Program News

MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 4th July - "Rio Rita" & "Hit The Deck"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 4th July at 9 p.m. will feature a 90th Anniversary tribute to Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's Rio Rita, from the 1948 U.S. "Railroad Hour" radio transcription recording starring Gordon McRae and "Margo", with Marion Hutton, Bob Sweeney, Hal March and Alan Reed; plus additional recordings of the score by Gladys Moncrieff, the star of the original 1929 Australian production.

This will be followed by a 90th Anniversary tribute to Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin and Clifford Grey's Hit The Deck, from the 1948 U.S. "Railroad Hour" radio transcription recording starring Gordon McRae and Frances Langford, with Elvia Allman and Jim Backus; plus additional recordings of the score by Stanley Holloway and Ivy Tresmand, the stars of the original 1927 London production.