Roscoe did go see Carousel at Lyric. Here is a link to a behind the scenes Lyric blogpost about the making of the show: Carousel
And the 4-star Chicago Tribune review: Chris Jones
Naomi Lewin of WQXR in New York created an episode about Lyric Opera performing musicals, called “Do Broadway Musicals Have a Place on the Opera Stage?” Hear the show on WQXR
Gary and Roscoe discuss this production and some of the marvelous history of the show, including Stephen Sondheim’s reaction to it when it opened on Broadway in 1945.
Gary’s talks about how his love of theatre started by listening to cast albums from Broadway shows.
Roscoe’s very funny issues with Easter Egg Hunts
Kiss of Death:
Rudolph R. Perz, Creative Director at Leo Burnett who created Poppin Fresh, an iconic advertising mascot: Obit in NYT
(Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications is doing a showcase of the greatest advertising icons, including the Pillsbury doughboy through October 31: Advertising Icons show.)
Vivian Nicholson -A remarkable life story. Working in a licorice factory when she and and her husband won today’s equivalent of 4.5 million dollars. Read Margalit Fox’s marvelous NYT obit: Viv Nicholson