Rider's first-ever radio opera directed by Professor Susan Ashbaker and performed by Westminster Choir College’s "Performing in Lyric Theater" class.
Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid & The Thief is a story about Miss Todd and Laetitia who believe that their guest, Bob, is an escaped thief from a nearby prison. They want to get rid of him but don’t know how to without danger to themselves, so they decide to leave money out for Bob to take.
Believing Bob will eventually take the money and leave, or he will be caught taking it and they will be rid of him. After a week, Laetitia declares that Bob has taken all the money, but he hasn’t tried to leave. However, what Laetitia really wants is to go away with Bob and begin to live life before she grows old.
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Susan S. Ashbaker, music director
Crystal Manich, dramatic coaching
Susan S. Ashbaker, pianist/advertising songs
Seth Trumbore, pianist/opera
Narrator: James Harris,
Advertising Songs: Joe Richwine
Miss Todd: Alicia Barry, Mala Weissberg
Laetitia: Lillie Judge, Victoria Vazquez (Natasha McFarland Rhoads, intern)
Miss Pinkerton: Amy Brandt, Michaela Carey
Bob: Noah Bram, Jacob Keleman, Gabe Woods
John Mozes, general manager, 107.7 The Bronc
Radio producers/associates: Anthony Collesano, Tommy Franks, Mandy McLean, Colin Monahan
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