An Edible and Musical Birthday Celebration for Julia Child
August 12, 2012
In August 2012 we presented An Edible and Musical Birthday Celebration for Julia Child in honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday. The event featured performances of Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit (based on an episode of Child’s WGBF show ‘The French Chef’) and Leonard Bernstein’s La bonne cuisine, along with a cooking class that included some of Child’s favorite recipes.
Cast and Creative Team for An Edible and Musical Celebration of Julia Child:
Ellen Graham, mezzo soprano
Barbara Paterson, soprano
Wei-En Hsu, music direction
Kelvin Chan, stage direction
Joel Gamoran, cooking instruction
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