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"It's Good to be Queen."

Updated a long time ago.

Zenobia, an original musical written by Bolingbrook’s Lorrisa Julianus and composed by Angela Salvaggione of Joliet. Rob interviews Lorrisa who played the lead and Craig Engel, the director.

This production premiered at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center.

The show, which starred Julianus as the title character, is based on the real life of the warrior Queen of Palmyra (a metropolitan oasis in ancient Syria). In the story, a slave girl, torn between her vigilante master and the prince of Syria, is catapulted to royalty and threatens Rome’s terrifying emperor—her unknowing father.