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Today: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro

February 19th, 2015

Episode 151 of 1273 episodes

The University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society is staging Allegro, a Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical. It was a flop when it came out in 1947 and never transferred to the West End. Although rarely performed, it is a show that was very important to the R&H duo, and one of the best musically, that's why the R&H London office is strongly behind the production. With minimal staging and a Greek chorus, it was not what audiences expected back then, especially coming in the wake of huge, spectacular shows like Oklahoma and Carousel. David Silito went to meet the Musical Director Colin Jagger.