Charles Troy Presents

Rodgers & Hart in Hollywood

 

Wed, Mar 1  1:30 pm     Tickets: $15

Rodgers & Hart’s contribution to movie musicals in the early 1930s is far more significant than generally known—particularly the innovative and delightful Maurice Chevalier-Jeanette MacDonald "Love Me Tonight" from 1932. In this presentation, we'll play clips from this movie and the obscure "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum", plus reveal the strange stories behind their attempt at a German art song, and the most popular of all Rodgers & Hart songs, which started life as a song written for Jean Harlow(!) entitled "Prayer."

 

Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.

 

Upcoming Programs:

 

April 5: “Rodgers & Hart: Back in Manhattan” (featuring Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie)

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