Kansas City Star feature on FINIAN’S RAINBOW

Kate Miller, The Kansas City Star – August 30, 2017

FINIAN’S RAINBOW BRINGS MAGIC AND CLASSIC MUSIC TO SPINNING TREE

When the Spinning Tree Theatre approached Phil Fiorini about playing the title Irishman in “Finian’s Rainbow,” no one knew how perfect the fit would be.

You see, as everyone would come to learn, “Finian’s Rainbow” was the first musical theater Fiorini had ever seen. The 1968 film version starring Fred Astaire was the first drive-in movie he’d seen. Suffice to say, he was excited to be involved.

“In my career, I’ve never really gotten to do a lot of these classic musicals,” Fiorini said. “I couldn’t say no, and it’s been a very magical experience.”

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