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THE CONCERT

Taped before a live audience on April 14, 2002, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, this gala is hosted by Shirley Jones and includes interviews with the show’s stars and clips from films of Rodgers’ works.

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[photo: National Symphoney Orchestra and Washington Chorus. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Leonard Slatkin with the National Symphony Orchestra
"Overture" from South Pacific
[photo: Howard Keel. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Howard Keel
Oklahoma! Medley
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[photo: Shirley Jones and John Raitt. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Shirley Jones & John Raitt
"If I Loved You" from Carousel
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[photo: Shirley Jones. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Shirley Jones
Oklahoma! Medley
[photo: Leonard Slatkin conducts the National Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Leonard Slatkin with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Chorus
"Victory at Sea: Symphonic Scenario"
from Victory at Sea

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[photo: Rita Moreno. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Rita Moreno
"This Nearly was Mine" from South Pacific
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[photo: Sylvia McNair. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Sylvia McNair
The King and I Medley
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[photo: Kristin Chenoweth. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Kristin Chenoweth with Joshua Bell on violin and Lee Musiker on piano
"My Funny Valentine" from Babes in Arms
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[photo: Audra McDonald. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Audra McDonald
"I Have Confidence" from The Sound of Music
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[photo: Samuel Ramey. Photo by Scott Suchman.] Samuel Ramey
"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific
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[photo: group singing grand finale. Photo by Scott Suchman.]
Full Cast
"Oklahoma" from Oklahoma!