Saturday, July 4, 2009
They sang Florodora songs in public!
Last night during a cabaret at the Cafe Trieste in San Jose, soloist from Lyric Theatre sang two numbers from Florodora - and not the two numbers that most people might imagine! Cara Arellano (who is playing Lady Holyrood) sang the tounge-twisting When I Leave Town and Diane Squires (playing Dolores in our upcoming show) gave a beautiful rendition of Paul Ruben's The Queen of the Philippine Islands. In all probability it is the first time anything from Florodora, especially these two great numbers, got a public airing 'round these parts in a very long time.
The energetic and enthusiastically received program included numbers from Lyric's current and next season.
In other developments, we also found a Welsh Harp to use as a prop in act 2.