If youre a Celtic Thunder fan, you dont need much of a description to familiarize yourself with the North Ireland vocalist. His performance was filmed live at AETN studios, and some viewers have even gone so far to say that they prefer his solo performance to that of the entire (and not unimpressive) group! Dont miss the unique solo experience (or the, ahem, the scruffy blondes good looks) on AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Keith Harkin at 6:30 p.m.
Also airing Friday, Aug. 24, is the perennial favorite, Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams.
With over 40 years in the theater, Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics for more than 1,000 songs and the books for 45 operettas and musicals. Celebrate them all at 9 p.m., with host Matthew Morrison (Glee, and Broadways The Light in Piazza, Hairspray, Footloose, and South Pacific), in Out of My Dreams. The PBS Special explores the life and works of one of the 20th centurys most acclaimed lyricists and librettists. In addition to over 20 years of incredible independent work, Oscar Hammersteins collaboration with Richard Rogers changed the American theater forever. Transforming musicals from lighthearted entertainment to real-life stories told by believable characters, Hammerstein helped create scores of legendary musicals, including Rose Marie, Show Boat, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music.