Show Tunes with Kate Botello

Sunday evenings, 7-8pm

Show Tunes with Kate Botello is a weekly program highlighting the best of Broadway (and sometimes beyond)! We'll hear classic selections from our trove of Tony-winning vinyl records, and up-to-the-moment hits.

Did you spend some time on the boards yourself? We'd love to hear your Musical Theatre War Stories - and share them on the air! Tell us about your biggest triumphs, your catastrophic failures, your near-misses and brilliant saves.  Call the IPR Comment line at 231-276-4444 and leave your story on our answering machine. We'd also love to hear your Show Tune requests so we can play your favorites.

Many thanks to generous IPR donor Ted Braciak for donating his incredible record collection - you'll be hearing lots of it on our show!

Don't miss Show Tunes with Kate Botello, Sunday evenings from 7-8pm on Classical IPR!

Tell us your war stories or make a request:

 

Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 19 - Mixed Bag
stageandcinema.com, Life Magazine

Welcome to Episode 19 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up  - it’s a mixed bag! We shopped the shelves of our record collection and pulled material that looks interesting but hasn’t made it onto the show yet. We found some real gems!

Click through for this week's playlist and a clip of the delightful Tommy Tune in action.


Welcome to Episode 18 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up - let’s dance! We’ll get groovy with some 60’s and 70’s rock musicals and then tap our way into the hearts of millions with hot tunes for hoofers.  Shine up your shoes and let down your hai-hai hai-hai-hai hai-hai hair! At Intermission - scathing critics reviews of shows we all thought were pretty good! - And in Act II, some favorites by composer Jason Robert Brown.

Click through for this week's playlist, some bonus toe-tapping action, and to find out how to hear your voice on the show!

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday nights at 7pm, or listen to all our episodes here!


Megan Hilty as Doralee (our, "Backwoods Barbie,") and Allison Janney as Violet in 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
examiner.com

Welcome to Episode 17 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week - it's a matter of patter and light with a little country-western thrown in to boot. At Intermission - a great casting story and some sound advice from our friend Michael Mastroddi.

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday nights at 7pm, or listen to all our episodes here!

Click through for this week's playlist, a bonus video of a performer in action, and to find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode 16 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week: spring is here - at least according to clocks and official types. And nobody gets the whole spring thing better than Rodgers and Hammerstein...or Rodgers and Hart!

We’ll hear tunes from a couple of current hits, and  - at Intermission - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY goes after LES MISERABLES not once - but twice!

Click through for this week's playlist and to find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Morgan James
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Welcome to Episode 15 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week: we’ll throw our Irish friends a little St. Patrick’s Day love and throw the rest of our friends a little platonic love. At Intermission, Broadway star Morgan James is currently on tour as a singer-songwriter. She dropped by our studios to talk a bit about her work as a singer, and to tell us a story of some brave and wonderful love from her castmates in the revival of GODSPELL.

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday nights at 7pm, or listen to all our episodes here!

Click through for this week's playlist, a gorgeous dance routine, and to find out how to make a request or hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode 14 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up on the show - songs for scurvy pirates and corporate sharks and hits from Broadway Blockbusters. At Intermission, our friend Mary Jo West explains why love songs and Dr. Pepper don’t mix.

 

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!

 

 

Have you had a chance to hear SHOW TUNES WITH KATE BOTELLO on Classical IPR? If not, now's your chance to catch up!

Show Tunes with Kate Botello is a weekly program highlighting the best of Broadway (and sometimes beyond)! We'll hear classic selections from our trove of Tony-winning vinyl records, and up-to-the-moment hits.

While the Musical Theatre Elves are hard at work on Season Two, we're giving you another chance to hear the first season. Tune in Sunday nights at 7pm on Classical IPR, or hear the entire archive right here. 

Season Two of SHOW TUNES WITH KATE BOTELLO launches March 7th on Classical IPR!

Welcome to Episode 13 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up: music in the family way, viewpoints on America, and a little Barbra goes down like buttah. At Intermission - SOUTH PACIFIC becomes South Pathetic in a war story from our friend Michael Burditt Norton! Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm, or listen any time right here.

 

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!

 


Welcome to Episode 12 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up on this week’s show: One ringy-dingy! - songs about the telephone, a tribute to Jerome Kern, and a listener’s ANNIE war story at Intermission.

 

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm, or listen any time right here.

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode 11 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up: tuneful exposition and Broadway shows that were hits before they hit the stage. Then -  many flavas of Eva - different powerhouses sing Eva Peron at Intermission. Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show.

 


Welcome to Episode Ten of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week - the Holiday Show! It's an hour of holiday treats from all over Broadway. We’ll hear tunes both jolly and sentimental, some from unexpected places. At Intermission, we’ll have a chat with our friend Nate Patten, who just opened the holiday run of ELF at Madison Square Garden.

Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm, or listen any time right here.

Click through to see this week's playlist, watch a show-stopping dance number and find out how to hear your voice on the show!

 


Welcome to Episode Nine of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up: stressful school days, some dance-tastic '50s, and Broadway, Disney Style! At Intermission, our friend Matt Wiliford talks some techie turkey, and shares a backstage war story from BRIGADOON. Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode Eight of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week: Pre-War Broadway, love as a royal pain and, at Intermission - we never will forget Jeanette McDonald! Plus - poll results are in - we'll hear your pick from our bouquet of famous Mama Roses. Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm, or listen any time right here.

Click through for this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode Seven of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up this week: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mama Issues, and at Intermission - a bouquet of famous Roses.

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show. We've got a poll, too! Sing out, Louise! Make your voice heard!


Welcome to Episode Six of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up this week: happiness, work and Hedwig! We'll have a talk and hear some music from Michael Burditt Norton, currently starring in a production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, in this week's Intermission. Tune in to Classical IPR at 7pm Sunday night, or listen any time right here.

Click through to see this week's playlist, and find out how you can hear your voice on the show!

Welcome to Episode Five of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week: the Ghostess with the Mostess, almost-love songs, and a revealing Musical Theatre War Story from our friend Mary Jo West. Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm, or listen any time right here.

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode Four of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up this week: CATS in far-flung places, a bit of The Bard, and we throw some love to the intrepid Broadway chorus. Tune in to Classical IPR Sunday night at 7pm or listen anytime right here.

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how you can hear your voice on the show!


Welcome to Episode Three of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! This week: three communication issues, two very different takes on doo-wop, and one really special guest! We lucked out and got the brilliant Ana Gasteyer into the studio. She has some great war stories and the inside take on playing Elphaba in WICKED, and will sing us an iconic song from that show in a new way during Intermission.  Tune in Sunday night at 7pm on Classical IPR, or listen any time right here!

Click through to see this week's playlist and find out how to hear your own story on the show!


Welcome to Episode 2 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello!

Click through to see this week's playlist, watch a fabulous dance routine and find out how to hear your voice on the show.


Welcome to Episode 1 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello!

Click through to see this week's playlist,  watch a bonus showstopping video, and find info on how to hear your voice on the show!
 


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