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The Magic of The Musical Season 01, Episode 06: "With Cat-Like Tread"

The Magic of The Musical Season 01, Episode 06: "With Cat-Like Tread"

Playing tracks by

Dick Walter, The Cast of The Pirates of Penzance, 1980, George Cook, Peter Pratt, baritone; New Symphony Orchestra; Isidore Godfrey, conductor, D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus; D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra; Isidore Godfrey, conductor; and more.

Chart positions

This show was 7th in the global musicals chart and 29th 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.

This episode explores the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan and its impact on American musical theater, with guest Elrik Merlin. W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s dozen operettas directly influenced musical theater in the 20th Century, introducing innovations in content and form that are still part of the language of musicals today. They’ve stood the tests of time, politics, and parody – oftentimes encouraging the latter.

NOTE: The actor mentioned in this episode who portrayed the Police Constable in the 1980 New York Public Theater production was actually Tony Azito, not Tony Anselmo.

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