A double bill tribute to the Broadway musical, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday May 9 in Arts.
Broadway’s Leading Ladies : Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones features two stars of Broadway, movie musicals and television variety shows before they were iconic TV mums, Carol Brady and Shirley Partridge. These performances from the Bell Telephone Hour television series showcase their far-ranging talents in a magnificent collection of beloved Broadway favorites. Includes items from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Camelot, Gigi and many more.
Kiss Me Kate is a Hallmark Hall of Fame television production of Cole Porter’s much loved Broadway musical. Originally telecast on November 20, 1958, this is essentially a filmed version of the original stage musical, loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The program features a stellar cast including Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison from the original cast. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter ; musical director, Franz Allers; choreography, Ernest Flatt.
The program commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 2.25 pm approx. It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-Visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!