The Magic of The Musical: Saturday, July 15th Live!

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICAL — Sat­ur­day, July 15 @2pm slt. This Month: The Unsink­able Music Man: Mered­ith Willson


July’s episode will be LIVE from the Gar­dens at beau­ti­ful Angel Manor, and on-the-air, at 2pm SLT — join the audi­ence in-world!

Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series “The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal” con­tin­ues this Sat­ur­day, July 15th, at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time, live from its home in Angel Manor — and this episode comes from the beau­ti­ful Gar­dens on the estate — click to go there!

Also on the air today: tune in at 12 noon or 4pm for the lat­est, spe­cial SL20B edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” where we sug­gest loca­tions and strate­gies to get the best out of your vis­its to the Sec­ond Life 20th Birth­day regions. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am. Fea­tured Music will, of course, be “On Broadway!”.

This Month: The Unsink­able Music Man: Mered­ith Willson

Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er explores Will­son’s work: com­pos­er, con­duc­tor, music arranger, band­leader, play­wright, and notable flutist! Cre­ator of The Music Man, com­pos­er of The Unsink­able Mol­ly Brown, a con­trib­u­tor to radio, motion pic­tures, tele­vi­sion, Broad­way, as well as the con­cert hall. His music is a per­fect, nos­tal­gic accom­pa­ni­ment to high sum­mer. So get out your sun hat, pour your favorite iced bev­er­age and join Cale in the Gar­dens at Angel Manor! Ice cream will be served.

Inter­est­ed in know­ing more about this 20thC Amer­i­can Musi­cal Mas­ter?  Here are some resources and gen­er­al fun stuff that Cale explored while prepar­ing for today’s episode:

Mir­a­cle of The Music Man: The Clas­sic Amer­i­can Sto­ry of Mered­ith Will­son by Mark Cabanniss

And There I Stood with My Pic­co­lo by Mered­ith Wilson

“But He Does­n’t Know the Ter­ri­to­ry”: The Sto­ry behind Mered­ith Will­son’s The Music Man by Mered­ith Willson

Mered­ith Will­son: The Unsink­able Music Man by John C. Skipper

The Music Man Foun­da­tion: Mered­ith Will­son Awards


Kodak Presents Dis­ney­land ’59 (at time counter 35:40) Mered­ith Wil­son on Main Street U.S.A. at Dis­ney­land, invit­ed to con­duct a march­ing band play­ing his famous work with a whole lot of trom­bones involved and more than a few bal­loons. (a lit­tle under 3 minute long)

“Rock Island” The Music Man (open­ing scene) from the 1962 Motion Picture

 Mar­i­an the Librar­i­an from the 2022–23 Broad­way Revival of “The Music Man” with Hugh Jack­man and Sut­ton Foster

 I’ll Nev­er Say No & I Ain’t Down Yet (Reprise) from the motion pic­ture “The Unsink­able Mol­ly Brown” star­ring Deb­bie Reynolds and Harve Presnell