‘Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime,’ a showcase of the accomplished composer/lyricist, highlighting 60 years of popular songs, including those written with his late brother, Robert B. Sherman, will make its television debut on PBS SoCal, Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm PST. It is expected to run in other major markets as well, though dates have yet to be announced. The tribute is a one-hour studio performance with Sherman at the piano telling tales behind the music, singing songs and performing with friends: Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performers Juliana Hansen and Wesley Alfvin and The Barbershop Quartet (Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz, Drew Tablak and Wesley Alfvin ).
The songs of the Sherman brothers have been a part of our lives for six decades, from their first song hit – the rock & roll classic ‘You’re Sixteen’ to their Oscar-winning score for Mary Poppins to the world-famous international anthem – ‘it’s a small world (after all).’
Produced by film producer/director and writer Don Hahn, the show features Sherman visiting the Sherman brother’s songbook for films, TV and beyond, plus a few of his own compositions. It’s a beguiling, charming and heart-warming visit with one of America’s most beloved tunesmiths whose songs transcend generations and are known the world over.