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Keep the Flame Alive

Aug 25, 2022

Theater collaborators Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald have brought the Olympics to the stage in the new musical "The Magnificent Seven," which tells the story of the women's team artistic gymnastics competition during the Atlanta 1996 Olympics. How did they bring this show to the stage, and just what is "sports blue"?

We talked with Gordon and Julia during a limited run of the show Off Broadway that took place this past July. You can learn more about them at their website and on Insta.

Find out more about the musical--and listen to the soundtrack--at the show's website. It will have its world premiere next spring at Flint Repertory Theatre, and single tickets go on sale September 1. Jill's planning to go during the run's last weekend. If you're interested in going, get in touch and we'll put a group together!

In our Albertville 1992 history moment, Jill's got more on la parcours de la flamme (that's torch relay, if you don't speak French).

During our check in with our citizens of TKFLASTAN, we have updates from:

We also have updates from Tokyo 2020--both good and not-so-good--Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 (if you guessed "expanding budget," you're right!), and an update on budget issues with World Games 2022. Even the floorball federation felt the need to apologize.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


 Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown


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