Playing tracks by
Dick Walter, Kitty Carlisle and Wilbur Evans, Hugh Jackman, Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, Barbara Ruick & Claramae Turner & Robert Rounseville & Cameron Mitchell & Company and more.
This show was 18th in the global soundtracks chart.
This series explores musical theatre: the music, shows, history, and lore, and is presented live on Virtual Community Radio. Each episode, host Caledonia Skytower spotlights a different show or creative personality from the musical theatre canon. The show is presented live before a studio audience in the Virtual Community Radio Theatre on the Chestnut Hills region in the virtual world of Second Life, on the third Saturday in the month.
Today’s episode features the life and works of Oscar Hammerstein II, who was foundational in focusing the popular musical stage on stories rather than stars. His contribution to the development of the musical stage, both with Richard Rogers and others, is undeniable.