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Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

Rob has been heard over the airwaves of 96.5 Inner-FM since 1992, when he began as a regular guest on the "Local Theatre" programme broadcast on Sunday afternoons from 4 - 5 p.m. In 1993 Rob graduated to the other side of the radio panel as a presenter of his own "Local Theatre" time-slot - a role that he continues to this day hosting the show every fourth week.

In addition, Rob hosts his own weekly light music programme "Kaleidoscope" which has been on the air since late 2001 and is broadcast every Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. As its name suggests the show features an ever-changing, wide-ranging eclectic selection of middle-of-the-road light orchestral and instrumental music, film music, band music, songs from stage and screen, musicals and operettas and popular and classical vintage vocal recordings from the great singers of yesteryear.

A member of the "Concert Hall" team from 2001 until the programme's demise in April, 2011, Rob regularly broadcast operettas and comic operas every fourth week in the programme's Tuesday evening timeslot.

Rob now presents a weekly 2-hour programme "Musical Theatre Melodies" every Tuesday evening from 9 p.m. devoted to the best of Broadway, London's West End, the Australian stage and a little European operetta as well. Rob's list of the musicals featured on the programme to date, plus those scheduled for each month ahead, may be found below. Rob also invites listeners to request their favourite musical theatre songs for future airplay on the show.

With a background in science and biophysics, Rob is equally at home in the performing arts, having made his stage debut with a local Youth Theatre company in 1975 at the age of 14 playing an elderly priest in a pantomime. Since that time Rob has performed in over 70 stage productions running the gamut from musicals to revues, concerts and plays. With a personal preference for Musical Theatre, Rob has lent his bass-baritone singing voice and dancing abilities to a diverse range of character roles in such musicals as "Finian's Rainbow" (as Og the Leprechaun), "The Wizard of Oz" (Tin-man), "Godspell" (John the Baptist/Judas), "Sweeney Todd" (Judge Turpin), "Showboat" (Capt'n Andy), "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (Reverend Crisparkle), "Jekyll & Hyde" (General Lord Glossop) and "Anything Goes" (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) amongst dozens of others, for such local groups as Foote Street/ Footlights/ Phoenix/ Heidelberg Theatre Companies and Nova Music Theatre. Occasional T.V. work in the late 1990s included being cast as an extra in "Neighbours", a victim in "Australia's Most Wanted" and a courtroom policeman in "Seachange".

Rob's favourite composers in the field of Musical Theatre include Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lionel Monckton, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello and Vivian Ellis - whose collective works, (needless to say), are a regular feature of his broadcasts.

A passion for the comic operas of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan has also led Rob to be a regular contributor of articles and historical information to the Internet-based websites The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive and A Gilbert and Sullivan Discography

He has also contributed information to the Internet-based Edward German Discography website and, as a member of Theatre Heritage Australia, has written and researched numerous articles for the organisation's quarterly newsletter On Stage.

MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES FEATURED RECORDINGS

2017

JUNE

27th  The Merry Widow - (Franz Lehar & Adrian Ross) - 1952 U.S. Columbia studio cast (110th Anniversary)

20th  Steel Pier - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1997 original Broadway cast (20th Anniversary)

13th  Titanic - (Maury Yeston) - 1997 original Broadway cast (20th Anniversary)

 6th   Free as Air - (Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds) - 1957 original London cast (60th Anniversary)

MAY

30th  Legally Blonde - (Laurence O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin) - 2007 original Broadway cast (10th Anniversary)

23rd  New Girl in Town - (Bob Merrill) - 1957 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

16th  I Love My Wife - (Cy Coleman & Michael Stewart) - 1982 original Australian cast (40th Anniversary)

  9th  Illya Darling - (Manos Hadjidakis & Joe Darion) - 1967 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

  2nd Hallelujah, Baby! - (Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1967 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

APRIL

25th  Bless The Bride - (Vivian Ellis & A. P. Herbert) - 1947 original London cast (radio) (70th Anniversary)

18th  Sherry! - (Laurence Rosenthal & James Lipton) - 2004 U.S. studio cast (50th Anniversary)       

11th   Babes in Arms - (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) - 1999 N.Y.C.C. "Encores" cast (80th Anniversary)

4th   Cinderella - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1957 original U.S. T.V. cast (60th Anniversary)

MARCH

28th  Curtains - (John Kander, Fred Ebb & Rupert Holmes) - 2007 orig. Broadway cast (10th Anniversary)

21st  Eileen - (Victor Herbert & Henry Blossom) - 2012 Irish studio cast (Centenary)

14th  Brigadoon - (Frederick Lowe & Alan Jay Lerner) - 1947 original Broadway cast & 1991 London studio cast (70th Anniversary)

  7th  Christina Bianco interview & Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab - (Gerard Alessandrini) - 2008 original off-Broadway cast

FEBRUARY

28th  You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - (Clark Gesner) - 1967 original off-Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

        & Snoopy!!! - (Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady) - 1976 original San Francisco cast

21st  Sideshow Alley - (Paul Keelan & Gary Young) - 2007 Australian cast (Queensland) (10th Anniversary)

14th  Privates on Parade - (Denis King & Peter Nichols) - 1977 original London cast (40th Anniversary)

  7th  The Maid of the Mountains - (Harold Fraser-Simpson, James Tate, Harry Graham, et al.) - 2000 London studio cast (Centenary)

JANUARY

31st  At the Drop of a Hat - (Michael Flanders & Donald Swann) - 1957 "live" London concert (60th Anniversary)

24th  Ruddigore - (Gilbert & Sullivan) - 1934 London studio cast with members of D'Oyly Carte (130th Anniversary)

17th  Street Scene - (Kurt Weill & Langston Hughes) - 1947 original Broadway cast & 1989 Scottish Opera cast (70th Anniversary)

10th  Finian's Rainbow - (Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg) - 1947 original Broadway cast (70th Anniversary)

  3rd  Pacific 1860 - (Noël Coward) - 1946 original London cast (70th Anniversary)

2016

DECEMBER

27th  Grab Me a Gondola - (James Gilbert & Julian More) - 1956 original London cast (60th anniversary)

20th  Happy Hunting - (Harold Carr & Matt Dubey) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th anniversary)

13th  Candide - (Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, John LaTouche & Dorothy Parker) - 1956 orig. Broadway cast (60th anniversary)

  6th  I Do, I Do - (Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th anniversary)

NOVEMBER

29th   Walking Happy - (Jimmy Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th anniversary)

22nd Cabaret - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th anniversary)

15th  Li'l Abner - (Gene de Paul & Johnny Mercer) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th anniversary)

  8th  Bells Are Ringing - (Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th anniv.)

  1st  Johnny Johnson - (Kurt Weill & Paul Green) - 1956 & 1997 U.S. studio casts (80th anniversary)

OCTOBER

25th  The Desert Song - (Sigmund Romberg, Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1952 U.S. studio cast (90th anniversary)

18th  Michael Lavine interview - Lost Broadway and More (Vol. 5) - Women Theatre Composers - (Kay Swift, Marian Grudeff, Judith Shubow Steir and Rachel Portman) - original and studio casts

11th  Sweet Bye and Bye - (Vernon Duke & Ogden Nash) - 2011 U.S. studio cast (70th anniversary)

  4th  Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - (Various) - 2006 original Australian cast (10th anniversary)

SEPTEMBER

27th  The Red Mill - (Victor Herbert & Henry Blossom) - 2001 Ohio Light Opera Company cast (110th anniversary)

20th  Jorrocks - (David Heneker) - 1966 original London cast (50th anniversary)

13th  Careless Rapture - (Ivor Novello & Christopher Hassall) - 1936 original London & 1968 BBC radio casts (80th anniversary)

        & Theodore & Co. - (Jerome Kern, Ivor Novello, Adrian Ross & Clifford Grey) - 1916 original London cast (Centenary)

AUGUST

30th  Chu Chin Chow - (Frederic Norton & Oscar Asche) - 1959 & 1961 London studio casts (Centenary)

23rd  Rags - (Charles Strouse & Stephen Schwartz) - 1986 original Broadway cast members (30th anniversary)

16th    The Baker's Wife - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1976 original U.S. tour cast (40th anniversary)

  9th    So Long 137th Street - (Stan Daniels) - 1976 original Broadway cast members (40th anniversary)

  2nd   High Society - (Cole Porter) - 1998 original Broadway cast (60th anniversary)

JULY

26th  The Geisha - (Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbank) - 1998 London studio cast (120th Anniversary)

19th  The Adventures of Marco Polo - (Edward Eager, Clay Warnick and Mel Pahl) - 1956 original U.S. T.V. cast (60th anniversary)

12th   El Capitan - (John Phillip Sousa & Tom Frost) - 1997 U.S. (Illinois) studio cast (120th Anniversary)

  5th   The Broadway Musicals of 1926 - featuring songs from The Desert Song, Oh, Kay!, Americana, Betsy, Queen High, The Garrick Gaieties of 1926, The Girl Friend, Peggy Ann, The Merry World and Castles in the Air - 2004 New York Town Hall "live" concert recording (90th anniversaries)

JUNE

28th  The Musicals of Peter Pinne and Don Battye - highlights from Red, White & Boogie and Sweet Fanny Adams - 1983 Australian studio cast (in tribute to the late Don Battye)

21st  Robert and Elizabeth - (Ron Grainer & Ronald Millar) - 1966 "live" original Australian cast recording

14th  Come Spy With Me - (Bryan Blackburn) - 1966 original London cast (50th anniversary)

  7th  1776 - (Sherman Edwards) - 1970 original London cast (in tribute to the late Lewis Fiander)

MAY

31st  Side By Side By Sondheim - (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers & Jules Styne) - 1976 original London cast (40th Anniversary)

24th   Mame - (Jerry Herman) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

17th  Annie Get Your Gun - (Irving Berlin) - 1966 Broadway revival cast (70th Anniversary)

10th   The Most Happy Fella - part 2 (60th Anniversary)

  3rd  The Most Happy Fella - (Frank Loesser) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

APRIL

26th  Tales of Tinseltown - (Michael Colby & Paul Katz) - 2015 New York studio cast

19th  The Bing Boys Are Here - (Nat. D. Ayer, Philip Braham & Clifford Grey) - 1916 original London cast (Centenary)                                                                                                                    

12th   On Your Toes - (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) - 1954 Broadway revival cast (80th Anniversary)

  5th   It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman - (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

MARCH

29th  St. Louis Woman - (Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer) - 1946 original Broadway cast (70th Anniversary)

22nd Mr Wonderful - (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener & George Weiss) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

15th  My Fair Lady - (Frederick Lowe & Alan Jay Lerner) - 1956 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

  8th  The Grand Duke - (Gilbert & Sullivan) - 1973 University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society cast (120th Anniversary)

  1st  Bubbling Brown Sugar - (Various) - 1976 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

FEBRUARY

23rd  An Evening with Constance Towers - includes songs from Anya - 1965 orig. B'way cast; Show Boat - 1966 Lincoln Center revival cast & The King and I - 1977 B'way revival cast

16th  Summer Song - (Anton Dvorak [arr. Bernard Grun] & Eric Maschwitz) - 1956 original London cast (60th Anniversary) & selections from Balalaika - (George Posford, Bernard Grun and Eric Maschwitz) - 1960s Australian studio cast (80th Anniversary)

  9th  The Mad Show - (Mary Rodgers, Marshall Barer, Larry Siegel, Steven Vinaver & Stephen Sondheim) - 1966 original off-Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

  2nd Sweet Charity - (Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields) - 1966 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

JANUARY

26th  January the Twenty-sixth - (Leo Breen, John Kingsmill & John McKeller) - 1967 & 1975 original Australian studio casts

19th  An Evening with Sheldon Harnick - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1971 "live" New York concert recording with Sheldon Harnick, Margery Gray & Mary Louise with Richard Leonard at the piano.

12th  Pacific Overtures - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1976 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

  5th  Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway - (George M. Cohan) - 1959 U.S.-T.V. cast (110th Anniversary)

2015

DECEMBER

29th  Tip Toes - (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin) - 1998 U.S. studio cast (90th Anniversary)

22nd Twang!! - (Lionel Bart) - 1965 original London cast (50th Anniversary)

15th Charlie Girl - (David Heneker & John Taylor) - 1965 original London cast (50th Anniversary)

 8th  Anya - (Rimsky Korsakov adapt. Robert Wright & George Forrest) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

 1st  Pipe Dream - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1955 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

NOVEMBER

24th Man of La Mancha - (Mitch Leigh & Joe Darion) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

17th Skyscraper - (Jimmy Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

10th The Zulu and the Zayda - (Harold Rome) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

 3rd  The Wiz - (Charlie Smalls) - 1975 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

OCTOBER

27th Jolson - (various) - 1995 original London cast (20th Anniversary)

20th On a Clear Day You Can See Forever - (Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

13th Jubilee - (Cole Porter) - 1955 U.S. radio cast & 1935 Cole Porter demo recordings (80th Anniversary)

 6th  Drat! The Cat! - (Milton Schafer & Ira Levin) - 1997 U.S. studio cast recording (50th Anniversary)

SEPTEMBER

29th Les Misérables - (Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg & Herbert Kretzmer) - 1985 original London cast (30th Anniversary)

22nd The Vagabond King - (Rudolf Friml, W.H. Post & Brian Hooker) - 1961 English studio cast (90th Anniversary) & Sunny - (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1952 U.S. radio cast (90th Anniversary)

15th Dearest Enemy - (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) - 2014 Irish studio cast (90th Anniversary)

 1st  The Buccaneer - (Sandy Wilson) - 1955 original London cast (60th Anniversary); plus excerpts from Share My Lettuce - (Bamber Gascoigne, Keith Statham & Patrick Gowers) - 1957 original London cast

AUGUST

25th Passion Flower Hotel - (John Barry & Trevor Peacock) - 1965 original London cast (50th Anniversary)

18thThe Firebrand of Florence - part 2; plus excerpts from Love Life - (Kurt Weill & Alan Jay Lerner) - 1996 London studio cast

11th The Firebrand of Florence - (Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin) - 2000 London concert cast (70th Anniversary)

 4th  Alice in Wonderland (& Through the Looking Glass) - (Lewis Carroll) - 1947 Broadway cast, (music by Richard Addinsell) & 1941 & '45 HMV studio cast recordings, (music by Walter Slaughter & Walter Tilbury, additional lyrics by H. Saville Clarke) (150th Anniversary of first publication)

JULY

28th Cats - (Andrew Lloyd Webber & T.S. Elliot) - 1985 original Australian cast (30th Anniversary)

21st A Chorus Line - (Marvin Hamlisch & Peter Howard) - 1975 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

14th Billy Elliot - The Musical - (Elton John & Lee Hall) - 2005 original London cast (10th Anniversary)

 7th State Fair - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1996 orig. Broadway & 1945 & 1962 U.S. film casts (70th Anniversary)

JUNE

30th Grind - (Larry Grossman & Ellen Fitzhugh) - 1985 original Broadway cast (30th Anniversary)

23rd An American in Paris - (George & Ira Gershwin) - 2015 original Broadway cast

16th Rex - (Richard Rodgers & Sheldon Harnick) - 1976 original Broadway cast

 9th  Lost Broadway and More - Jerome Kern - (Jerome Kern & various) - 2014 U.S. studio cast

 2nd Chicago - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1975 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

MAY

26thGoodtime Charley - (Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady) - 1975 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

19th The Sound of Music - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1965 original film cast (50th Anniversary)

12th Flora, The Red Menace - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

 5th  Damn Yankees - (Richard Adler & Jerry Ross) - 1955 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

APRIL

28th Sheldon Harnick in Revue - (Sheldon Harnick & various) - 1949 - 2013 recordings

21st Carousel - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1956 original U.S. film cast (70th Anniversary)

14th Tell Me More - (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin & B.G. DeSylva) - 1995 U.S. studio cast (90th Anniversary)

 7th  The Body Beautiful - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 2008 off-Broadway revival cast

MARCH

31st  Do I Hear A Waltz? - (Richard Rodgers & Stephen Sondheim) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

24th  A Little Night Music - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1973 original Broadway cast

17th The Mikado - (Gilbert & Sullivan) - 1957 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (120th Anniversary)

10th The Rothschilds - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1970 original Broadway cast

 3rd La Cage Aux Folles - (Jerry Herman) - 1985 original Australian cast (30th Anniversary)

FEBRUARY

24th Silk Stockings - (Cole Porter) - 1955 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

17th Baker Street - (Marian Grudeff & Raymond Jessel) - 1965 original Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

10th The Apple Tree - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1966 original Broadway cast

 3rd  Divorce Me, Darling! - (Sandy Wilson) - 1965 original London cast (50th Anniversary)

JANUARY

27th Plain and Fancy - (Albert Hague & Arnold B. Horwitt) - 1955 original Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

20th She Loves Me - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1963 original Broadway cast

13th Caroline - (Peter Pinne & Don Battye) - 1971 original Melbourne cast

 6th  Shenandoah - (Gary Geld & Peter Udell) - 1975 original Broadway cast (40th Anniversary)

2014

DECEMBER

30th House of Flowers - (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

23rd Our Man Crichton - (David Lee & Herbert Kretzmer) - 1964 orig. London cast (50th Anniversary)

16th Tenderloin - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1960 orig. Broadway cast

9th Watch Your Step - (Irving Berlin) - 2001 New York revival cast (100th Anniversary)

2nd Bajour - (Walter Marks) - 1964 orig. Broadway cast (50th Anniversary) 

NOVEMBER

25th Fiorello! - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1959 orig. Broadway cast

18th Anything Goes - (Cole Porter) - 1991 London studio cast (80th Anniversary)

11th Peter Pan - (Mark Charlap & Carolyn Leigh; Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

4th Fanny - (Harold Rome) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

OCTOBER

28th Ben Franklin in Paris - (Mark Sandrich Jnr. & Sidney Michaels) - 1964 orig. Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

21st Golden Boy - (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams) - 1964 orig. Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

14th Bloomer Girl - (Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg) - 1944 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

7th Fiddler on the Roof - (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick) - 1971 motion picture soundtrack (50th Anniversary) 

SEPTEMBER

30th Rose Marie - (Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1958 London studio (90th Anniversary) 

23rd The Boy Friend - (Sandy Wilson) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

16th Maggie May - (Lionel Bart) - 1964 orig. London cast (50th Anniversary)

2nd Lost Broadway - Comden & Green / Jule Styne - 2013 New York studio recording with Michael Lavine 

AUGUST

26th The Good Companions - (Andre Previn & Johnny Mercer) - 1974 orig. London cast (40th Anniversary)

19th Victor/Victoria - (Henry Mancini, Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse) - 1995 orig. Broadway cast

12th Oh, What a Lovely War! - (various) - 1963 orig. London cast (Centenary of WWI)

5th Salad Days - (Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds) - 1994 London studio cast (60th Anniversary) 

JULY

29th Jekyll & Hyde - (Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse) - 1994 U.S. studio cast (20th Anniversary)

22nd Sherlock Holmes - (Leslie Bricusse) - 1998 Bristol Old Vic (London) revival cast

15th Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley) - 1971 orig. Film soundtrack

8th COLE - (Cole Porter) - 1974 orig. London cast (40th Anniversary)

JUNE

24th A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - (Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak) - 2013 orig. Broadway cast

17th Goodbye Mr Chips - (Leslie Bricusse) - 1968 original Film soundtrack

10th Doctor Doolittle - (Leslie Bricusse ) - 1967 original Film soundtrack

3rd Billy - (John Barry & Charles Hart) - 1974 original London cast (40th Anniversary) 

MAY

27th Fade Out - Fade In - (Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1964 orig. Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

20th Say, Darling - (Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1958 orig. Broadway cast

13th The Pajama Game - (Richard Adler & Jerry Ross) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

6th The Rocky Horror Show - (Richard O'Brien) - 1992 Australian revival cast 

APRIL

29th Sitting Pretty - (Jerome Kern, P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton) - 2007 U.S. studio cast (90th Anniversary)

22nd Beauty and the Beast - (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice) - 1995 orig. Australian cast

15th By The Beautiful Sea - (Arthur Schwartz & Dorothy Fields) - 1954 orig. Broadway cast (60th Anniversary)

8th Sugar - (Jule Styne & Bob Merrill) - 1972 orig. Broadway cast

1st Henry, Sweet Henry - (Bob Merrill) - 1967 orig. Broadway cast & Prettybelle - (Jule Styne & Bob Merrill) - 1982 New York studio recording (with original 1971 cast members) 

MARCH

25th Funny Girl - (Jule Styne & Bob Merrill) - 1964 orig. Broadway cast (50th Anniversary)

18th Carnival - (Bob Merrill) - 1961 orig. Broadway cast

11th Take Me Along - (Robert Merrill) - 1959 orig. Broadway cast

4th New Girl in Town - (Robert Merrill) - 1957 orig. Broadway cast 

FEBRUARY

25th Noël Coward in Revue - songs from London Calling (1923), On With The Dance (1925), This Year of Grace (1928), Cochran's 1931 Revue, Words and Music (1932), Set to Music (1939) and Sigh No More (1945) - original cast & studio recordings

18th After The Ball - (Noël Coward) - 1954 orig. London cast (60th Anniversary) & Ace of Clubs (Coward) - 1950 orig. London cast highlights

11th Conversation Piece - (Noël Coward) - 1951 New York studio & 1934 orig. London casts (80th Anniversary)

4th Sweet Little Devil - (George Gershwin & B.G. DeSylva) - 2012 New York studio cast (90th Anniversary) & Blue Monday - (Gershwin & B.G. DeSylva) - 1976 U.S. studio cast  

JANUARY

28th Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - (Peter Coombes) - 1993 orig. Australian "live" concert cast

21st A Bunch of Ratbags - (Peter Pinne & Don Battye) - 2005 Australian revival cast

14th The Highwayman - (Edmond Samuels) - c.1965 Australian studio cast

7th Once in a Blue Moon - A Celebration of Australian Musicals - (various) - 1994 ABC-TV studio cast

2013

DECEMBER

31st The Good Old Bad Old Days! - (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley) - 1972 orig. London cast
 
24th Pickwick - (Cyril Ornadel & Leslie Bricusse) - 1963 orig. London cast
 
17th Sondheim: A Musical Tribute - (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne & Richard Rodgers) - 1973 "live" Broadway concert  
 
10th Follies - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1971 orig. Broadway cast 
 
3rd  Company - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1970 orig. Broadway cast 

NOVEMBER

26th Do I Hear a Waltz? - (Richard Rodgers & Stephen Sondheim) - 1965 original Broadway cast

19th Anyone Can Whistle - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1964 original Broadway cast

12th A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - (Stephen Sondheim) - 1963 original London cast

5th Gypsy - (Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim) - 1959 original Broadway cast

OCTOBER

29th A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green - 1958 original Broadway "live performance" recording, plus selections from Wonderful Town - (Leonard Bernstein, Comden & Green) - 1953 original Broadway cast

22nd The Will Rogers Follies - (Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1991 original Broadway cast

15th Bells Are Ringing - (Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1956 original Broadway cast, plus selections from Peter Pan - (Styne, Comden & Green ) - 1954 original Broadway cast

8th Billion Dollar Baby - (Morton Gould, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1998 York Theatre Company revival cast, plus selections from Arms and the Girl - (Morton Gould & Dorothy Fields) - 1950 original Broadway cast

1st On The Town - (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden & Adolph Green) - 1960 New York studio cast, plus a selection of the alternate songs written for the 1949 MGM movie version by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with Roger Edens from the soundtrack recordings

SEPTEMBER

24th The Baker's Wife - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1989 original London cast

17th Children of Eden - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1991 original London cast, plus additional songs from the 1997 Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey) cast recording

10th Pippin - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1972 original Broadway cast

AUGUST

27th Godspell - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1971 original off-Broadway cast

20th Pal Joey - (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) - 1995 New York City Center "Encores!" revival cast

13th Carmen Jones - (George Bizet adapted by Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1943 original Broadway cast

 6th A Connecticut Yankee - (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) - 1943 original Broadway cast

JULY

30th Oklahoma! - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1943 original Broadway cast

23rd Running Away with the Circus - a selection of Circus-themed songs and instrumentals from stage and film musicals including Sunny, Jumbo, Carnival, Barnum, Sideshow Alley, Dumbo and At The Circus which followed an interview with Mel Atkey about his latest book

16th Gay's the Word - (Ivor Novello and Alan Melville) - 1951 original London cast highlights, plus additional numbers from the 2012 London Finborough Theatre revival cast recording

9th King's Rhapsody - (Ivor Novello & Christopher Hassall) - 1949 original London cast recordings, plus additional numbers from 1968 English studio cast album

2nd Perchance to Dream - (Ivor Novello) - 1945 original London cast recordings, plus additional numbers from 1968 English studio cast album

JUNE

25th Careless Rapture - (Ivor Novello & Christopher Hassall) - 1936 original London cast recordings with additional numbers from 1968 English studio cast album, plus selections from Arc de Triomphe - (Novello & Hassall) - 1943 original London cast recordings

18th Glamorous Night - (Ivor Novello & Christopher Hassall) - 1935 original London cast recordings with additional numbers from 1968 English studio cast album, plus selections from Crest of the Wave - (Novello & Hassall) - 1937 original London cast recordings

11th The Masters - The Words and Music of Ivor Novello - 1980 "live" Australian cast recording, plus selections from Arlette - (Ivor Novello, Guy Le Feuvre, Adrian Ross & Clifford Grey) - 1917 original London cast recordings

4th The Dancing Years - (Ivor Novello & Christopher Hassall) - 1939 original London cast recordings with additional numbers from c.1996 English studio cast album, plus selections from Theodore & Co. - (Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern, Adrian Ross & Clifford Grey) - 1916 original London cast recordings

MAY

28th The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd - (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley) - 1965 original Broadway cast

21st Stop The World - I Want to Get Off - (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley) - 1962 original Broadway cast

14th An Evening With Beatrice Lillie - 1955 London cabaret recording, plus excerpts from the 1958 recording Auntie Bea

7th Tonight at 8.30 - (Nöel Coward) - 1936 original London cast extracts from We Were Dancing, Shadow Play, Family Album and Red Peppers, plus 1930 original London cast extracts from Private Lives and original London cast recordings from Bitter Sweet (1929); Conversation Piece (1934); Operette (1938) and Ace of Clubs (1950)

APRIL

30th High Spirits - (Hugh Martin & Timothy Gray) - 1964 original Broadway cast

23rd The Girl Who Came to Supper - (Nöel Coward) - 1963 original Broadway cast

16th Cowardy Custard - (Nöel Coward) - 1972 original London cast

9th Sail Away - (Nöel Coward) - 1961 original Broadway cast

2nd A Knight at the Theatre with Sir Nöel Coward - 40th anniversary tribute featuring recordings of Coward's 1955 & 1956 Las Vegas and New York cabaret acts, plus extracts from "Together with Music" starring Nöel Coward & Mary Martin - 1955 U.S. T.V. soundtrack

MARCH

26th flowerchildren - The Mamas & Papas Story - interview with the 2013 Australian revival cast members of the up-coming Magnormos production, with musical selections by The Mamas & Papas

19th Kurt Gänzl presents "The Secret Garden" - excerpts from the 1991 Broadway musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, with book extracts narrated by Kurt Gänzl and Kate Harcourt - c.1992 N.Z. radio transcript

12th "The Musical Theatre" - Episodes 21 & 22 - "I Can't Stop Singing - parts 2 & 3"

5th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 19 - "American Dream - Part 2" & Episode 20 - "I Can't Stop Singing - part 1"

FEBRUARY

26th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 17 - "American Dream - part 1" & Episode 18 - "British Musicals"

19th "The Musical Theatre" - Episodes 15 & 16 - "B'way OK! - parts 2 & 3"

12th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 13 - "Depression Days" & Episode 14 - "B'way OK! - part 1"

5th "The Musical Theatre" - Episodes 11 & 12 - "Mad, Glad Musical World - Parts 2 & 3"

JANUARY

29th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 9 - "Musicals of the Great War" & Episode 10 - "Mad, Glad Musical World - Part 1"

22nd "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 7 - "Lend Me a Libretto" & Episode 8 - "They All Waltzed"

15th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 5 - "Gaiety Days" & Episode 6 - "Broadway Beginnings"

8th "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 3 - "Merry England" & Episode 4 - "Vienna's Golden Age"

1st Kurt Gänzl presents "The Musical Theatre" - Episode 1 - "Early Days" & Episode 2 - "French Fizz" - 1994 N.Z. radio series

2012

DECEMBER

18th Scrooge - (Leslie Bricusse) - 1992 original Birmingham cast

11th Oliver! - (Lionel Bart) - 1994 London revival cast

4th The Mystery of Edwin Drood - (Rupert Holmes) - 1985 original Broadway cast

NOVEMBER

27th The Boy From Oz - (Peter Allen, et al.) - 1998 original Australian cast

20th "A Million Miles From Broadway - Musical Theatre Beyond New York and London" - musical theatre song selections from Canada, Australia, France, South Africa, Singapore, Austria, the Netherlands and South America, as featured in the book by Mel Atkey.

13th Robert and Elizabeth - (Ron Grainer & Ronald Millar) - 1987 Chichester Festival Theatre cast

6th I And Albert - (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams) - 1981 studio album with 1972 original London cast members

OCTOBER

30th Singin' in the Rain - (Nacio Herb Brown & Arthur Freed) - 1983 original London cast

23rd Hans Christian Andersen - (Frank Loesser & Marvin Laird) - 1974 original London cast

16th Zorba - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1968 original Broadway cast

9th Your Own Thing - (Hal Hester & Danny Apolinar) - 1968

2nd Where's Charley? - (Frank Loesser) - 1958 original London cast

SEPTEMBER

25th Valmouth - (Sandy Wilson) - 1982 Chichester Festival Theatre cast

18th Up in Central Park - (Sigmund Romberg & Dorothy Fields) - 1953 U.S. radio cast

11th They're Playing Our Song - (Marvin Hamlisch & Carol Bayer Sager) - 1980 original Australian cast

AUGUST

28th South Pacific - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 2008 Broadway revival cast

21st Redhead - (Albert Hague & Dorothy Fields) - 1959 original Broadway cast

14th Pippin - (Stephen Schwartz) - 1974 Australian cast

7th Oh, Kay! - (George & Ira Gershwin) - 1994 U.S. studio cast

JULY

31st No Strings - (Richard Rodgers) - 1962 original Broadway cast

24th Mack and Mabel - (Jerry Herman) - 1974 original Broadway cast

17th Lola Montez - (Peter Stannard & Peter Benjamin) - 1959 Australian cast

10th Kiss Me Kate - (Cole Porter) - 1949 original Broadway cast

3rd Jamaica - (Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg) - 1957 original Broadway cast

JUNE

26th Irma La Douce - (Marguerite Monnot, Julian More, David Heneker & Monty Norman) - 1958 original London cast

19th The Hired Man - (Howard Goodall) - 1992 'live' London concert cast

12th Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - (Jule Styne & Leo Robin) - 1949 original Broadway cast

5th Free as Air - (Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds) - 1957 original London cast

MAY

29th Ernest in Love - (Lee Pockriss & Anne Croswell) - 1960 original Off- Broadway cast

22nd Dames at Sea - (Jim Wise, George Haimsohn & Robin Miller) - 1968 original Off- Broadway cast

15th Cabaret - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1968 original London cast

8th Blitz! - (Lionel Bart) - 1962 original London cast

1st Annie - (Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin) - 2012 'live' Australian revival cast

APRIL

24th All The Colours of the Rainbow - (Peter Pinne & Don Battye) - Australian childrens' musicals - 1999 Australian studio cast

17th The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - (William Flynn) - 2005 original Broadway cast

10th 1776 - (Sherman Edwards) - 1970 original London cast

3rd Engaged! or Cheviot's Choice - part 2

MARCH

27th Engaged! or Cheviot's Choice - (Gilbert & Sullivan adapt. George Rowell & Kenneth Mobbs) - 1963 Bristol Opera School cast

20th 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (A White House Cantata) - (Leonard Bernstein & Alan Jay Lerner) - 2000 London studio cast

13th Maritana - (William Vincent Wallace) - 1946 Australian radio broadcast transcription

6th 110 in The Shade - (Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones) - 1963 original Broadway cast

FEBRUARY

28th 70 Girls 70 - (John Kander & Fred Ebb) - 1971 original Broadway cast

21st Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway - (George M. Cohan) - 1959 U.S. T.V. cast

14th 42nd Street - (Harry Warren & Al Dubin) - 1989 original Australian cast

7th The 20s and All That Jazz - (revue - various) - 1977 original Australian cast

JANUARY

31st 13 - (Jason Robert Brown) - 2008 original Broadway cast

24th Manning Clark's History of Australia - The Musical - (Martin Armiger, George Dreyfus & David King) - original 1988 Australian cast

17th Nine - (Maury Yeston) - 2003 Broadway revival cast

10th Seven Little Australians - (David Reeve) - original 1988 Australian cast

3rd Two By Two - (Richard Rodgers & Martin Charnin) - original 1970 Broadway cast

2011

DECEMBER

27th An Evening with Ivor Novello - 1987 'live' concert recording

20th Pickwick - (Cyril Ornadel & Leslie Bricusse) - 1993 Chichester Festival Theatre cast           

13th A Tribute to Hugh Martin with Michael Lavine - (includes songs from Best Foot Forward, Look Ma, I'm Dancing, Make a Wish, Meet Me in St. Louis, Love From Judy and High Spirits.)

6th An Evening with Jerry Herman - 1989 'live' New York cabaret with Jerry Herman, Karen Morrow & Lee Roy Reams

NOVEMBER

29th An Evening with Jill Perryman & June Bronhill - 1980 'live' concert recording

22nd An Evening with Toni Lamond - "A Life in Show Business" - 1994 'live' concert recording

15th An Evening with Nancye Hayes - "Nancye with an E" - 1992 'live' concert recording

8th Zip Goes a Million - (George Posford & Eric Maschwitz) - 1951 original London cast, with additional songs by 2001 London revival cast

1st You're a Good Man Charlie Brown - (Clark Gesner) - 1967 original off-Broadway cast

OCTOBER

25th Xanadu - (Jeff Lynne & John Farrar) - 2007 original Broadway cast

18th West Side Story - (Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim) - 1961 film soundtrack

11th Very Good Eddie - (Jerome Kern, Schuyler Greene, et al.) - 1975 Broadway revival cast

4th The Unsinkable Molly Brown - (Meredith Willson) - 1960 original Broadway cast

SEPTEMBER

27th A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - (Arthur Schwartz & Dorothy Fields) - 1951 original Broadway cast

20th The Sentimental Bloke - (Albert Arlen, Nancy Brown, Lloyd Thomson & C.J. Dennis) - 1961 Australian cast

13th Robert and Elizabeth - (Ron Grainer & Ronald Millar) - 1964 original London cast

6th The Quaker Girl - (Lionel Monckton, Adrian Ross & Percy Greenbank) - 1946 Australian radio cast

AUGUST

16th Paint Your Wagon - (Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe) - 1951 original Broadway cast

9th Of Thee I Sing - (George & Ira Gershwin) - 1952 Broadway revival cast

2nd No, No, Nanette - (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach) - 1971 Broadway revival cast

JULY

26th Me and My Girl - (Noel Gay & Douglas Furber) - 1985 London revival cast

19th Li'l Abner - (Gene de Paul & Johnny Mercer) - 1956 original Broadway cast

12th The King and I - (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II) - 1956 film soundtrack

5th Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - (Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) - 1991 London revival cast

JUNE

28th Irene - (Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney, et al.) - 1976 London cast

21st How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - (Frank Loesser) - 1961 original Broadway cast

14th Goldilocks - (Leroy Anderson, Joan Ford, Walter & Jean Kerr) - 1958 original Broadway cast

7th Finian's Rainbow - (Burton Lane & E.Y. Harburg) - 2009 Broadway revival cast

MAY

31st Evita - (Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) - 1980 original Australian cast

24th Damn Yankees - (Richard Adler & Jerry Ross) - 1955 original Broadway cast

17th Call Me Madam - (Irving Berlin) - 1950 original Broadway cast with Ethel Merman's vocals interpolated from 1950 Decca studio album

10th Brigadoon - (Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe) - 1992 EMI studio cast

3rd Anything Goes - (Cole Porter) - 1989 Australian revival cast