Stage Left

2006 playlists

  • October 22 - Reviewed: Steve Ross' Close and I Won't Dance and Divas, a new Andrew Lloyd Webber collection. Interviewed: Mabel Award-winning cabaret artist Steve Ross, appearing for two weeks at The Cabaret at Savor in St. Louis, October 25th through November 4th. Listen Now!, courtesy of
  • October 15 - Reviewed: The soundtracks from Hollywoodland and Jet Li's Fearless; the original cast recordings of Tarzan and The Drowsy Chaperone; The Broadway Musicals of 1963 and music from Cirque du Soleil's Quidam. Interviewed: Merle Dandridge, who plays Kala in the Broadway cast of Tarzan. Listen Now!, courtesy of
  • September 24 - Reviewed: The soundtracks from Crank, Quinceañera, The Black Dahlia and The Wicker Man and the original cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa's Bernada Alba. Interviewed: Cabaret star Craig Rubano on the subject of his upcoming appearance in St. Louis and his affinity for Cole Porter. Listen Now!, courtesy of
  • September 3 - I'm a week late with this one, but it's a double-length episode. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Reviewed: The Broadway Musicals of 1949, Anne Kerry Ford's Weill, Maria Friedman's Now and Then, and the two latest releases in Silva Screen's Film Music Masterworks series, Film Music by John Williams and Film Music by James Horner. Interviewed: The Los Angeles based composer and lyricist team of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. They're responsible for the now-notorious "Happy Mornings" coffee commercial and are working on a stage adaptation of the film Secondhand Lions with Rupert Holmes. Listen Now!, courtesy of
  • August 13 - In this episode: news of the St. Louis Political Theatre Festival, the satirical musical Walmartopia, and a listen to Randal Keith's self-published CD Life Has Been Good to Me. I also review Patti LuPone's The Lady With the Torch CD as well as the soundtrack albums from My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Scoop, and Little Miss Sunshine. Listen Now!, courtesy of
  • July 30 - The premiere episode of the podcast version of Stage Left, featuring CD reviews, news and interviews from the world of stage, screen, cabaret and related places. This week: the soundtrack albums from Peaceful Warrior, Lady in the Water, Roving Mars, and You, Me and Dupree. Also Neil Norman's latest, Greatest Science Fiction Hits V. Listen Now!, courtesy of

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