Interviewing neighborhood residents in the people's park (Lincoln Park) with Steve Schaumburg, Hans the puppeteer, French hand laundry owner, and architect Howard Alan (part 4).
Discussing the Redmoon Theater of Chicago with co-founders Bill Lasko, Blair Thomas and Clare Dolan. Mr. Thomas and Ms. Dolan were also puppeteers in the theater. The actors talk about making the puppets their own characters and making them larger than life. Audiences are captivated by the puppets, who offer a sense of wonder, magic and fantasy.
Studs interviews Allen Stone, Steven Larson, and Judith Erickson about the opera, "Regina," playing at the Chicago Opera Theater. They describe the variety of music and dances in the opera. Stone, Larson, and Erickson name the cast and their roles and describe the characters. Each share how they came to be in theater. Stone explains how the company started. Larson describes the orchestra and the chorus. Erickson reads some of the lyrics of the aria, "The Best Thing of All," at the end of act one. Stone, Larson, and Erickson read various lines from the opera.