Show Tunes with Kate Botello

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!

Tell us your war stories or make a request:

 

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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