With each viewing there are different stories and new things to see and hear. The content of this program was the same as the Naples Philharmonic version, except with a new guy in the song and dance man roll, David Elder replaced Nick Adams.
Let's see, new stories from Everly this time around were in the introduction to a medley from "Meet Me in St. Louis". Originally the casting was to be Gene Kelly and June Allison, however when Kelly broke his ankle and the role went to Fred Astaire they re-cast the leading lady as well. Judy Garland was deemed a better fit for Astaire.
The "That's Entertainment" encore, is perhaps a piece that's growing a bit thin with entertainers. Jack started by saying how it was Kathy's favourite song so they had to include it in the program. Meanwhile she's motioning that it's not her favourite at all. I enjoyed it for the conclusion of "Hip Hooray, the Canadian way..." It was a nice touch.
With that a cycle of sorts has been completed for me, going back to the same show having spent a wonderful 10 seasons of experiencing all orchestras have to offer. I have no intentions of stopped now, there's always much more to hear! Many thanks to the orchestra and program who started it all.