Gallery Addition to 2022 Holiday Letter

Live at the Overture Center: Concerts, Musicals, Operas!


Notice the Ukrainian flag next to ours at the back of the stage.

This concert began with the Ukrainian National Anthem and was dedicated to the brave citizens of Ukraine.

View from my seat in Madison’s beautiful Overture Center Concert Hall

Shirley and I subscribe to the Madison Symphony Orchestra concert series each year…

and take a selfie at each concert as proof!


Scenes from the musical “Hairspray”


Queen Bea attended this one with me…and the operas.

(Janet and I attend all the operas…but she is camera shy!)


Offenbach’s opera “Orpheus in the Underworld”


“Salome” November 6, 2022

Orchestra pit before the opera “Salome” began

An official photo showing the dance of the seven veils

Curtain call: entire cast

Curtain call with John DeMain, orchestra conductor

Salome holding the severed head of John the Baptist

Salome kissing the severed head of John the Baptist (my unaouthorized photo)

Official photo: Salome kissing the severed head of John the Baptist

Official photo: John the Baptist’s head used in the staging of “Salome”