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Shayna Raichilson-Zadok
Eleanor Sleeps Here
Leanne Troutman
Katy Miner
Shayna Raichilson-Zadok
Eleanor Sleeps Here

FIRST LADY SUITE

Written By Michael John LaChiusa
3 1/2 Stars,
Buffalo News

(Katie McMahon in WHERE’S MAMIE)

Broken into four musical vignettes, Over Texas centers upon aide, Mary Gallager (played by Mary Ryan) who’s dream is abruptly visited by First Lady Jackie Kennedy (played by Katy Miner) as Air-Force One is flying into Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. Where’s Mamie has Mamie Eisenhower (played by Katie McMahon) on a strange time-traveling trip where she meets famed African-American Opera singer Marian Anderson (played by Jackie Davis) and both visit future President Ike Eisenhower (played by John Calvin) as he is spending time with his chauffeur and current mistress, Olio finds Margaret Truman (Mary Ryan) attempting to overcome the hard candy-sucking First Lady Bess (John Calvin), and the final compelling piece, Eleanor Sleeps Here, tenderly delves into the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt (portrayed by Leanne Troutman) and Journalist Lorena "Hick" Hickok (played by Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, pictured right) as they are being flown by famed aviator, Amelia Earhart (played by Katy Miner) from Baltimore to Washington DC.

REVIEWS

ARTVOICE interview with Michael John LaChiusa
The Buffalo Spree Online with Darwin McPherson
The Jamestown Post Journal by Robert Plyler
WBFO’s Theater Talk
The Buffalo News Review

Featuring
Katy Miner
Shayna Raichilson-Zadok
Mary Ryan
Katie McMahon
Leanne Troutman
Jackie Davis
John Calvin


Director
Matthew LaChiusa
Musical Director
Michael Hake