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Harold Arlen Richard Rodgers

OVER THE RAINBOW   –  the life and music of Harold Arlen


Sally Burgess show celebrates the career of Harold Arlen in an evening which not only showcases his greatest songs but also tells the fascinating life story of one of the greatest 20C popular composers.

Arlen’s biography charts five decades of music from his early days in Harlem’s Cotton club in the 1930’s, to his classic works in Hollywood and on Broadway.

This show recreates eighteen of Arlen’s classic songs including: Get Happy, Stormy Weather, Over the rainbow, The man that got away, and Come rain or come shine,

This is a musically inspired and enthralling show, guaranteed to send you away with a song in your heart!

Musical arrangements by Neal Thornton

 HAPPY TALK  ..... the music and story of Richard Rodgers      

         Sally Burgess celebrates one of the giants of twentieth century musical theatre. Richard Rodgers’ partnership with Lorenz Hart produced a string of hit musicals, including ‘On Your Toes’ and ‘The Boys from Syracuse’

         After Hart’s death, Rodgers collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II, and together they wrote some of Broadway’s most successful shows. ‘Oklahoma’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ all enjoyed unprecedented success and are as popular as ever on stage and screen.

Joined by her jazz qt., she perform s songs that demonstrate Rodgers’ extraordinary range, including ‘My Romance’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Johnny One Note’, ‘When the Children are asleep’ and ‘Bali Ha’i’ .