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The Dress Circle: Holiday Memories

The Dress Circle this week (12/19 7:00 p.m.) is featuring the first of two programs for the season which we’ve entitled “Holiday Memories.”   Many of the pieces we’ll be featuring come from some of Ted’s favorite moments from television musicals like “The Stingiest Man in Town,” “The Gift of the Magi,” and “Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates.”  We’ll also hear some songs from films such as “The Five Pennies,” “On Moonlight Bay,” and “Say One for Me.”   Ted has also chosen to include a performance of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Lionel Barrymore which he fondly remembers from his childhood.   We’re also including one of Michael’s favorite holiday memories, and that’s Charles Laughton reading an excerpt from Charles Dickens’ first novel, “The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club,” entitled “Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas.”  Spend a happy hour with us, and tune in to see if we’ve included any of your favorites.  …Oh, and we may just throw in a seasonal hippopotamus for good measure!

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