The Dress Circle: Songs from the Shows of August
August is the month of poppies and peridots and 115 years of musical theatre history on this week’s Dress Circle (8/1 7:00 p.m.). We’ll begin with “In Dahomey,” a 1903 show with music by Will Marion Cook and lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar. From there, we’ll jump to our most recent opening in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” which opened on August 16 and ran for just over a year and 420 performances. Along the way, we’ll sample songs from some well-known and lesser-known works as we usually try to do. The well-known shows will include “1776,” “Me and My Girl,” “42nd Street,” and “La Cage aux Folles.” On the lesser-known side, we’ll hear from Irving Berlin’s Score to “The Ziegfeld Follies of 1927,” the Jerome Kern / P.G. Wodehouse 1917 hit “Leave It to Jane,” and a show that began life at New Brunswick’s George Street Playhouse entitled “Gettin’ the Band Back Together.”
Join us again for some excellent performances from the world of the Broadway musical.