Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 7th January - Once in a Blue Moon - A celebration of Australian Musicals

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 7th January at 9 p.m. will feature Once in a Blue Moon - A celebration of Australian Musicals, from the 1994 ABC-TV soundtrack recording, starring Robyn Archer, Valerie Bader, Simon Burke, Judi Connelli, Michael Cormick, Genevieve Davis, Kathleen De Leon, Drew Forsythe, Laurence Gifford, Jodie Gillies, Philip Gould, Nancye Hayes, Philip Quast, Tony Sheldon and Geraldine Turner performing a selection of songs from the musicals Lola Montez, The Sentimental Bloke, Ned Kelly, The Venetian Twins, Jonah, Orlando Rourke, King Of Country, Pearls Before Swine, Manning Clark's History Of Australia - The Musical, Darlinghurst Nights, Summer Rain, Bran Nue Dae, The Wedding Song, The Villain Of Flowers and The Emerald Room, accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brian Stracey.

This will be followed by selections from "Australian Musicals - Now!", the 1971 record album featuring Lorrae Desmond with Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Show Band and Chorus performing songs from the musicals Her Only Mistake, A Rum Do, January the 26th, The Computer, Robert and Elizabeth, Love Travelling Salesman and When We Are Married.