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The Dress Circle: Songs from the Shows of January

We’re welcoming in January on this week’s Dress Circle (1/9 7:00 p.m.) with our monthly program looking at some of the shows that opened in New York in January.   Our survey spans 116 years beginning with the opening of the 1899 “play with music” entitled “A Romance of Athlone” and a song you’ll probably know that was written and performed by Chauncey Olcott, “My Wild Irish Rose.”  The most recent production this week is “Honeymoon in Vegas” by Jason Robert Brown which was the last January musical opening so far in 2015.   You’ll also hear selections from lesser-known works such as Kander and Ebb’s “The Happy Time” and “Celebration” by Schmidt and Jones.   We’ll also be showcasing songs from “The Wiz,” “Black and Blue,” “The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936,” “No, No Nanette,” the 1946 revival of “Show Boat,” and “Little Women.”  

Once again, we have a wonderfully diverse selection of songs which is almost as special as our wonderfully divers Dress Circle family.  

Join us for another happy hour of great performances. 

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