Wednesday afternoon on The AIR Mel Larch presents yet another brand-new episode of Curtain Call. You can hear it at 3 PM. Just tune in to the website, or on the embedded player below for this week’s slate of stimulating programs.

At 3 PM Wednesday on The AIR, our musical theatre program, Curtain Call, hosted by Mel Larch, brings you a new hour of the bestest ever of musical theater, and opens the show with the title song from the new musical, Head Over Heels, which uses the music of The Go Gos to tell a story based on The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney in the 16th century. Seems like a natural!

The rest of this week’s new hour presents a Mel’s usual mix of brand-new music and emerging performers with classics from the vault. You’ll hear evergreens from Peter Pan, Fiddler On The Roof and Pal Joey, plus tracks from exciting new and obscure musicals like Miss You Like Hell and Broken Wings. You’ll even hear a duet between Liza Minelli and Chita Rivera, as well as a solo turn by the sleek and sophisticated man of the stage, Buddy Hackett.

Check out the Playlist here…

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“Head Over Heels” title song
“I’m Flying ” Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby Elisa Adardia, Barry Cavanagh and Drake English)
“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Kristen Chenowith (Art of Elegance album)
“Wedding Dance” Fiddler on the Roof (2007)
“Miss You Like Hell” Miss You Like Hell
“Garbage Isn’t What It Used To Be” An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner (Gerard Kenny)
“Capped Teeth and Ceasar Salad” Bernadette Peters from Song and Dance
“Dr. Freud” from I Had A Ball (1964)-Buddy Hackett
“Stealin'” from Only Heaven Knows
“Stop” Mean Girls
“Poor Little Person” Henry, Sweet Henry (1967) Alice Playton and Chorus
“The Apple Doesn’t Fall From The Tree” from The Rink (Liza Minelli and Chita Rivera)
“The Cathedral of Clemenza” Valmouth (1982-Chichester Festival Production)
Background music: Overture from Broken Wings concept album

Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

The rest of our programming day follows the new routine: Our musical morning line-up on Wednesday continues with The Swing Shift at 7 AM, followed by Prognosis at 9 AM, Psychedelic Shack at 11 AM and an encore of a classic Curtain Call at Noon.  We are re-presenting classic episodes of On The Road with Mel at 1 PM. At 1;30 PM and 7 PM, Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle presents an Ocean Healing Meditation. At 2 PM Beatles Blast presents one-hour audio blast of music by and about the lads from Liverpool. 5 PM sees a replay of this week’s hot new episode of The Swing Shift. At 7:30 PM, we continue replaying Word Association with Lee & Rudy, from the very first episode. This week it’s episode five, dedicated to Lemmy. We’re hoping to crank out a batch of new shows in this series soon.

Stay tuned all day, every day, for incredible music, thought-provoking talk and gut-busting comedy exclusively on The AIR. And check out the full schedule below, including our full day of fine programming…