Though theaters remain closed in Michigan, Revue was invited to the premiere of The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival’s virtual season, an experiment in bringing celebrated pianists to Kalamazoo for a live performance that is also live-streamed to a virtual audience.
Michael Baumgarten, the second star of our Backstage Bios series, has provided lighting design for many Opera Grand Rapids productions, including The Magic Flute, The Mikado and this year’s Scalia/Ginsburg.
Don’t blame her; theater was in the family. Liz Merriman’s grandfather painted sets. Her grandmother helped with the painting and did props too. Liz’s father and sisters were all actors and her mother did costumes.
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