Oscar Hammerstein http://redriverradio.org en Lyric Opera of Chicago: Show Boat http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-show-boat <p><strong>Airs Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 noon.</strong> This spectacular new production marshals the choral and orchestral forces of our world-renowned company to present Show Boat in all its glory! Created in 1927, this seminal masterpiece gave American musical theater and opera a new voice &mdash; one with powerful subject matter, astonishing musical variety and an unmistakably American atmosphere. Moving from 1890s Mississippi to Chicago to &ldquo;Roaring 20s&rdquo; Broadway, Show&nbsp;Boat follows the lives of a company of theater folk &mdash; deeply involving us in their triumphs and sorrows, while illuminating the racial and social changes that were shaping the country. You&rsquo;ll love every character: Julie, Joe, Queenie&hellip;and especially Magnolia and Ravenal. She&rsquo;s an aspiring young actress; he&rsquo;s an irresistible, gambling cad who leaves her when his luck runs out. But Magnolia moves on with her life &mdash; eventually becoming a major star. Unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, and an epic story that moves us with its humanity &mdash; Show Boat is both great entertainment and great art. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:00:00 +0000 George Preston & Roger Pines 12723 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Show Boat