April 23, 2005
We've had a great run at The Town Hall in New York City, and we'll be sad to pack up and head west down 43rd Street. But there's still one show to go before we leave, and it's going to be a great one. This week, we've invited Renée Fleming, and Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. Plus, Andy Stein and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:49SFX script
00:08:48"22 Stops" - GK and Shoe Band
00:11:08Cowboys script
Segment 2
00:20:36GK introduces Renée Fleming
00:28:18"When Did You Leave Heaven" - Renée Fleming
00:31:35"You've Changed" - Renée Fleming
00:36:07Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 3
00:40:23"Johnny's Tune" - Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:45:08Jig Set: "Charlie Hunter's Jig," "The Mouse in the Cupboard," "The Rosewood" - Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:49:44Guy Noir script
01:07:00Intermission - "Some of These Days"
Segment 4
01:11:15Welcome back, greetings
01:14:30GK and Rich Dworsky talk about Passover
01:15:33"Adir Hu" - Rich Dworsky, Renée Fleming, Shoe Band
01:18:20"Dayenu" - Rich Dworsky, Shoe Band, Phil & Aly, GK, Renée Fleming
01:20:14Wedding script
01:22:50GK talks to Renée Fleming
01:25:08"Psyché" - Renée Fleming
Segment 5
01:29:32The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:46:21"Rock All the Babies to Sleep"/"Mamou 2 Step" - Phil & Aly and Shoe Band
01:49:37"Hard Times Come Again No More" - GK, Renée, Phil & Aly, Shoe Band
01:56:30Credits, "Dayenu"/"Flowers of Edinburgh" closer

Scene at the Fitz

February 19, 2005
The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota
Our friends Lori Askelin and Peggy Chase of St. Paul.


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Garrison goes over the sounds of New York with our sound-effects man, Fred Newman.Soprano Renée Fleming, singing "When Did You Leave Heaven?"
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Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain onstage, with "Johnny's Tune." Renée Fleming steps into the part of Renata Flabée, for the Guy Noir script.
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Sue Scott with some words about weddings.Garrison sings with Renée Fleming.

Guest Information
  • Renée Fleming
  • Phil Cunningham
  • Aly Bain
  • Andy Stein
  • Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Guest Recordings
  • Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
  • Renée Fleming

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  • SFX script
  • "22 Stops" (Lyrics)
  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Wedding script
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