"Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals," With Kim Criswell Singing Judy Garland Songs, Will Be Released on CD/DVD

News   "Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals," With Kim Criswell Singing Judy Garland Songs, Will Be Released on CD/DVD "A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals," which aired on New York City-area PBS stations Aug. 18, will be released on CD and DVD in September on the EMI Classics label.

Kim Criswell is the hostess-with-the-mostes' in Goodspeed's Call Me Madam
Kim Criswell is the hostess-with-the-mostes' in Goodspeed's Call Me Madam Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Entitled "The John Wilson Orchestra’s That’s Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical," a Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD will be available through all stores and online retailers Sept. 25.

"A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals" was filmed live at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2009. It features Kim Criswell (Nine, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Annie Get Your Gun) along with baritone Sir Thomas Allen, soprano Sarah Fox, jazz vocalist Curtis Stiegers and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane.

Accompanied by John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, the evening celebrates over 75 years of MGM film musicals, including "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "High Society," "An American in Paris," "Gigi" and "Singin' in the Rain."

The track listing follows:
1. MGM Jubilee Overture
2. The Trolley Song ("Meet Me in St Louis") - Kim Criswell & Chorus
3. Steppin’ Out With My Baby ("Easter Parade") - Curtis Stigers & Chorus
4. The Heather On The Hill (complete ballet sequence from "Brigadoon") - Matthew Ford
5. Barn Dance ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers")
6. You’re Sensational ("High Society") - Seth MacFarlane
7. I Got Rhythm ("Girl Crazy") - Kim Criswell & Chorus
8. Singin’ in the Rain ("Singin’ in the Rain") - Seth MacFarlane
9. An American in Paris – main title
10. Love is here to stay ("An American in Paris") - Curtis Stigers
11. Well, did you evah? ("High Society") - Seth MacFarlane & Curtis Stigers
12. The New Moon – Sequence ("The New Moon") - Matthew Ford & Sarah Fox
13. Broadway Melody Ballet ("Singin’ In The Rain") - Matthew Ford & Chorus
14. That’s Entertainment ("The Band Wagon") - Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Curtis Stigers & Chorus

For more information visit www.EMIClassicsUS.com. Visit the Playbill Store for other recordings and theatrical memorabilia.

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