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Date Show
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January 2, 2000 ** Son of New and Improved

More new releases.
January 9, 2000 ** The Wright Stuff

The music of (and in interview with) Robert Wright.
January 16, 2000 ** By the Book

We chat with Didier Deutsch, record producer and editor of Musichound Soundtracks, a guide to theatre and film music
January 23, 2000 ** Just Kern

A celebration of Jerome Kern's birthday.
January 30, 2000 ** Now Playing

Music from the films at your local multiplex.
February 6, 2000 ** The Louis and Eubie Show

Louis Jordan and Eubie Blake, that is.
February 13, 2000 ** This Can't Be Love

Our Valentine's Day show.
February 20, 2000 ** The Emperor Robeson

The life and music of Paul Robeson.
February 27, 2000 ** Ladies' Night

Focus on black women singers.
March 5, 2000 ** New and Improved

Another in our series of shows concentrating on new releases.
March 12, 2000 ** Being Green

St. Patrick's Day.
March 19, 2000 ** Broadway's Women

Women composers and lyricists take center stage.
March 26, 2000 ** Sing a Song of Oscar

Just in time for the Academy Awards, a program of Oscar-nominated songs.
April 2, 2000 ** Thank You, Music Lovers

The sophisticated stylings of Spike Jones and His City Slickers.
April 9, 2000 ** Covering All the Bases

A celebration of the opening of baseball season.
April 16, 2000 ** Will-O-Mania, Part The First

The first of two shows celebrating the birth of Shakespeare
April 23, 2000 ** Will-O-Mania, Part The Second

April 30, 2000 ** Taking it to Hart

We celebrate the birthday (5/2/1895) of lyricist Lorenz Hart, best known for his many shows with Richard Rogers.
May 7, 2000 Now Playing

Music from films now playing at our local megaplex—or cable channel.
May 14, 2000 A Night at the Opera With Mom

Music for Mothers Day and Part 1 of our Opera Theatre of St. Louis preview.
May 21, 2000 A Night at the Opera With Miss Saigon

Music from the Broadway hit (which plays the Fox in St. Louis starting May 25th) and Part 2 of our Opera Theatre of St. Louis preview.
May 28, 2000 Morituri

For Memorial Day, music from gladiator movies ("Morituri te salutamus" = "We who are about to die salute you")
June 4, 2000 The St. Louis Muse

Music from shows on local stages, including Anything Goes (Goldenrod Showboat), State Fair (Stages), and Hair (New Line Theatre)
June 11, 2000 The Wiz

We chat with members of the cast of the Black Rep's production of The Wiz and play music from both it and the classic film version of The Wizard of Oz.
June 18, 2000 The Jay Way

A sampling of recordings from the Jay label, which specializes in theatre music.
June 25, 2000 Broadway Melody

Music from some of the shows runing on The Great White Way right now: Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, the new version of Riverdance and the revue Swing!.
July 2, 2000 That's America, Buddy

A celebration of Americana with music from 1776 (the recent revival with Brent Spiner), the Ballad For Americans (featuring the voice of Paul Robeson), Albert Brooks, The Firesign Theatre and the Guckenheimer Sour Kraut Band.
July 9, 2000 Not Necessarily the Muny

While Chuck's away, Amy and Maud play left-of-center versions of some of the songs you'll be encountering on the Muny stage this summer.
July 16, 2000 The Schickele Mix

We celebrate Peter Schickele's birthday (July 17, 1935) with a program of the - um - music of the last and least of Bach's sons, as well as some of The Professor's own compositions.
July 23, 2000 Sony on Broadway

The folks at Sony have released another batch of classics from the Columbia musical theatre valuts and we bring you a taste of each: original Broadway cast recordings of Kismet (1953), Finian's Rainbow (1947), The Pajama Game (1954) and Bye, Bye Birdie (1960).
July 30, 2000 Now Playing

Another in our recuring series of programs featuring music from films at the local gigaplex. This week: X-Men (Michael Kamen), The Patriot (John Williams) and the Anniversary Collector's Edition of music from Jaws (John Williams again).
August 6, 2000 Rarer Lehrer

The Superior Mutants at Rhino have released the complete recorded legacy of one of America's most remarkable satirists, Tom Lehrer, including some cuts never before issued. Lehrer fans will want to have tape recorders handy!
August 13, 2000 The Junk Drawer, Part 1

The first of two shows focusing on some CDs that we have either bought or gotten in the mail but just haven't found a place for on the show - until now! Also the first of two shows featuring interviews with folks from local theatre groups on their upcoming seasons.
August 20, 2000 The Junk Drawer, Part 2

August 27, 2000 Now Playing

Yet another dip into recent film soundtrack recordings, including Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare meets Gershwin, Porter and Berlin in Kenneth Branagh's lates vehicle) and Bless the Child (a second-rate thriller with a first-rate score).
September 3, 2000 Working It Out

The working week as seen from the Broadway stage, including songs from The Cradle Will Rock, The Pajama Game, The Most Happy Fella, Sweet Charity and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And an interview with Mike Isaacson from Fox Associates.
September 10, 2000 What WERE They Thinking?

Broadway and Hollywood's greatest mistakes. Yes, we'll include Bill Shatner, but we've got Bette Davis, Joey Bishop and even Raquel Welch as well.
September 17, 2000 Spaced Out

Another solo appearance by Amy features recent releases from science fiction film and TV.
September 24, 2000 Jammin' With Jelly

We celebrate the 115th birthday of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (9/20/1885) with music from Jelly's Last Jam (1992) and Jelly Roll (1996) - two very differnt takes on Morton's life and death - and some original Morton recordings from the 1920s.
October 1, 2000 Well, Buckle My Swash!

Tales of romance and derring-do with music from The Scarlet Pimpernel (the Broadway show, not the movie), The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mask of Zorro and others.
October 8, 2000 Perfectly Lovely Couples

Music from shows about three very different couples: Eleanor, An American Love Story (1999) - a musical based on the lives of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Nick and Nora (1992) - a failed attempt to turn Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora Charles into a musical comedy; and Beauty and the Beast (1994) - the Disney spectacular that returns to the Fox for a two-week run on October 12th.
October 15, 2000 "What WERE They Thinking?" II: The Wrath of Hollywood

They're baaack: some of Broadway and Hollywood's most ill-conceived performances, from non-singing wonders like Xaviera Hollander and Jerry Mathers to disastrous mis-steps from folks who should know better like Sammy Davis and Joel Gray. And just in time for the pledge drive!
October 22, 2000 New and Improved

Our periodic review of new releases. Scheduled albums include soundtrack recordings from Woman on Top (featuring songs by a raft of contemporary and classic Brazilian performers) and Highlander: Endgame, an album of tangos by Argentine opera singer Marcelo Alvarez and a tribute to the late Gwen Verdon, who died on October 18th.
October 29, 2000 Scary Movies

We celebrate Hallowe'en with music from various scary movies - and get a bit silly towards the end.
November 5, 2000 Politics and Poker

We observer the impending elections with appropriate stuff from Broadway and chat with Jerry Rabushka of Ragged Blade Productions about his new show The Soviet Tango.
November 12, 2000 Bringing the War Back Home

Veteran's Day prompts a look at World Wars I and II from the Vaudeville and Broadway stage.
November 19, 2000 The St. Louis Muse

A recurring feature in which we play stuff from shows on local stages. Featured this time: Sondheim's Company (at the Webster Conservatory), Man of La Mancha (at Washington University), some monologues by Woody Allen (Southwestern Illinois College at Belleville presents the biographical play Woody), and songs by Joel Grey (appearing with the St. Louis Symphony this weekend).
November 26, 2000 Thanks for the Turkeys

Songs from shows that didn't quite make it on Broadway
December 3, 2000 Putting on Eyres

A new musical version of Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre opens on Broadway tonight; we bring you music from the original cast recording as well as from the John Williams score for the 1970 TV film version (it starred Susannah York and George C. Scott).
December 10, 2000 Right Up Our Alley

Fysnworth Alley is another small label that specializes in theatre music. We're happy to present selections from: Jason Graae - Live at the Cinegrill (cabaret with a twist); The Stephen Sondheim Album (famous and obscure Sondheim by a host of Broadway artists); The Fantasticks in Jazz (jazz version of songs from the off-Broadway classic by The Trotter Trio).
December 17, 2000 Both Sides Now

Both sides of the English Channel, that is, as we celebrate the birthdays of Noël Coward (12/16/1899) and Edith Piaf (12/19/1915).
December 24, 2000 We Need a Little Christmas

Our annual Christmas show which will, as usual, range from the sublime to the goofy.
December 31, 2000 Cocktails for Two

Or for two dozen, depending on the size of your party. Lift a glass of bubly with us as we celebrate bibulation in various forms with songs about drinking from Broadway and Hollywood.
2001 Shows ** 2001 Shows

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