Programming Alert: Richard Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime on PBS 12/17

Richard Sherman

RICHARD M. SHERMAN: SONGS OF A LIFETIME

• Premiering on PBS SoCal on Thursday, December 17 (at 7:00 p.m.), “Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime” is a first-of-its-kind showcase of the incomparable musical talents of composer/lyricist Richard M. Sherman, highlighting nearly 60 years of popular songs, many written in collaboration with his late brother, Robert B. Sherman.

• Produced by acclaimed film producer/director and writer Don Hahn, the one-hour HD broadcast features Richard M. Sherman at the piano as he performs and shares the stories behind many of the timeless tunes of the Sherman brothers songbook (spanning rock n’roll, television, Hollywood, Broadway and Disney), plus many of his own compositions.

• Sherman is joined by Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performer Juliana Hansen and The Barbershop Quartet (Wesley Alfvin, Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz and Drew Tablak).

• The songs of the Sherman brothers have been a part of the soundtrack of our lives from their first song hit – the rock & roll classic “You’re Sixteen” – to a world-famous international anthem – “it’s a small world (after all).”

• “Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime” is a beguiling, charming and heart-warming visit with one of America’s legendary tunesmiths whose songs transcend generations and are beloved the world over.

Juliana Hansen & Richard Sherman

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