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The Dress Circle: Songs from the Shows of September 2021

It’s difficult to believe that it’s already September, but it is, and we’re forging ahead by sampling some of the shows that opened in New York this month on this week’s Dress Circle (9/5 7:00 p.m.).   We’re spanning 121 years this month, beginning with “Robin Hood” by Reginald DeKoven which premiered in 1891.  Our latest opening, for which we have a cast recording, is “Chaplin: The Musical” by Christopher Curtis from 2012.    From there, we’ve got a good mix of familiar and unfamiliar shows as we are wont to do!  On the familiar side, you’ll hear songs from “Evita,” “Porgy and Bess” (the 1976 Huston Grand Opera revival), “West Side Story,” “The Boy Friend,” “Gypsy” (the 1974 Angela Lansbury revival), and “Peter Pan.”  

On the flip side, we’ll enjoy songs from “As Thousands Cheer” by Irving Berlin, “Urinetown,” and “Fine and Dandy.”  

It’s another evening of good songs and great performances, and we hope you’ll join us for it.

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