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Musical Theatre Melodies - 26th January - "January the Twenty-sixth"

To celebrate Australia Day, Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 26th January at 9 p.m. will feature Leo Breen (et al), John Kingsmill and John McKellar's January the Twenty-sixth, (a musical history of Australia from 1788 to the 1970s), from the c.1977 (second edition) studio cast recording starring Toni Lamond, Peter Gwynne, Brenda Kristen, John Meillon, Neil Williams, John Derum, Mick Leyton, The Flanagans and the Claire Poole Singers; plus additional songs from the 1967 (first edition) studio cast recording.

This will be preceded by a 'live' telephone interview with composer/lyricist, writer and Australian Musical Theatre historian, Peter Pinne from Brisbane discussing the background history of the musical recording/s.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature selections from the 1994 ABC-TV concert recording Once in a Blue Moon - A celebration of Australian Musicals, starring Robyn Archer, Valerie Bader, Simon Burke, Judi Connelli, Michael Cormick, Drew Forsythe, Philip Gould, Nancye Hayes, Philip Quast, Tony Sheldon and Geraldine Turner.

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