The Return of the Non-Genues!
Barbara DeMaio, soprano-belter
Molly Johnson, soprano
Samuel Magrill, piano
OPENING: WE ARE…
Stepsisters’ Lament from Cinderella
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Miss Todd’s Parlor from The Old Maid and the Thief
Gian Carlo Menotti
Simple Little Things from 110 in the Shade
Jones & Schmidt
Maria/Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music
Rodgers & Hammerstein
…DIVAS (WHO LAMENT)
Vissi d’arte from Tosca
Why do I Gaze? from La Divina (1966 version)
Whatever Happened to My Part? from Spamalot
Du Prez & Idle
…(SHOW) BUSINESS WOMEN
This Place is Mine from Phantom
Some People from Gypsy
Styne & Sondheim
Face to Face from War Paint
Frankel & Korie
The Witch’s Aria from Hansel and Gretel
Brimstone & Treacle from Mary Poppins
Stiles & Drewe
Badder from Disenchanted
Menken & Schwartz
Ladies Who Lunch from Company
Losing My Mind from Follies
Fractured Aria from Showdown on Two Street
I’m Still Here from Follies
Bosom Buddies from Mame
BARBARA FOX DEMAIO –Recently seen in Titanic, Freaky Friday and Grease at Lyric Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at CityRep, Company at Rose State College Theatre, Bon Appetit!, Barber of Seville, Hansel and Gretel and The Medium with Painted Sky Opera, Hansel and Gretel at Greensboro Opera and Piedmont Opera. Internationally known Verdi and Puccini specialist; La Scala, Arena di Verona, Puccini Festival, etc. Executive Director Emeritus and Head of Development at Painted Sky Opera, BM and MM from Oklahoma City University, DMA in Vocal Pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory, nationally recognized expert in teaching the aging voice. Assoc. Prof. of Voice at University of Central Oklahoma, member of NATS, The Voice Foundation and PAVA.
MOLLY JOHNSON, D.M.A., soprano, is an active and versatile performer and stage director. Over the years she has performed roles in operas, musicals, and plays in over 35 states and Canada. One of her specializations is outlandish and/or over-the-top female characters. Most recent on her roster of ‘fave femmes’ are the roles of Florence Foster Jenkins, the ‘world’s worst opera singer’ in Souvenir with Painted Sky Opera and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man In Concert with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep). Other favorites include Rona Lisa Peretti in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pollard Theatre), Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Longview), and The Old Lady in Candide (Nebraska Theatre Caravan). When not on stage, she is often preparing and presenting classical, operatic, musical theatre and sacred repertoire for recital and concert.
Her stage directing has included opera, comic opera, and musical theatre productions at the regional and university level. Recent projects include two productions of The Enchanted Forest: An Interactive Opera for Children for both UCO and Painted Sky Opera and co-direction of the Fall 2022 UCO Opera Workshop production. She received two Broadway World Awards (OK) for her direction of Amahl and the Night Visitors for Painted Sky Opera.
SAMUEL MAGRILL, D.M.A., is coordinator of Graduate Studies, professor of Music and a Composer-in-Residence in the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. Previously, he taught at the University of Wyoming and California State University, Long Beach. He obtained his Bachelor of Music in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Composition from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Magrill has written more than one hundred compositions for a variety of instruments, from solo piano and chamber music to choir, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. His works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad and at many regional and national conferences. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Music Center, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Illinois Arts Council, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the Oklahoma Music Teachers’ Association, the American Composers’ Forum’s Continental Harmony Program and faculty research grants and merit credit awards from the University of Central Oklahoma. In the spring of 2000, he was inducted into SAI as an Arts Associate and won the AAUP-UCO Distinguished Creativity Award. Other memberships include ASCAP, Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Magrill is also an active collaborative pianist.