Chrysanthemum Tea – Pacific Overtures (with Zina Lee)

Is the Shogun's mother trying to help her son, or is she seeking vengeance? Zina Lee returns to discuss the performance, lyrics, and history of Chrysanthemum Tea.

Is the Shogun's mother trying to help her son, or is she seeking vengeance? Zina Lee returns to discuss the performance, lyrics, and history of Chrysanthemum Tea.

You can follow Zina on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zinajlee/

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Pacific Overtures.
The Original Broadway Cast (1976) starring Mako, Isao Sato, Sab Shimono, Yuki Shimoda, and Alvin Ing.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2TeEjBu
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3gc1GFb
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iykXlx

The Broadway revival (2004) starring BD Wong, Michael K. Lee, Paolo Montalban, Sab Shimono, and Alvin Ing.
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pDyqdb
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3zh2gbQ
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TeFelq

Our sponsors this week are:
  1. SHIFT by Alberta Innovates - https://shift.albertainnovates.ca - Shift showcases the work being done in the province’s innovation ecosystem in everything from health to clean energy.
  2. Calgary Foundation - https://calgaryfoundation.org - During this period of unprecedented urgent needs, Calgary Foundation renewed its commitment to building a healthy, vibrant, giving, caring, and resilient community.

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