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Swinging on a Star by Michael Leeds

Show Dates: 7/24/2013 12:00:00 PM through 8/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

The fabulous songs of Johnny Burke are here perfectly woven into various settings and scenes as if they always belonged there!

We move from a smoky 1920s Chicago Speakeasy, where we hear such songs as "Dr. Rhythm" and "What's New" to the Bowery for the classic "Pennies from Heaven" and others. The ever popular "Your Hit Parade" takes us into the 1930s, segueing into a World War II USO show for several songs including "Personality" and culminating with the Academy Award winning "Swinging on a Star."

The journey continues to a glittering ballroom for the immortal "Imagination" and then takes us into the world of Paramount's Hope/Crosby/Lamour "Road Movies" and the songs they made famous. The evening ends in the Starlight Supperclub, high atop Manhattan, with a celebration of Burke's genius.

"Johnny Burke wrote his songs with moonbeams! Songs poured out of him like life-renewing raindrops, glinting like pennies." - NY Times

Swinging on a Star by Michael Leeds

 

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