We wish we could be in Illinois next weekend to watch our friend Lorrisa Julianus play Zenobia in Zenobia the musical.
At Geode Press we love finding fans of Zenobia. We read about Zenobia the musical and started corresponding with the talented Lorrisa Julianus who wrote the musical. We shared with her a copy of Zenobia-Birth of a Legend and found she loved Zenobia and her story as much as we did. In January we were able to interview Lorrisa and we wanted to share the interview again.
This is part one of the interview with Lorrisa Julianus about Zenobia the musical:
Here is part two of the interview:
Reviews from the August 15th Zenobia the musical found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/191811024328214/:
- “Lorrisa is a superstar. The world just hasn’t figured it out yet”.
- “I attended the first-ever performance of this locally written musical, by friends Lorissa Julianus (playwright, director/producer, title role) and Angela Salvaggione (composer). I don’t know what I expected, but this wasn’t it! This was no “home-made” show, but a fully mature and complex musical. Outstanding orchestrations sequenced by Michael Fudala, wonderful evil/comedic turn by Sharon Hand as the villian you love to hate. Costumes were myriad and excellent, providing color clues to the identities of the sizeable chorus. A wide variety of video projection provided the depiction of location and time passage. Get there in time to peruse the program so you can understand the identity of the characters, unless you’re well steeped in ancient history and mythology. The story is at least somewhat a true one. Four more performances–over Labor Day weekend. Go to support local theatre. But you’ll be rewarded by the thorough entertainment and sense of awe for the accomplishment of your local friends & colleagues.”
- “The show last night was a-MAZ-ing!!! Really enjoyed the music – especially loved the ending!! The entire cast was phenomenal!! Loved Lorissa – she was a perfect Zenobia!! Also especially love Scott Bovaird and Dave Lichty’s performances! Brilliant!! Special shout out to Julie Szeszol Kinsey on the AMAZING costumes – wow!!! Don’t know where you get access to those sorts of costumes, but they were absolutely amazing!”
DON’T MISS IT! SHOW TIMES FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
Friday, August 30 8pm
Saturday, August 31 8pm
Sunday, Sept 1 7:30pm
Monday, Sept 2 7:30pm
The original live multimedia musical by Lorrisa Julianus & Angela Salvaggione
Presented by: Theater-on-the-Hill
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center 375 W. Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Rated PG-13 for dialogue and intense action