BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Ken Bruce have been dressing up as characters from musicals ahead of Radio 2 Celebrates Musicals this weekend.
The celebration kicks off tomorrow, when the station will only be playing songs from musical theatre, stage and screen all day from 5am-7pm.
During the Breakfast Show, Zoe will be leading a sing-a-long of three songs from musicals and wants listeners to get dressed up as their favourite character from a musical.
Across the weekend there will be a musicals theme including special guests. The celebrations will culminate with a special programme – Musicals: The Greatest Show presented by Sheridan Smith on Sunday evening, 7pm-9pm.
It will include performances from performances from Sheridan, a duet with Amanda Holden, Nicole Scherzinger, Josh Groban, Elaine Paige, Michael Ball, Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Jac Yarrow and many more West End and Broadway stars. The programme will also be shown on BBC One next Sunday, 7 February at 7.40pm.
?Look at me I’m Sazzy C? nobbing around channelling my inner Sandy just so I can ask for your requests for ALL REQUEST MUSICALS next fri… all part of @BBCRadio2 Musicals Weekend which kicks off 29th Jan ? Request your fave song from a musical, old or new: Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org.Uk pic.twitter.com/IGfRUreT1c
— sara cox? (@sarajcox) January 21, 2021
You can read more about the special weekend in our article from 12 January here.