“Oh, What A Beautiful Evening!”
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Cabaret
The Phillips’ Mill Singers
With Fred Miller
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the “golden age” of musical theater.
Following the back-to-back blockbusters Oklahoma (1943) and Carousel (1945), the public routinely came to expect miracles from the magical team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The Pulitzer Prize winning South Pacific (1949) and The King And I (1951) bore out their audiences’ already impossibly high expectations. Cinderella (1957 TV Special) and Flower Drum Song (1958) were more moderate successes, but their final effort, The Sound Of Music (1959), presented shortly before Hammerstein’s death in 1960, was perhaps their most commercially successful work.
Phillips Mill Players with Fred Miller presented an evening featuring the songs of the most influential, innovative and successful writing team in American musical theater history.