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Bon Appetit!

Lee Hobby

November 14, 2024

@ 7:00pm



The Cutting Edge
150 N Martinwood Rd
Suite 402
Knoxville, TN 37923



 

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Join us at The Cutting Edge for an immersive opera experience - enjoy the opera and  a cooking class to learn to bake your own Chocolate cake with Chef from The Cutting Edge

Bon Appétit! was comprised of two icons of the television age: music draped over the words and gestures of Julia Child, the mother-of-all-foodies, in her black-and-white days; written for Jean Stapleton, famed original-cast, Broadway-musical comedienne, in her late career. The juxtaposition clicked for a few seasons, as a curtain-raiser for the more substantial Italian Lesson. The work lives on by virtue of flamboyant mezzos, piano-accompanied at gala occasions where great quantities of chocolate are consumed.

Two episodes of the second WGBH-TV season were conflated: the race between the whisk and the electric beater comes out of a different cake. Props have been used, or not. Hoiby's music deftly veers around Broadway chansons, early television, and Ravelian apotheosis to underline Julia Child's compelling domestic uplift.

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Ryan Colbert

as Julia Child

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This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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