Centre Stage

FINE MUSIC RADIO  |  Podcast , ±59 min episodes every 5 days  | 
CENTRE STAGE with Waldo Buckle explores the uplifting world of Musical Theatre. Weekly episodes will delve into the history of Musical Theatre, in depth discussions of your favourite musicals, the life stories of their creators as well as the relationships between the great collaborators in the world of Musical Theatre.

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22
OCT

Centre Stage Episode 12 - The Wizard of Oz

We continue where we left of with 'Wicked' and continue with the music and story of 'The Wizard of Oz', based on the 1939 film of the same name, with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The musical uses the Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg songs from the film and includes some new songs and additional music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Sir Tim Rice.
15
OCT

Centre Stage Episode 11 - Wicked

Have you ever wondered what the witches in 'The Wizard of Oz' were like as teenagers? The answers are given in this week’s episode of Centre Stage as Waldo Buckle talks about 'Wicked', Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West'.
08
OCT

Centre Stage Episode 10 - Hamilton

Some refer to it as the next level of Musical Theatre, others simply call it musically brilliant. This week on Centre Stage, Waldo Bucke delves into the story of Alexander Hamilton. The most expensive show to watch on Broadway.
01
OCT

Centre Stage Episode 9 - Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie', a musical with music by Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae. The musical is inspired by the 2011 television documentary 'Jamie: Drag Queen at 16' directed by Jenny Popplewell. The musical follows a 16-year-old teenager as he overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness to become a drag queen.
24
SEP

-DELETED- Centre Stage Episode 8 - The Sound of Music

This week on Centre Stage it is the turn of an audience favourite, The Sound of Music, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.
24
SEP

Centre Stage Episode 8 - The Sound of Music

It is the turn of an audience favourite, 'The Sound of Music', with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, 'The Story of the Trapp Family Singers'.
17
SEP

-DELETED- Centre Stage Episode 7 - Phantom of the Opera

In this week’s Centre Stage, Waldo Buckle talks about The Phantom of the Opera, the 1986 musical with music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a libretto by Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. Based on the 1910 French novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opéra House.
17
SEP

Centre Stage Episode 7 - Phantom of the Opera

Waldo Buckle talks about 'The Phantom of the Opera', the 1986 musical with music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a libretto by Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. Based on the 1910 French novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opéra House.
10
SEP

-DELETED- Centre Stage Episode 6 - Les Misérables

This week, in Episode 6 of Centre Stage, Waldo Buckle takes you on a journey through his personal favourite musical of all time, Les Misérables. Les Misérables was originally released as a French-language concept album, and the first musical-stage adaptation of Les Misérables was presented at the Palais des Sports in 1980.
10
SEP

Centre Stage Episode 6 - Les Misérables

Waldo Buckle takes you on a journey through his personal favourite musical of all time, 'Les Misérables'. 'Les Misérables' was originally released as a French-language concept album, and the first musical-stage adaptation of 'Les Misérables' was presented at the Palais des Sports in 1980.
03
SEP

Centre Stage Episode 5 - Kander and Ebb

Episode 5 of Centre Stage focuses on the musicals produced by the collaborators, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Known primarily for their stage musicals, which include 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago', Kander and Ebb also scored several movies, including Martin Scorsese's 'New York, New York'.

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