This week, the RFC flashback heads back almost five years to February, 2009 for an episode devoted to the Contemporary Youth Arts Company production of the Dan Kehde/Mark Scarpelli opera, “Lincoln.” This production of the show featured performances by Dan Khede, Tonya Dillon-Page, Jonathan Tucker, Maddy Gourevitch, Alicia Renae Lewis and a large and talented ensemble.

One of the reasons we’re revisiting this episode this week is to remind you that you can catch CYAC’s current production of “Lincoln” this weekend and next at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers Street. You can find the details from this post earlier in the week.

This episode also contains some other Lincoln-centric entertainment as we bring you the musical montage, “Funky Lincoln” and a President’s Day rebuttal by George Washington, animated by RFC Big Shot Brian Young and voiced by our host, Rudy Panucci. An additional honor for our 16th president is that this episode is named “Pittsburgh Steelers Shirt,” after his favorite NFL team. Original production notes can be found here.