Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 14th Jan - "The Highwayman"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 14th January at 9 p.m. will feature the Australian musical, The Highwayman, with book music and lyrics by Edmond Samuels, from the c.1965 Australian studio cast recording, with Jan Mazurus, Valda Bagnall, Babs McKinnon and Ross Higgins and the chorus and orchestra conducted by Bob Gibson; plus a rare recording of an additional song from the score performed by original 1950 Melbourne cast members, Charles Norman and Ann Donald.

 

This will be preceded by a telephone interview with composer/lyricist, writer and Australian Musical Theatre historian Peter Pinne from Brisbane discussing the background performance history of the musical.

 

The remainder of the broadcast will feature further selections from musicals by Edmond Samuels, including At The Silver Swan and Song Of The Snowy, plus vintage radio performances of musical comedy and operetta songs from noted Australian performers of the past. 

 

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