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Bringing Up The Lights – #8: Creating the Costumes For Macbeth

Lyric Opera of Chicago has finally reached the point where actors will actually take the stage and start working. That’s where Ben Bell Bern and the Rehearsal Department come into the picture and make sure everyone is where they need to be.

Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.

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Time Enough At Last – #81: Nothing In The Dark

An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he?

Sean Magers and Keith Conrad are re-watching The Twilight Zone. Each week they share their reactions to each episode and even a little a little trivia along the way.

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Bringing Up The Lights – #7: Beginning The Rehearsal Process

Lyric Opera of Chicago has finally reached the point where actors will actually take the stage and start working. That’s where Ben Bell Bern and the Rehearsal Department come into the picture and make sure everyone is where they need to be.

Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.

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Time Enough At Last – #80: A Quality of Mercy

Hot-shot new Lieutenant Katell tries to make his mark on the last day of World War II in the Pacific and gets a unique perspective on his actions.

Sean Magers and Keith Conrad are re-watching The Twilight Zone. Each week they share their reactions to each episode and even a little a little trivia along the way. The 80th episode was “A Quality of Mercy”

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Bringing Up The Lights – #6: Creating Sets Is A World-Wide Effort

Michael Smallwood, Technical Director for the Lyric Opera of Chicago talked about his piece of the production puzzle and the Herculean effort involved in creating sets for a production like Macbeth

Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.

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Time Enough At Last – #79: Five Characters In Search Of An Exit

An Army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape.

Sean Magers and Keith Conrad are re-watching The Twilight Zone. Each week they share their reactions to each episode and even a little a little trivia along the way. The 79th episode was “Five Characters In Search Of An Exit”

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Bringing Up The Lights – #5: The Ambassador Between the Audience and the Stage

Verdi’s Macbeth is not only Lyric Opera of Chicago’s comeback from COVID, but it also marks the official start of Enrique Mazzola’s tenure as Music Director. It’s a position that is critical to the success of any production, especially the first live performance with an audience in a year and a half.

Bringing Up The Lights is the story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.

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Time Enough At Last – #78: Once Upon A Time

Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer’s time helmet.

Sean Magers and Keith Conrad are re-watching The Twilight Zone. Each week they share their reactions to each episode and even a little a little trivia along the way. The 78th episode was “Once Upon A Time”

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Time Enough At Last – #77: The Jungle

A businessman who has recently returned from Africa is stalked by the superstitions and warnings of a witch doctor.

Sean Magers and Keith Conrad are re-watching The Twilight Zone. Each week they share their reactions to each episode and even a little a little trivia along the way. The 77th episode was “The Jungle”

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Bringing Up The Lights – #3: Casting Macbeth… Three Times

Now that Lyric Opera has decided on bringing Macbeth to the stage in September 2021, it’s time to figure out who will be on that stage. That’s where Andreas Melinat the Vice President of Artistic Planning comes into the picture.

Bringing Up the Lights is a 10 episode podcast telling story of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2021 production of Macbeth and their return to the stage after eighteen months due to the COVID pandemic.

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