If you love music from musicals, then the return of ‘Showtime’ will be music to your ears.
Showtime will feature songs from old favourites like ‘Les Misérables’, ’Chess’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to the best up to date modern musicals such as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ’Come From Away’ and ‘Hamilton’. Plus – classic shows like ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ mixed with movie musicals like ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘La La Land’. There’ll even be some Disney tunes and Movie Themes thrown in for good measure.
The new programme will air on WLR on Sunday evenings from 7pm starting from September 20th and will be presented by Waterford’s Musical Maestro; Wayne Brown.
Commenting on the launch, presenter Wayne Brown said, “At the minute the loyal Theatre audiences in Waterford can’t go to the Theatre to enjoy full scale musical productions. It’s brilliant to be able to bring a weekly musicals themed show to all these listeners.”
Michael Byrne, WLR Programme Director said; “At a time of such uncertainty and restrictions, we hope this programme will be an outlet for listeners to enjoy this popular music genre. Having grown up in a musical family myself, I know this programme will be popular from east to west-Waterford and beyond.”
This week WLR also launched a new Arts and Culture programme, ‘On The Fringe’ with Geoff Harris which airs on WLR every Tuesday at 6pm. Michael Byrne said; “Waterford has a great tradition in theatre, music and arts and these two new programmes are for listeners to enjoy but also a programme for artists and venues to promote the arts in Waterford.”
WLR will be broadcasting ‘Showtime’, songs from the shows directly into Waterford households starting Sunday September 20th. Singing out loud is optional!