On Stage (TV series)

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On Stage
Genre music variety
Written by John Aylesworth
Frank Peppiatt
Presented by George Murray
Denny Vaughan
Joan Fairfax
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Producer(s) Norman Jewison
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 6 October 1954 – 24 October 1955

On Stage is a Canadian music variety television series which aired on CBC Television from 1954 to 1955.


George Murray hosted this variety series for most of its run, with mid-1955 episodes hosted by Denny Vaughan and Joan Fairfax. Series regulars included Jack Kane's orchestra, the Bill Brady Quartet, with singers Terry Dale, Phyllis Marshall and Wally Koster.John Aylesworth and Frank Peppiatt, later of Hee Haw, were the series scriptwriters, developing comedy segments which featured Alfie Scopp, Reuben Ship, Al Bertram, and Jillian Foster. Lever Brothers was the series sponsor.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast for a full season on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 6 October 1954 to 1 June 1955, then in the same day and time slot from 6 July to 21 September 1955. After an episode on 19 September 1955, it was broadcast for a short run in the next season, Mondays at 8:30 p.m. from 26 September to 24 October 1955 then replaced in that time slot with The Denny Vaughan Show.

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  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2005). "On Stage". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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