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Soprano Michelle Trainor/Miss Lightfoot, Fellow Travelers

Miss Lightfoot, Fellow Travelers


Time: November 16, 2019 7:30 PM
Location: Emerson Paramount Center, Boston, MA
Event Type: Opera
Organized By: Boston Lyric Opera
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About Tour

A love affair between two men in 1950s Washington, DC. A chance encounter between recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller results in Tim’s first job—and his first love affair with a man. But during the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists aren’t the only enemies. Overt and covert hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government creates a world of fear and shame for the two lovers. As McCarthy mounts a desperate bid for power, Tim and Hawkins find it increasingly dangerous to navigate their double lives. Full of sincere heartbreak, Fellow Travelers is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to political oppression.

Come and see Michelle perform the role of Miss Lightfoot!

Reviews are in!!!

“In terms of the music, each member of the cast delivers an incredible vocal performance. …and several members of the supporting cast including Vincent Turregano and Michelle Trainor are real scene stealers.”

~11/19/19, Jenna X. Bao, The Harvard Crimson

“the entrance of soprano Michelle Trainor as the ironically-named Miss Lightfoot, an office gossip who believes all her coworkers are gay until proven otherwise, sets the production in motion. Her presence is dubiously conspicuous and her vocals are piercing as she prances about the stage, cruelly mimicking a recently-fired man for his effeminate walk. It is wonderful for an audience to have someone who is so much fun to hate.”

~11/14/19, Andrew Child, Broadway World

“Michelle Trainor is a comic and vocal standout as office gossip Miss Lightfoot, a chirpy soprano with something up her sleeve.”

~11/2019, Josh Garstka, Talkin’ Broadway

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