MusicalFare returns with "Love, Linda"
A showcase for the talent and charisma of Debbie Pappas
Debbie Pappas as Linda Porter in "Love, Linda"
"Love, Linda: the Life of Mrs. Cole Porter" is a monologue with songs in which Linda Lee Thomas-Porter describes her complex relationship with one of the greatest American song-writers of the 20th century. It was thrilling to be back in the darkened MusicalFare theater -- albeit after displaying my NYS Excelsior pass, confirming my vaccination status, and with the chair beside me marked off with masking tape.
Gee it's good to be back! Brian Cavanagh (whose son, Chris, designed sets, lights, and sound) celebrates another opening of another show with director (and the star's husband) Norman Sham.
Debbie Pappas, still radiant after a one-woman tour de force, with her director/husband, Norm Sham, and Music Director Theresa Quinn
Family Photo: David Chandler with wife (costume designer) Kari Drozd, her sister (wig and makeup designer) Susan Drozd, and her husband Brian Cavanagh
All kinds of handsome: Andrew Hayes, Dave Spychalski, and Doug Weyand
Son-in-law and daughter of the star, Sébastien and Laura Barriere with hair and make-up designer Susan Drozd
David Chandler, Kari Drozd, and the star's irrepressible son, Simon Mikolajczyk
Tom Owen, one of Buffalo's foremost interpreters of Cole Porter's songs, with MusicalFare Artistic/Executive Director Randall Kramer
Happy and Proud: director Norm Sham and his mother, Stephanie