composers, and on this week’s Dress Circle (3/28 7:00 p.m.) we’re celebrating one in particular as we remember Mary Rodgers.  Daughter of Richard Rodgers and mother of Adam Guettel, Rodgers composed some delightful songs, but stopped, never even to play the piano again, when she felt that her talent was a “small” one that didn’t merit pursuing.   We, however, love her work and will be showcasing her talents through her book musicals “The Mad Show” and “Once Upon a Mattress” as well as her Golden Book musical story “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves 40” starring Bing Crosby.We’ll also sample songs Rodgers wrote for other shows like “Working” and Liza Minnelli’s Carnegie Hall concert.   We definitely think Mary Rodgers is worth remembering, and we hope you will too after this Sunday’s program.

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