juke002At 3 PM today Curtain Call offers up a primer of “jukebox musicals.” You can tune in at 3 PM on The AIR website or on this embedded radio player…

Curtain Call host, Mel Larch, brings you an hour of the best broadway musicals based on existing songs. These “jukebox musicals” include shows like Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, American Idiot and Mama Mia.

In this brisk hour, Larch plays you tunes from these shows as well as stage musicals based on the works of Carole King, Billy Joel, Queen, the songwriting team of Leiber/Stoller and The Beatles. You’ll hear plenty of recognizable songs ranging from the early days of rock & roll to the power ballads of the eighties and more.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR every Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 7 AM and 8 PM, Saturday at 1 PM and Tuesday at 9 AM.

Check out the playlist for this week’s Curtain Call:

“On Broadway” from Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Lieber & Stoller
“Be My Baby” from Leader of the Pack
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” from Jersey Boys
“Oh Boy!” from Buddy Live! The Buddy Holly Story
“I Wanna Hold Your Hand/She Loves You” from Beatlemania
“Down By The Riverside” from Million Dollar Quartet
“Don’t Be Cruel” from the original Million Dollar Quartet session 12/4/56
“Folsom Prison Blues” from Million Dollar Quartet
“Great Balls of Fire” from Million Dollar Quartet
“Get Ready/Dancin’ In The Street” from Motown: The Musical
“1-2-3” from On Your Feet!
“Dancin’ Queen” from Mamma Mia
“It’s Raining Men” from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
“High Enough” from Rock of Ages
“She’s Got A Way” from Movin’ Out
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place” from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
“St. Jimmy” from American Idiot (featuring Billie Joe Armstrong)
“We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” from We Will Rock You