The Magic of The Musical: Celebrating Summer

THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICAL — Sat­ur­day, August 19th @2pm Pacific/slt. This Month: “CELEBRATING SUMMER”!

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August’s episode will be LIVE from the Gar­dens at beau­ti­ful Angel Manor, and on-the-air: join the audi­ence in-world!

Also on the air today: tune in at 12 noon or 4pm for the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” where we Jour­ney to the Cen­tre of Sec­ond Life. Plus “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am. Fea­tured Music today will, of course, be “On Broadway!”.

TUNE IN  at, or “Play Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio” on your smart speaker*!
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This Month: Cel­e­brat­ing Summer!

Don’t you just love sum­mer? The sun­shine (can you have too much?). The  scents of the great out­doors, and fla­vors fresh from the gar­den?  This month The Mag­ic of the Musi­cal goes al fres­co in the scenic Gar­dens at Angel Manor — The Rose The­atre with a pic­nic bas­ket brim­ming over with dif­fer­ent cel­e­bra­tions of sum­mer from the musi­cal the­ater stage.

Host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er explores how the joy of high sum­mer days shine as we approach the final days of sum­mer 2023. Whether it is “Too Darn Hot” or “Our Last Sum­mer” the sun­ni­est sea­son is well rep­re­sent­ed in songs on stage. Join Cale  in Sec­ond Life or on-the-air on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio.

The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal explores the blend­ing of music and dra­ma — fea­tur­ing the songs, his­to­ry, and lore that make up the musi­cal the­ater canon. Learn more about some of your favorite shows and com­posers as we cue the orches­tra, and the over­ture begins.

#musi­cal the­ater #musi­cals #broad­way­mu­si­cal


  1. Dick Wal­ter — (Intro) Start The Show (KPM0599) — 00:00
  2. Renée Flem­ing & Jessie Mueller & Alexan­der Gemignani & Lind­say Mendez & ‘Carousel’ 2018 Broad­way Cast — This Was A Real Nice Clam­bake (Rodgers & Ham­mer­stein’s Carousel 2018 Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 01:05
  3. Anne Of Green Gables Orig­i­nal Lon­don Cast — Ice Cream (Anne of Green Gables Orig­i­nal Lon­don Cast Record­ing) — 07:55
  4. David Alan Gri­er, Audra McDon­ald & Norm Lewis — “Pic­nics is all right…” (The Gersh­wins’ Por­gy and Bess New Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 10:45
  5. Nik­ki Renée Daniels, Joshua Hen­ry, NaTasha Yvette Williams & Com­pa­ny — Sum­mer­time (The Gersh­wins’ Por­gy and Bess New Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 14:06
  6. Jason Danieley & Marin Mazz­ie & Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Fla­her­ty — This Fourth of July (Lega­cy-Two Song Cycles World Pre­miere Record­ing) — 18:11
  7. Michaela Stra­chan & Carl Wayne — Sum­mer Nights (Grease Orig­i­nal Musi­cal Sound­track) — 22:02
  8. Sherie Rene Scott — A Sum­mer in Ohio (The Last Five Years Orig­i­nal Cast Record­ing) — 27:31
  9. Michele Pawk — Mayzie In Palm Beach (Seussi­cal Orig­i­nal Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 33:18
  10. Stephen Dou­glass & 110 In The Shade Ensem­ble — Gonna Be Anoth­er Hot Day (110 in the Shade Orig­i­nal Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 37:20
  11. Broad­way Cast Record­ing — Too Darn Hot (Kiss Me Kate — Music By Cole Porter) — 42:52
  12. Hai­ley Kil­go­re & Once On This Island Sto­ry­tellers — Wait­ing for Life to Begin (Once on This Island New Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 50:24
  13. Kecia Lewis-Evans & The Once on This Island Ensem­ble — Mama Will Pro­vide (Once on This Island New Broad­way Cast Record­ing) — 55:38
  14. Dick Wal­ter — (Out­ro) Start The Show (KPM0599) — 58:45