Bon Appétit! By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!)
September 6-September 26
2021 Fringe Festival
Pay What You Can
“Bon Appetit!” By Lee Hoiby and Julia Child “Bon Appétit!” is a comic culinary extravaganza that taps the wit and antics of one of America’s best-loved television personalities! Written by Lee Hoiby and performed by Susan Weinman and pianist Pen Ying Fang it is comprised of music draped over the words and gestures of Julia Child, the mother-of-all-foodies!
Following the Philadelphia premiere of this great work by Aurora Classical at the 2015 Fringe Festival it has become a crowd favorite selling out at its venue!
“It’s hysterical,” said Susan Weinman “although this production’s version of Julia is no more the real Julia than Dan Akroyd’s performance was, she is more like a demented cousin and not at all meant to be a true depiction of this great lady. That said the recipe for Le Gâteau au Chocolat l’Éminence Brune is indeed Julia’s. We offer it in the spirit of the lady, made by servantless American cooks. If this piece inspires someone to see more opera or learn about cooking then our job has been done.”
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021 – 7:30pm Livestream
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021 – 7:30pm Livestream
Thursday, Sep 9, 2021 – 7:30pm Livestream
Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 – 3:00pm Livestream
Appropriate for all ages
About the Artists
Aurora Classical’s mission is to excite people about classical music! Our goal is to share the art with those who may not have seen it up close and personal before, to give them the comfort and hope only classical music can provide and an opportunity for professional classical performers to share their work.
Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the newspaper “Philadelphia Aurora” which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of “yeoman farmers”, “planters” and the “plain folk”. We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget!