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Charlotte Talks: Award-Winning Broadway Lyricist Tim Rice

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Host Mike Collins meets lyricist Tim Rice - the man behind the memorable words to songs from The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, Evita, Aladdin and more. Plus, a Charlotte Talks holiday tradition... enjoy 'A Cup of Christmas Tea.'

You may know Tim Rice as Andrew Lloyd Webber's song writing partner for Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or Evita

Or you may know the lyrics he wrote to Elton John’s music for The Lion King, or with Alan Menken for Beauty and the Beast, or Aladdin

Tim Rice has been a major force in musical theatre for decades and has won 3 Golden Globes, 3 Oscars, 2 Tonys and a Grammy for his efforts. 

Rice was in Charlotte in November and sat down with host Mike Collins to talk about his career and his lyrics, and to hear live performances of some of his most successful tunes.

That conversation, plus a Charlotte Talks tradition... 'A Cup of Christmas Tea' on the next Charlotte Talks.

Originally aired Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

AladdinWebx.mp3
Bonus material from Mike Collins' special interview with Tim Rice. Mike talks with Tim Rice about the musical Aladdin and the writing A Whole New World- and we hear a live performance of the hit song.

Guest: 

Tim Rice, multiple award-winning Broadway lyricist.

TEA.mp3
It's become a Charlotte Talks tradition... Mike Collins reads 'A Cup of Christmas Tea,' a poem by Tom Hegg

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.