John Alcorn

The Rodgers and Hart Songbook

On Wednesday, October 10 we’re exploring the treasure trove of songs created by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz (Larry) Hart. We hope that you’ll join us at the Flying Beaver Pubaret in the heart of Toronto’s Cabbagetown – an intimate “listening room” with stellar sound and great food (and drinks!).

Canadian jazz greats Reg Schwager (guitar) and Steve Wallace (bass) will join John once again for the sixth evening in this ongoing series.


Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Larry Hart (1895-1943) wrote an astonishing array of musical comedies for Broadway and London’s West End.

At their pinnacle, the team was writing an average of four new shows a year. In 1930, the team relocated to Hollywood, where they contributed songs and wrote the scores for several movie musicals, including the landmark Love Me Tonight starring Maurice Chevalier.

Legendary Broadway producer Billy Rose lured them back to New York in 1935 to write the songs for his circus musical spectacular, Jumbo. Their score introduced The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, My Romance and Little Girl Blue. From 1936 to 1943, Rodgers and Hart wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies, each of which seemed to top the one before in terms of innovation and box office success. These productions collectively offered such classic songs as There’s A Small Hotel, I Wish I Were In Love Again, My Funny Valentine, Where Or When, The Lady Is A Tramp, Spring Is Here, Falling In Love With Love, This Can’t Be Love, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, It Never Entered My Mind, Bewitched, I Could Write A Book, and Wait Till You See Her.

6:30PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Performance Begins

$15.00 adv/$20.00 door
*Dinner reservations get priority seating*

Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.


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