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An Evening with Richard M. Sherman

There’s something special going on in Hollywood this weekend, especially if you love classic Disney music as much as I do. Disney’s Howard Green just informed me that songwriter Richard M. Sherman is doing a special show this Friday and Saturday at the El Capitan Theater. Sherman, the Oscar winning composer of Mary Poppins and more than 150 songs heard in Disney films and theme parks, will make a rare personal stage appearance, singing and telling the stories behind his songs, in what is being billed as A Supercalifragilistic Evening with Richard M. Sherman.

The second half of the program will include additional performers (“including wacky Joanne Worley”) joining in on songs from Richard’s latest show, Pazzazz, co-written with Magic Castle founder, Milt Larsen. The show will be performed on Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m., and Saturday February 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the El Capitan Theatre Box Office (6838 Hollywood Blvd.) or by calling 1-818-845-3110.

  • Bill Turner

    I was lucky enough to see the Sherman Brothers perform on several occassions over the past 30 years. I was taken by how polished their act was and how well they worked as a team, even finishing each others’ sentences. It reminded me of a (good) Las Vegas lounge act and I wished they would take it on the road, or at least to Las Vegas. I was also hoping it would be filmed. I thought it had when I saw “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, especially when the ‘boys’ broke into “You’re Sixteen”, a Sherman Brothers song. I asked them about this but they denied it was directly based on their lives. I think they knew they were an influence on it, though.

    So when will we at least see a DVD release of “The Boys – The Sherman Brothers Story”?

  • Steve Burstein

    Do people who call Disney an anti-semite know that his top songwriters were Jewish?(I’m Jewish, too)